Reformed Church Beliefs
We believe that the basis of truth and education must be found
in the Triune God and His infallible Word. All core beliefs must
be based upon principles established in the infallible sixty-six
books of sacred Scripture.
These core beliefs are explained in these doctrinal standards:
The Heidelberg Catechism
The Belgic Confession of Faith
The Canons of Dordt
A short summary of these core beliefs is as follows:
- We believe that there is one true God, and that He is eternal,
incomprehensible, invisible, immutable, in finite, omnipresent,
independent, omniscient, indivisible, almighty, perfectly wise,
just, gracious, and the overflowing fountain of all good.
"Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise
God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen"(I Tim. 1:17).
We believe that this God, though one in essence, has revealed Himself
in three distinct and coequal Persons: the Father, the Son, and the
Holy Spirit. "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the
Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one"
(I John 5:7)
- We believe that God has revealed Himself to man by two means:
first, by general revelation through His creation, His providence,
and man's conscience; secondly, He makes Himself far more clearly and
fully known by special revelation through His Word, the Holy Bible.
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world
are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even
his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse"
(Romans 1:20). "But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures
of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God,
made known to all nations for the obedience of faith" (Romans 16:26).