What We Believe
Our church accepts the Bible as the source and foundation for all our beliefs. At the same time, we have adopted several creeds, our statements of faith, to guide in our understanding of the Bible – namely, the Ecumenical Creeds, including the Apostles' Creed, and the Reformed Confessions, including the Heidelberg Catechism. On the basis of the Bible and these creeds, we believe the following:
The Bible – is the inspired and infallible Word of God.
The Trinity – God is one God, but exists in three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
God, the Father – is the Creator and Sustainer of this universe, having made it by His powerful Word.
Man – God created man perfect, but he sinned against God, so that all people are now born in sin and subject to eternal death.
Jesus Christ – is the divine Son of God, Who came into the world as a man, died for sinners on the cross, and earned salvation for them. He rose physically from death, ascended to heaven, where He now rules, and will some day come again to judge all men.
Salvation – sinners can be saved from sin and hell by believing in Jesus Christ as their only Savior. Good works cannot save anyone, but only true faith.
The Holy Spirit – is the divine person Who gives sinners new spiritual life, so they are born again and converted.
The Christian Life – all professing Christians must serve and obey God according to His will.
The Church – all true Christians must align themselves to a church where they can worship God, hear His Word preached and receive the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper.