What We Believe

The Reformed Churches hold to the historic Christian faith. We therefore believe the basic truths of the Christian faith as summarized in the Apostles' Creed – the fact that there is one God in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This God is the Creator, Provider and Ruler of the whole universe which He created in six days. We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the Saviour of the world and that He is our Lord. He accomplished eternal salvation for His people by dying on the cross and rising again from the dead. We believe the Holy Spirit of God brings new, spiritual life and leads us into the truth. Jesus Christ is the Chief Cornerstone and Foundation of the church. He will come again to end this present age and to judge the world.

These beliefs are learned from God's written revelation, the Bible. We accept the Bible as the very Word of God, inspired by Him and therefore incapable of error. Though God used human authors to write His Word in their own manner of expression, He ensured that it contains exactly what He wanted. The Bible otherwise would be merely a human book, prone to the sort of errors men normally make.

We also believe that the Bible speaks with the authority of God. It is necessary to know the Good News it proclaims in order for a sinner to be saved from God's judgment which all people deserve. It tells us clearly everything we need to know to be saved and to serve and worship God the way He wants us to.

We accept the Biblical teaching that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Man does not naturally know God or seek Him (Romans 3:11). He does not naturally do that which is good and acceptable in God's eyes (Romans 3:10, 12). He cannot earn the right to heaven by his own good works. He needs to be given faith as a free gift and saved by grace (Ephesians 2:8-9) on the basis of what Christ has done. God gives this gift of faith to those whom He has chosen from before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:3-12). God, however, uses means to convert sinners – the proclamation of the Gospel. All who turn to Christ, repenting of their sins and believing in Him will be saved (John 3:16). God will hold accountable all those who do not turn to Christ and trust in Him for their salvation. They will be punished for their sins eternally in hell where there will weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 24:51).