We hold the Bible to be God’s holy and divinely inspired word. It is therefore our final and ultimate authority which governs our beliefs and practices.
Creeds and Confessions
Secondarily, we confess The Apostles’ Creed, The Nicene Creed, and The Athanasian Creed, and believe that Three Forms of Unity (The Belgic Confession, The Heidelberg Catechism, and The Canons of Dort) faithfully summarize the teaching of God’s word.
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Reformed theology refers to the theological conclusions that emerged from the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.
While people often associate Reformed Theology with John Calvin, and reduce its teachings to being synonymous with Calvinism, Reformed Theology is actually much broader than this narrow categorization, and encompasses a number of historic doctrines which have been present since the inception of the faith, but which were seemingly lost for a time, and recovered during the Protestant Reformation.
The Five Solas (from Latin, lit. “alone”) of the Reformation (Scripture Alone, Faith Alone, Grace Alone, Christ Alone, to the glory to God Alone), although not exactly reformation slogans, do serve as a good summary of the Reformed faith’s teachings concerning the doctrines of justification and salvation.
Covenant Theology is typical of the Reformed faith. Covenant Theology highlights how God relates to his people throughout the Bible, and is a framework for biblical interpretation that seeks to understand the Bible according to its covenantal structure.