OUR FAITH AND DOCTRINE
We believe the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, the only infallible rule for faith and life. We affirm three creeds - The Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed - as eccumenical expressions of the Christian faith. We also affirm three confessions, the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Cannons of Dort - as historic Reformed expressions of the Christian faith, whose doctrines fully agree with the Word of God.
Along with these historic creeds and confessions, we recognize the witness of Our World Belongs to God: A Contemporary Testimony adopted by synod as a current Reformed expresion of the Christian faith, and the Belhar Confession , adopted by synod as an ecumenical faith declaration.
GOD(Father, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT)
We believe that God exists as three persons - God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit - in one unchanging nature. We believe that God existed before time, space, and matter and that he created time space and matter. We believe that Jesus was sent by the Father to be born of the Virgin Marry. We believe that he took on flesh and walked amongst us both fully man and fully God. Jesus was crucified under Pontius Pilate and died, his blood paying the price of our salvation. Three days later he resurrected, walked amongst his disciples for 40 days and then ascended to Heaven where he now sits at the right hand of the Father. We believe that when Jesus ascended he sent the Holy Spirit to guide us and to strengthen us.
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