A Brief Doctrinal Statement
We recognize that what the Church believes and teaches is most important to you as an individual, both in this life and for your eternal hope. Therefore we ask you to study and carefully consider the following:
We believe the Word of God to be the only infallible rule for faith and practice. We confess that the Scripture was not written by the will of man, but by men as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit. Therefore we believe, without any doubt all things contained in them, and that they are without error, faithful and complete for instruction in theregulation, foundation, and confirmation of our faith. (Please see 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and 2 Peter 1:21)
We are a church that is grounded in Scripture.
Our modern age has witnessed the progressive rejection of authority. God's Word, the Bible, has not been spared. However, by the grace of God we here at First Reformed Church, believe that the Bible is the authoritative Word of God, the only infallible rule for our faith and conduct.
We believe that God has revealed Himself to us in His word as one God in three Persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three Divine Persons in the Godhead are distinct and yet equal in all respects, being of one Essence. We believe that God is absolutely Sovereign in creation, providence and salvation, holding all things in absolute control and directing all things to His everlasting glory, including sin and its affects. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 8:19; Romans 11:36; Proverbs 16:4; and Hebrew 1:1-3)