Our Beliefs

We believe the truth of God’s word as expressed in the Holy Bible.   This is reflected in our churches’ motto:

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and the light shines in the darkness.”

Our understanding of the Bible is summarised in the creeds and confessions of the Protestant Reformation, and we seek to apply the word not only to matters of faith, but to all of life.

Creeds and Confessions

The Reformed Faith

The Apostles Creed

The Nicene Creed

The Athanasian Creed

Belgic Confession

Canons of Dort

Heidelberg Catechism

Westminster Confession of Faith

The Reformed Faith

Historical Perspective In one sense, the Reformed faith is simply the apostolic faith of the catholic church restored to her according to the Word of God. The sixteenth century Reformers had no intention or concept of establishing a particular “brand” of Christianity or a new “tradition” within Christianity, let alone a new church. They simply …

The Apostles Creed

This Creed is called the Apostles’ Creed, not because it is a production of the apostles themselves, but because it contains a brief summary of their teachings. It sets forth their doctrine, as has been well said, “in sublime simplicity, in unsurpassable brevity, in beautiful order, and with liturgical solemnity.” In its present form it …

The Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed, also called the Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan Creed, is a statement of the orthodox faith of the early Christian Church, in opposition to certain heresies, especially Arianism. These heresies disturbed the Church during the fourth century, and concerned the doctrine of the Trinity and of the person of Christ. Both the Greek, or Eastern, and …

The Athanasian Creed

This Creed is named after Athanasius (293-373 A.D.), the champion of orthodoxy over against Arian attacks upon the doctrine of the Trinity. Although Athanasius did not write this Creed and it is improperly named after him, the name persists because until the seventeenth century it was commonly ascribed to him. Another name for it is …

The Belgic Confession

1. There Is Only One God We all believe with the heart and confess with the mouth that there is one only simple and spiritual Being, which we call God; and that He is eternal, incomprehensible, invisible, immutable, infinite, almighty, perfectly wise, just, good, and the overflowing fountain of all good. 2. By What Means …

The Canons of Dort

FIRST HEAD OF DOCTRINE Divine Election and Reprobation Article 1 As all men have sinned in Adam, lie under the curse, and are deserving of eternal death, God would have done no injustice by leaving them all to perish, and delivering them over to condemnation on account of sin, according to the words of the …

The Heidelberg Catechism

Introduction Lord’s Day 1 1 Q. What is your only comfort in life and in death? A. That I am not my own,1 but belong— body and soul, in life and in death—2 to my faithful saviour Jesus Christ.3 He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood,4 and has set me …

The Westminster Confession of Faith

CHAPTER 1 Of the Holy Scripture 1. Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men unexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of his will, which is necessary unto salvation. …