To put it briefly, we receive and confess the Word of God written by the prophets and apostles in the Bible. We believe the Bible is true and fully trustworthy. We want it to be the foundation of all our teaching and where we look for answers to all our spiritual questions. Though the Bible, and not the church, is infallible, we believe that the early church was correct when it summarized biblical teaching in the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.
During the Protestant Reformation, “Five Solas” emerged to summarize the basic principles of the Reformation:
“Sola” is Latin meaning “alone” or “only” and the corresponding phrases are:
- Sola Fide, by faith alone.
- Sola Scriptura, by Scripture alone.
- Solus Christus, through Christ alone.
- Sola Gratia, by grace alone.
- Soli Deo Gloria, glory to God alone.
We also believe that the church in the years following the Protestant Reformation produced some very helpful and accurate documents. We receive the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Shorter Catechism and the Larger Catechism as accurate summaries of what the Bible teaches.
Please feel free to contact us and visit us for more information about what we confess as Christians.