WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

Summary
We hold to historic belief’s held in common by the Christian church around the world and throughout the ages. Here is a short summary of our believes as a church and denomination as expressed by Calvin College
 
God and Creation
God, who is sovereign over all, created all things, and they were good. He gave human beings, made in his image, the responsibility of caring for this world.
 
Sin
Sin entered the world through humanity’s rebellion against God, tainting every aspect of creation. Nevertheless God graciously preserves the world, holding all things in his care.
 
Christ and Redemption
In his saving grace, God kept his promises by sending Jesus Christ to redeem all things through his death and resurrection. Jesus calls all people to salvation through faith in him alone.
 
Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit continues God’s creative and restorative work in the world, gathering people from every tongue, tribe and nation into the body of Christ and empowering them for service.
 
The Bible
The Bible is the authoritative, Spirit-breathed Word of God, fully reliable in leading believers to know God and to walk with Christ in newness of life.
 
 
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Three creeds adopted by the worldwide church centuries ago summarize the most important tenets of our faith: the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. We also af?rm three confessions—the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons 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 following Reformed expressions of the Christian faith, adopted by synod as contemporary testimonies: the call for unity, justice, and reconciliation of the Belhar Confession and the witness of Our World Belongs to God: A Contemporary Testimony