Doctrinal Beliefs

Scripture alone is the source of our beliefs. Our church is committed to the Reformed faith: salvation is the work of Christ alone, given to us out of God's grace alone, and is received through faith alone, all for the glory of God alone.

We believe in the absolute truthfulness and authority of the Bible as the Word of God. In keeping with Reformed teaching and practice, our single greatest priority is to honor and enjoy God by accepting as true his Word, by worshipping him alone as our God, and by living out the teachings of Scripture in our everyday lives. This is possible only through faith in Jesus Christ, who alone can make us spiritually whole and bring us into fellowship with God. Our second greatest priority is to faithfully instruct our children in the truths that God has revealed about himself, his will, and his work of redemption. Our third priority is to offer his love and his truth to whomever we have the opportunity.

We hold to the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort as an accurate summary of the system of doctrine taught by the Scriptures.

We also identify with the orthodox beliefs of the historic Christian Church through our confession of the Apostle's Creed, the Athanansian Creed, and the Nicene Creed.

The Apostle's Creed

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. 

We believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. 

 

Canadochly Evangelical and Reformed Church : 4845 E Prospect Rd PA 17406 : (717) 757-6328