We believe that the Holy Bible consists of 66 books broken into two sections, the Old and New Testament. These books are inspired by God, inerrant, and our final authority to understanding God’s perspective for true faith and our life. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe in the one and only true God (Deuteronomy 6:4) who exists in Three Persons also known as “The Trinity.” The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. (John 14:11-17)
We believe in the total depravity of humanity and that because all are born into this sinful state they are in need of regeneration (salvation). (Romans 3:9-11; John 3:3, 16)
We believe that salvation comes through Jesus Christ and is a free gift to all who trust Christ as their savior. (Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10). The sacrifice of Christ is the only satisfying measure to guarantee our eternal life and righteousness before God. (Hebrews 9:22; 1 John 2:2)
We believe in the virgin birth of Christ, and that He is fully God and fully man. (Matthew 1:18-25).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is given to all who believe in Christ, to help them understand the truth (John 16:13), guarantee their future salvation (Ephesians 1:14), and equip them with spiritual gifts to help the church build for the Kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 12; Romans 4).
We believe in the literal resurrection of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:1-10). We believe that those who trust in Christ will receive glorified bodies and rise to life with him in heaven (1 Corinthians 15; Revelation 21); and those who deny Christ will receive everlasting separation from God (Revelation 20:11-15).
We believe that Christ is coming again. (Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 19).
Christian Reformed Church
Covenant is a Christian Reformed Church, we further afﬁrm three creeds—the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed—as ecumenical expressions of the Christian faith.
We also afﬁrm three confessions—the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort—as historic Reformed expressions of the Christian faith, whose doctrines are biblical.
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.