What We Believe

Christian Reformed Church

As Covenant is a Christian Reformed Church, we align our beliefs according to our conviction from God's Word. Our beliefs are defined by the bible, and can be understood through creeds, confessions and catechisms, which are simply written expressions of beliefs.

Sola Scriptura

We believe that the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, the sole infallible rule for faith and life. We 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 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

Another great document detailing our affirmation of God's word is the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, which can be found and read here.

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