From the time of the Apostles to today, Christians have always laid out their doctrine in brief, definitive statements. These statements of faith have always been helpful in summarizing what the church believes, in promoting unity, and guarding the church from error. At Christ Reformed Church, our Statement of Faith comes from the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith as seen below. To read a particular section of our confession, click on any of the titles below.
The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith in Modern English
Additional documents helpful in the expression of the true, Biblical faith include the Belgic Confession (A.D. 1561), the Canons of Dordt (A.D. 1618-1619), and the Heidelberg Catechism (A.D. 1563). These documents and the other writings of John Calvin and the Puritans have a secondary role to Scripture. We encourage the reading of the Holy Bible first and foremost (Ecclesiastes 12:11-14).
Social Justice, Marxism, Anti-Americanism
We denounce the false, different gospel (Galatians 1:6-10) being promulgated in Christianity known by many names, including: New Calvinism, Neo-Calvinism, "Young, Restless, Reformed", social justice, socialism, communism, Marxism, liberation theology, progressivism (so called), critical race theory, racial reconciliation (so called, because it actually causes racial strife), white privilege, white guilt, intersectionality, violence, reparations, idolatry, evolutionism, feminism (including easy divorce, female pastors), sodomy (homosexuality), sexual orientation, freedom to sin, the infringement of religious freedom against Christians, the murder of babies, universalism (where everyone will be saved, including Satan), and materialism.
These are destructive heresies (2 Peter 2) contrary to Scripture and they subvert a peaceful, American society (and worldwide, for that matter) where Christians may freely preach the true Gospel (1 Timothy 2:1-7). These destructive and demonic heresies are usually foisted on society by the Democrat Party, schools, universities (including Christian colleges and seminaries), the media, social media, and the entertainment industry. They have infiltrated churches and denominations, and now we have an entirely apostate and perverted Christianity which shows no resemblance to Biblical beliefs and conduct.
Our church is Reformed in the original sense of the term in the 1500 to 1600s. We reject the heretical beliefs of most of the Reformed and Calvinistic churches today, especially those in the Southern Baptist Convention, the Presbyterian Church in America, and the teachings and websites of Timothy Keller, D.A. Carson, Albert Mohler, Russell Moore, J.D. Greear, Danny Akin, Mark Dever, John Piper, Matt Chandler, and numerous others.