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 such names as: New Calvinism (https://www.newcalvinist.com/), Neo-Calvinism, and "Young, Restless, Reformed." Its doctrines include 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 (antinomianism, no Ten Commandments), the infringement of religious freedom against Christians, the murder of babies, Arminianism, Libertarian Freewillism, Catholicism, universalism (everyone will be saved, including Satan), inclusivism (people are saved if they respond to whatever knowledge, even if they do not believe in Christ), Marcionism, Dispensationalism, New Covenant Theology (so called), celebritism, hedonism, 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 (ChristReformedChurchDFW.org) 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, the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (https://www.arbca.com/), in websites (TheGospelCoalition.org; DesiringGod.org; and others), and in conferences (Gospel Coalition, T4G, G3, Shepherds' Conference, Fight Laugh Feast Network). These heretics include Timothy Keller, D.A. Carson, Albert Mohler, Russell Moore, J.D. Greear, Danny Akin, Mark Dever, John Piper (http://www.therealjohnpiper.com/), Matt Chandler, David Platt, Alistair Begg, Doug Wilson, Jeff Durbin, John MacArthur, Steve Lawson, Paul Washer, Voddie Baucham, Josh Buice, and numerous others (https://www.newcalvinist.com/). These men either explicitly or implicitly support the heresies above. The Biblical approach can be found in this series of sermons: https://www.christreformedchurch.net/sermons/watch-out/.