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: social justice, socialism, communism, Marxism, critical race theory, racial reconciliation, white privilege, intersectionality, feminism, and liberation theology. These are destructive heresies (2 Peter 2) contrary to Scripture and they subvert a peaceful, American society where Christians may freely preach the true Gospel (1 Timothy 2:1-7).
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 of Timothy Keller, D.A. Carson, Albert Mohler, Russell Moore, John Piper, and numerous others.