We believe that the Bible is God’s true word to us. It explains that all human beings were created for relationship with God, but have become sinners who are no longer able to honor God as we should. To remedy this broken relationship, God entered this world in the person of Jesus Christ to die for human sin on the cross. All who trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sin may be restored eternally to God.
The Reformed tradition uses several distinctive statements of faith to summarize the Christian message: the Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, and Canons of Dort. But we also recognize that we are part of the universal church of Jesus Christ made up of believers from many denominations in the world today and throughout history. We hold to the historic Christian creeds – the Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, and Athanasian Creed – which summarize the most important teachings of our faith. A complete summary of our beliefs can be found on the Christian Reformed Church’s web site.