We trace our roots and heritage through the great
Protestant Reformation back to the apostles. We believe that the church is
governed by five solas or "alones."
Scripture Alone -- Isaiah 8:20, "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." Human traditions cannot be added to the word of God in such a way as to be binding upon the conscience.
Grace Alone -- Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works lest any man should boast." Salvation is the work of God, not of man. Boasting is therefore excluded. We are not saved by exercising the same flesh that condemns us.
Faith Alone -- Galatians 2:16, "Knowing that a man is not justified by works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified." The law is so far from being a means of justification before God that apart from the blood of Christ the law has only a condemning ministry.
Christ Alone -- John 14:6, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." We do not pray to others, in the name of others, or trust in the intercession of others than Christ.
God's Glory Alone -- Romans 11:36, "For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen." God's purpose and goal is his own glory.
The primary purpose and goal of the church is the worship of the triune God.
The Westminster Confession and Catechisms best summarize the historic Christian faith.
Reformed theology, commonly called Calvinism, is the expression of the true gospel.
God has by his singular care and providence kept pure in all ages the original text of Scripture in Hebrew in the Old Testament and Greek in the New Testament. Therefore we hold to the Reformation Text of Scripture, namely the Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Received Text of the New Testament.
The importance and integrity of the record of creation in the book of Genesis, which teaches us that God created all things from nothing by the word of his power in the space of six ordinary days.
The sanctity of the Lord's Day, the Christian Sabbath. We place great importance on the value of corporate worship and emphasize the central role of faithful Christ-centered preaching and teaching of the whole counsel of God.
The Regulative Principle of Worship: only what God commands in Scripture either explicitly or implicitly may rightly be done in Christian worship.