What We Believe

Zion United Reformed church is a Christian church, confessing and believing that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the only Savior and hope for sinners. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, inerrant in its entirety, unchanging, and God’s revelation of Himself that reveals all that we need to know unto salvation and life.

Christian

Along with true Christians in all times and in all places, we adhere to the historic Christian creeds:

The Apostles’ Creed
Nicene Creed
The Athanasian Creed

 

We use these creeds in our worship liturgy and believe them, along with our doctrinal confessions, to be an accurate summary of the Christian faith. We do not believe these creeds and confessions supplant the Word of God, but rather are accurate expressions of what Scripture teaches.

What is a Reformed Church?

We are Reformed in our faith and practice according to the Scriptures as summarized during the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation in the Three Forms of Unity:

Belgic Confession (1561)
Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
Canons of Dort (1619)

 

Protestant

Reformed churches are Protestant churches — from the 16th century churches that protested the authority and doctrines of the Roman Catholic church, claiming instead that Jesus Christ is the Head of his Church, and that he rules and governs his Church by his Word and Spirit. Reformed churches teach that sinful humans are saved by grace alone, through faith alone. We believe God, the Holy Spirit, uses certain means to bestow grace upon and enliven the faith of His people namely the preaching of the Word and the partaking of the Sacraments, baptism and the Lord’s Supper.