There are many different ways to summarise what we believe, and a detailed explanation can be found here. In the Reformed Churches of New Zealand, we use creeds and confessions as Bible-based summaries of what we believe. The following describes the basic fundaments of our faith:
- Scripture Alone:
The Bible is the standard for our lives and our faith.
- Christ Alone:
Our salvation from sin is through the works and person of Jesus Christ alone.
- Grace Alone:
Everything we have from God, including forgiveness of sins and salvation is through grace by faith; not by works.
- Faith Alone:
Our justification, that is our being made right with God, is by faith alone.
- Glory of God Alone:
It is our aim to seek and give glory to God in and for all things.
The creeds and confessions we use are as follows:
- The Apostle’s Creed
- The Nicene Creed
- The Athanasian Creed
- The Belgic Confession
- The Heidelberg Catechism
- The Canons of Dort
- The Westminster Confession
All our creeds and confessions; as well as liturgical forms have been compiled into a book that is used in the Reformed Churches of New Zealand. To access the PDF file; click here.