WHAT WE BELIEVE
St. John’s Reformed Church looks to the Word of God in Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world. We claim as our own, the faith of the historic church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers. One expression of this faith is found in "The Apostles’ Creed."
St. John’s Reformed Church believes and acknowledges the following based on Biblical Teachings.
The Sovereignty of God
We believe that all things are under God’s rule and control and that nothing happens without His direction or permission. He is never frustrated by circumstances. God is Supreme, He is the Almighty, He cannot be defeated.
We believe in one God that exists in three persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God, the Father, who created and sustains his creation;
God the Son, Jesus Christ, who came to earth as a human, lived a sinless life, was crucified, buried and rose on the third day that we might inherit, "by grace… through faith," the gift of salvation;
God, the Holy Spirit, who is for believers who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, a source of comfort, wisdom and assurance.
The Authority of Scriptures (The Bible)
We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God and it is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
Salvation by Grace
The gift of God’s grace is freely given to all who are willing to accept it. It cannot be earned through works or good deeds. The only way to salvation is through accepting Jesus Christ, by faith, as Lord and Savior.
We believe that as Christians we must proclaim and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Knowing and understanding what Jesus did for us, we have an obligation to teach others, so they, too, can come to know Him and be saved. The “Great Commission” (Matthew 28:19-20), clearly teaches that we are to "go and make disciples," locally and in "all nations."