THE HOLY BIBLE
The Bible is the inspired Word of God that it is “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16,17). It is God’s revelation to us about Himself, creation, fall into sin and the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.
The Bible has two parts, an Old and a New Testament. The Old Testament deals with the time before Christ. It expresses the relationship that God had with His chosen people Israel. The Old Testament has many things to say about how we have to live in this life, especially in relation to God and to other people. It also contains many prophecies about the Lord Jesus.
The New Testament deals with the time from Christ’s birth through to the end of time. The New Testament describes the history of the early Christian Church, but also contains the doctrines about the Triune God, about sin, salvation, deliverance and much more.
CONFESSIONS AND CREEDS
Throughout the church’s history, it has been found necessary to defend and promote the truth of God’s Word through creeds and confessions. These documents summarise the core teachings of the Bible. We subscribe to the Ecumenical Creeds and the Three Forms of Unity.
The Ecumenical Creeds, namely the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed, come to us from the early church.
The Three Forms of Unity, namely the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dort, have their origins in the Reformation of the sixteenth century.
See our confessions and creeds page for more information.