Why “Reformed”?

The teaching of the Reformed faith basically follows the teaching of the Reformers five centuries ago. The Reformers did not want to change God’s Word, but to return to the truth contained in it. Thus, the Reformed faith today is the faith which Scripture teaches.

As a Reformed church we hold to the 5 following principles, sometimes referred to as the “5 solas”:

By Scripture Alone (sola Scriptura) – God’s Word governs every aspect of our church. All our church’s beliefs and teachings must come from the Bible as the inspired Word of God. The Bible contains God’s revelation about himself and his plan of salvation through Jesus Christ.

By Faith Alone (sola fide) – Salvation is a gift from God that is received through faith. We cannot earn our own salvation and we must turn to Jesus Christ and put our faith in him.

By Grace Alone (sola gratia) – Our salvation was earned by Jesus Christ. We cannot merit any favour with God through our own works, it is given to us only because of God’s grace and love.

Through Christ Alone (solo Christo) – Jesus is the only mediator between God and man, and is the only way to salvation.

Glory to God Alone (Soli Deo Gloria) – We worship the triune God alone. No person or tradition can stand in the way of that, or take for themselves the glory that belongs to God. To Him be all the praise and glory!