The Holy Scriptures

Written by Peter H. Holtvluwer Category: We Believe
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As Church we believe that the Holy Scripture or the Holy Bible is the Word of God. The Holy Bible
This Word has no equal because it is:

This Word represents the final rule of faith and life in our churches.

The Creeds and Confessions

The main teachings of the Bible have been summarized in documents called creeds or confessions.
Of the many creeds that have appeared throughout the history of the Christian church, we have chosen to adopt three creeds and three confessions as our own. The creeds come to us from the early church, namely the The Apostle's Creed, the The Nicene Creed and the The Athanasian Creed. The confessions have come to us from the Reformation of the sixteenth century, namely, the The Belgic Confession, the The Heidelberg Catechism and the The Canons of Dortrecht. We consider these creeds to be faithful summaries of the Word of God, and authoritative in light of the fact that they faithfully echo the authoritative teachings of scripture. But as human documents, the contents of our creeds and confessions are always subject to and need to be tested by the standard of the Word of God.