What We BelieveWe confess that the Bible is the written Word of God, that the Bible has been faithfully summarized in the Ecumenical Creeds and our Reformed Confessions Introduction to the Creeds and Confessions
The One True God has made himself known by his holy and divine Word. God committed this Word to writing in the books of the Old and New Testaments, also known as the Bible. As the Written Word of God, the Bible contains the will of God completely and everything one must believe to be saved is sufficiently taught in them. This Word of God is the final authority for what we believe and how we worship at Peace URC.
The basic teachings of the Word of God, that there is only one God, who exists eternally as a Trinity, and that Jesus Christ our Savior is both God and man, were summarized by the early Christian church in what became known as the Ecumenical (general, universal) Creeds. These Creeds, listed below, have been accepted by a large portion of the churches of Christendom. At Peace URC, we gladly and joyfully join in confessing the Faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 3) as summarized in these Ecumenical Creeds.
As a Reformed Church, Peace URC publicly declares that the Reformed Confessions listed below are faithful summaries of biblical teaching. These Confessions are not divinely inspired like the Word of God, and as such can be changed to reflect proper understanding of God’s word. The ministers (pastors), elders, and deacons of Peace URC are held accountable to the doctrine contained in these Confessions. They are also helpful teaching tools for instructing God’s people and our children in the basics of the Christian Faith.