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What We Believe

We believe that the teachings of the Bible have been accurately summarized in the confessions and catechisms of the sixteenth century Reformed churches.
Introduction to the Creeds and Confessions
Why Confessions?

Peace United Reformed Church is a confessional church, founded on the Scriptures alone. We believe the teaching of the Bible is faithfully summarized in the ecumenical creeds and our Reformed Confessions:  The Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, and Canons of Dort. We celebrate our confessions, together called “The Three Forms of Unity,” and look to them as a source of comfort, guidance, and strength. You can find links to the full text of each of our confessions below.

The Basics of the Christian Faith

The Three Forms of Unity also serve as a guide and a tool for the instruction of both adults and youth in our Reformed Church.

Accountability for Church Officers & Members

The pastor officers of Peace United Reformed Church are sworn to uphold these confessions, and all our members agree to them as a faithful summary of Scripture in the first of their membership vows:

Do you heartily believe the doctrine contained in the Old and the New Testament, and in the articles of the Christian faith, and taught in this Christian church, to be the true and complete doctrine of salvation, and do you promise by the grace of God steadfastly to continue in this profession?

Ecumenical Creeds

The Belgic Confession, 1561

The Heidelberg Catechism, 1563

The Canons of Dort, 1619