Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church

Beliefs

WHAT OUR NAME MEANS:

CHRISTIAN marks us as belonging to Christ, our only Savior and Lord. It stresses the need of having a living faith in Jesus Christ.
REFORMED indicates our church stands in the tradition of the historic Protestant Reformation. We accept the entire Bible as the authoritative Word of God, our only rule of life and faith.
CHURCH tells us what we belong to the universal body of believers, of which Jesus Christ is the only Ruler and King.The pastor and Council of this congregation will gladly provide counsel and information to those who request it.

 

Our Beliefs

I. I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
II. And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord;
III. Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary;
IV. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell;
V. The third day He rose again from the dead;
VI. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
VII. From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit.
VIII. I believe in a holy catholic church, the communion of saints;
IX. The forgiveness of sins;
X. The resurrection of the body;
And the life everlasting. AMEN.
As printed in the Doctrinal Standards, page 3 of the Psalter Hymnal, copyright 1976, Board of Publications of the Christian Reformed Church, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49508.

 

Our Only Comfort

Q. WHAT IS YOUR ONLY COMFORT IN LIFE AND IN DEATH?
A. That I am not my own, but belong–body and soul, in life and in death–to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven: in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me whole-heartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.
As printed in the Doctrinal Standards, page 8 of the Psalter Hymnal, copyright 1976, Board of Publications of the Christian Reformed Church, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49508.