Reformed theology gets its name from the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation with its distinct theological emphases on the sufficiency of the Bible itself. Reformed Christians hold to the doctrines characteristic of all Christians, including the Trinity, the true deity and true humanity of Jesus Christ, the necessity of Jesus’ atonement for sin, the church as a divinely ordained institution, the inspiration of the Bible, the requirement that Christians live moral lives, and the resurrection of the body. They hold other doctrines in common with evangelical Christians as well such as justification by faith alone, the need for the new birth, the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ, and the Great Commission.
Distinctive of Reformed Theology:
- God’s sovereignty
- The five solas
- The inspiration, authority, and sufficiency of scripture
- The doctrines of grace
- The covenants of scripture
- The creeds and confessions of the historic, orthodox church
- The great commission
- The cultural mandate
- The Christian worldview
For a more robust understanding, Read What is Reformed Theology? by R.C. Sproul. Or watch his lecture on the subject.
What We Believe
We hold to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. We love all the creeds and confessions and seek to grow in knowledge and wisdom through the blood of Christ and the blood of the saints who preserved these teachings for us.