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Our Statement Of Faith

Southern Heights is part of a denomination known as the Christian Reformed Church.  Each of these words tells something about who we are:

We call ourselves Christian because we are followers of Jesus Christ.  We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that he is the center of human history, and that he should be the center of our own lives.

We are called Reformed because we are part of a church that emerged from the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe.

We are a Church because we believe that God has called us together to be a people who worship and glorify Him in all that we do. 

We believe in the five great truths of the Reformation

Scripture Alone—We believe that the Bible is the ultimate authority for faith and life and the inspired Word of God. 

Christ Alone—We believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to God.  Jesus fully paid the penalty for our sins with his perfect life and his death on the cross, and nothing we can do can add to the work of Christ for us.

Grace Alone—We believe that we can do nothing to make ourselves right with God.  Only God deserves credit for our salvation.  Through his mercy and grace alone we are made right with God and restored to fellowship with him and with each other.

Faith Alone—We believe that by faith alone we receive the benefits and blessings of Christ’s death. We must receive in trust all that he has accomplished for our salvation.  Our good works do not earn us salvation; rather they are a grateful response to our salvation. 

Glory to God Alone—We believe that we now live to bring glory to God.  Both as individuals and as a church, we seek in all that we do to bring honor to the God who made us, redeemed us, and loves us with an everlasting love. 

For more on the Christian Reformed Church please visit: http://www.crcna.org