With the Church of Jesus Christ of all times and places we are united in the one true Christian faith. This faith is firmly based on the Word of God, the Bible. Throughout the church’s history, however, it has been found necessary to defend and promote the truth of God’s Word through creeds and confessions. Along with nearly all Christian churches we willingly receive the creeds that have come to us from the first centuries of the early Church, the Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed and Athanasian Creed.
Further, as a Reformed Church, we also express the unity of faith as it is confessed in the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dort. The creeds and confessions of the church are not the Word of God themselves, but we hold them to be faithful summaries of God’s Word and as such they assist us in our faith and life.
The most used and loved confession is the Heidelberg Catechism, which is taught to the youth of the church and is normally used in the Sunday afternoon church services. The catechism begins by asking: What is your only comfort in life and in death?