Three Forms of Unity

Trinity United Reformed Church subscribes to the historic doctrines of the Reformation. These are collectively summarized in what is known as the Three Forms of Unity  which is composed of:

1.) The Belgic Confession [Netherlands A.D. 1561]

2.) The Heidelberg Catechism [Heidelberg, Germany A.D. 1563]

3.) The Canons of Dordt [Dordrecht, Netherlands A.D. 1619]

and are accepted as official statements of doctrine by many of the Reformed churches, including the URCNA. These doctrines maintain that the Old and New Testaments are the infallible, inerrant, unchanging and inspired Word of God.

Scripture’s primary subject is the Message of redemption from sin through Jesus Christ, but all Scripture’s subject matter is God’s Word and always true. God’s special revelation in the Bible is compatible in every respect with His general revelation in nature.

Human interpretations of general revelation and special revelation must submit to the Authority of His Word. When Scripture speaks to matters of the knowledge of God, history, nature, ethics or anything else, when rightly divided by His Spirit it is true and authoritative. God does not need man to validate His Word as truth. His Word stands as truth on its own Divine Authority.

“Your Word is Truth”  {John 17:17b NKJV}

“But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to Him who formed it, ‘Why have you made me like this?’. Does not the Potter have power over the clay…?”  {Romans 9:20-21a NKJV}

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work”  {II Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV}