By “Reformed” we mean historical, Biblical Christianity. We mean reverent worship of the one Triune Creator Redeemer.

This historical Christianity has had some limited fluctuation in the centuries past and has even strayed so far at times to no longer be Biblical Christianity. Today the word “Reformed” connects us back to the days of the Reformation when many godly men realized how far from the truth most of Christianity had wandered away from historical Christianity. These reformers emphasized the simple truths of the Bible concerning the honor and worship due to the Creator, the sinful nature of men, the just and righteous demands and consequences of God’s holy laws, the desperate need which all men have for a way of escape regarding their inevitable appearance before the final judgment seat of the true God who is a consuming fire, and the one hope for that deliverance in the substitutionary death of Christ on behalf of the sins of His people.

We know that our works are never good enough to make up for our past and present sins. The Reformers clarified that our only hope is if God Himself saves us. The Gospel of Jesus Christ announces this very thing. God became man that He might keep the law in our place, as our substitute. The Bible declares that Christ died for the sins of His people AND that Christ lived in their place as well. A believer in Christ, who has repented of his rebellion and disobedience, receives forgiveness by the death of Christ and righteousness by the life of Christ. He is righteous by faith (faith in Christ). The Reformers called this “ sola fide” or salvation solely by faith.

Our salvation from God’s just judgment and condemnation of us at the final judgment is entirely the work of Christ. The Reformers called this sola Christe or solely by Christ.

We learn of this great mercy of God regarding the salvation of His people only in the Bible as men, inspired by the Holy Spirit of God wrote it down. The Reformers called this sola scriptura or solely by Scripture (the Bible).

To be reformed is to pursue and embrace God with our minds, our passions, and our actions. In otherwords our Head, Heart, Hands.

1 John 3:1(NKJV) Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.