What We Believe

We believe God created the world; the world fell into sin; God redeemed and is redeeming the world through Christ and it will be complete when He comes again.

We believe God is a God of Grace. His grace, not human decision is the decisive factor in our salvation. Believers do not choose God as much as God chooses believers. John 3:5

We believe the Bible is the infallible and authoritative word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16

We believe that covenant is the richest biblical concept to describe God's relationship with His people. In covenant God binds himself to His people in promise and commitment. Covenant relationship is why God sent Jesus, because of a commitment to save His people. Jeremiah 31:31-34

We believe in God's sovereignty. God is the main actor in creation. He is ultimately in control. So despite a world we humans have broken with sin, ultimately God's plans will triumph and all will be made new. Jeremiah 29:12, Romans 8:28

We believe God speaks to us through His Word. For this reason we have a high view of preaching as a Holy Spirit charged encounter with God. In our Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper we believe God himself is the active participant and we are passive participants. It is He that places a sign and seal of His covenant promises on us in the sacraments. Romans 10:14-15, Matthew 28:16-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

We believe to belong to Christ, is to belong to His People. We experience God's presence, grace, and care through the church. Ephesians 4:1-16

Visalia Christian Reformed Church is a member of the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRCNA). To find out more information about the CRCNA please visit our denomination website here