Things of First Importance

Our Beliefs

A list of truths that form the confession we share.

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures…” 1 Corinthians 15:3 (ESV). While the Apostle Paul was diligent to declare the whole council of God, he also recognised there were foundational truths that had particular importance. In that spirit, we hold these items to be matters of first importance, foundational truths of the gospel-centred confession that binds us together.

In making this confession,
we see ourselves standing within the

O rthodox Christian tradition, represented by the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds, and the

H istoric Reformed Presbyterian tradition, represented by statements such as the Scots Confession, the Westminster Articles, the Second Helvetic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Geneva Catechism, and by more 

C ontemporary Reformed standards such as the Barmen Confession and the New City Catechism.

Taken together, these statements explain in greater detail the beliefs we confess concisely here. These are worthy guides to God’s truth but remain subordinate to the Scripture, which is the standard of all truth.