The 16th Century saw the great Reformation. In those days of Roman Catholicism with all its errors and pollutions “Reformed” was used to point to those churches who had reformed or reorganised their churches – that is their worship, government and pratice – not according to tradition or popes, but according to the Word of God. The battle cry was “Sola Scriptura”, Scripture alone.
In particular, but not exclusively, it came to refer to those churches who under the great French reformer, John Calvin, sought a thorough and practical reformation of the church. Though “Baptist” qualifies some aspects of Calvinism we align ourselves with, and follow in the Calvinistic tradition.
As a Reformed church we hold that the Scriptures are the infallible and inerrant Word of God. The Bible is the sole, final and sufficient authority in all matters of faith and practice.
As can be seen elsewhere on these pages we have as our Basis of Faith the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.