As a Reformed Church, Southwest Protestant Reformed Church believes that the Bible, as translated in the King James Version, is the infallible and inspired Word of God. We believe that the message therein is interpreted correctly in the Three Forms of Unity: The Heidelberg Catechism, The Confession of Faith (Belgic Confession) and the Canons of Dordrecht. At Southwest Protestant Reformed Church, we believe that the central work and privilege of the Church of Christ is the preaching of the Word by those who are called to that special office (Ephesians 4:11). In the preaching, which is given twice on Sunday, there is an expository declaration of a particular text in light of the testimony of all Scripture. We believe that Scripture interprets Scripture, and that this is a fundamental principle in the preaching of the instituted church and its mission fields. In the worship services, only the Psalms are sung, which is in harmony with Article 69 of our church order, adopted by the Synod of Dordrect in 1618-1619.
Through the faithful preaching, we and our children receive the blessings promised in God’s unconditional covenant with His elect people. These blessings include the imputation of Christ’s righteousness through faith alone, the forgiveness of sins, the regeneration and calling of our children in our generations, sanctification by the Spirit to live unto all good works, and the preservation of the saints.
We believe that the bond of marriage is a lifelong bond between one man and one woman. Although an individual may divorce his or her spouse for adultery, the marriage bond is not dissolved until death. We believe that since this is the truth of the Word of God, neither party is permitted to remarry while the other person is still living. Those who do divorce and remarry while their first spouse is still alive are considered adulterers, regardless of the circumstances of the divorce.
At Southwest Protestant Reformed Church, we believe in the biblical doctrine of a unilateral covenant of grace. The covenant is a living relationship of friendship between God and the elect Church through Jesus Christ. This covenant relationship is established and maintained only by the sovereign grace of God. God’s covenant is only with His elect, and it is unconditional. The unconditional covenant means that there are no conditions that people must fulfill to enter into, or stay in the covenant. We reject Antinomianism. Rather than leading careless lives, we believe that God calls His people to believe and obey while God alone produces in us the faith and good works required in God’s people. Out of this view of the covenant, members at Southwest Protestant Reformed Church believe that good, Christian schools are a necessity. By God’s grace, these are maintained through no small sacrifice on the part of its members.
Southwest Protestant Reformed church believes an amillennialist view of the last times (Eschatology) and holds unashamedly to young Earth creationism.