What We Believe
Cedar Hills is part of the Reformed Church in America as a denomination.
In our belief system are the classic protestant beliefs:
We believe God created humans perfect and free to make choices. They chose to disobey their Creator. Turning away from God, humanity fell into sin. All of the suffering and evil in the world is because of this sin. Even though we have turned away from God, God still loves all people and wants our lives to be full of joy and peace. Right from the beginning, God had a plan to make this happen.
God’s plan was to send Jesus, who lived a life of perfect obedience to God and who died to pay the price for all people’s sins. God raised Jesus back to life. He is in heaven now, but he has promised to return to earth someday. When he comes again, he will resurrect all believers and take them to be with him in heaven.
Believers are people who accept that Jesus Christ is God’s Son, who believe that Jesus died for their sins and rose from the dead, and who do their best to follow his teachings and example. Together they form the church, which is called Christ’s body on earth, and which has a responsibility to continue Christ’s work.
Living the Christian life is not always easy, but believers receive guidance from the Bible and from the teachings and example of Christ; and they receive encouragement and power from God’s Holy Spirit.
To read more in depth about our beliefs as a denomination, visit the Reformed Church in America on the web.