Are you looking for a church that is true to the Bible and speaks to the needs of our day from the Bible? The search is complicated because of the variety of churches to be found in most communities. Some local churches are faithful to God’s Word, but others are not. Some think they are following the Bible but have fallen into serious error, and therefore are not able to address the serious questions of life. Houston Reformed is a ministry of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC)to further the kingdom of God in the greater Houston area by planting Reformed churches.
The OPC is a Christian denomination that is committed to the historic Christian faith that believes in the full authority and truth of the Bible! She was founded in the 1930’s and has grown to over 325 churches in America. The OPC is Reformed in doctrine and believes in Presbyterian elder leadership. The richest elements from the Protestant Reformation can be found in the OPC. Students of church history might recognize men such as J. Gresham Machen, Cornelius Van Til, and John Murray as key figures in the founding and early development of the church. Through the years, the Lord has blessed her with growth both in America and in the many countries where her missionaries labor to establish indigenous churches for the glory of God. You can learn more about the history and character of the OPC by reading the helpful article “What is the Orthodox Presbyterian Church?” We fully believe the great truths that were recovered in the Protestant Reformation that summarize the teachings of the Bible and are explained in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.
- We believe that the Bible is without error.
- We believe that the infinite-personal God revealed in its pages made us all, that we rebelled against His authority and are all dead in sin and deserving of His just judgment.
- We believe that the only hope of deliverance from that judgment is faith in the substitutionary death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Through this faith, God gives us Christ’s own righteous record of living, as well as wiping clean our miserable record. We are free and forgiven, adopted as His own children to live new lives by the power of His Spirit. See B.B. Warfield’s “A Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith” for a concise summary of Reformed distinctives.