What are the beliefs that define The Cove?
We are Christians, so we believe in the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; the Love of God; and the Fellowship of the Spirit.
We are traditional in that we believe in Heaven and Hell and Salvation and the authority of the Bible.
We are contemporary in that we believe all of life is a spiritual expression of worship; there is no one form or liturgy or way of being that fits every Christian.
We are a-political. Our members are both conservative and liberal, both Democrats and Republicans, both capitalists and socialists. We don’t let politics define or divide us.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all you soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength…Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.
Mark 12: 30-31
We have 12 documents, none of which we wrote, that define the doctrines of our faith. Here is the list of documents, in the order in which they were written, with hyperlinks that take you directly to websites where those documents are displayed.
The Bible (biblegateway.com)
The Nicene Creed (creeds.net)
The Apostles’ Creed (reformed.org)
The Apostles’ Creed:
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell, the third day he rose again from the dead and ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty from there he shall judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.