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NAME: The official name of the Society shall be: The Reformation Society.

ADDRESS: The official address of the Society shall be:
The Reformation Society
P O Box 74
Newlands
7725 Cape Town
South Africa
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Website: www.ReformationSA.org

PURPOSE: For the glory of God, the Reformation Society shall exist to restore and preserve appreciation for our Protestant and Reformed Christian heritage; and to work for Biblical Reformation in our hearts and homes, congregations and communities.

PRINCIPLES: The Reformation Society remains committed to the principles of the Protestant Reformation, including:

Sola Scriptura - Scripture alone is our authority.
Sola Gratia - Salvation is by the grace of God alone.
Sola Fide - Justification is received by faith alone.
Sola Christus - Christ alone is the Head of the Church and the only Mediator through Whose work we are redeemed.
Soli Deo Gloria - To God alone belongs all the glory.

The Reformation Society holds to the historic Protestant confessions, including The Heidelberg Catechism, The Belgic Confession, The 39 Articles, The Westminster Confession of Faith , and The London Confession of Faith .

Holding to the inerrancy of Scripture, and the sovereignty of God, the Reformation Society is dedicated to applying the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life.

BASIS OF FAITH: The Reformation Society holds to the doctrines of historic Christian Orthodoxy, such as those defined by The Apostles Creed, The Nicene Creed and The Athanasian Creed.

We believe in the Bible as the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God. We accept the Bible as the supreme and final authority for faith and conduct. Matt 5:18, John 10:35, 2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 1:1, 1 Peter 1:25, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Jude 3.

We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:18-20, John 1:1-3.

We believe in the absolute Deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, the authenticity of His miracles,

His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection and His ascension to the right hand of the Father in Heaven. We believe in the personal and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ. John 14:6, Acts 2:22-24, Acts 4:12, 1 Cor 15:3-6, Rev 19:11-16.

We believe in the personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit. We believe He gives life, He sanctifies, and He empowers and comforts all believers. Matt 28:18-20, John 16:5-15, 2 Cor 13:14.

We believe that man’s rebellion against God resulted in the fall and the spread of sin to every human being. All men are guilty of transgressing God’s Holy Laws and are incapable of saving themselves. We believe that man is saved through repentance and faith in the finished work of Christ. Justification is by the grace of God alone. Rom 5:12, 18-19; 1 Tim 2:5-6; Eph 2:1-10. .

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, composed of all true believers. The present work of the Church is – the worship of God, the perfecting of the saints and the mission of “making disciples of all nations…teaching them to obey everything” that the Lord has commanded. Matt 16:18, 28:19; Col 1:18; 1 Peter 2:9.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation. John 5:28-29, Heb 9:27, Rev 20:11-15.

COMPOSITION: Membership of the Reformation Society is open to any Christian who in writing applies and who supports the aims of the Society and complies with the requirements of the Constitution. This includes adhering to the Purpose, Principles and Basis of Faith.

Office bearers of the Reformation Society are appointed at the Annual General Meeting of members of the Society. Decisions are made by at least 60% in favour. Changes to the Constitution require 80% of assembled members and all office bearers to be in agreement. Any proposed changes to the Constitution would need to be circulated in writing to all members at least one month prior to the scheduled AGM, where such changes are to be discussed and considered.

The office bearers form a Steering Committee which is authorised to open up a bank account in the name of the Society, to organise events, publish books and periodicals, develop websites, host conferences, issue press statements, produce a Reformation calendar, design textbooks in order to preserve our heritage, and to plan and co-ordinate projects to inspire the next generation, counter-act anti-Christian propaganda and work for Reformation principles. The Reformation Society will be a non-profit ministry. Any proceeds above what is required for the publications, projects and events organised by the Society will be donated to like minded ministries dedicated to Reformation.

All the Members of the Reformation Society are committed to regularly praying for Revival and working for Reformation, applying the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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