United Reformed Churches in North America

United Reformed Churches in North America

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Dutch Reformed

Origin

1996

Lynwood, Illinois

Separated from

Christian Reformed Church in North America

Congregations

96

The United Reformed Churches in North America (URCNA) is a theologically conservative federation of churches. The United Reformed Churches trace their roots back to the earlier Protestant movements that spanned Europe and indeed the globe. From 1618 to 1619 the international Reformed churches, with representatives from several countries, met at the Synod or Council of Dordrecht and there collectively stated their faith, summarizing biblical teachings in three documents, or forms, of unity: The Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of the Council of Dordrecht. The fundamental doctrine that they describe is forensic justification, according to which Christ offers a double benefit: your sin is imputed to Him and he suffers for it on the cross, while His perfect obedience is credited to you and you receive its benefits including eternal life.

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