Who We Are
Berean Protestant Reformed Church was organized on November of 2006 with fifteen families. Our congregation currently has 27 families with a total membership of over 100 souls.
We belong to the Federation of the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines which is a denomination of three churches and more than 200 members. Through the instrumentality and help of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America, we were organized as a denomination of Reformed churches in April of 2014. Thus, we trace our roots to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century in Europe. We follow the 3 historic reformed creeds, also known as the Three Forms of Unity: The Heidelberg Catechism, The Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort (1618-19). We believe the Three Forms of Unity accurately and faithfully summarize the teachings of Scripture.
How We Worship
God commands everyone to worship Him. (Psalm 22:27; 96:9) because He alone is worthy of all praise (Psalm 22:28). Hence, we gather together with fellow saints to render to God the praise of our hearts and to be instructed in God’s Word. We worship Him out of love and thankfulness for all He has done for us in Christ!
We worship God according to His Word (Deut. 12:30-31). We believe Sunday is God ordained day and therefore must be set apart for the service of God. We gather together twice in formal, public worship. Our worship services are characterized by reverence and solemnity which reflects our consciousness of being in the presence of the Almighty God!
Central in all our worship services is the preaching of God’s Word. Preaching is the chief means whereby God gives grace to His people and calls them to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ (I Cor. 1:18-21; Rom. 10: 17). Praying and singing of the versification of the Psalms are the other biblical elements in our worship service. We keep and administer the sacraments by baptizing our children and celebrating the Lord’s Supper, in accord with Scripture. We use the King James Version of the Bible in our worship service, judging it to be the best English translation available, especially as regards to its faithfulness to the inspired original.
We worship God with our children. God commands us to instruct our children the praises of the LORD (Psalm 78:4-6). Jesus also loves and blesses the children of parents who bring them to him (Mark 10:13-16). The preaching of the Word is used by the Holy Spirit to save us and our children…for the promise is unto you, and to your children….(Acts 2:39). It is therefore necessary that our children must be present with us at our worship services.
What We Believe
The Berean PRC believes and confess that the Bible is the Word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit, infallible, and without error (II Timothy 3:16). Therefore, everything it teaches is to be believed, everything it promises is to be trusted, and everything it commands is to be obeyed (Romans 3:4).
…God is a Triune God, One Being Three in Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
…God is sovereign over all things in heaven and in earth. He created the world and all that in them is in six, 24 hour days (Exodus 20:11) and continues to uphold and sustains the same according to His plan. Nothing is outside of God’s eternal plan. The ultimate purpose for which God created all things is the revelation of Himself and His glory!
…God is sovereign in salvation (Jonah 2:9). We confess and proclaim the doctrines of double predestination (election and reprobation); particular, effectual atonement; total depravity of man; irresistible grace; and the preservation and perseverance of the saints, as fundamental truths of the gospel of grace.
…God is a God of justice and love and depicts it through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ on the cross (Romans 5:8). The Lord Jesus endured the eternal punishment God’s people deserved by dying on the cross as their substitute. He arose from the dead and now seated at God’s right hand reigning in power in heaven.
…Jesus will come again as Judge of the living and the dead (II Timothy 4:1, 5). He that believeth on him hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not on him shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him and will suffer God’s just and eternal wrath in hell (John 3:36; Rev. 20:11-15).