Biblical Reformed Synod

of Christ the King

The only denomination on planet earth in our day that holds to the 1647 Westminster Standards and the Canons of the Synod of Dordt without exception.

The call to submit in biblical accountability to the objective standards of the reformed church without exception.

 

Why does the Synod exist?

2 Chron. 15:15, “And all Judah rejoiced at the oath; for they had sworn with all their heart.”
Jer. 50:5, “Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual Covenant that shall not be forgotten.”

In a defining moment of church history, guided by divine providence, in order to submit wholly and without reservation to King Jesus, a new denomination was founded by those seeking comprehensive reformation. Recognizing the absence of any denomination existing today that upholds the Scriptures through the unwavering embrace of the objective standards or the Westminster Standards and Canons of Dordt, Grace Chapel proposes the establishment of the Biblical Reformed Synod of Christ the King, along with other like minded churches. Listen to this inaugural sermon from Isaiah 62:10 on what it means to have real, sincere and godly accountability by submission to the standards.

BIBLICAL: This denomination is committed to embodying the historical truths (Jer. 6:16) of the Christian faith as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, adhering without compromise or delay to the King’s word in a thorough reformation (Genesis 17:1; Deut. 18:13). It aligns with the objective Reformed tradition (Isa. 55:11; John 14:15), drawing on the most esteemed Reformed confessional documents ever composed, the Westminster Standards and Canons of Dordt, and insists on their unaltered application (Exod. 19:5; Deut. 26:18; ). We submit ourselves (Titus 2:14; 2 John 1:6) under that high standard of accountability without challenge (1 Thess. 2:13), without excuse (Luke 14:18) and without delay (Psalm 119:60).

REFORMED: The term ‘Reformed’ is not merely a “personal” label but embodies a weighty and particular historical and theological heritage (see Westminster divine’s Edmund Calamy’s, The Great Danger of Covenant-Refusing, and Covenant-Breaking, (London: M.F. 1646)). ‘Reformed’ means something particular. It signifies adherence to specific doctrines and practices that have been clearly outlined and cannot be redefined by contemporary interpretations or ‘progressive’ changes. This understanding is rooted in a tradition that emphasizes scripture-based worship, as delineated in the Directory for Public Worship, and aligns with the comprehensive reformation of religion in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government as envisaged by the Solemn League and Covenant (see the covenant here) as proposed by the eclectic assembly at Westminster.

SYNOD: The Synod structure is taken by the biblical precedent set in Acts 15, where apostles and elders convened to discern the application of God’s word to the churches, embodying unity and mutual accountability. This model underscores the importance of submitting to an objective standard of accountability, rather than subjective interpretations.

CHRIST THE KING: At the heart of our denomination is the sovereignty of Christ the King (Psa. 103:19; Psa. 145:11-13; Exod. 15:18; 1 Kings 22:19; Obad. 1:21), whose rule challenges human autonomy and calls for a submission that many find uncomfortable (1 Chron. 29:11; Psa. 22:28; Psa. 98:6; Dan. 4:34; Luke 19:38; John 12:13; 1 Tim. 6:15; Rev. 17:14). This denomination will confront the modern practice to dilute doctrinal standards and sincere accountability, advocating instead for a return to the rigorous disciplines of the Reformation and the unambiguous proclamation of the Gospel by the Scriptures, in the Westminster Standards and the teachings of the Canons of Dordt which eradicate the heresy of Arminianism rampart in today’s evangelical circles. People are happy to listen to Jesus so long as they can choose their lessons. Why?

“The great controversy that men have against Christ is his government; they will not have him rule over them.” William Williams, The Danger of Not Reforming Known Evils, and Other Works, (Puritan Publications, 2022) 60.

We urge churches worldwide to join us in a Solemn League, reminiscent of this historical covenant, to commit unreservedly to the Westminster Standards and the Canons of Dordt in order to follow the “best reformed churches” in history on “doctrine, worship, discipline and government.” This call is particularly directed at pastors and churches that find themselves isolated within denominations that have deviated from these foundational truths to trust in their own doctrinal tastes as outlined in their subjective Book of Orders (which they penned themselves with others of like mind in a subjective attempt at identity). We offer fellowship and unity under the banner of Christ’s kingship, the authority of Scripture, and the rich theological heritage encapsulated in our confessional standards without exception.

As we embark on this journey, we are motivated by a vision of renewal and true revival within the church, adhering steadfastly to the truths of Scripture as explicated in the Westminster Standards and the Canons of Dordt. Our commitment is to pursue this path without concession, aiming for a reformation that glorifies Christ the King and fosters a genuine revival across the churches of the world by the Gospel of Christ found from Genesis to Revelation.

Contact [email protected] for more information on your church joining with us in fellowship.