Boger Reformed Church
Passionately Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ
As a Reformed church we follow in the footsteps of the Protestant Reformation, teaching the sovereignty of God over all things including our salvation, the forgiveness of sins by God’s free grace through faith in Jesus Christ, the centrality of the work of the Spirit through the church in God’s plan for the salvation of the human race, and the supremacy of the Bible as our only infallible guide and authority. These Scriptural truths are reflected in the three ecumenical creeds of the church; the Apostles, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds, as well as many of the Protestant confessions that emanated from the Protestant Reformation, such as the Heidelberg Catechism and the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion.
Because we believe that the Scriptures are the only infallible authority for faith and life, we make the teaching of those Scriptures the center of our liturgical worship and the life of our church. We do not preach the opinions of men. The worship of God is not a time for a comedy show, a motivational speech, or a college lecture; it is the public announcement of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the training up of disciples to Christ.
We believe in God’s sovereignty over all things, we teach that God elected His people to salvation before the world began. God sends His Spirit to His elect to work faith in them at His appointed time, so that our conversion is the result of His first working in us. However, we also understand that election is not salvation itself, but election is always unto salvation. God desires not the death of a sinner, but rather desires that he/she may turn from his/her sin and that they may place their faith in Jesus Christ alone for eternal salvation. The Gospel is a free and open call to all who hear and believe.
What We Believe
The Trinitarian nature of God – three co-equal and co-eternal persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), who share the one divine essence of God.
God has revealed Himself fully and decisively as attested in Holy Scripture. We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God. The Scriptures are the guide of faith and life.
There is only one way to salvation – through Jesus Christ.
The sanctity of human life at every stage based on our creation in the image of God and our election by God for service in His kingdom.
The Biblical guidelines for human sexuality: marriage as the union of one man and one woman, chastity outside of marriage, lifelong fidelity and holiness in marriage for the sake of the Kingdom.
That the mission of the Church is to spread the good news of the Gospel of salvation in every word and deed.
We are sent by Christ into all the world to bring every person into a life of faith, discipleship and submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
In accordance with the teachings of Jesus, we recognize two Sacraments: Baptism and The Lord's Supper or Holy Communion.
Our congregation was organized by the Rev. W.W. Rowe in 1905 with 17 members as a member of the North Carolina Classis of the Reformed Church in the U.S. (German Reformed). In 1934 the R.C.U.S merged with the Evangelical Church and we became Boger Evangelical and Reformed church. Then in 1957 another denominational merger took place and our name was changed to Boger United Church of Christ. In 2013 Boger Church officially withdrew from the United Church of Christ restoring the church's original name as a result, Boger Reformed Church.