The RCUS does not follow unwritten traditions. It has an objective body of doctrinal statments of faith or standards which define and limit what we teach. We are committed to the historic Christian Creeds and the Confessions of the Reformation. Specifically we are committed to the Three Forms of Unity: the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort.
Our "Positions Papers" set forth the views of our denomination on contemporary issues and the prevailing errors of our time. Unlike some in our post-modern age, we take seriously the command to "earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3). As pastors and elders our duty is not only to exhort in sound doctrine but to convict or refute those who contradict.
"For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain." -- Titus 1:10-11