What We Believe In
Thy Word Is Truth
The Orange Institution believes in the sole authority of the Holy Bible as the Word of God and we strive to make it the rule of our life and faith. We believe in the Gospel of Salvation through the finished work of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. We cannot earn our way to heaven and are resolved to trust for our eternal destiny in the finished work of Christ on the cross, and that the Lord will forgive us of all wrongdoings. This is because Christ’s righteousness is imputed to us when we accept him as Saviour so that when God looks at us, he sees not our sinfulness, but the righteousness of Christ his Son.
Neither works, church tradition, nor anything else can secure us eternal life. ‘For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.’ Ephesians 2:8
We seek to live by Christian Ethics in our personal lives and demand that Christian values are upheld in the life of our Nation and laws. We believe in strong family values and seek to work for the good of our communities and to strive for a just society built on strong Protestant Reformed values.
Our Monarch and Nation
We are fully supportive of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Household. We are immensely proud of our Monarch, in this her Diamond Jubilee year and pray that Our Lord will bless her with health, wealth and happiness for many years to come. Our nation comprises the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and we will resist all attempts to break up or weaken that Union. We are convinced that it is the Protestant faith and its principles which have made the United Kingdom the greatest nation, under God, in the world.
Men and women of all the constituent countries of the UK were involved and instrumental in making Britain great and in gifting British values to peoples throughout the Empire. We honour them and will not allow their vision to be destroyed by political revisionists who are the enemies of all things British and Christian.
We are proud of our Queen, proud of our nation, proud of our culture, proud of our history and we are confident of our future, as we move forward in the 21st Century.
Civil and Religious Liberties
The Glorious Revolution of 1688 and the reign of King William III and Queen Mary, were key moments in the history of the British Isles and had far reaching consequences for Europe and further afield. We believe in civil and religious liberty for all, which was won during that period and through which our nation has and continues to benefit.
However, we are a Protestant people who profess a Protestant faith and our history tells us that the rights of all to freedom of faith and worship will only be safe so long as we retain our Protestant Faith and Constitution in Church and State.
We therefore maintain our commitment to full civil and religious liberty for all but we do not believe in parity of esteem between faiths. The United Kingdom is a Christian and Protestant country. No alien faith must ever be allowed to influence our foreign policy. No alien faith must ever be afforded more favourable treatment in any area of British life than is afforded to the Protestant faith and no alien faith must ever have any part in the official ceremonial events of our nation.