What we Believe...

The Bible

Is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority for determining all doctrinal truths.  In its original writing, the Bible is inspired, infallible and inerrant. (Proverbs 30:5; Romans 1:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

 

The Trinity

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit (Ghost).  These three are coequal and co-eternal. (Genesis 1:26; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 3:7-11; I John 5:7)

Jesus Christ 

Is the Son of God, the second person of the Trinity.  On earth , Jesus was 100% God and 100% man.  He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for humanity and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood.  He rose from the dead on the third day, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, 14, 20:28; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5, 3:16)

 

Redemption

Man was created in the image of God, but through voluntary disobedience sinned and fell.  Consequently, all of humanity shares in man's lost and sinful nature, and humanity's only hope for redemption is in Jesus Christ , the Son of God. (John 6:44, 65)

 

Salvation

Man is saved by grace alone, through personal faith in Jesus Christ.  Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human effort.  Through repentance of our sins, we receive forgiveness of our sins.  Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Jesus Christ, thus allowing us to be redeemed. (Romans 10:9-10; Acts 3:19, 16:31; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:22)

 

Sanctification

Is the ongoing process of yielding to God's Word and the Holy Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us.  It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.(Romans 8:29, 12:1-2; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18; I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Thessalonians 2:1-3; Hebrews 2:11)

 

Communion

Holy Communion (The Lord's Supper)symbolizes the Lord's death and suffering for the benefit and in the place of His people.  (I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-26)

 

Baptism

Water Baptism is necessary as instructed by Christ in John 3:5. Water Baptism is an outwards and public sign of God's grace made manifest in the life of the believer. It is an outward demonstration that one has already had a conversion experience and has accepted Christ as his personal Savior.  In immersion, the believer symbolically experiences dying with Christ, and then rising with Him in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; John 3:5; Acts 2:38)

Restoration Christian Church Ministries · 4210 Cameron Road · Fayetteville · NC 28306 · Phone: 910-323-5987

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