The Bible
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, and not only contains truth but is truth. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17)
The Eternal God
We believe that God is a three-person being: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (2 Corinthians 13:14)
The Plan of Salvation
We believe that while we were still sinners Christ died in our place; paying for all of our sins ‚ past, present and future. (John 3:16; Romans 5:8)
Salvation Through Grace
We believe that salvation comes only through Jesus by God’s grace and our faith ‚ not by our good works. (Ephesians 2:8)
Repentance and Acceptance
We believe that by sincerely turning away from sin and whole-heartily accepting Jesus as Lord, one is made right before God. (2 Peter 3:9; Romans 10:9, 10)
The New Birth
We believe that each one who receives Jesus becomes a new person inside. (II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20)
Water Baptism
We believe that all new believers should be baptized in water to publicly announce their new faith in Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19)
Daily Christian Life
We believe that God expects and Christians should desire to live in obedience to God’s Word. (James 1:22)
The Lord’s Supper/Communion
We believe that Christians should partake of bread and grape juice as symbols, to remember what Christ accomplished for them on the cross.(Luke 22:19, 20)
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Person and the Power by which assistance and ability are given for serving and for sharing the life of God with others. (Acts 1:8; 2:4)
The Spirit-filled Life
We believe that it is the will of God for believers to be led and empowered daily by the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 4:30-32)
The Fruit of the Spirit
We believe that a Christian should show spiritual fruit, such as love, as evidence of a Spirit-filled life. (Galatians 5:22)
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit has supernatural abilities to distribute to Christians. (I Corinthians 12:1-11)
We believe that a believer’s daily walk and experience should never lead into extremes of fanaticism. (Philippians 4:5)
Divine Healing
We believe that divine healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal in answer to the prayer of faith. (James 5:14-16)
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent. (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17)
Church Relationship
We believe that it is a believer’s duty to identify and regularly assemble with other believers in a local church. (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25)
Civil Government
We believe that authorities should be obeyed at all times except when things oppose the will of God. (Romans 13:1-5)
The Final Judgment
We believe that all shall stand some day before God to be judged; and there receive eternal life or eternal death. (2 Corinthians 5:10)
We believe that heaven is the beautiful and eternal home of born-again believers. (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17)
We believe that hell is a literal place of eternal torment for all who reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. (Revelation 20:10, 15)
We believe that winning people to Jesus is the most important responsibility of every believer. (James 5:20)
Tithes and Offerings
We believe that the method designed by God for the support and spread of His cause is the giving of tithes and free-will offerings. (Malachi 3:10;II Corinthians 9:7)
Here’s a video about The Foursquare Church, which The River Church Family is apart of.