Riverside Church

statement_of_faith

The Scriptures:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)

The One True Godhead:

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (2 Cor. 13:14)

Salvation:

We believe that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and that repentance is commanded of God for all and is necessary for forgiveness of sins. Justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by grace through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23-25, 5:6-11)

Baptism in the Holy Spirit:

We believe the outpouring from God, of the Holy Spirit on all flesh, beginning with the day of Pentecost. This comes in the baptism in the Holy Spirit, accompanied by various supernatural manifestations of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 10:44-46)

The Church:

The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the head of the body, the church which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness preaching the gospel to all nations.
(Acts 2:42-47)

Blessed Hope:

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood. We believe in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of God the Father, and in His imminent personal return.
(John 1:1, 1 Thes. 4:16-17)

The Eternal State:

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto life everlasting, and they that are lost unto everlasting damnation. (John 5:28-29)