THE RIVER CHURCH
For two thousand years, Christians everywhere have held on to the essential doctrines of the faith. Read about the Inspired Scriptures, Christ's Deity, the Ordinances of the Church, and more below:
The Scriptures Inspired
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
The Salvation of Man
Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.
The Blessed Hope
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.
The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Ordinances of the Church
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. The Lord's Supper, likewise.
The Church and its Mission
1. To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world, 2. To be a corporate body in which man may worship God, 3. To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son, and 4. To be a people who demonstrate God’s love and compassion for all the world.
The Millennial Reign of Christ
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.
The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare: His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary work on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead, and His exaltation to the right hand of God.
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1. Evangelization of the world, 2. Worship of God, 3. Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son, and 4. Meeting human need with ministries of love and compassion.
The Final Judgement
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, "Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness." However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance.
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
The New Heaven and the New Earth
"We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth where righteousness dwells."