Statement of Faith
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.
God has eternally existed as the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. The three are coequal and are one God.
(Genesis 1, Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1-2; John 17, Luke 3:21-22, Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 15; Romans 8:15; Matthew 6:9-15)
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus is the Son of God.
Jesus is the central figure in our spiritual story. Jesus shows us how to live with God, and gave His life so we could be reconciled to God. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.
(Matthew 1:22, 23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5; 3:16, 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15, Romans 1:3-5, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15)
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit lives in each Christian from salvation.
The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
(John 14:15-21; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 2 Corinthians 3::17, Ephesians 1:13)
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is the Story of God and Humanity.
The Bible was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth and has a divine ability to direct.
(Deuteronomy 4:1-2, Psalm 19:7-10, John 5:39, Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17, Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12, 2 Peter 1:19-21)
God’s desire is to have a restored relationship with you.
God loves people more than anything, but we look for love elsewhere. Anytime we try to do things our own way, it is called, “sin,” which separates us from God’s best. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we experience restoration and reunion with God.
(Romans 3:22-24, 6:23-24, 10, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:16, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26)
ABOUT THE CHURCH
The Church is the body of Christ in the world. It exists to glorify God, demonstrate His power and love, and bring about the restoration of all things. It is not limited to a building or a denomination, but rather includes all people who have put their faith in Jesus Christ. We embrace the distinctive aspects of our community here at Restoration Church, and we celebrate how God is moving all across the world.
(Matthew 16:18, Matthew 28:16-20, Acts 2, 1 Corinthians 12:13, 1 Peter 2:5)