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Our Beliefs

What we believe at Riverside Church.

Our Beliefs

  • In the verbal inspiration of the Bible. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  • In one God eternally existing in three persons; namelly, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. ( Matthew 28:19; John 14:26)
  • That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor. (John 1:14; Luke 1:34-35; Hebrews 7:25)
  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins. (Romans 3:23-24)
  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. (John 3:3; Romans 5:9-10)
  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost. (Hebrews 10:10; Jude 1)
  • Holiness to be God’s standard of living for HIs people. (Hebrews 12:14)
  • In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart. (Acts 1:5)
  • In speaking with other tongues as the SPirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. (Acts 2:4)
  • In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. (Romans 6:4; Matthew 28:19)
  • Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement. (Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24)
  • In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:12-15)
  • In the second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 20:6)
  • In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked. (1 Corinthians 15:51; Revelation 21:8)

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