Statement of Faith
The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the God-breathed Word of God. They are without error in the original writings, and they are the complete and final revelation of God. The Bible, these 66 books, is the only supreme, authoritative book used to govern our lives and faith.
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; (2 Timothy 3:16)
God exists as The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the promised Messiah, conceived in the flesh by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, true God and true man, without sin, and the only mediator between God and Man.
In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him, nothing came into being that has come into being.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-3, 14)
God created man in His own image; he fell into sin through personal disobedience to the will of God; and as a result, all mankind is sinful in nature and practice, is unable to save himself, and faces eternal separation from God.
For there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. (Romans 3:23-25)
Eternal salvation from sin, death, and hell is the free gift of God’s grace and is based solely upon man’s personal faith and belief in Jesus Christ. He voluntarily died as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and arose bodily from the dead, thus guaranteeing the resurrection to eternal life for all who believe and put their faith in Him. This salvation is not received by, nor based on, any sacrament, merit, or good work on our part.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen. 1:26-27) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.)
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom. 10:9-10; 1 Cor. 6:9-11)
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of RRHOME.
In order to preserve the function and integrity of RRHOME, and to provide a biblical role model to the RRHOME members and the community, it is imperative that all members of RRHOME, agree to and abide by this Statement of Faith. (Matt. 5:16; Phil. 2:14-16; 1 Thess. 5:22)
I agree with the statements above. I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior.