Statement of Faith

Restoring Place Church

Statement of Faith

We believe:

There is one God who is the eternal King, creator and Redeemer of all that is.  He is perfectly holy, just loving and truthful.  He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent, one person existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

The Bible is the infallible Word of God.  It is His written revelation to man, and that it is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts.

Humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him, yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin. 

The Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was and is the Word of God and that He came in the flesh.  He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s Kingdom on earth.  He was crucified on the cross to provide total forgiveness for our sins.  He died, was buried, was resurrected and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today, in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is "true God" and "true man."  He is seated at the right hand of God.

We are saved, into the new birth, by God's grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit, convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.  The fruit of the Spirit is given as a result of the new birth.

In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live holy and minister super-naturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have power to be witnesses.  The body of Christ, through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, has been given the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

The victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy - sin, lies, sickness and torment.

The Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His church the ordinances of Baptism and Communion.  The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God's love, disciple the nations, baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.  We believe that all believers have a calling in the body of Christ.  We believe in the five-fold ministry of the prophet, apostle, evangelist, pastor and teacher.  

In the ever-increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His church. Heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.