"The River"

Statement of Faith

 We believe that the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testament only, is verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, is inerrant in the original manuscript, and is the infallible and authoritative Work of God.

We believe that the one triune God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 
We believe that Satan, the god of this world, fell and tempted Adam, who was created in the image of God. Because of Adam’s sin, all men have imputed guilt, are totally depraved and need to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit through salvation.
 
We believe that Jesus Christ is God, was born of a virgin, died vicariously, shed His blood as man’s substitutionary sacrifice, rose bodily, and ascended to heaven where he is presently exalted at the Father’s right hand.
 
We believe that the saved will be raised to everlasting life and blessedness in heaven and that the unsaved will be raised to everlasting and conscious punishment in hell.
 
We believe that the church, the body of Christ, consists only of those who are born again, who receive the gift of the Holy Spirit at the time of regeneration,  for whom He now makes intercession in heaven and for whom He will come again.

We believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still present and operational in his church today.
 
We believe that marriage is a sacrament. We define marriage as the exclusive covenental union of one man and one woman in which such is a lifetime commitment. A civil government’s sanction of a union will be recognized as a legitimate marriage by this church only to the extent that it is consistent with the definition of marriage found in these articles.

We believe legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence sexual activities outside of marriage including but not limited to adultery, premarital sex, homosexuality, and pedophilia are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the church. Further, we hold that lascivious conduct including but not limited to trans-gender behavior and the creation and or distribution and or viewing of pornography are incompatible with the Biblical witness.

Every member shall affirm their agreement with the statement of faith and behave in a manner that is consistent herewith.

What We Believe