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What We Believe 

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Overview

The Gospel of Jesus is at the center of everything that Redeemer Fellowship Church does. It is important to give a basic outline of what we believe as a community of believers. We hold a high view of God’s Word, which leads the body of Christ to know and love God with a complete understanding.

 

While the following list is not an exhaustive outline of what we believe, it is a summary of our core beliefs. We also included our partnerships and statements of faith with which we align. We have also included various “Position Papers” which summarize our views on very specific topics. We hope you find these helpful.

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At Redeemer Fellowship Church, we associate with the Southern Baptist Convention. We are also a member of the Harbor Network. You can find our church on the 9 Marks, Gospel Coalition, and Founders Ministries directories.

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We also align ourselves with the following statements of faith:

 

doctrinal statements

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Statement of Beliefs

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The Bible

We believe that the Bible, made up of Old and New Testaments, was written by men who were divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to humanity. The Bible is sufficient, certain, and infallible for all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience.

 

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God

We believe in one God, eternally existant in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—one in being, essence, and nature.  All three persons of the Trinity are equal and hold the same attributes. God is the Creator of the universe.  He has always existed, without change and without beginning or end.  He is wise, holy, absolute, loving, gracious, merciful, forgiving, compassionate, and just.

 
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Humanity

We believe that God has created all humans in his image and he has created them uniquely male and female. Since all humans are created in God’s image, all human life is sacred.

 

We believe that humanity was originally innocent of sin, but man’s original parents, Adam and Eve, sinned against God. Through Adam, we have inherited this disease of sin and all human beings are now corrupt by nature, enslaved, and dead in sin.  As a result, we are unable to please God or to come to God apart from His grace.

 

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Salvation

We believe that all of humanity is sinful and is in need of salvation. We believe that salvation is the gift of God given to humans through grace alone and received through personal faith in Jesus Christ alone. Salvation is not temporary and is not lost. A true Christian is kept forever by God’s power.

 

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Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is truly man and truly God.  We believe that Jesus accomplished our redemption through His perfect life, His death on the cross in our place, and His physical resurrection from the dead. We believe that Christ ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of the Father where He intercedes on our behalf. We believe that one day, Jesus will return to judge all men and establish His kingdom on Earth. He will rule and reign forever.

 

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The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the agent in conversion and baptizes all Christians into the universal church. Upon conversion, the Holy Spirit indwells believers and seals them until Christ’s return.

 

Position Papers

 
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our values

1. Christ - Everything that Redeemer does should reflect Christ. He receives the glory from our actions.

2. Character - A collection of people, who are transformed and filled by the Holy Spirit, results in Christ-centered character.

3. Community - Christ said the world will know Him by our love for one another. Our unity as one people in Christ exposes the culture around us to the beauty of the gospel.

4. Commission - Christ commissioned His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. A church which is Christ-centered is driven to fulfill Christ’s commission by reflecting Christ and following His command to share the gospel with those who have not heard- both locally and abroad.