What We Believe
The Gospel of Jesus is at the center of everything that Redeemer Fellowship Church does. However, 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 core beliefs. We will also continue to occasionally add what we call “Position Papers” which deal with very specific topics that we have been asked about. We hope you find these helpful.
At Redeemer Fellowship Church, we associate with the Southern Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board. We are in partnership with Northwoods Church and First Baptist of Collierville. We were recently accepted as a 9 Marks church. We also align ourselves with the following statements of faith:
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.
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, absolutely loving, gracious, merciful, forgiving, compassionate, and just.
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 fully man and fully 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.
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 dwells in the believer and seals them until Christ’s return.
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 to sin. As a result, we are unable to please God or to come to God apart from His grace.
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.