ABOUT GOD

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The three are equal and are all one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:18-19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

ABOUT JESUS

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. He was born of a virgin, 100% human and 100% God. He lived a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over death and sin. He ascended to Heaven and will someday return. Through Jesus, we have access to God, power over sin and victory even in death. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, 14:10-31; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Colossians 1:15-20)

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to compel people to Christ and to convict others of their need for Christ. He provides those who are Christ Followers with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. He works to produce His “fruit” in us and gives every believer a spiritual gift for building up the body. We seek to be led daily, empowered and controlled by Him. (2 Corinthians 3:17; Acts 1:8; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17,26; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Galatians 5:22-25; Ephesians 5:18)

ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any virtue of error. It is our manual for living and we practice daily Bible reading, study, and memorization. (Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:9, 105, 160; Proverbs 30:5)

ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS

People are made in the image of God, to be like Him in character and to live in relationship with Him and with others. People are the supreme object of God’s creation, made special and unique. All people have incredible potential for good from the image in which we were created, but we also live in a fallen world with consequence and sin. “Sin” is anything that separates us from living within God’s perfect design for our lives. Sin always hurts us, hurts others and separates people from God. (Genesis 1:17; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23)

ABOUT SALVATION

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. We can only attain salvation by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness through whom anyone can be saved from sin’s destruction and death. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)

ABOUT ETERNITY

Our souls were created to live beyond this life. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally united with God is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real and are not just of the next life, but of this one as well. ( John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Philippians 3:20; Luke 16:22-23)

DENOMINATION

Restoration Church is a part of the Church of God Movement headquartered in Anderson, Indiana. The Church of God is not a denomination and is structured differently. We have no membership. We believe that salvation makes us all members of God’s Church, that Christians are called into unity, regardless of differing views and that we must strive for holiness on a daily basis. You will find a great diversity of convictions and practices within the Church of God. Though we have differences, we share a common story of faith, growing together into the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13). We worship and serve as citizens of God’s kingdom. We celebrate our life in Christ and accept our call to be the body of Christ in our world—all to the glory of God. Visit JesusIsTheSubject.org for more information.

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