Section 1: Basis of Belief
2RC, in accordance with its purposes stated in Article I of its bylaws, will support the tenets of the Christian faith as contained in the Bible and in support of the Full Gospel message.
Section 2: The Statement of Faith
The following Statement of Faith will serve as the basis of doctrine for 2RC in all aspects of its operations, services, programs, and ministries.
The Bible to be the only inspired, infallible Word of God.
John 16:13; II Timothy 3: 15-17; II Peter 1:21; I Thessalonians 2: 13
That there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28: 19; Luke 3:22; John 14:16
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ,
John 1:1, 14 and 20:28-29; Philippians 2:6-11; Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 2:9
His virgin birth,
Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34-35; Isaiah 7:14
His sinless life,
II Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15 and 7:26-27; I John 3:5; I Peter 2:22
Matthew 4:23; Luke 6:17-19; John 3:2
His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, Colossians 1:14, 20; Romans 5:8-9; Ephesians 1:7
His bodily resurrection,
I Corinthians 15:3-4; Luke 24:4-7, 36-38; Revelation 1:17-18
His ascension to the right hand of the Father, Acts 2:33 and 5:30-31; I Peter 3:22
And His personal return in power and glory.
Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 1:10 and 4:13-18; Philippians 2:9-11; John 14:1-3
That justification by faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and the regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful man.
Romans 3:24-25; John 3:3-7; I John 5:11-13; Ephesians 2:1-16; Revelation 5:9; Acts
4:12; I Corinthians 6:11
The prime agency for the work of God's Kingdom is the Christian local church functioning under the sovereignty of our Lord Jesus Christ. To the church have been entrusted the ordinances of Believer's Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
Acts 2:41-47 and 16:4-5; Matthew 16:18 and 28: 18-20; Ephesians I :22-23; I Corinthians
12; I Corinthians 11:23-26
In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, which includes: the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience distinct from regeneration; His indwelling, by which the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; His supernatural gifting and empowering of
the church for its work, life, and worship. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8, 2:1-4, and 10:44-46; I Corinthians 12 and 14
In the return of Jesus Christ, to consummate His Kingdom, in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
John 5:28-29; II Thessalonians I :2-10; Mark 14:62; Revelation I :5-7 and 20:4-5, 11-12
In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. John 17:11, 21-23; Ephesians 4:11-16; Romans 12:4-5
Statement on Marriage, Gender & Sexuality
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s natural born, biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians. 6:9-10.)
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Two Rivers Church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the Two Rivers Church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Two Rivers Church in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22.)
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.)
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Two Rivers Church.