Real Refreshment Retreats Statement of Faith
What we believe:
The Bible: The Bible, including both the Old and the New Testaments, is the verbally inspired Word of God, and inerrant in the original documents.
Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; Hebrews 4:12; II Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter 1:19-21
The Trinity: One God exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1,26; Proverbs 30:4; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; John 1:1-4, 14,18; Acts 5:3,4
The Creation: The universe, angels, and all living things were created perfect by God.
Genesis 1:26,27; 2:7-9,16,17; 3:1-19
The Fall of Man: The first man, Adam, sinned, resulting in the condemnation of all people.
Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 1:18,32; 3:10-19; 5:12,19
The Virgin Birth/Deity of Christ: Jesus was born of a virgin and is both true God and true man.
Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-35; Philippians 2:6-11; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:14
The Plan of Salvation: Jesus died, was buried, and rose bodily: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and rose again for our justification; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood and are saved by grace through faith wholly apart from human merit and works.
Acts 13:39; 16:31; Romans 3:21-28; 1 Corinthians 15:1-3; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:3-8
The Means and Scope of Salvation: We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ Alone. That faith is then evidenced by good works.
John 1:12,13; 3:3-16; 5:24; 10:28,29; I Peter 1:23; II Peter 1:4-11
The Second Coming: Jesus will come again bodily and will establish His kingdom on the earth.
Luke 24:36-43; John 20:24-29; Acts 1:9-11; I Corinthians 15:25; Revelation 1:5-7; 19:11-16; 20:6
The Eternal State: The saved will live in conscious bliss and the lost in conscious woe forever.
John 5:28,29; Revelation 20:6,11-15; 21:1-8; Matthew 10:28; 18:8,9; 25:41,46; Mark 9:43-49; II Thessalonians 1:6-9