What We Believe
Our beliefs describe how we view many aspects of our faith. Deeply rooted in Scripture, the doctrines and beliefs of Refuge Point Church guide our decisions as a church.
We believe in one God who has eternally existed as three distinct and equal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 43:10-11). He made all things for the praise of His glory and intends for man to live in fellowship with Himself. God created everything we can and cannot see out of nothing (Genesis 1).
Jesus Christ is God’s son and is an equal of the Father. He has existed from the beginning of time, yet lived on earth during the first century (Colossians 2:15-19). While on earth, He was both God and human (John 1:14). He died on a cross for our sins and through His death we can be reconciled back to God. After being buried for 3 days, He rose victoriously. He then ascended to Heaven and will soon return to earth to gather all who have ever believed in Him.
Holy Spirit is a full and equal part of the Trinity. He works in the world to make all people understand their need for Jesus Christ (John 16:5-17). Through the proclamation of the gospel, He persuades men to repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord. By the same spirit, a person is led to trust in divine mercy. The Holy Spirit unites believers in faith, brings about new birth and dwells within the regenerate. The spirit is our power source for life, ministry and spiritual growth.
Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:1-10). Our disobedient nature has eternally separated us from our Creator. No matter how hard we try, we can never earn our way back into God’s presence (Galatians 3). Our only hope is to trust that Jesus is God’s provision for our disobedience.
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT.
Holy Spirit empowers believers to be His witness and go make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). Each gift of the Holy Spirit that was at work in the first century church is available today to build the body of Christ and fulfill the great commission (1 Corinthians 12).
God sent Jesus to pay the price for our sins so that we can spend eternity with Him (John 3:16). Those who are outside of Christ will be eternally separated from God in Hell (Matthew 13:40-42). Those who are in Christ will spend eternity connected with Him in Heaven.
The church is the body of Christ in the world, and is comprised of a local body of baptized believers. The head of the church is Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:18) . The biblical purposes of the church are worship, evangelism, fellowship, discipleship and ministry to others (Acts 2:42-47).
God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return in glory to the earth, the dead will be raised and Christ will judge all men in righteousness (Revelation 20:11-15).
Although Refuge Point Church is made up of people who are from many different denominations, we are not affiliated with anyone in particular. We partner with various denominations within our community and together we make up the body of Christ.