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Restoration Fellowship Statements of Belief

The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. The following statements are intended as a basis of fellowship and practice among the members of the local fellowship.

1. The Bible in the inspired Word of God. It contains rules of conduct and behavior. II Tim. 3:15-16

2. There is one true God, and He has chosen to reveal Himself in the unique relationship of the Trinity - Father, Son , and Holy Spirit. Mark 12:29, Matt. 28:19

3. Man was created in the image of God, thus being good and upright. But man voluntarily chose to transgress God's law, and in so doing, he fell. His only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Gen 1:26-31, 3:1-7, Rom. 5:12-21. Salvation is offered through the grace of God, renewing and regenerating the life through faith in Jesus Christ. Titus 2:11, Rom. 10:13-15, Luke 24:47, Titus 3:5-7. The inward evidence of salvation to the believer is the witness of the Holy Spirit. Rom. 8:16. The outward evidence to all men is a righteous and holy life. Matt. 5:16.

4. Baptism in Water is a symbol that the individual is declaring his death with Christ and his resurrection with Him, to walk in newness of life. It is an act of repentance, symbolized by the outward cleansing, as well as an inward cleansing by the Blood of Christ. Matt 28:19, Acts 10:47-48.

5. The Lord's Supper, Holy Communion, consisting of bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing in the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ. II Pet. 1:4. It is a memorial of His suffering and death and a prophecy of His second coming, and is to be practiced by all believers "Until He Comes", I Cor. 11:26.

6. Believers are instructed in the Word of God to seek and earnestly expect the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire. This was a normal experience of believers in the early church, and it prepared them for a life of service and ministry, through the bestowment of gifts and graces of the Holy Ghost. It is an experience distinct from and subsequent to the experience of salvation. Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8, I Cor 12, Acts 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9. The evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the initial outward sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. Acts 2:4. This experience is essentially the same as the gift of tongues (I Cor. 12:4-10, 28) but differs in purpose and use.

7. The Word of God teaches a life of holiness, without which, no man shall see God. Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to the Word of God. Heb. 12:14, I Pet 1:15-16, I Thess. 5:23- 24, I John 2:6.

8. The Church is the body of Christ. Each believer, being born of the Spirit, is an integral part of this body, being placed in it for the fulfillment of her great commission. Eph. 1:22-23, 2:22, Heb. 12:23. The church is divinely ordered and scripturally ordained to evangelize the world, and to edify its members. Mark 16:15-20, Eph. 4:11- 13.

9. Divine healing is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. Is. 53:4-5, Matt. 8:16-17.

10. The resurrection of those who have died in Christ, and the translation together with those who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord is the blessed hope of the church. I Thess. 4:16-17, Rom. 8:23, Titus 2:13, I Cor. 15:51-52. Further, the revelation of Christ from heaven, the salvation of the nation Israel, and the millennial reign of Christ is the promise of the world's hope. II Thess 1:7, Rev. 19:11-14, Rom. 11:26-27, Rev. 20:1-7. As there is hope for the believer, there is also punishment for those who reject the hope that is found in Jesus Christ. The Word of God refers to this punishment as everlasting in a lake which bumeth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Rev. 19:20, Rev. 20:10-15.

11. We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. II Pet. 3:13, Rev. 21 and 22.

Restoration Fellowship's Purpose Statement

To bring people to Jesus Christ for the purpose of becoming "..rooted and built up in Christ, strengthened in the faith". (Col. 2:7) To lead people into Membership in God's Family, and develop them to Christ-like Maturity, to equip them for their Ministry in the church and Mission in the world. To enable people to fulfill God's Great Commandment, (Matt. 22:37-40), and God's Great Commission, (Matt. 28:19-20).