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We believe the Bible is the Word of God. It was written by men inspired by God and is without error. It is the sole authority for life and faith.
Exodus 24:4Deuteronomy 4:1-217:19Psalms 19:7-10Isaiah 34:16Matthew 5:17-18Luke 21:3324:44-46John 17:17Romans 15:416:25-262 Timothy 3:15-17Hebrews 1:1-24:121 Peter 1:252 Peter 1:19-21.

We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1Exodus 3:146:2-3Deuteronomy 6:4Isaiah 43:3,1564:8Jeremiah 10:10Matthew 28:19Mark 1:9-11John 4:245:2614:6-1317:1-81 Corinthians 8:6Ephesians 4:6Colossians 1:151 John 5:7.

We believe that Jesus is the eternal Son of God. He was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life; died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven. 
Isaiah 7:14Isaiah 53:1-12Matthew 1:18-233:1711:2717:528:1-6Mark 3:11Luke 1:354:4124:46John 1:1-18,2910:3011:25-2712:44-5014:7-1121-2220:1-20Acts 1:92:22-247:55-56Romans 5:6-218:1-3,341 Corinthians 1:3015:1-8; 2 Corinthians 8:9Galatians 4:4-5Ephesians 1:204:7-10Philippians 2:5-11Colossians 1:13-222:91 Timothy 2:5-6Titus 2:13-14Hebrews 1:1-34:14-159:12-15,24-281 Peter 2:21-25Revelation 1:13-16

We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide who lives in every believer.
Genesis 1:2Psalm 139:7ff.; Joel 2:28-32Matthew 1:183:1612:28-32Luke 4:18-1912:12John 14:16-17; 16:7-14Acts 2:1-4Romans 8:9-11,26-271 Corinthians 2:10-1412:3-11,13Ephesians 1:13-141 Timothy 3:162 Peter 1:211 John 4:135:6-7.

We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.
Matthew 16:2724:27,30,4425:31-4626:64Luke 12:4017:22-3721:27-28John 14:1-3Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18Hebrews 9:27-28James 5:81 John 2:28Revelation 3:11.

We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.
Genesis 1:26-302:7; Psalm 51:5Acts 17:26-31Romans 3:10-18,235:6,12,191 Corinthians 15:19Ephesians 2:1-22.

We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 1:11-14,293:3-21,365:2410:28-29Acts 2:214:1215:11Romans 3:23-254:3ff.; 5:8-108:1-18,29-3910:9-101 Corinthians 1:302 Corinthians 5:17-20Galatians 2:20Ephesians 2:8-22Titus 2:11-14Hebrews 11:1-12:8Revelation 3:20.

We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Exodus 19:5-8Jeremiah 31:31ff.; John 3:165:2410:27-2915:16Romans 5:9-108:28-39Ephesians 1:4-232 Timothy 2:191 Peter 1:2-5.

We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.
Matthew 18:8-925:31-46Mark 9:43-48Luke 12::4816:19-262 Corinthians 5:10Philippians 3:20-211 Thessalonians 4:14-182 Thessalonians 1:7ff.; 2 Timothy 4:82 Peter 3:7ff.; Revelation 1:1820:1-22:13.

We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.
Matthew 3:13-1728:19-20Mark 1:9-11John 3:23Acts 2:41-428:35-3916:30-33Romans 6:3-5Colossians 2:12.

We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.
Matthew 16:15-1918:15-20; Acts 14:2320:281 Corinthians 3:165:4-5Ephesians 1:22-232:19-223:215:22-32Colossians 1:181 Peter 5:1-4Revelation 21:2-3.

River Church is a Baptist church and is closely associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. To learn more about the SBC, please visit To view the full statement of SBC beliefs (The Baptist Faith and Message) click here.

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