Essential Beliefs of the River:



We believe in the eternally existing, triune God:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit.



We believe that the Bible is the fully inspired Word of God and as is the only infallible rule                          for faith and practice.



We believe that God the Father is mercifully involved in the affairs of men.



We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, teachings, atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven and certain future return to earth.



We believe in the Holy Spirit and in His present ministry of rebirth and renewal.  We believe He empowers believers and gives spiritual gifts.



We believe all people are made in the image of God, but are sinners by birth and by choice.  Only repentance and faith in Christ can restore us into fellowship with God.



We believe in the worldwide church - the living, spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.



We believe in the ordinances of water baptism and communion.



We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to earth and the consummation of His Kingdom.