What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Reclaim Christian Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

God

God is the "unmoved mover." This means that God is of himself. He was not created, but has always existed. He is  the creator, ruler, and sustainer of the cosmos. God is a triune God existing as three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit. These three "persons" of God are unique, yet simultaneously one.  

Read for yourself:
Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3-22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Sin

We believe that all people are created in the image of God, and have tremendous potential for good. It is also true that people are impaired by an attitude of rebellion towards God's authority and design. This rebellion is called sin. The word sin means to "miss the mark." When we sin we are missing the mark of what it means to be human, we are living in a way that God did not design us to live. Thus, sin has detrimental affects on our physical, emotional, and spiritual lives. The ultimate devastation of sin is that it severs and separates us from God who is the source of life.

Read for yourself:
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23.

Salvation

Salvation is found only through Jesus Christ. All people have sinned and are in need of a savior. We can never make up for our sins by self improvement and/or good works. So, Jesus became our savior by living a perfect life, dying on a cross, and resurrecting to life three days later. To accept this salvation we must believe in God (believe), acknowledging Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (confess), turn from our sinful lifestyle (repent), and be baptized for the forgiveness of our sins (immersion).

Read for yourself:  
Romans 5:1; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; 14:6; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; Acts 2:38-39; 8:26-40; 9:17-19; 10:47-48; 16:15; 16:29-33; 22:16; Mark 16:15-16; John 3:3-5; Romans 6:3-4; Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:26-27; Colossians 2:11-13; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 3:21.

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the final and only authority of truth and revelation for all people. As such, it is the standard by which we know what to believe and how to live.

Read for yourself:
2 Tim. 1:13; 3:16; Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5.

The Church

The Church has been commissioned to help people find and follow Jesus. The Bible speaks metaphorically of the church as being the body of Christ. Jesus, then,  is the head which directs that body.  So, the church exists to continue the ministry of Jesus in the world around us. God grants each Christian  gifts/talents to use in and through the church to accomplish the work set before us.

Read for yourself:
Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 2:18-22; 3:7-11; 4:15-16; Colossians 1:18-22; Hebrews 10:24-25.

Heaven & Hell

We were created to exist forever. As such, death on this earth is not the end of our existence. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. The term "Heaven" broadly refers to living in existence with God forever. The term "Hell" broadly refers to living in existence separated from God forever. Heaven is a place of tremendous joy where evil exists no longer. Hell is a place of great tournament and suffering.

Read for yourself:  
John 3:16; 14:17; Romans 6:23; 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 21:27; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9; Matthew 25:41.