GRIF Beliefs

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Beliefs

Jesus Christ, the Word who became flesh, died on the cross for the redemption of sinners, resurrected on the third day, and ascended to heaven. He is the only Savior of mankind, the Creator of the heavens and earth, and the only true God.

God

In One God, the Creator of all things, who reveals Himself as Father, Son and Spirit.

Jesus Christ

God’s eternal Son, is fully God and fully man at the same time, became like us to bring us salvation.

Holy Spirit

God is active in the world, bringing us to salvation, encouraging us to live lives that are God-pleasing.

The Bible

Is the inspired Word of God.

Sin

Attitude that wants to play God, call the shots, alienating people from God, causing rippling effects throughout the universe. A human plight with no exceptions, crying out for a remedy.

Atonement

Jesus freely offered His innocent life to die on the cross in our place. By trusting in His death, we are forgiven and restored to a right relation to God.

Man's Free Choice

God enables and empowers us, by His grace, to freely turn from our sin to His salvation, but He does not force us to do so.

Repentance

Each person must make a U-turn from a life of sin to childlike trust in and obedience to God.

Justification, Regeneration, & Adoption

When we turn away from our sin and trust in Christ, the old record of sin is wiped clean and we are born anew, becoming a part of the family of God.

Holiness

The process of becoming like Jesus in habits, thoughts and deeds. God cleanses the rebel heart, supplies daily grace for daily challenges, and enables believers to never stop growing though the Bible and His Spirit.

The Church

All who place saving faith in Christ and call Him Lord, becoming His active body in the world.

Baptism

Sacrament that initiates new believers into the church, a public sign that celebrates God’s grace in our lives.

The Lord's Supper

Sacrament that feeds the faith of believers along the way, looking back to our Lord’s saving death and ahead to His victorious return.

Divine Healing

We believe God can and does heal, also that God works through medical science.

Second Coming of Christ

Jesus is coming again – visibly, victoriously and swiftly – to establish God’s just and righteous rule.

Resurrection, Judgement, & Destiny

Everyone will face God’s judgment with its rewards and punishments

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