We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; I Corinthians 8:6; Matthew 28:19
We believe that man was created in the image of God, the supreme being in God’s creation, for the purpose of knowing God and worshipping him. Man has a problem in that his sin nature keeps him from fulfilling this ultimate purpose.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
We believe that baptism is the first step of obedience in the Christian life. It is not necessary for salvation, but an outward expression of a personal commitment to God. We believe in water immersion as the Biblical model of baptism.
Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-1
We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, yet co-equal with God. He came to earth to provide a way for man to have a relationship with God. He did this through his death on the cross, and his resurrection, three days later. We believe that He one day will return as the sovereign King.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
We believe that man is an eternal being. He will either exist with God in heaven, or separated by sin from God in hell. We believe that heaven and hell are the two places of eternal existence.
John 3:16 I John 2:25; 5:11-13 Romans 6:23 Revelation 20:15
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the Salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ; and during this age to convict men; regenerate the believing sinner; indwell, guide, gift, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service. We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit described in the Scriptures are still given to believers by the Holy Spirit today.
Luke 3:22; Romans 8:9; Luke 12:12; John 16:7-14; I Corinthians 12 & 14
We believe that salvation is a free gift from God to man, made possible by the sacrificial death of Jesus. Salvation can only be received by repentance of sin and faith in Jesus. We believe this act is a one-time occurrence in a person’s life.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
Two Rivers Church is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA).