Statement of Faith

A brief overview of what our church believes.

Rocky Hill Community Church

Statement of Faith

Rocky Hill Community Church’s teaching is based upon the following foundational truths:


God’s Word  

The Bible is one book comprised of sixty-six books; it is the Word of God; it is the only God-breathed book; it was given without error; it has been providentially preserved; it is the final authority for our faith and living. (Psalm 19:7-8, Matthew 5:18, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:20-21)


Trinity  

God exists eternally as three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 29:19, 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Hebrews 9:14)


God, the Father 

The heavenly Father, the first person of the triune Godhead, in His great love for the world, sent His beloved, one and only unique, divine Son into the world as the Savior of mankind to provide everlasting life and adoption into the forever family of the heavenly Father's care. (John 3:16, Romans 8:14, Ephesians 1:5, 1 John 4:14)


God, the Son  

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God; was manifested in the flesh by virgin birth; was crucified as the only acceptable sacrifice for our sins; arose bodily from the grave; is preparing a place for believers; will physically return to reign. (Luke 1:35, John 1:1,14, John 14:1-6, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Corinthians 15:3-19, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 Peter 3:18)


God, the Holy Spirit  

The Holy Spirit persuades us to confess Jesus as Savior from our sins and Lord of our lives; he indwells us to explain the Bible; he empowers us to live godly lives. (John 16:7-14, Acts 5:3-4, Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 5:17-21)


Creation and Marriage 

God created the universe and humankind; ordaining marriage to be only between a man and woman; establishing sexual intimacy to be a good gift for pleasure and procreation only in marriage. (Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-3, Genesis 2:18-25, Proverbs 5:15-21, 1 Corinthians 7:2-5, I Corinthians 6:9-11, Hebrews 13:4)


Satan 

Created by God as a good angel, Satan chose to rebel against his Creator and persuaded a host of other angels to follow, called demons; he is the author of sin and cause of the fall of humanity; he is powerful, but not all-powerful; he is the open and declared enemy of God and humanity; he shall be eternally punished. (Job 1:6, 7, Isaiah 14:12-17, Matthew 4:2-11, Revelation 20:10)

 

Salvation 

Every person is a sinner and separated from God until repenting of his sins and receiving God’s gift of eternal life by trusting in Jesus Christ alone as Savior and Lord. (Acts 4:12, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 Peter 1:18-21)


Security 

Believers are eternally safe and secure in Jesus, giving evidence of genuine faith by a life of good works. (John 3:16, John 10:27-29, Romans 8:38-39, James 2:14-17)


The Church

The church is the living body of Christ; Jesus guarantees its growth and endurance; it is comprised of all believers in Jesus Christ since its birth at Pentecost; it is manifested through local assemblies devoted to worshipping God, reaching unbelievers with God's good news and maturing believers to be like Jesus Christ. (Matthew 16:18, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2, Acts 11:26, Acts 15:41, Romans 16:16, 1 Corinthians 12:27, Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 4:11-13, Hebrews 10:25)


Heaven 

The future life of believers is a rewarded blessed eternity with God in heaven; unbelievers face eternal judgment apart from God and heaven. (Matthew 25:46, John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:8, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 20:11-15)


Choice 

Within God’s ultimate sovereign choice, eternal life is offered to the world from a divine heart of love that desires all to respond to that love, wanting no one to perish, and promising an eternal relationship to every sincere seeker. (Proverbs 8:17, Jeremiah 29:13, Amos 5:4, John 1:7, 3:16-17, 5:40, 6:44, Romans 8:33, Ephesians 1:4-5, 1 Timothy 2:3-4, 2 Peter 3:9)