What We Believe
For a church to stand firmly in the world, it must articulate as clearly as possible a structure of doctrine that communicates its beliefs and guides its activity. Here at The Rock Church, we give you two options to read what we believe and hold.
(THE SHORT VERSION)
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to men, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason.
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM,” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, by simultaneously existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image and after our likeness.” Man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Through the preaching and teaching of the Gospel message to all men, God draws those He will. In response to that preached Gospel, the regenerated man is able to, by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, embrace the things of God and enjoy the promises of eternal life. This salvation includes man's regeneration, his justification and sanctification, and his glorification.
The church on earth is the holy Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the great commission. The church actively embraces and practices the two sacraments of Baptism and The Lord's Supper. Each believer is an integral part of the church and voluntarily dedicates his life to God and His Word.
The ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observed (as commanded in the Scriptures) by all that have repented of their sins and in their hearts have believed on Christ as their Savior and Lord. In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they have also been released to walk with Him in newness of life.
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing in a memorial to His suffering and death, a reminder of His second coming, and is offered/practiced to all believers.