Beliefs

What we believe at Rockingham Christian Church about Jesus, the Bible, and the Church

Our Beliefs

JESUS

Jesus is God.


Jesus lived a perfect life and died on a cross for our sins. The cross justifies God's wrath and love. Jesus lived a perfect life which is required of someone to be "good enough." Jesus did this, on our behalf, because we could never be perfect to earn God's love. Jesus did it for us. God's love is not based on our behavior, but on the perfect and sinless life of Jesus.


When a person is ready to follow Jesus, we ask them to acknowledge that Jesus is God, they are a sinner in need of grace, and to publicly express that decision in baptism. This was the common response in the book of Acts (Acts 2:38).


Explore more about Jesus in the Scriptures - John 1; 1 John 4:9; John 3:16.

THE TRINITY

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.


Explore more about the Trinity here - Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; Genesis 1:2; John 1:1-; Genesis 1-2; John 1:3-4; Acts 17:24-28; John 16:7-15; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:26-27; Acts 2:17-18; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14.



The bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives.


Explore more about the Bible here - Acts 1:16; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12.. 


THE CHURCH

We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together.


Explore more about the church here - Acts 2:14-47; Ephesians 1-4