REDEMPTION FAITH MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL

                 “ Come with us and we shall do you good ”

 

Beliefs:

Redemption Faith Ministries International accepts the Holy Scripture as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, for the purpose of maintaining general unity. The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man.

We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ as Scripture declares: His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitution work on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His exaltation to the right hand of God.

We understand that man was created good and upright, for God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." However, man, by voluntary transgression, fell and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ.

We Emphasize

-Adherence to the Word of God, for spiritual works have historically fallen into imbalance whenever the Word has been neglected;

-Exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ, for we acknowledge His majesty in all realms, and His ministry to us as Saviour, Baptiser, Healer and soon returning King;

-The ministry of the Holy Spirit, Whose objective is to glorify Jesus, and who leads a responsive people into the dimensions of fruitfulness and fulfilment;

-Interdenominational Fellowship, for we recognize the unity of the Body of Christ, the Church being the sum of those who have been born again by faith;

-The ministry of the believer, for we believe that the Spirit- filled Christian is intended to become an anointed agent of the Kingdom of God.

Repentance and Forgiveness

Jesus said, "Repent, for God's Kingdom is drawing near to you " (Matthew 4:17). The summons of the Savior is to our confession of sin and acknowledgment of His provision of new life. God's eternal salvation is available only through His Son, whom He has given that we might have life abundantly in the present, and life everlasting in the future. (John 3:16, 10:10; Matthew 10:32; Acts 4:10-12; Romans 5:1, 8:1)

Water Baptism

The Lord Jesus Christ commanded that after you have been born again, water baptism is the first step of obedience in this newly established life. "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). If you wish to be baptized, please contact the church office.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Christ's promise in Acts 1:5 is available and applicable today as it was when our changeless Lord gave it: "Ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit." The promise of Acts 2:38-39 is to be taken seriously as well: this timeless blessing is ours for the receiving. We are prepared to minister to any believer who wishes counsel or prayer in this regard.

Healing and Deliverance

We believe in divine healing as the power of Jesus Christ to heal the sick and afflicted in answer to believing prayer. The Pastoral Staff and Elders are available to minister to you. Much affliction is the result of deeper need which calls for spiritual deliverance. Counselors function through our offices and may be contacted by phone for appointments.

 The sacrament of Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We believe in the Sacrament of baptism by immersion, as a testimony of a convert who has attained the age of accountability (Luke 3: 21; Mark 10: 16) (Infants and childeren are not baptised but are dedicated to the Lord), (Luke 2: 22- 24, 34; Mark 10: 16).

We believe in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper which should be partaken by all members who are in full fellowship. (Luke 22: 19- 20; Matt. 26: 21- 29; Acts 20: 7)

Next Life

We believe in the Resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved. They that are saved to

the resurrection of life - and the unsaved to the resurrection of damnation.

(John 5: 28- 29; Daniel 12: 2; Romans 2: 7, 6: 23; 1 John 1:1- 2)

Tithes and Offerings

We believe in tithing and in the giving of free will offerings towards the Kingdom of God.

We believe that God blesses a cheerful giver. (Mal.3: 10; Heb. 7: 1- 4; Luke 6: 38; Acts 20: 35)