(1) The Bible is our ultimate statement of faith. Essentially where the Bible speaks, we speak; where the Bible is silent, we are silent’. Doctrinal creeds and statements of faith can be both divisive and misleading, since they are all composed by imperfect human beings. Therefore, we assert the following:
(a) In essential beliefs, we have unity (Ephesians 4:4-6)
(b) In non-essential beliefs – we have liberty (Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22)
(c) In all our beliefs – we exhibit love (1 Corinthians 13:2; Ephesians 4:15).
(2) Although the Bible speaks for itself, the following are ten basic and essential beliefs that are adhered to at Risen Ministries:
The One and Living God, eternally existent in three Persons in Unity.
The Divine Inspiration and Authority of the Holy Scriptures.
The Inherent Corruptness of Man through the Fall; the necessity of Repentance and Regeneration by Grace and through Faith alone, and the Eternal Separation from God of the finally impenitent.
The Virgin Birth, Sinless Life, Atoning Death, Triumphant Resurrection, Ascension, and Abiding Intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Second Coming and Reign upon earth.
Justification and Sanctification of the believer through the finished work of Christ.
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers, with signs following.
The Nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the universal church, which is the Body of Christ.
The Sacraments of Baptism by Immersion and of the Lord’s Supper.
The security of the Believer as he/she abides in Christ.
The privilege and responsibility of bringing Tithes and Offerings to the Lord.