Statement of Faith

  • We believe in the Scriptures both Old and New Testaments, in their original writing, as being divinely inspired by God. We accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.
  • We believe in one Eternal God, externally existing in three persons- God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and the penalty of that sin was both physical and spiritual death.  Therefore all human beings are born with a sin nature which separates man from God.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin through the work of the Holy Spirit.  We believe that He was both God and man; the Word made flesh.
  • We believe that Jesus lived a life without sin in total obedience to His Father.  He spoke what He heard the Father say and did what He saw the Father doing.
  • We believe that Jesus bore the sin of humanity, therefore taking upon Himself God’s wrath.  All who repent and believe in Him by faith are justified on the grounds of His shed blood and redemptive work.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension to Heaven, and His present ministry as High Priest and Advocate.
  • We believe that in the New Birth there is a work of sanctification that separates the individual from the “kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light”.  We also believe that there is a continuing work of sanctification as the believer renews the mind.
  • We believe that in the New Birth the Holy Spirit baptizes the individual into the body of Christ and comes to dwell in their earthly temple.
  • We believe in the subsequent empowerment of the Holy Spirit that enables the believer to fulfill God’s purpose on earth.
  • We believe that in the New Birth that seed of God’s character is planted and will produce fruit.
  • We believe all men stand under the righteous judgment of Jesus, both now and in the last day.  We believe in the resurrection of the dead; the righteous of life eternal and the wicked to endless condemnation in the Lake of Fire.
 
Ordinances  
  • We practice two distinctive ordinances at the Radford Worship Center.  Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. 
  • Water Baptism is the immersion in water as a public confession of identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
  • The Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the emblems of the Saviors broken body and shed blood.  We remember His sacrificial death until He returns.  We are not to treat it common but to examine ourselves that we may eat worthily.

  Good Works  

  • We believe Good works are necessary fruit of faith and follow regeneration but do not have the virtue to remove sin.
  • We believe Good Works are pleasing to God and follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
  • Good works reveals to a fallen world a living practical faith