RAINBOW BIBLE RANCH STATEMENT OF FAITH
THE SCRIPTURES: We believe in the plenary verbal inspiration of the Scriptures, including both Old and New Testament, by which we understand that the Holy Spirit not only inspired the thoughts of the writers, but also formulated the very word structure into which the thoughts were cast in the original documents (I Cor. 2:13; II Tim. 3:16,17; II Peter 1:20,21).
GODHEAD: We believe in one Triune
God - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit - eternal in being,
identical in nature, equal in power and glory, and having precisely the same
attributes and perfections (Deut. 6:4; II Cor. 13:14; Matt. 28:19; I Peter 1:2).
CREATION AND FALL: We believe that
man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adamís sin the
race fell, inherited a sinful nature and consequent alienation from God, and
came under the judicial sentence of death (Gen. 1:26,27; Rom. 3:22,23,
5:12; Eph. 2:12).
believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is now in heaven exalted at the right hand of
God, where as the High Priest for His people, He fulfills the ministry of
Representative, Intercessor and Advocate (Heb.
Rom. 8:24; I John 2:1,2).
believe in the imminent coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for the Church and His
subsequent premillenial return to earth to set up His kingdom
(I Thess. 4:13-18; Zech. 14:4-11; Rev.
HOLY SPIRIT: We believe that the
Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Godhead, regenerates those who put their
trust in Christ, that in the present age He indwells all believers in the Lord
Jesus Christ, and He baptizes them into the Body of Christ and seals them unto
the day of redemption the moment a person believes, and we believe that every
believer is commanded of God to be filled with the Holy Spirit (John 3:3;
Rom. 8:9; I Cor. 12:1-14;
Eph. 1:13,14, 5:18-20).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and
received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this faith is
manifested in works pleasing to God (Eph.
2:8-10; Titus 2:11-14).
believe that all true believers once saved shall be kept saved forever
(Rom. 8:1,38,39; John 10:27-30; I
CHURCH: We believe that the church,
which is the Body and the Bride of Christ to be, is a spiritual organism made of
all born again persons in this age irrespective of their affiliation with
Christian organizations (Eph.
THE FINAL STATE: We believe that the condition and retribution of the lost and salvation blessedness of the saved are conscious and everlasting, and dependent upon personal rejection or acceptance of Christ (Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 20:15, 22:3-5,11).