At New River, we are committed to sound biblical theology. The Bible, Old and New Testament alone, is the only infallible, inspired Word of God. Our essential beliefs:
Scripture was written by human authors; under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth; it is relevant to our daily lives and without error.
The Bible clearly states that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin.
We as the church are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ and obedience to all of His commands.
We affirm there is one God who revealed himself in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is the creator and sustainer of all things. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus is fully man, and fully God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary; He lived a perfect life for man’s redemption. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could be given the opportunity for eternal life.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is Lord and Giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers believers for service and witness; convicting people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment.
Man was created to live forever. He will exist either in eternal separation from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged according to their works. Everyone whose name is not written in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire. Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat to be rewarded for their good deeds based on their relationship with Jesus Christ.