This is what the Rio Canario church of Christ Believes:
1. We Believe that God is the creator and sustainer of this universe. He created man in His own image and likeness to serve and to adore him by doing what He says (Gen 1:26, 27, Ecc. 12:13).
2. We Believe that the Bible is God’s unadulterated word. It was given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to guide all men in the path of righteousness (2Tim 3:16-17, 1Thes. 2:13, 2Peter 1:20-21). Hence, it is profitable for doctrine, for reprove for correction for instruction in all matters pertaining to God’s divine will.
3. We Believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was born of a virgin, lived among men, died for the redemption of sinners, rose on the third day from the dead and was received up in heaven, where He sits at the right hand of the throne of God, reigns as King and Priest and makes intercession for all of the saints on the earth (John 20:30,31, 1Tim 3:16, Acts. 2:32, Heb. 7:24-25). Yes, we also believe that one day He is coming back to the earth to claim his own, then time will be no more! John 14:1-6.
4) We believe that salvation is by faith in Jesus: faith in his deity, death, burial and resurrection (1Cor. 15:1-5). The kind of faith that encourages obedience to Christ's will (Heb. 5:8,9); that is, the faith that leads to sinners repentance, confession and baptism for forgiveness (Eph 2:8, Rom 1:16,17;10:10, Acts 2:38).
5. We believe that all true believers are added to one body upon obeying Christ. That body is His church, which He built in the first century (Mat 16:18). All believers are expected to be united in that one body (Acts. 2:41-47, 1Cor. 12:12,13, Eph 4:4-5;1:22,23).
6. We believe that the purpose of the church on the earth is to be a light to lost men in the world by proclaiming the gospel of Christ to them and by doing all of what God says (Eph 3:10, Mat 28:19; 5:16, 1Peter 2:12, 1Tim 4:16).
7. Finally, we believe that the New Testament of the Bible is the Only authority for Christian worship, which must be done in spirit and in truth (John 4:24, 2Cor. 3:6-17, Heb. 8:6-13).
We trust that you will make it be your guide too (Mat 15:9).
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