About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

(Genesis 1:1; 1:26-27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)


About Man

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by disobedience toward God called sin. Sin separates man from God.

(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)


About Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

(John 3:16; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:12-15)


About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father as God. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.

(Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 1:14; 10:30; Hebrews 4:14-15;1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)


About Salvation

Salvation is a gracious gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ and in Him alone for eternal life can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one trusts in Jesus Christ for eternal life. No act of obedience preceding or following faith in Jesus Christ (such as commitment to obey, sorrow for sin, turning from one’s sin, baptism, or submission to the Lordship of Christ) may be added to or considered a part of faith as a condition for receiving eternal life. This saving transaction between God and the sinner is simply the giving and receiving of a free gift.

(John 3:16-18; 4:10; 6:47; Romans 4:5; 5:1; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)


About Eternal Security

Because of the promise of God Himself found in the Word of God, the one who has trusted in Christ is eternally safe in God’s hand and cannot be lost. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.

(John 6:35-40; 10:29; Hebrews 10:10; 14)


About Assurance

The assurance of eternal salvation is based only on the promise God makes in His word: that everyone who trusts in Jesus Christ alone possesses eternal life. Good works, which can and should follow the new birth, are not necessary for the assurance of eternal life, even though they may have a secondary, confirmatory value.

(John 5:24; 1 John 5:11-13; Ephesians 2:10; Titus 3:8)


About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. A disciple of Jesus Christ seeks to live under His control daily.

(2 Corinthians 3:17-18; John 16:7-13; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1)


About Baptism

We believe water baptism is significant and important because Christ has commanded it, because it is an outward symbol of the believer’s identification with Christ and the Christian faith, and because it is a witness to the world around us. Although commanded by Christ, baptism confers no saving grace it cannot save. Even still, every person should be baptized by immersion in water (after trusting Christ for salvation) as soon as humanly possible. Baptism should be the believer’s first step of obedience in a life of following Christ (discipleship).

(Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 10:47-48; Acts 16:30-33)


About The Bible

The Bible is God's word to all. It was penned by humans, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119:160; Psalm 12:6;Proverbs 30:5; Revelation 22:18-19)


About Discipleship

The ultimate goal of the Holy Spirit's work in the believer's life is to produce spiritual maturity reflected in consistent Christlike behavior and attitudes. Therefore, obedience to the Word of God, while not necessary for obtaining eternal salvation from hell, is the essential responsibility of each Christian. However, the Bible does not teach that this obedience will be manifested in all believers or to the same degree in all believers. If a believer does not yield to the ministry of the Holy Spirit in his experience, failure will result, evidenced by sinful acts or even prolonged disobedience. Discipleship is life-long spiritual education characterized by ongoing repentance.

(Galatians 5:22-25; Colossians 1:27-29)


About Motivation

The believer is assured of salvation from hell, and is eternally secure, since that salvation is based solely upon the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross. Therefore, the receiving or keeping of that salvation cannot be an impetus for godly living. The Scripture, however, does present several motivations for obedience in the Christian life.

1. A powerful motivation for living the Christian life is gratitude to God for saving us by His grace (2 Corinthians 5:14-15; Galatians 2:20).

2. Believers should also be motivated by the knowledge that their heavenly Father both blesses obedience and disciplines disobedience in His children (Hebrews 12:11).

3. Finally, every Christian must stand before the judgment seat of Christ, not to determine his destiny in heaven or hell, but to assess the quality of his Christian life on earth. Anticipating either reward or loss of reward at the judgment seat should also motivate believers to perseverance and to faithfulness to God's revealed will (2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 John 2:28; Revelation 22:12)





Ridge Pointe Fellowship Church

11440 Ferguson Road  Dallas, TX 75228

972-681-8500

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