DOCTRINE & BELIEF

At Real Hope we believe the Scriptures are the supreme authority and treat them as such for all matters of life and faith.


We teach from the Bible and arrive at all our essential beliefs through a clear understanding of the Word.


Below you will find our position on our essential doctrines.


In essential beliefs we have UNITY, in non-essential beliefs we have LIBERTY, and in all our beliefs we display CHARITY.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

GOD

We believe that there is one, true, holy God, eternal existing in three persons.

Father Son and Holy Spirit - each of whom possess equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality, while executing distinct, but harmonious functions. We believe that God the Father concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayers,

and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

We believe that God the Father is the head of the Trinity. These three are co-equal and are one God. 

(Genesis 1:1,26-27, 3:22; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 7:7-11, 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2, 5:7, Romans 1:18-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14)



JESUS CHRIST

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus is the second Person of the Trinity who was united forever with a true human nature by virgin birth. We believe in His sinless life, miracles and teachings.

We believe that He voluntarily died on the cross to be our substitute, paying the penalty for our sins, rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, and ascended into Heaven. We believe that He is at the right hand of the Father and He is the ONLY mediator between God and man.

He will come again to earth, personally and visibly to fulfill God's eternal plan. 

(Matthew 1:18-24, 20:28; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:11-14, 20:28; Acts 1:11;  Romans 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 1:1-4, 4:14-15, 9-28)



The Holy Spirit

We believe in the personality and present ministry of the Holy Spirit. We believe that He has been sent by the Father to be the Comforter, to convict men of their sin, to testify to the world of Jesus Christ, and to empower the believer to walk a victorious Christian life. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ at the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.  

(John 1:1; Luke 12:12; John 3:3-6; John 14, 15-16; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9, 16; 1 Cor. 3:16, 12:1-30; Ephesians 1:13-14, 5-18; Galatians 5:25)