Core Beliefs

Our Core Beliefs

Thank you for your interest in The Rock Church. Below you will find information about what we believe. We are a church rooted in the Bible and use it as our authority for everything we do. Explore a little, and if you have questions, just let us know. We would be happy to connect with you!

The Scriptures Inspired

•  2 Timothy 3:16-17… “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”

•  I Thessalonians 2:13… “But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you”

•  2 Peter 1:21… “For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit”

The One True God

• Deuteronomy 6:4… “Hear O Isreal: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”

• Philippians 2:6… “Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,”

• John 14:16… “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever”

Mankind willfully sinned against God

• Romans 5:12… “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned”

The New Birth in Jesus Christ

• 2 Corinthians 7:10… “Godly sorrow brings repentence that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death”

• John 3:3-5… “In reply Jesus declared, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.’ / ‘How can a man be born when he is old?’ Nicodemus asked. ‘Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!’ / Jesus answered, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the spirit'”

• I John 5:12… “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

The Ordinances of the Church - Water Baptism and Holy Communion

• Matthew 28:19… “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

• Matthew 3:11… “I will baptize you with water for repentence. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”

• Acts 1:8… “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

• Acts 2:38,39… “Peter replied ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off – fro all whom the Lord our God will call'”

Living a Holy Life

• Hebrews 12:14… “Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see our Lord.”

• I Thessalonians 5:23… “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body, be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

• Philippians 2:12-14… “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing.”

Divine Healing

• I Peter 2:24… “He himeself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteous ness; by his wounds you have been healed.”

• James 5:14-15… “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.”

Resurrection of the Just and the Return of our Lord

• I Thessalonians 4:16,17… “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”

• Revelations 20:6… “Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ will reign with him for a thousand years.”

Hell and Eternal Separation from God

• Hebrews 9:27… “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgement”

• Revelations 19:20… “But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs
on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshipped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.”

Unity, Liberty and Love.

• In essentials: there must be unity; in non-essentials: liberty; and in all things: love.

"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus replied, "Blessed are you Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it."
Matthew 16: 15-18