What We Believe

What We Believe

At Refuge we believe that everyone belongs here.  We are a growing group of believers that come together for exciting time of corporate worship.  At Refuge you will find people from all different walks of life; from a seasoned saint to a babe in Christ.  It does not matter your color, race, personality we want you here. 

You will find at Refuge people passionately worshiping God in song and dance.  We do not tell you how to worship we just encourage you to do it freely.

We believe that everyone should be empowered with the knowledge of the word of God.  This is why Refuge is serious about teaching you the word of God so you will be able to live out your life in the overflow, the way Christ has designed it for us. 

THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible to be inspired of God; the infallible Word of God. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).

The Bible is the only God-given authority which man possesses; therefore, all doctrine, faith, hope, and all instruction for the church must be based upon, and harmonize with, the Bible.

FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINE

The basic and fundamental doctrine of this church shall be the Bible standard of salvation which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost Spirit. (John 3:5, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38).

REPENTANCE

A broken and contrite heart He will not despise (Psalm 51:17). John preached repentance, Jesus proclaimed it, and before His ascension commanded that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name, beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24:47). Peter fulfilled this command on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:38).

BAPTISM

The scriptural mode of baptism is immersion in water.  It is done in obedience to the Word of God and in the name of Jesus Christ, according to the Acts of the Apostles; 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5, thus obeying and fulfilling Matthew 28:19.

Holy SpIRIT

John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11, said “… He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.”

Jesus, in Acts 1:5, said, “… ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”

Luke tells us in Acts 2:4, “… and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, (languages) as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

The terms “baptized with the Holy Ghost,” “filled with the Holy Ghost,” and the “gift of the Holy Ghost,” are synonymous terms which are interchangeable in the Bible.

GODHEAD

We believe in the One ever-living, eternal God; infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose, and possessing absolute, indivisible Deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as Father in creation, through the Son in redemption, and as the Holy Ghost by emanation (I Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6; II Corinthians 5:19; Joel 2:28).

We believe that Jesus was both man and God.  As man Jesus was born of a woman and begotten of God (Matthew 1:21-23). “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God,” (John 1:1) Jesus as the Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14).

We believe the fullness of the Godhead dwelt in the humanity of Christ (Colossians 2:9). And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory (1 Tim 3:16).

The first of all the commandments is, “Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord” (Mark 12:29; Deut. 6:4). There is “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all” (Eph. 4:6).