our beliefs

what does retro believe?

click the title to see the description and biblical context of each belief​.

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The Bible


We believe that the Holy Bible is God’s Word, written by men divinely inspired. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and practice (II Tim 3: 16-17; II Pet 1:21).




Jesus Christ


We believe in Jesus as the Son of God and the center of all we are and do. Given to us, by God, in sacrifice, as redemption for our sins and as a direct access to God the Father. (John 14:6, 1 Timothy 2:5, John 3:16)




God The Father


We believe in God as the Father, and creator of all. “It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.” Jeremiah 51:15




Holy Spirit


We believe in the Holy Spirit as an equal-value part of the holy trinity. Given to us as a gift and a helper. (John 14:26, Isaiah 11:2)




The Trinity


We believe in the three equal parts of the trinity. Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Gen 1:26; Deut 6:4, Matt 3: 16-17; 28:19)




The Church


We believe that the church is the living spiritual body of which Christ is the head. We believe that a local church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, whose members have been baptized, upon a confession of faith, and have associated themselves for worship, instruction, fellowship, evangelism, and service. God has laid upon the church the task of proclaiming to a lost world the salvation through Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We believe all human betterment is the result of the Gospel (Acts 2:41; 15:13-17; I Cor 12: 12-13).




Giving


We believe that giving is an out-loud, meaningful, and tangible expression of love and commitment. We believe that it is a requirement of all Christ followers as scriptures teaches. We believe that the limit should be established by God and the giver, with the understanding that “it is better to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35) and that giving should always be done joyfully and never reluctantly. (2 Corinthians 9:7, Luke 6:38)




Unity & Equality


We believe that there is a requirement of all Christians to unite under God’s grace, love and power. Making no differentiation based on race or gender, as we are all equal in the eyes of God, our Father. (Ephesians 4:3-6)




Communion


We believe Communion is a way of symbolically commemorating and reflecting on Jesus' death. We partake in remembrance of Christ’s body that was broken open for us, and his blood which was poured our for us. We join in communion in celebration of Christ’s victory over satan, and the atonement for our sins which was bought for us in full on the cross. (Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22:17-20, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 11:20-32)




Water Baptism


We believe that just as Jesus was baptized as a consenting adult, so should all who make an individual decision to be baptized. Each believer is responsible, at a consenting age, to make their own decision for fully-immersed water baptism. It is an act of obedience that represents the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior - and symbolizing the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Jesus.




Salvation


We believe that God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) We believe that salvation, or eternal life, can only be found through Jesus Christ, as the singular way to God, our Father. (John 14:6)