Church - Restoration
Ministry - Education
and Training - Community
of Restoration Ministries
to equip people to live the Gospel
of the Lord Jesus Christ as given in His Word and to experience
His abundant life.
meets at 10 am Sundays at Wellington Point for Praise, Prayer, Worship and the
Ministry of God's Word.
Articles of faith for Restoration Ministries Australia Ltd
Holy scriptures, known as the Bible are the inspired Word of
God and is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice.|
OF FAITH of RESTORATION MINISTRIES Australia
Ltd., grounded in these scriptures, are given as a basis for belief,
fellowship and ministry"that we
all preach the same thing" (1 Cor.
1:10). Let it be remembered, however, that this is not given
as a summary of the complete revelation of biblical truth, only that
it covers our present needs as to these fundamental doctrines.
GODHEAD: WE BELIEVE in the unity of the true and
living God who is the eternal, self-existent one who
has revealed Himself as one being in three persons -
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and who is the creator and
preserver of things visible and invisible;
Deut 6:4; Mk 12:29; Gen 1:1; Ps 86:9-10; Isa 43:10-11; Jn 1:1-3.
LORD JESUS CHRIST: WE BELIEVE in the Lord Jesus Christ,
the second person of the triune Godhead, who was and
is the eternal Son of God; that He became incarnate by
the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary.
BELIEVE in His sinless life, miraculous ministry, substitutionary
atoning death, bodily resurrection, glorious ascension,
and abiding intercession;
Is 7:14; Matt 1:23; Heb 7:26; 1 Pet 2:22; Acts 2:22; 10:38; 2 Cor
5:21; Heb 9:12; Lk24:39; 1 Cor 15:4; Acts 1:9; Eph 4:8-10; Rom 8:34;
HOLY SPIRIT: WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, the third person
of the triune Godhead, who proceeds from the Father and
the Son, and is ever present and active in the work of
convicting and regenerating the sinner, and sanctifying
and guiding the believer into all truth.
Jn 14:26; Jn 16:8-11; 1 Peter 1:2; Rom 8:14.
HOLY SCRIPTURES: WE BELIEVE in the verbal, plenary inspiration
of the Holy Scriptures, namely the Old and New Testaments
in their original writings. All Scripture is given by inspiration
of God, and is infallible, inherently revealing the will
of God concerning us all in all things necessary to our
conduct. The Bible does not simply contain the Word of
God, but is, in reality, the complete revelation and very
Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, so that whatever
is not contained therein is not to be enjoined as an article
Matt 5:17,18; 24:35; Jn 4:39; 2 Tim 3:16,17; 2 Pet 1:19-21.
DEVIL: WE BELIEVE in the personality of the devil, who
by his influence brought about the downfall of man, and
now seeks to destroy the faith of every believer in the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Gen 3:1-15; Matt 4:1-13; Jam 4:7; 1 Pet 5:8; Jn 13:2.
OF MAN: WE BELIEVE that man was created by God by specific
immediate act and in His image and likeness, morally upright
and perfect, but fell by voluntary transgression. Consequently,
all men are separated from original righteousness, being
deprave and without spiritual life.
Gen 1:26-31; Gen 3:1-7; Rom 5:12-21.
ATONEMENT: WE BELIEVE that God's answer to a sinful state
is the death of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ upon the
cross, whose sufferings and shed blood have made full atonement
for the sins of the whole world, both original and actual,
and that there is no other ground for salvation.
2 Cor 5:18-21; Gal 1:4; Eph 1:7; Col 1:14; Heb 9:25,26; 1 Pet 1:19,20.
SALVATION OF MAN: WE BELIEVE salvation
is received through repentance towards God and faith in
the Lord Jesus Christ. This experience is also known as the
new birth and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the
Holy Spirit whereupon the believing sinner is regenerated, justified,
and adopted into the family of God
and become a new creation in Christ Jesus, and heir of eternal
(Tit 2:11; 3:5-7; 1 Pet 1:23; 1 Jn 5:1)
CHURCH: WE BELIEVE the Church is the Body of Christ, the
habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments
for the fulfillment of her Great Commission. Each believer,
born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General
Assembly and Church of the First-born which are written
BAPTISM: WE BELIEVE that baptism, by single immersion,
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Spirit, is enjoined upon all who have repented and have
believed in Christ as Saviour and Lord, and that it is
symbolic of our identification with Christ in His death,
burial and resurrection.
Matt 28:19,20; Acts 10:47,48; 2:38,39; Rom 6:4,5; Col 2:12; Mk 16:16.
LORD'S SUPPER: WE BELIEVE the Lord's Supper, consisting
of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, is
the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of
our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet 1:4); a memorial of His suffering
and death enjoined upon all believers "until He comes".
Lk 22:15-20; Matt 26:26-28; Acts 20:7.
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which
is evil, and of dedication unto God.
BELIEVE it is the glorious provision for every believer
in Christ to be made pure in heart and wholly sanctified,
through the operation of the Holy Spirit, by the blood
of Jesus and the Word of God.
Jn 17:15-19; Acts 15:8,9; 1 Thess 4:3,4; Heb 2:11; 1 Thess 5:23,23;
Heb 10:16-19; Rom 12:1,2.
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: WE BELIEVE that the baptism
in the Holy Spirit is the bestowing of the believer with
the power to be an effective witness for Christ. This experience
is distinct from, and subsequent to, the New Birth; is
received by faith and is accompanied by the manifestation
of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
Lk 24:49; Acts 1:4,5,8; Acts 2:1-4 8:15-19; 11:14-17; 19:1-7.
GIFTS: WE BELIEVE in the present day operation of the
nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, as recorded in 1 Cor 12.
We also believe in the ministry gifts of Christ, as
HEALING: In accordance with the teaching of the Scriptures,
we trust our heavenly Father to protect and heal our
bodies from sickness and disease.
BELIEVE: that divine healing for the body, as with all
redemptive blessings of God, has been provided for us
by the atoning death and victorious resurrection of our
Lord Jesus Christ: it is the privilege of all believers
and it is appropriated by faith in our heavenly Father's
Ex 15:26; Isa 53:4; Matt 8;16,17; 1 Pet 2:24; Ps 103:3; Jam 5:14,15;
SECOND COMING: WE BELIEVE in the personal return of our
Lord Jesus Christ to gather his people unto Himself. Having
this glorious hope and earnest expectation, we purify ourselves,
and even as He is pure, so that we may be ready to meet
Him when He comes.
Jn 14:1-3; Jam 5:7,8; Tit 2:13; 1 Thess 4:15-17; 2 Thess 2:1; 1 Jn
THE PUNISHMENT OF THE WICKED: WE BELIEVE in
the everlasting punishment of the wicked (in the sense of
eternal torment) who wilfuly reject and despise the love of
God manifested in the great sacrifice of His only Son upon the
cross of their salvation. Matt 25:46; 13:49,50; Lk 1:47,48;
2 Thess 1:8,9; Rom 6:23; Rev 20:11-15. We believe that
the devil and his angels and whosoever not found written in
the Book of Life shall be consigned to everlasting
punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone,
which is the second death.
NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH: WE BELIEVE we, according
to promise look for "new heavens and a new earth wherein
2 Pet 3:13; Rev 21:22.