The following are the core beliefs of Regeneration Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible, which we believe to be true, authoritative, and sufficient. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself. Jesus was born of a virgin and without sin. He lived a sinless life and made an atoning sacrifice for all sin at all times when he allowed himself to be crucified. His resurrection three days later is proof of God’s approval of that sacrifice on our behalf. He has ascended into heaven and will one day physically return to Earth.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations. The rest of us, with the lone exception of Jesus, are sinful at birth and by action making repentance from sin and faith in Jesus and his crucifixion and resurrection necessary for rescue from sin’s penalty and for provision of a relationally abundant life now.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured our relationships with God, people, creation, and ourselves and without Jesus we are powerless to overcome sin and reconcile all of those relationships.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
People will one day be resurrected from the dead. Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.
One of the relationships people were made for is marriage. Marriage is defined originally in Genesis and then throughout the Bible as between one man and one woman for as long as the two live. Marriage is a mysterious representation of God’s relationship with himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as well as God’s relationship with people, and Christ’s relationship with the Church.
Believing this to be true about marriage we also believe God intended for sex to be a sanctifying act between husband and wife alone. Sex in any other context is sin.