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The New Birth
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes that the change that takes place in people at conversion is a very real one; that having received righteousness in Christ and having received of His Spirit, people will have new desires, interests, and pursuits in life. Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20

Daily Christian Life
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes that it is the will of God that those who have been born again grow in sanctification, become partakers of His holiness, and daily grow stronger in the faith, power, prayer, love, and service. 2 Corinthians 7:1

Water Baptism and the Lord's Supper
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes that being baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is an essential response to Jesus' command, testifying to His lordship as Christ and King. (Romans 6:4) We believe in observing the Lord's Supper, receiving the broken bread and the fruit of the vine with joy and faith as we partake anew of the life and triumph of Christ's Cross. 1 Corinthians 11:24-26

Baptism in the Holy Spirit
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes that the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, empowers believers to exalt Jesus, to live lives of holiness, and to be witnesses of God's saving grace; we expect the Spirit's incoming to be after the same manner as that in which He came upon believers in the days of the Early Church. Acts 1: 5, Acts 8; Acts 2:4

The Spirit-Filled Life
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes that it is the will of God that believers walk in the Spirit moment by moment, serving the Lord and living lives of patience, love, truth, sincerity, and prayer. Ephesians 4:30-32; Galatians 5:16, 25

The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes that the Holy Spirit bestows enabling ministry gifts upon believers, and that these gifts will build up the Body of Christ through edification and evangelism (1 Corinthians 12:1-11); as evidence of a Spirit-filled life, believers should show spiritual "fruit": love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Galatians 5:22-25

Moderation
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes a Christians' moderation should be obvious to others and that relationship with Jesus should never lead people into extremes of fanaticism; their lives should model that of Christ in uprightness, balance, humility, and self-sacrifice. Colossians 3:12, 13; Philippians 4:5

Divine Healing
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes that divine healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith; He, who does not change, is still willing and able to heal the body, as well as the soul and spirit in answer to faith. Mark 16: 17, 18; James 5:14-16

The Second Coming of Christ
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent; the certainty of His coming and the fact that no man knows the hour of His coming prompt our evangelistic efforts; that the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven, the dead in Christ shall rise, and the redeemed will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Matthew 24:36, 42, 44; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17

Church Relationship
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes that it is our blessed privilege to be lovingly joined to a group of believers with whom we can worship God, observe the ordinances of Christ, exhort and support one another, labor for the salvation of others, and work together to advance the Lord's Kingdom. Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:24

Civil Government
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes that civil government is by divine appointment and that civil laws should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God. Acts 4: 18-20; Romans 13:1-5

Judgment
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes that all shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ: the redeemed to be delivered unto everlasting life, and the unrepentant unto everlasting punishment. Revelation 20:11, Revelation 12; 2 Corinthians 5:10

Heaven
River of Life Church in Raleigh NC believes that Heaven is the glorious habitation of the living God and the eternal home of born-again believers. John 14:2; Revelation 7:15-17

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