Statement of Faith

A Statement of Faith is a written declaration of the ministry's position on matters that pertain to the essentials of historical Christianity. The following statements comprise Real Life Networks’ Statement of Faith.

Word of God

We believe that the Bible is inspired by God in its entirety, and is without error in the original autographs, a complete and final written revelation from God.

(2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:21)

Almighty God

We believe that there is only one God, who is eternal and immutable, and manifests Himself in three distinct Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah [1], born of a virgin [2], totally without sin [3], God in human flesh [4] the One Who died on the cross for our sins [5] was buried [6], rose again from the dead on the third day [7], and ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven, where He now intercedes for us who believe in Him. [8]

(1. John 1:36-42, 2. Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:34-35, 3. Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26, 4. John 1:1 & 14, John 20:28, 5. 1 Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9, 6. John 19:40-42, 7. John 2:19, 8. Mark 16:19, Acts 7:56, 1 Timothy 2:)

Jesus' Return

We believe that Jesus Christ is going to return in the clouds for His church before the tribulation that is coming upon the whole earth [1], and that He will return with His saints and all His holy angels to the earth at the end of the tribulation, and set up His kingdom on earth, ruling and reigning forever and ever. [2]

(1.1 Thessalonians 4:16, 2. Matthew 24:30, Revelation 19:13)

A Fallen World

We believe that all humanity is lost and born with a sinful nature, and can only be saved by a personal faith in the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and not by any human merit or performance.

(John 3:16-19, John 5:24, Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5)

The Enemy at Work

We believe in a real/literal devil, called Satan, who, along with all his fallen angels, demons, and evil spirits, are destined to spend eternity in hell, and now seek to deceive the world, defeat the believers, and destroy the work of God, but can be resisted by believers, who are protected by God, the Holy Spirit and the intercession of Jesus Christ our Lord.

(Genesis 3:1, Job 1:6-12, Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 22:31-32, 1 John 4:4, Revelation 20:10)

Heaven on Earth

We believe that heaven is a real place where the saved will dwell forever, and that hell is a literal place of torment where unbelievers will suffer forever.

(John 14:1-3, Revelation 20:11-15, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 22:5)

Born Again

We believe that genuine believers are born again by the Holy Spirit of God, and are indwelt, baptized into the body of Christ, the true church, and sealed by the Holy Spirit, and thus, unable to be separated from the love of Jesus Christ.

(John 3:1-6, Acts 1:4-5, Romans 8:35-39, Ephesians 1:13-14)

The Holy Spirit

We believe that all believers need to be filled and empowered by the Holy Spirit to live a godly life and to be bold in our witness for the Lord.

(Romans 8:13-14, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18)

Our Spiritual Community

We believe in the spiritual unity of all genuine believers in the Lord Jesus Christ which is manifested by the spiritual gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit’s presence through His love.

(I Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 4:8-12)

God’s Chosen People

We believe that the nation of Israel has a special place in God’s plan, and that all of the promises of God to Israel will be fulfilled both now and in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in His millennium.

(Genesis 12:3, Psalm 122:1)

God’s Creation

We believe the human race was created as male and female by a direct act of God to fully reveal His image.

(Genesis 1:26-28)

A Sacred Union

We believe marriage is a sacred covenantal union between a man and a woman that limits sexual relations to monogamous, heterosexual marriage.

(Genesis 2:24)

God Centered Marriage

We believe that the solemnizing of a marriage is a sacred and profound event that shall be entered into only where the proposed covenantal union is in compliance with the Word of God.

(Genesis 4:1)

Same Sex Marriage

We believe that the solemnizing of a marriage between men and women of the same sex is contrary to the Word of God and is a sin before God.

(Romans 1:21-27)

Life is Sacred

We believe in the sanctity of human life in all stages from conception to natural death. The church, based upon clear biblical teaching and by obedience to the Holy Scriptures, believes that life is to be preserved without exception.

(Psalm 82:3-4, Genesis 1:27, Psalm 127, 3, Exodus 20-13, Exodus 20:13, Micah 6:7, John 10:10)

Being Set Apart

We believe in the standard of holy living set forth in Holy Scripture and agree that as believers in the Lord we must adhere to right living preserving our witness before the unsaved world. We agree that we are living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God and that without the Holy Spirit’s indwelling and recurring filling for Christian power, we cannot fully display Christ.

(Romans 12:1, 1 Peter 2:5)