What We Believe
Peoria Rescue Ministries' Statement of Faith
We believe in One God who is a Person and who has revealed Himself as a Trinity in unity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit - three persons and yet one God.
We believe in the full inspiration of the Scriptures, both Old and New Testament, that they are the infallible Word of God, verbally inspired in the original writings, final and authoritative, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, that He was and is God the Son, the second Person of the Trinity; that He was born of a virgin, conceived of the Holy Spirit, that He alone lived a sinless life, that He died for our sins in a substitutionary atonement; that He rose bodily from the grave and ascended on High to prepare a place for us and be our intercessor at God's right hand. He will come again, personally, bodily, visibly, to judge the quick and the dead and to set up His kingdom.
We believe that man is a sinner by nature and by choice; that, although he was created in the image of God, he fell into sin, and is now lost. In order to enter the kingdom of God, he must be born again. This new birth and experience of salvation comes to us by grace through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ who bore our sins in His own body on the Tree. The retribution of the wicked and unbelieving and the reward of the righteous are everlasting, and as the reward is conscious, so is the retribution.
We believe in the Person of the Holy Spirit. He, through the ministry of regeneration and sanctification applies salvation, guides, and comforts the children of God, directs and empowers the Church in fulfillment of the Great Commission, and convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
We believe salvation consists of the remission of sins, the imputation of the righteousness of Jesus Christ, the receiving of eternal life, which are all a free gift of God received by faith alone apart from human works or merit.
We believe the Church is an elect company of believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body (1 Corinthians 12:13). Its mission is to witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations.