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About WRCF

Statement of Faith

What We Beleive



We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of White Rock Christian Fellowship (WRCF) as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to Church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by WRCF in any capacity, all persons who are members of WRCF, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement of Faith. This statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the infallible, authoritative Word of God, is the final authority concerning all matters of truth, morality, and conduct. We also recognize the value throughout church history of creeds and confessions as man-made tools for articulating historic, Christian doctrine and exposing false teaching. For purposes of WRCF’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, the Elders are the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.

Biblical References:

Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22: 2 Corinthians 11:4; Galatians 1:8-9; Ephesians 4:14; 1 Timothy 3:15; 2 Timothy 1:13; 3:1-9, 16; 4:3; 2 Peter 2:1, 3; 1 John. 4:1; Jude 1:3

The Authority of the Bible

We believe the Bible, comprised of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. In faith we hold the Bible to be inerrant in the original writings, God-breathed, and the complete and final authority for faith and practice. While still using the individual writing styles of the human authors, the Holy Spirit perfectly guided them to ensure they wrote precisely what He wanted written, without error, contradiction, or omission.

Biblical References:

Matthew 5:18; John 17:17; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21; Revelation 22:18-19; John 1:1; 2 Peter 1:21

The Triunity of God:

We believe in one God, who is Creator of all, who has revealed Himself in three distinct Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, yet who is one in being, essence, and glory. God is eternal, infinite, and sovereign. God is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, and unchanging. God is holy, just, and righteous. God is love, gracious, merciful, and good.

Biblical References:

Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4, 32:4; Exodus 9:27; Psalm 18:30-31, 90:2, 93:1, 139:1-13, 147:5; Isaiah 6:3; Malachi 3:6; Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:29; Luke 3:22; John 4:24, 5:23, 10:30, 14:9; Acts 5:3-4; II Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 4:8; Ephesians 2:8; Hebrews 1:1-3; Colossians 1:16; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 19:6

Jesus Christ:

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is God incarnate, God in human form, the expressed image of the Father, who, without ceasing to be God, became man in order that He might demonstrate who God is and provide the means of salvation for humanity.

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary; that He is truly fully God and truly fully man; that He lived a perfect, sinless life; that all His teachings are true. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for all humanity as a substitutionary sacrifice. We hold that His death is sufficient to provide salvation for all who receive Him as Savior; that our justification is grounded in the shedding of His blood; and that it is attested by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven in His glorified body and is now seated at the right hand of God as our High Priest and Advocate.

Biblical References:

Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7, 53:5-6; Matthew 1:18-25, 28:6; Mark 14:61-62; John 1:1-3, 14, 29, 5:18, 8:58, 10:30; Acts 1:9-10, 16:31; II Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15, 2:9; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:2-9, 2:14-15; I John 2:2, 5:20; John 1:1-18; Romans 5:9,8:34; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3; Hebrews 7:25


The Holy Spirit:

We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit. He regenerates sinners and indwells believers. He is the agent by whom Christ baptizes all believers into His body. He is the seal by whom the Father guarantees the salvation of believers unto the day of redemption. He is the Divine Teacher who illumines believers’ hearts and minds as they study the Word of God.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is ultimately sovereign in the distribution of spiritual gifts. We believe that the miraculous gifts of the Spirit, while by no means outside of the Spirit’s ability to empower, no longer function to the same degree they did in the early development of the church.

Biblical References:

John 3:5, 14:16-17, 26, 15:26-27, 16:7-15; Acts 1:8, 5:3-4; Romans 8:9, 14; I Corinthians 2:10-11, 6:11, 19, 12:4-14; II Corinthians 3:18, 12:12; Galatians 5:16-18, 22-23; Ephesians 1:13-14, 2:20, 4:7-12, 30, 5:18-21; Titus 3:5

Angels and Demons:

We believe the angels are created as personal spirit beings who worship and glorify God, serve Him, and minister to human beings. Although all angels were originally created holy by God, some followed the prideful lead of Satan and fell from their position. Demons attempt to subvert the work of God through such stratagems as temptation, accusation, and deception.

Biblical References:

Psalm 148:2; John 8:44; 2 Corinthians 2:10- 11; 4:3-4; Ephesians 2:2; 6:12, 16; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:14; 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Peter 2:4; Revelation 12:9-10

The Creation and Fall of Man:

Man was created by God on the 6th day in His own image and is not the product of evolution; he fell into sin through personal disobedience to the revealed will of God; and as a result, all mankind is sinful in nature and practice, is unable to save himself, and faces eternal separation from God.

Biblical References:

Genesis 1:26-28, 2:7, 18-24, 3:1-24, 9:6; Matthew 19:4; Mark 7:21-23; John 8:42-44; Romans 1:18, 3:10, 23,5:1; Ephesians 2:1-3

Salvation of Man:

Eternal salvation from sin, death and hell is the free gift of God's grace and is based solely upon man's personal faith and belief in Jesus Christ. He voluntarily died as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and arose bodily from the dead, thus guaranteeing our own resurrection to eternal life. This salvation is not received by, nor based on, any sacrament, merit, or good work on our part. God, in his sovereignty, provides all mankind with the provision to hear his Word and make a choice to accept the free gift of salvation or deny it. Thus, all mankind is without excuse. The one who truly receives Christ's salvation is eternally secure. Evidence of that salvation is seen by manifestation of the Holy Spirit in the believer. We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

Biblical References:

John 1:11-13, 3:16, 5:24, 10:28-30, 14:6; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:23-26, 5:8, 6:23, 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 7:24-25; I Peter 1:18-19; I John 5:11-13; Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Destiny of Man:

At death, the redeemed pass immediately into the presence of Christ and there remain in joyful fellowship until their bodily resurrection unto life. The unsaved at death descend immediately into Hades where they are kept under punishment until their bodily resurrection and subsequent condemnation into the lake of fire.

Biblical References:

Daniel 12:2; Luke 16:22-23, 23:43; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 3:10, 11, 21; Revelation 20:11-15

Future Events:

One of the coming great events in the fulfillment of prophecy concerning the church is the personal, bodily return of the Lord to remove from the earth His waiting church and to reward them according to their works.

Another event yet to come is the seven-year period of tribulation during which the judgments of God will be poured out upon the unbelieving world. These judgments will climax with the return of Christ in glory to the earth. He will destroy His enemies and restore Israel to her land.

Christ will then establish His thousand-year kingdom in which the saints will reign with Him over Israel and all the nations of the earth.

At the close of the thousand-year reign the unsaved dead will be raised and committed to eternal punishment and the saved will enter the eternal state of glory with God.

Biblical References:

John 14:2-3; Romans 14:10-12; I Corinthians 3:11-15, 15:51-53; II Corinthians 5:10; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; Titus 2:11-13; Revelation 3:10; Daniel 9:27, 12:1; Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 24:15-31, 25:31-46; II Thessalonians 2:7-12; Revelation 16:1-19, 21, 19:1-21; Deuteronomy 30:1-10; Isaiah 11:1-16, 65:17-25; Ezekiel 37:21-28; Revelation 19:11, 20:1-6; Mark 9:43-48; I Corinthians 15:24-28; II Thessalonians 1:9; II Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 20:11-15, 21:1-4, 22:5, 11


The Nature and Organization of the Church:

All who have placed their faith in Christ are united together immediately by the Holy Spirit in one spiritual body, the Church, of which Christ is the Head. In addition, the members of this one spiritual body are directed to associate themselves together in local churches. These local independent churches have been given the needed authority and scriptural guidelines for administering that order, discipline, and worship which Christ, the sovereign head, has appointed. The biblically designated officers serving under Christ and over the church are male elders and deacons.

Biblical References:

Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:46-47; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:25; Acts 6:1-6; I Corinthians 14:40; Ephesians 4:11-12; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; I Peter 5:1-5


The Ordinances of the Church:

Two ordinances have been committed to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the triune God. This ordinance being a command of Christ is recognized as a prerequisite for membership in the local church. Likewise, the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His atoning death. These two ordinances are to be observed until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Biblical References:

Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:41, 10:47-48; I Corinthians 11:23-29


Sanctity of Life:

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.

Biblical References:

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 127:3; Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 1:4-5; Matthew 5:21-22; Proverbs 31:8-9



We believe that racism, in any form, is abhorrent to the Lord. We believe that there is only one race, the human race, created on the 6th day in the image and likeness of God. As bearers of God’s image (the imago Dei), all deserve equal treatment, compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of the Church.

Biblical References:

Psalm 139; Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31


Marriage, Gender and Sexuality:

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological sex or of the existence of complementary genders is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: The uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, gender change, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God.

Because God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man and a woman, under God, White Rock Christian Fellowship will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman. Further, the Elders, Deacons and staff of White Rock Christian Fellowship shall only participate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman. The facilities and property of White Rock Christian Fellowship shall only host weddings or wedding receptions celebrating the marriage of one man and one woman. We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of White Rock Christian Fellowship as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to its members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by White Rock Christian Fellowship in any capacity, as well as ministry leaders and those who serve as volunteers agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality.

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are not in accord with Scripture, nor the doctrines of White Rock Christian Fellowship, and are to be repudiated.

Biblical References:

Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:18-25; 1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4; Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31; Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22