River of Life – Muncie, Indiana

Our Beliefs

River of Life affirms that the Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God and is, therefore, our authority for salvation and Christian living (II Timothy 2:15; 3:14-17). Some of the primary doctrines of the Bible that we embrace include:

Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9). The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection) (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4). This was, and is, the consistent message and experience of the New Testament Church. (Acts 2:38; 4:12; 8:12-17; 10:43-48; 19:1-6)

The Godhead
There is one God and Jesus Christ is the fullness of the Godhead incarnate. Indeed, Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh (humanity). Jesus Christ was, at the same time, both fully God and fully man. He possessed both absolute, unmitigated deity and complete, genuine humanity. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 1;18-23; John 1:1-14; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16; 2:5)

As Christians we are commanded to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly. We should live a life of separation from the world. The fruit of the Spirit (including love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance) should be manifest in all that we say and do. (Psalms 29:2; Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 6:14-17; Ephesians 4:22-24; Galatians 5:22-23; Hebrews 12:14)

The Church
The church is the body of Christ and His ambassadors in this world. The mission of the church is to spread the gospel and lead the lost to Christ. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. The Word admonishes believers to assemble together to exhort one another in the faith. (Mark 16:15; I Corinthians 12; II Corinthians 5:20; Philippians 2:5-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 10:25)

Praise and Worship
Praise and worship are pleasing to the Lord. Worship involves both inward and outward expressions of thankfulness, awe, joy, and love. Demonstrative actions such as clapping hands, lifting hands, leaping for joy, shouting, dancing, singing, playing musical instruments, testifying publicly, praying aloud, and so forth are all biblical and appropriate expressions of praise and worship. (Psalms 47:1; Psalms 66:1-2; Psalm 149:3; Psalms 150; Acts 4:24; I Corinthians 14:26; Ephesians 5:19; I Timothy 2:8)

Be Our Guest!

We would love for you to join us at River of Life!
Our Sunday service is held at 2 p.m.
Everyone is welcome - come as you are!

River of Life
5350 West Bethel Avenue
Muncie, Indiana 47304

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