What do we believe?

Red Hill is a non-denominational Christian Centre, serving the Church and local community, for the purpose of bringing glory to God (Ps. 115:1). The following is an outline of what we believe:

 

  • We believe that Jesus (Hebrew “Yeshua”) is the Son of God, the Messiah, the Eternal One in whom all the fullness of deity dwells in bodily form. He is the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us, the uniquely begotten Son of God, full of grace and truth.  He was born of a virgin, crucified on a Roman cross, bodily resurrected and has ascended to heaven where He now sits at the right hand of God the Father, with all authority in heaven and on earth bestowed upon Him. (Da. 7:13-14; Is. 7:14, 9:6-7(5-6); Ma. 3:16-17, 28:18; Jo. 1:1-14, 16:28; Co. 2:9; 1 Jo. 5:4-10)

 

  • We believe Yeshua's death and resurrection accomplished the atonement for all who place their faith in Him. Whoever trusts in God, in His work alone, is made a new creation in Yeshua, in-dwelt by the Spirit of God, and is transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His own Son. (Ma. 28:1-6; Jo. 3:16; Ep. 2:8-9; Ro. 5, 6) 

 

  • We believe that the Spirit of God comforts, teaches, leads, dwells in and empowers all whom God regenerates. We believe that God baptises believers with His Spirit. God’s Spirit produces spiritual fruit in the life of a believer. God also apportions spiritual gifts through His Spirit, which are diverse and for the purpose of equipping individuals to fulfil the good deeds that He has prepared beforehand for them to walk in (Ac. 2:4, 9:31; Jo. 16:13; 1 Co. 3:16; Ep. 2:10; 2 Ti. 1:7; 1 Jo. 2:27)

 

  • We believe that the Bible, both the Tanakh (Old Testament) and the Apostolic Scriptures (New Testament), are infallible in their original text and are the only inspired and authoritative Word of God. (Is. 55:11; 2 Ti. 3:16-17)

 

  • We believe that all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. (Ro. 3:23)

 

  • We believe in justification by faith through the grace of God alone, and not by human efforts. One may not earn, merit, or keep this eternal salvation by his own efforts. A new creation is the work of God alone. (Ep. 2:8-10; Ro. 8:29-39)

 

  • We believe that salvation is a process that begins with faith in Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross as our spirit is born anew and continues through the sanctifying of our souls as we learn obedience to His Word because it is written “You shall be holy, as I am holy” (1 Pe. 1:16). Salvation culminates with the glorification of our bodies at Yeshua’s return. (Le. 11:44-45, 19:2, 20:7, 21:8; Jo. 3:3-21; Ro. 8:18, 12:1-2; 1 Co. 15:46-53; 2 Co. 3:18, 5:17-18, 7:1; Ga. 5:24; Pp. 2:12, 3:20-21; Ti. 3:5-6; 1 Pe. 1:15-16; 1 Jo. 1:3-6)

 

  • We believe that the Torah is a revelation of the righteousness of God and a description (along with the rest of Scripture) of the lifestyle of the redeemed community. (Ma. 5:17-19; 2 Ti. 3:16-17)

 

  • We believe in the spiritual unity and equality of all believers in Yeshua the Messiah. (Ep. 2:11-22)

 

  • We believe in the continuity of God's covenants with the Jewish people, the physical people of Israel. Part of the fulfilment of these covenants is the physical return of the Jewish people to their promised land (Aliyah). (De. 30; Is. 11:11-12; Je. 31:35-36)

 

  • We believe that all non-Jewish people who trust in Yeshua are grafted in to Israel. While this does not make them Jewish, they are full and equal participants in the covenants of promise. (Ep. 2:12; Ro. 11:11-24; Je. 31:33)

 

  • We believe in the literal, physical return of Messiah Yeshua to rule and reign from the throne of David in Jerusalem. We hold to a “pre-millennial”, “pre-wrath” view of his return. (1 Sa. 2:10; Da. 9:24-27; Ze. 14; Ma. 16:27, 24:3-44; Mk. 13:24-27; Lu. 21:27-28; Jo. 14:1-3; Ac. 3:21; 1 Co. 15:23-24; 1 Th. 4:15-5:4; 2 Th. 1:6-7; He. 9:28; Re. 1:7, 10:7, 19-20)

 

  • We believe that Yeshua instructs all who believe to be baptised by full immersion in water and that this is an outward symbol of identification with his death and resurrection. (Ma. 28:19; Ac. 2:38, 8:35-38; Ro. 6:3-6; Ga. 3:27)

 

  • We believe that as the body of Messiah we are engaged in Spiritual Warfare against powers and principalities of the enemy, who is seeking to frustrate the task of the Father’s Prophetic Word being fulfilled. The weapons of this warfare are spiritual. (Ma. 17:14 -20; Mk. 5:1-15, 16:17; Ac. 16:16-18; Ep. 6:10 -18; 2 Co. 10:3-6; 1 Pe. 5:6-10)