Riverside Christian Church adheres to the following 10 tenets of belief:

1. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.
(2 Tim 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

2. We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
(Matt 28:19; 2 Cor 13:14; Lev 19:2)

3. We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
(Romans 3:23)

4. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
(Acts 4:12; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Gal 2:20)

5. We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
(John 3:5-7; Romans 10:9; Matthew 7:21)

6. We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and to be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that speaking in tongues is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit, and that the Holy Spirit empowers us to use various spiritual gifts.
(Acts 2:4; Acts 2:38-39; Luke 11:13; 1 Cor 12)

7. We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
(2 Peter 1:3; Deut 6:4-5; Matthew 22:37-39)

8. We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
(Ex 15:26; Isaiah 53:5; 3 John 3:1-2)

9. We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Thess 4:17; John 11:25-26; Rev 21:7-8; John 3:16-18; Mark 16:15-16)

10. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
(John 14:3, Acts 1:10-11; Rev 22:7,20)