The Gospel is news that's too good to be true. How can it be that God Himself, left His throne in Heaven to our fallen world in the face of Jesus Christ and laid down His life so that we may be lifted up from all our sin and be called children of God? No words can describe how beautiful this Gospel message is! Ever since we heard this wonderful Gospel, our desire is to hear this good news over and over again and to see it permeate and transform the South Bay.
Here at RGC, we all enter in God's great story of redemption together. As a church, we desire to grow by knowing deeper the love of God for us and share in that love with one another. The Bible tells us everything we need to know about God and that translates to worship which we believe is expressed in everything we do. So come join us as we partake of the immeasurable love of God and worship Jesus who died and ever lives for us! No matter who you are, there’s a special place for you at our church.
Redeeming Grace Church is a part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The PCA is a Reformed Christian denomination that places a high emphasis on the teachings of the Bible.
The below is a summary of the core elements of our theology.
Our full statement of faith can be found in the link below.
The Bible is the Word of God and teaches us the truth about God, ourselves and our world.
There is one eternal, perfect God who exists in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All three persons of the Trinity take part in our lives and are to be loved and worshipped.
Man was created sinless, but fell from that perfection when Adam chose to disobey God. Because Adam represented all humanity, and because we disobey ourselves and choose to seek independence from God (the root of all sin), we are sinners in need of God’s mercy.
Rather than leaving us to experience the just penalty of our sin, God chose, out of the depths of His love and mercy, to bring His children back into relationship with Him. The Father accomplished this salvation by sending Jesus to live a perfect life, and then die as a substitute for us, bearing the penalty for our sin on the cross. The Holy Spirit works in our hearts to show us our need for Christ, to give us faith to believe in Him, to enable us to do good works, and to assure us of God’s love.
We are forgiven and brought back into relationship with God only through faith in what Christ did for us through His life and death.
Because our salvation is God’s work and not ours, God will keep us secure in His love to the end.
God has saved us in order that we might enjoy Him and live for His glory. God desires that we live holy and obedient lives, not to earn His favor, but rather to show Him our love and gratitude.
At death, the Christian’s soul immediately passes into the presence of God. Heaven is where the believer in Christ will forever experience the beauty and glory of God. Hell is the place where those who die without Christ live eternally apart from God and any trace of His goodness.
Baptism is a sign of God’s covenant with His people, and should be administered to those who place their trust in Christ, as well as their children.
Jesus Christ will return to earth at a future time when He is not expected. He will bring history to a close and usher in the eternal plan of God.