AT THE RANCH CHURCH WE REALLY BELIEVE YOU CAN TRUST GOD BECAUSE JESUS GUARANTEES IT.
Whether we gather individually or corporately; in our church or outside church walls, our desire is to trust in Jesus with our very lives. We will not trust in the name of our church, pastors, or worship team, our first and true love is to glorify God by raising his name higher than our own, and proclaiming Jesus Christ as the desperately needed answer for everything plaguing our society today.
We desire, as zealous followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, to possess His love and to have deep rich fellowship with God, as well as with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
To those standing outside our fellowship or are not yet in the mighty Kingdom of Christ, we pledge to you our love and our lives, as well. For if we as His Church cannot do this, then we have no right or privilege to call ourselves Christians.
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What We Believe
We desire as zealous followers of our Lord Jesus Christ, to possess His love, and to have deep rich fellowship with God, as well as with our brothers and sisters in Christ. To those standing outside our fellowship, or are not yet in the mighty Kingdom of Christ, we pledge to you our love and our lives as well. For if we as His Church cannot do this, then we have no right or privilege to call ourselves Christians.
The Triune God
We believe in the one living and true God, eternally existing (John 17:3) in perfect unity as three equally and fully divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19–20). Each member of the Godhead, while executing distinct but complementary roles in redemptive history, has precisely the same nature, attributes, and being, and is equally worthy of the same glory and honor and obedience.
(John 1:1–4; Acts 5:3–4)
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. Therefore, our ministry emphasizes the exposition of God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation, line upon line, precept upon precept. We believe the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments to be the full record of God’s self-disclosure to mankind. Different men, while writing according to their own styles and personalities, were supernaturally moved along by the Holy Spirit to record God’s very words, inerrant in the original writings. Therefore, those applying themselves to study its literal, historical-grammatical context can accurately understand God’s Word. Scripture is fully trustworthy as our final and sufficient authority for all of life.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
God The Father
We believe God the Father created all things in six literal days for His glory according to His own will (Revelation 4:11), through His Son, Jesus Christ. He upholds all things by the Word of His power and grace, exercising sovereign headship over all creation, providence, and redemption.
(Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3).
Jesus: God the Son
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, moved by love in accordance with the will of the Father, took on human flesh (John 1:1, 14, 18). Conceived through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the virgin Mary. He, being fully God and fully man (John 14:8–9), lived a sinless life and sacrificially shed His blood and died on the cross in our place accomplishing redemption for all who place their faith in Him. He arose visibly and bodily from the dead three days later and ascended into Heaven, where, at the Father’s right hand, He is now Head of His Body the Church, the only Savior and Mediator between God and man, and will return to earth in power and glory to consummate His redemptive mission.
(1 Timothy 3:16).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as the substitutionary atonement in our place, and that salvation is found in none other than Jesus Christ. Before Creation, God chose those who would be saved and granted this unearned grace solely based on His sovereign good pleasure. Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was the sole and complete payment for sins, fully satisfying God’s righteous wrath, for each person that turns from sin in repentance and places their faith in Christ alone by grace alone. At salvation, each person is made a new creation by the Holy Spirit, declared righteous before God, and secured as an adopted child of God forever. Genuine faith continues in obedience and love for Jesus Christ with a life eager to glorify God and persevere to the end.
(Romans 8:37–39; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 12:13).
We believe that Christ has set our hearts free to worship God, experience His pleasure, and to live in wonderful unity with fellow servants of God.
Galatians 5:1, Philippians 1:8-10, 21, John 17
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling and filling the Christian is enabled to live a godly and pure life. We further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today.
Romans 8:13-14, I Corinthians 3:6, 19-20, Ephesians 4:30, 5:18
Things to Come
We believe in and expectantly await the glorious, visible, personal, premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed hope of His return has vital bearing on the personal life, service, and mission of the believer (1 Thessalonians 4:13–18). We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The lost will be raised to judgment and experience eternal wrath in Hell. The saved will be raised to eternal joy in the new Heaven and new earth in the manifested presence of God.
(Acts 1:3, 9; Hebrews 7:25–26).
Our Purpose and Calling
We believe that God created mankind—male and female—in His own image and likeness, free of sin, to glorify Himself and enjoy His fellowship. We believe it is the aim, duty, and privilege of every believer and local church fellowship to glorify God by responding as active participants in the Great Commission call of Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations.
God The Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ during this age. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He draws the unredeemed to repentance and faith, and at salvation imparts new spiritual life to the believer, bringing that person into union with Christ and the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit sanctifies, seals, fills, guides, instructs, comforts, equips, empowers, permanently indwells at salvation, and bestows spiritual gifts to the believer for Christlike living and service
(John 16:8; 13:15; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 1:22; 4:11–12; Romans 8:9–17; 12:4–8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:4–5, 11–13, 19; Galatians 5:25; Hebrews 2:1–4; 2 Corinthians 12:12).
Worship is the act of freely loving God, and openly giving love to God. Authentic worship is spiritual, intelligent, inspirational, and fruitful. It dominates all our human sensations and leads us to adore Jesus Christ, confess sin, renew our hope, and in a life of worship we enjoy healing of body and soul, and the restoration of our hearts and minds.
Psalm 18:1, Psalm 95:1-3, Psalm 96:1-3, Matthew 22: 37-38