Rapha Center for Women’s Ministries believes that in our brokenness we can come to know the love of God through Jesus. Because He lives, we can experience emotional and spiritual healing.
We believe in:
The Bible as the Word of God, inspired by God and inerrant in its original manuscripts.
(Rom 15:4; 16:25-26; 2 Tim 3:15-17; Heb 4:12; 1 Pet 1:25; 2 Pet 1:20-21)
The Trinity of the Godhead: There is one God in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit.
(Mt 28:19; Mk 1:9-11; Jn 14:6-17; Acts 1:7-9; Rom 8:6-16; 1 Jn 5:6-9)
The virgin birth of Jesus Christ: Jesus is both the eternal Son of God and the Son of Man, two distinct natures in one Person forever.
(Isa 7:14; 53; Mt 1:18-23; 16:16; Rom 1:3-4; Phil 2:5-11; 1 Tim 3:16)
The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, which assures the resurrection of all believers who have accepted God’s gift of eternal life.
(Mt 28; Acts 1:3-9; 7:55-56; Rom 1:3-4; 1 Cor 15:3-8; Eph 1:20)
The sinful nature of humanity: We are all sinners who need a Savior, Jesus Christ, to restore us to the right relationship with God.
(Gen 3; 51:5; Is 1:18; Rom 1:22-32; 5:6-8; 6:23)
The atonement: Jesus Christ bore our sins when He shed His blood and died on the cross. He paid the price for our sins.
(Rom 5:19; 6:6; Col 1:21-22; 1 Tim 1:15)
The necessity for each individual to accept the gift of salvation or eternal life, by choosing to invite Jesus Christ into his or her life to be both Savior and Lord.
(Jn 1:12; 5:24; 6:37; Lk 5:32; Acts 16:31; Rom 10:13; Eph 2:8: 1 Jn 5:12)
The indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer: He quickens from death to life and continues His work of sanctification during the lifetime of the Christian.
(Eph 2:4-10; Col 3:9-10)
Further, we believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and woman. We believe that any form of homo-sexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance.
(Gen 2:24; 19:5-7, 13; 26:8-9; Rom 1:26-29; 1 Cor 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thess 4:1-8; Heb 13:4)
We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.
(Gen 2:24: Rom 7:2; Eph 5:22-23)