Unlike any other time in American Church
history, biblical, doctrinal, theological and apologetic
illiteracy has reached epidemic proportions. Never have Christians
been so poorly equipped to defend and articulate their faith as in
the 21st century.
Never have so many Christians been so
uninterested in proclaiming the biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ in
their lost and dying world. Never have so many churches been
filled to capacity with Christians who know so little about what
they believe, why they believe it, or who are even concerned about
gaining that knowledge and understanding.
Our goal, simply stated, is to generate a
genuine desire in Christians to learn about and live out their
faith and to reverse the illiteracy trend in the Church.
Dr. Miguel Gonzalez
RFFIM is a conservative, evangelical Christian
educational organization which operates as a Para-church ministry
whose function is to support and supplement the ongoing work of local
congregations as well as other Para-church ministries in equipping
Christians for service and furthering the cause of Christ.
Our commitment is to the person of Jesus Christ,
to the inerrant and inspired Word of God, and to the historical,
orthodox doctrines of the Faith.
The Bible - we believe... The Bible, both the Old and New Testaments,
consisting of sixty-six books, are the inerrant, infallible, and
inspired Word of God. They are the sole authoritative rule given by
God to His people for faith and practice.
God - we believe...
In one true living God who is perfect, infinite,
eternal, self-existent, unchangeable, who is creator and sustainer of
heaven and earth and completely sovereign over His creation. In the
trinity of God, though One in essence and substance yet composed of
three distinct Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ - we believe... In Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the
Trinity, co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. He was
conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is truly
God and truly man. We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, in His
miracles, in His substitutionary and sacrificial death on the cross
foe sinners, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right
hand of the Father, and in His present work in heaven as Intercessor,
Advocate, Mediator, Prophet, Priest, Head of the Church, and Sovereign
of the universe. In His personal pre-tribulational and pre-millennial
return to Earth for the redeemed and in His one thousand year
The Holy Spirit - we believe...
In the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of
the Trinity, in His divinity, co-equal with the Father and the Son. In
the convicting and redeeming ministry of the Spirit in the life of
lost sinners, and in His indwelling and empowering ministry in the
life of the redeemed.
Man - we believe... Man was created by God in His image and in His
likeness to be in a personal relationship with Him and to bring Him
glory. That through the willful and sinful act of disobedience of Adam
and Eve, sin entered the world, as a result, all who have been born
have been born with this sinful nature, separated from God and
spiritually dead in need of regeneration.
Salvation - we believe...
In the total depravity of man as a result of
his fallen state. Because of his fallen state, man is incapable of
saving himself or of contributing towards his own salvation. Men are
redeemed by faith alone, through grace alone, in Christ alone. Christ
died a substitutionary death for the sins of all men and that
salvation is a free gift. In the necessity of being born-again that
comes through the acknowledgment and repentance of sin, asking and
appropriating by faith Christ's forgiveness and trusting Him as Lord
and Savior, all this apart from any good works of our own. That at
salvation the believer is redeemed by the blood of Christ, justified
by God, regenerated and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, thus becoming a
new creation empowered to live a holy and righteous life pleasing to
Him, a life of service manifesting the fruit of their salvation. That
the redeemed children of God are eternally secure in their salvation.
Church - we believe... In the universal Church instituted by Christ and
of which He is her Head and Shepherd. The Church, the Body of Christ,
is composed of all who have been redeemed by His blood and regenerated
by the Holy Spirit. He instituted two ordinances to be observed by His
people, baptism and the Lord's Supper. In the three-fold purpose of
the Church: to glorify God, to reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus
Christ, and to edify and equip God's people for service. In the “Great
Commission,” to make disciples of people in all nations.
Future Things - we believe... God is sovereign over all creation and
over the affairs of man. In the pre-tribulational rapture of the
Church and in His imminent, personal pre- millennial return to earth
with His Church to establish His Kingdom on earth over which He will
rule for a thousand years. That all men will be one day resurrected,
the redeemed to have their works judged for rewards and the lost,
those who rejected Christ and His salvation, to be judged accordingly
and to be cast into the Lake of Fire into everlasting punishment.