Statement of Faith

RCT Statement of Faith

The Scriptures

We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error and the infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe that the Word of God supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures.

The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all things.

God the Father

We believe in the person of God the Father, an infinite, eternal, beneficial Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

God the Son

We believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.

God the Holy Spirit

We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ.  We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. We believe in the Baptism with the Holy Spirit as a distinct and separate experience to that of regeneration, occurring either subsequent to or simultaneous with salvation, evidenced by a greater dynamic in the Christian’s life, enabling that person to be a bold and more effective witness.

Sin

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice, falling short of God’s standard and breaking His commandments – and therefore are under God’s righteous judgment.  Yet, God saves and gives new life to all who come to Him in repentance and faith, trusting in the Person and work of Jesus Christ.  At the cross, Jesus Christ died in our place as our substitute, absorbing God’s wrath that should have come upon us.  Jesus died for the sins of the world.  The invitation to believe is open to all, and whoever desires may come unto Jesus for new life and the forgiveness of sins.

Heaven and Hell

We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell and that all those who place their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord.  Those who reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation will spend eternity separated from the Lord.

Christ’s Second Coming

We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, which is His personal, visible return to Earth and the establishment of His millennial kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless separation of the wicked.

 

Would you like to make Jesus the Lord of your life too?

 

If so, you can pray this prayer - Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God.  Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins and rising again.  Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life.  I ask you into my life and heart as my Lord and Savior. Please help me grow in you and live for you. Thank you for coming into my heart.

 

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Testimonies - Men

Jeff - Movie Extra

Jeff - Movie Extra

I was born in Southern California. I am the youngest of 5 children. Growing up, my family lived in many places and moved a lot. When I was 12, my…

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Alfonso - Teacher

Alfonso - Teacher

I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1937. I am the third oldest in a family of nine children. I have six brothers and two sisters. My parents were farmers.…

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George - Appliance Service Rep

George - Appliance Service Rep

Hi! I am George. I was born in 1945 in Guadalajara, Mexico. I am the youngest of my parents’ four children. My eldest brother died when he was only one…

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Lou - Truck Helper

Lou - Truck Helper

I’m Lou. I’m 73 years old, born in L.A. My grandparents were from Guerrero, Mexico. They had seven kids. My Mom was the second oldest. She was a seamstress. My…

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John - Internet Fulfillment

John - Internet Fulfillment

Hi everybody! My name is John. I’m supposed to tell you a little about myself, so I was born 54 years ago in Burbank, California. My job is selling truck…

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Lowell Edward - Media Specialist

Lowell Edward - Media Specialist

“You’ll be ‘like the restless sea’, the Bible says. Have you ever looked out at the sea and watched how restless it is? It’s coming and it’s going. The Bible…

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George - Product Developer

George - Product Developer

My name is George and I am 39 years old and I work at an Auto Parts Company. I was born in Aleppo, Syria. I lost my mom while she…

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Alfonso - The Violin Story

Alfonso - The Violin Story

A local Burbank church decided to reach out and help Christians in Haiti. So they found a remote area there where there was a Christian pastor and his family who…

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Jim - Social Worker

Jim - Social Worker

Although it pains me to admit it, my wife was right about me: I fear death. I am the oldest and only son of my parents’ three children. My Dad…

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T.G. - Musician

T.G. - Musician

Since I was a young child, I would occasionally experience strange visions in my mind and was never really sure what they meant or what to do about them. One…

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Steve - Filmmaker

Steve - Filmmaker

Hi, I’m Steve. I am 41 years old and have lived in Burbank for the past 12 years. I am an editor and filmmaker working in the Television and Film…

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Seth - Engineering Technician

Seth - Engineering Technician

Hi everybody, my name is Seth. I am 33 years old and work as an engineering technician for a municipal public works department. I was born in Modesto, California and…

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Tony - Warrior

Tony - Warrior

“…en esta vida, van aber muchas cosas que van apareser emposible…en esos tiempos, vas a ver es cuando El te levanta.” -- Abuelito Tomas (“..in this life you will come…

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Testimonies - Women

Myrna - Child Development Worker

Myrna - Child Development Worker

My mom was really not supposed to have a child – she has a lifelong heart condition which makes it difficult for her to breathe and it makes her lightheaded.…

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Elisabeth - Soldier

Elisabeth - Soldier

Growing up I’m originally from Vienna, Austria. I grew up Catholic (this is the main denomination in Austria). I was baptized as a baby. I attended a private Catholic school…

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Nancy - Lost Camera Story

Nancy - Lost Camera Story

A couple of summers ago, I was attending a festival with family in the mountain community of Wrightwood, and lost my camera, which had some important photos on the SD…

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Diane - The Guitar Story

Diane - The Guitar Story

I loved that 12 string guitar which served me so well for years. I am not a professional musician, but I value music and that guitar helped make it happen.…

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Tracy - Makeup Artist

Tracy - Makeup Artist

I’m Tracy. I was raised in Glendale, California. I have an older and a younger sister. Me and my younger sister, Kelly, are identical twins. I am in the middle…

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Sarah - Survivor

Sarah - Survivor

My name is Sarah. I grew up in Whittier, California, a small town southeast of downtown Los Angeles. My first few years of life seemed normal enough. My father was…

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Jessicca - Mother

Jessicca - Mother

I am the oldest of three siblings. I was disobedient, argumentative, and constantly fighting with everyone. I had anger issues and problems in school. I was mean! I was the…

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Fen - Salesperson

Fen - Salesperson

My name is Fen. I was born in China in the early 1960’s and grew up there when many resources were scarce due to a long period of natural and…

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Ali - Student

Ali - Student

My name is Ali. I'm a twenty-five year old college student. I wanted to be a veterinarian, maybe even work in Thailand rescuing elephants. But now I have a heart…

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Kathy - Caregiver

Kathy - Caregiver

Hello. My name is Kathy. I am 55 years old. When I was 15 years old, I was amazed that a heartfelt decision led me to a series of miracles…

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Christine - Speech Pathologist

Christine - Speech Pathologist

Hi! My name is Christine. I am 29 years old, a wife, a busy working mom, and a follower of Christ. I grew up in Burbank, went to Burbank schools,…

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Vilma - Professor

Vilma - Professor

Hello. My name is Vilma. I'm 44 years old and work as a business professor at a local community college. I am married and have two precious teenagers. I came…

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Yvonnie - Photographer

Yvonnie - Photographer

Aloha! My name is Yvonnie and I am 43 years old. I was born in Hawaii and so were two of my three grown kids. All three, plus two grandkids…

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