Belief Statement

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God. All who believe and submit to its message can be at peace with God through Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3 14–17; Acts 16: 25–34). As seen through the Restoration Church’s mission, the Bible has the final word and will be used by this camp to determine our stance on cultural issues. 

We accept the Bible's claims that God exists, He is holy and just, that He created all things, is sovereign over all things, and will judge all people. (Hebrews 11:3 & 6; 1 Peter 1:14–17). 

We profess that Jesus is God incarnate, the Christ, the Son of the Living God. He lived a sinless life of service to God. Jesus became the sufficient sacrifice for the sins of all people. Thus, He died upon the cross, was buried and raised to life on the third day. (Matthew 1: 18–25; 1 Corinthians 15: 3–4; Mark 10:45; 1 Peter 2:21–25). 

We follow the commission given of Jesus Christ as recorded in Matthew 28:18–20, "Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age'". 

Salvation from the guilt of sin is secured through: 

(1) Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died to secure our salvation and was raised to offer salvation to all who would faithfully receive it. This is the Grace of God. (Hebrews 2:9; Titus 3:4-7; John 1:12-13; Matthew 16:16). 

We receive Christ by: 

(1) Accepting that we all have sinned, we need forgiveness from God to be at peace with him and be restored into His blessing. (Romans 3:23; 5:1–2). 

(2) Believing the message about Jesus Christ's death, burial and resurrection. Thus, we accept the Gospel about entrance into God's Kingdom through Christ's sacrifice upon the cross. Only through that sacrifice can one be pronounced forgiven and come under the saving grace of God. (Romans 5:6–10; 1 Corinthians 15 :1–4; 1 Peter 2:24; Hebrews 9:27–28). 

(3) Confessing by word and deed that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God, who has given His life for us, has been raised to be Lord , will return to take and present those who have believed in Him 

before God holy and blameless. Each person must call upon the Lord to be saved. There is no other name under heaven by which man can be saved. (Matthew 16:16; Acts 2:21; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:13; Acts 22:16; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Colossians 1:21–22). 

(4) Being baptized (immersed) in water to receive the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Mark 16:15–16; Acts 2:36–41; Acts 22:16; Romans 6:1–7; Galatians 3:26–29; Colossians 2:11–12; Titus 3:5–7; 1 Peter 3:21). 

We follow Jesus by:  

(1) Responding to God's message of salvation in full faith by turning (repenting) to Jesus as the Lord of your life and following His example of life and service. (Luke 24:46–47; Acts 3:19; 1 Peter 3:15; Ephesians 5:1–2; 1 Corinthians 11:1). 

(2) Continued submission to the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Galatians 2:20; 2 Corinthians 5:6- 10; Colossians 3:15-17; Hebrews 10:19-39).