What We Believe
Rapha stands firmly in the roots of historical Christianity. It takes the Bible as its all-sufficient source of faith and practice. In common with historical, evangelical Christianity, it emphasizes Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and coming King.

We Believe…
  • That the Bible is the inspired Word of God which is inerrant in its content, absolute in its content and supreme in its authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

  • In one God who is omnipotent, omniscient as well as omnipresent. He was revealed to us as Father in creation, as son in redemption and as the Holy Spirit in those who by faith believe in Him.

  • In the virgin birth; that Jesus Christ was both human and divine. He is God manifested in flesh. The fullness of the Godhead dwells completely in Jesus Christ.

  • In the atoning death of Jesus Christ, His bodily resurrection and in His future return to this earth in power and glory.

  • That the only means of being cleansed from sin is through faith, repentance and baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • That regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for complete salvation. This is evidenced by speaking in other tongues as the spirit gives utterance.

  • That there will be a resurrection of both the believer and the unbeliever.

  • The believer will enjoy everlasting life in the presence of the Lord. The unbeliever will experience everlasting condemnation.

  • The Lord's Supper (Holy Communion) is an ordinance of the Church in which the bread and the wine represent the broken body and the shed blood of Jesus Christ, symbolizing the new covenant which He established between God and man.

  • That the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the body, mind and spirit through prayer by faith.