Riverside Baptist Church aims to tell people about the great assurance we have in eternal life in Heaven and the reassurance we have in living with and for God here on Earth.  We also desire to help people in the name of Jesus because He commands His followers to love God and love their neighbors.  

We classify ourselves as conservative and evangelical.  That means, among other things, that we believe the Bible is the Word of God without error.  We do acknowledge that Christians of good conscience can disagree on certain matters and remain Christians saved by Jesus Christ.  However, we hold the essentials under "What it means to be Christian" to be essential for genuine salvation and right relations with God.

We believe that Jesus was born to a virgin, conceived by the Holy Spirit of God, that He lived without sin,  and that He died as a substitute for any person who believes in Him.  Because He died in our place, we who trust Him and have repented of our sins no longer stand in judgment by God.  We are not superior people or morally better than anyone else; we are simply saved by Jesus' act of mercy.  Salvation from our sins and the hell that we deserve is a free gift given by God.

 

This video explains more about the story of humanity's relationship with God and what Jesus has done for us.