What We Believe

We believe

GARF is non-denominational, and upholds the historic Christian faith of sovereign and electing grace, in particular the following- The verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures. That there are three persons in one indivisible Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are co-equal, co- essential, and co-eternal. The fall of man by original transgression is total and complete. That God the Father made absolute and particular choice of all his people in Christ before the foundation of the world, without respect to any good works foreseen in them. The eternal salvation of the elect is secured in Christ by their complete redemption and justification by his blood and imputed righteousness. That all the elect by nature need, and duly receive, regeneration by the Holy Spirit to bring about their repentance and faith. That the faith of God's elect is the free gift of God's grace to every one of his people by which they believe in Christ, and receive the knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of sins, which has been secured by Jesus Christ.