The Bible offers many scriptures concerning salvation. To truly discover salvation for yourself we encourage you to search out the scriptures. Through both prayer and understanding the Word of God, the knowledge of eternal salvation is willing given to anyone by our God! Here is a general basis of the beliefs of Illuminate, and River of Life, concerning salvation.
We believe that all men have sinned and stand in need of redemption.
- Romans 3:23- For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God
This redemption is obtained through the new birth by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Matthew 26:28-For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
We must repent of sin and being born again of the water and Spirit through baptism in Jesus’ name by immersion, and filled with the Holy Ghost evidenced by speaking in an unknown tongue.
- Acts 2:38-Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Chrsit for the remission of sins and ye shall recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost.
- John 3:5-Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
- Acts 2:4-And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Through this practice webecome children of God and heirs with Christ.
- Romans 8:17-And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.