DOCTRINAL STATEMENT OF AGREEMENT

RICE has adopted the AFES (Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students) statement of the Christian faith as an expression of our doctrinal commitment. Each member of the RICE Board, Staff, Interns, RICE Arm Leaders, Volunteers, and Speakers at RICE events are required to subscribe to and uphold the fundamental truths of Christianity as contained in the Bible, including the following:

  1. The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;
  2. The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead;
  3. The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation;
  4. The conception of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and his birth by the virgin Mary;
  5. Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin through the sacrificial death, as our representative and substitute, of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God:
  6. The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead;
  7. The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective in the individual sinner, granting him repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ;
  8. The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer,
  9. The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ;