Founded by Rick and Denise Renner, Moscow Good News Church is a Bible-based, Spirit-filled church of Jesus Christ.
The church is the Body of Christ consisting of all believers. By His Holy Spirit, God dwells in the Body of Christ. He dwells in the church collectively as well as in every believer personally. The main purpose of the Church is to reach out to the unsaved, those who have not accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and reconcile them to God. It is also our purpose to gather worshipers of the one true God and establish a union of those who believe in His Son.
We believe the responsibility of the church, as a body of Christ to be threefold:
1. To spread the Good News about salvation through Jesus Christ all over the world
2. To be a community of people who worship the Living God
3. To prepare the saints for the work of ministry
(Ephesians. 1:22, Hebrews. 12:23, Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 14:12)
· To be a spiritually strong and prosperous church in Moscow
· To be a church of the Word of God and the Spirit of God
· To diligently spread the good news concerning salvation through Jesus Christ and to disciple and care for new believers
· To be a New Testament example of the church of the Living God
· To be a church that ministers to and embraces all age groups and all nations
· To be a church where ministers of the Kingdom of God may grow and mature
· To be a church with a contemporary flair exemplifying that we have found joy through our relationship with Jesus Christ
OUR BASIC CHURCH DOCTRINE
The Moscow Good News Church recognizes the following truths to be fundamental to our relationship with the only living God
There is only one true God
The one true God is the eternal I am, the Creator of the Universe and the Redeemer of all mankind. He is one God in three persons: the Father God, the Son of God and the Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, Exodus 3:14, Isaiah 43:10-11)
All the Holy Scriptures comprising both Old and the New Testaments, were originally written in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic languages; inspired by God and are impeccable revelation from God to people. They are the flawless and authoritative manual for our beliefs and for our lives.
(2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13)
Divinity of Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is one hundred percent God (the Son of God) and at the same time He is one hundred percent man (Son of Man). He is the incarnation of the Living God in a human body.
(Matthew 1:23, John 5:22, 2 John 1:3, Hebrews 1:1-3)
The first sin and the fall of man
Man was created sinless and righteous before God. The first man, Adam, became disobedient to God and lost the grace of God. As a result of Adam’s sin, death came into this world. The fall of Adam brought about not only physical death but also the spiritual death of mankind which is eternal separation from God. Due to the sin nature of man, God provided a way for us to be saved from the power of sin through Jesus Christ, the Savior of all mankind.
(Genesis 2:16-17, 3:4-6)
Salvation of mankind
Man can only receive redemption and salvation from sin through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. The Blood of Christ possesses the eternal power of God to redeem a person from the power and punishment of sin. By believing in Jesus Christ and repenting for one’s sin, a man becomes a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit of God.
(Acts 4:12, Romans 5:8-13, Ephesians 2:8)
We believe in water baptism of believers in Jesus Christ by full body immersion as instructed by the Holy Scriptures. Every person who has repented from their sins and receives Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior must be baptized. Baptism symbolizes burial with Christ and resurrection with Him. Through baptism, a person symbolically dies to his previous life of sin and is resurrected in the newness of life in Christ.
(Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47-48)
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
We believe speaking in tongues by the utterance of the Holy Spirit is the initial physical evidence of the baptism of a believer in the Holy Spirit. This second experience follows the new birth. Baptism in the Holy Spirit gives power to a believer for life and ministry and grants to every believer divine ability of God to operate in the multi-faceted ways of the Holy Spirit.
(Luke 24:49, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, Acts 1:4,8; 2:4; 8:12-17, 10:44-46)
By receiving communion, comprising of bread and a drink made from the fruit of the grape vine, we remember the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ and celebrate His resurrection. Communion should be taken regularly as we approach the day of His second coming.
(2 Peter 1:4, 1 Corinthians 1:26)