Ridgecrest is a Southern Baptist Church and is in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (viewable here). For the sake of brevity, however, we have summarized our foundational beliefs below.
-We believe that there is one God, manifest in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
-We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into heaven.
-We believe in the literal, imminent return of Jesus Christ to earth.
-We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and with out any error, the sole authority for life.
-We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image.
-We believe that mankind fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and that all men are sinners in need of salvation.
-We believe that salvation is a gift given through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
-We believe that every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.
-We believe that those persons who die in their sins spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven spend eternity in Heaven.
-We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
-We believe that baptism is in obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.
-We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head.
-We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in the separation of God and government.