About Restoring Hope International
Restoring Hope International is a Christian non-profit organization whose aim is to meet the physical and spiritual needs of poverty stricken children around the world. Founded in 2008, RHI has established Restoring Hope Village in Welkom South Africa. RHI is unique in that its mission is not simply humanitarian in the feeding, clothing and educating of children. The vision driving RHI is focused on the principle that Jesus Christ transforms lives. Children who previously had very little hope are introduced to the giver of eternal hope. Meeting physical, spiritual and emotional needs starts with an eternal relationship with Jesus, and flows from there to impact every aspect of a child's life. RHI would love to share these stories of transformation with you.
What We Believe
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe the Scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament are verbally inspired by God and therefore without error in the original manuscripts. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
We believe in the only true God, and that there is no other God beside Him. We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having precisely the same nature and exist in absolute unity. Matthew 28:19, Ephesians 4:4-6, 1Peter 1:2
We believe that God the Father is the Creator of all we see and know, that He is perfect in holiness, that His power is without limit, and that His divine plan is intimate in detail and cannot fail. James 1:17
We believe that Jesus Christ is absolute in deity, and that He has eternally existed as the Son, and was active in the creation of all things. He lived a sinless life and offered Himself as the atonement for the sins of all men.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature. He was active in the creation, and His purpose is to bring glory to Jesus Christ.
THE SPIRIT REALM
We believe that God created an innumerable company of sinless beings known as angels. Many of these continue in their holy state and are the ministers of God. Some of these, led by Lucifer, rebelled against God, became His enemies and oppose Him and His work.
We believe in the Genesis account as the accurate record of the creation of all physical things.
We believe that man was originally created in the image and after the likeness of God, and that God created mankind for His own glory. Though dwelling in perfection, mankind fell from this sinless, innocent, and holy state, through voluntary transgression of Gods command. As a result of this sin, all mankind is born with a sin nature and chooses to sin, therefore justly falling under the righteous wrath of God, and leaving man without excuse.
We believe that salvation is only by grace through the substitutionary work of Jesus Christ. He paid the full redemptive price, fully satisfying God's righteous demands by suffering the death penalty for man's guilt. Salvation is offered to all who believe in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross.
We believe that the church has been established by Jesus Christ, and that it is made up of individuals who have been saved. The church is the body of Christ and is tasked with carrying on His work until He returns.
THINGS TO COME
-Tribulation. We believe that we are in the period that the scripture refers to as the Tribulation. We believe that the world has been in this period since the time of Christ. This is evidenced by continual persecution and martyr of Christians because of their faith in Jesus Christ. From the Apostles to current believers. Revelation 1:9
-Rapture of the Church. We believe that Jesus Christ will return to the atmosphere of this earth and take those who believe in Him to Heaven.
-Second Coming. We believe that following the tribulation, Christ will return physically to the earth with His glorified saints to establish the millennial kingdom.
-Eternal State. We believe that the unsaved men of all ages will be resurrected and judged according to their works.