ABOUT USRaamattu Puhuu (Bible speaks / Greater Grace) –church is a living, Bible believing, Christian church, that operates not only in Salo area, but there are seven other churches in Finland. In our teaching we emphasize the redemptive work of Christ and the significance of grace in believer's life. You are welcome to take part in our work and grow in the knowledge of God.
We are a group of people, consisting of different nationalities, professions and backgrounds. First and foremost we are believers in whos' lives God is in the center. We have different types of ministries in addition to church meetings. In those everyone can experience God's love in a particular way and gets a chance to grow in the knowledge of God through His Word and by serving Him. You're welcome to join us. Everyone has a place to grow and be loved.
Raamattu Puhuu –church started its work in Salo already in 1975, when pastor Schaller visited there. Weekly activity was started in 1986 by church in Turku. The current weekly Friday meeting started in 1990's lead by Antti Koskenpää. Since 2018, the main pastor of Raamattu Puhuu -church has been pastor Toni Taiveaho.
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You're welcome to come and get to know us.
WHAT WE BELIEVESinfulness of man
The whole humanity is fully sinfull before God and unable to earn salvation.
(1. Kings. 8:46, Rom. 3:9-20, Rom. 8:7)
Substitutionary death of Jesus
Jesus, Son of God, died for all the people of the world, paying for their sins
(1. Jhn. 2:2, Mark. 10:45 2. Cor. 5:21)
The bodily resurrection of Jesus.
(Luk. 24:37-39, 1. Cor. 15, Phil. 3:21)
God's righteous judgement
Eternal life for the saved, eternal damnation to lost.
(Jhn. 5:24, Jhn. 10:28-29, Jhn. 3:36, Rev. 20:10-15, Rev. 14:10-11)
Salvation is by grace, through faith, without one's own works.
(Ef. 2:8-9, Joh. 3:16, Joh. 5:24, Room. 4:24-25, Room. 4:4)
One who is saved, will never lose his salvation. God's child cannot lose his position as child, but he can be disciplined, if he continues to live in sin.
(Heb. 12:5-9, Rom. 8:29-30, Jhn. 10:28-29, Phil. 1:6, Heb. 13:5)
The Bible is completely inspired by God. This inspiration covers every word and letter in the original texts. It guarantees that Bible is inerrant. The Bible is the final declaration of God, and there are no other scriptures which are inspired in the same way. (Matt. 5:18-19, Acts. 14:14, 2. Tim. 3:16, Jhn. 10:35, Jhn. 17:17)
One God existing in three persons. The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit each have all attributes of divinity, yet are different persons. (Isa. 44:6, Jhn. 1:1, 1. Cor. 8:6, 2. Cor. 3:17, 2. Cor. 13:13, Isa. 48:16)
The person of Jesus
Jesus was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. He was at the same time both fully God and fully man. His human and divine nature were not mixed with each other..
(Matt. 1:18-25, Hebr. 4:15, John. 1:1, 14, 1. Tim. 2:5)
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, Who is the third Person of the Godhead, convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement, and unites man to Jesus Christ by faith. We believe the Holy Spirit baptizes, regenerates, seals, indwells and fills all believers at the moment of salvation. Subsequent filling by the Holy Spirit is dependant on personal walk of faith. (1.Cor.12:13, Jhn.3:5, 1.Cor.6:19, Rom.8:9-11, Jhn.16:8-11, Luk.4:1, Acts.4:31, Jhn.14:26)
Every born-again believer is part of global body of Christ (1. Cor. 12:13, Eph. 1:22-23). The purpose of local church is to edify believers and evangelize..
We go to baptism after we become believers. Baptism itself does not cause forgiveness of sins, but faith in Jesus does. (Matt. 28:19)
We have communion to honor the substitutionary death of Jesus.
The judgement seat of Christ
Immediately after rapture, the church comes to be judgement seat of Christ. This judgement does not lead to eternal damnation, but here God rewards believers for their walk on earth.
(Luk. 14:14, 1. Cor. 3:11-15, 2 Cor. 5:10).
All angels, both holy and fallen, are created by God and they each have personality. Satan is a fallen angel, whom God originally created good, but who fell, by his own will.
(1. Pet. 1:12, Luk. 8:28-33, Luk. 10:18, Col. 1:16).
The second coming of Jesus
Jesus will come to rapture His congrucation to heaven before the time of tribulation, during which God will pour out His wrath on earth. This tribulation will end when Jesus comes physically to earth to establish Millenium Kingdom. (1. Thess. 4:15-5:10, Rev. 6-19, Acts. 1:11)
Contact usPastor Toni Taiveaho
+358 45 153 1275
Pastor Antti Koskenpää
+358 44 592 3007
Other GGWO churches in Finland:
Turku, Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Tampere, Vaasa .