Grace Bible Church

Preaching the Living Word through the Written Word

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beliefs

 

I.     The Holy Scriptures

 

A.    We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed. (II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20, 21).

 

II.    The Godhead

 

A.    We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Matt. 17:5; 28:19-20; John 1:1-4; II Cor. 13:14; I John 5:6, 7).

 

III.  The Son

 

A.    We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. (Luke 1:35; John 1:1,2,14; Phil. 2:5-11; Col. 1:15-18).

B.    We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Rom. 3:24,25; Eph. 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5; 2:24).

C.    We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Rom. 8:34; I Tim. 2:4-6; I John 2:1-2).

D.    We believe in that "Blessed Hope", the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation and premillennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones; and in His subsequent return to Earth, with His saints, to establish His Millennial Kingdom. (Zech. 14:4-11; I Thess. 1:10; 4:13-18; 5:9; Rev. 3:10; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-6).

 

IV.   The Holy Spirit

 

A.    We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He is the supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers one time into the body of Christ, eternally dwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption at the point of acknowledging Christ as Lord and Savior. (John 16:7-11; Rom. 8:9; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:13,14).

B.    We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth; that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit. (John 14:17; 16:13; Eph 5:18;  I John 2:27).

 

V.    The Total Depravity of Man

 

A.    We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Rom. 3:22,23; Rom. 5:12; I Cor. 15:21,22).

 

VI.   Salvation

 

A.    We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (John 3:16-18; Rom. 10:9,10; Eph 2:8-10).

 

VII. The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers

 

A.    We believe that all the redeemed, once saved are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 10:27-30; Rom. 8:38,39; I Cor. 1:4-8; I Peter 1:5).

B.    We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's Word; which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. (Rom. 6:1,2; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11,12).

 

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Grace Bible Church 4000 E. Collins Rd PO Box #3762 Gillette, WY (307) 686-1516