The following are the core beliefs of Grace Bible Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Holy Scriptures, in the original writings, are the verbally inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God. We accept the writings of the Old and New Testaments (66 books) as a reliable transmission of those autographs and the only and final authority for faith and practice (Matthew 5:18; John 10:35; 12:48; 17:17; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21).
The One Triune God
The True God – We believe in one God, eternally existing in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We accept the Genesis account of creation: that God willed into being the heavens and earth and all that is in them. Man was created perfect in the image of God by a special act of God (Genesis 1:2; Exodus 20:11; Psalms 33:6-9; Mark 10:6; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 11:3).
The Fall of Man
We believe in the fall of man; that by personal disobedience to the revealed will of God, man became a sinful creature and the progenitor of a fallen race, universally sinful in both nature and practice, alienated from the life and family of God, with no humanly possible means of recovery or salvation (Genesis 3:1-24; Matthew 29:26; Mark 7:21-23; John 8:42-44; Romans 1:18; 3:29- 32; 5:12; 7:18; Ephesians 2:3; 4:18).
Salvation by Grace Through Faith
We believe in salvation by grace through faith; that salvation is the free gift of God, neither merited nor secured in any part or in whole by any virtue or work of man, but received only by personal repentance/faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom all true believers have as a present possession the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, justification, sonship in the family of God and every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness; that this salvation includes the whole man, and apart from Christ there is no possible salvation (John 3:16; 5:24; 6:26-29; 14:6; Acts 4:12; 16:30- 31; Romans 3:22-23; 4:4-5; 5:18; 11:16; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 1:3; 2:8-9; I Thessalonians 5:23; Titus 3:5; II Peter 1:8, I John 5:13).
We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is a living spiritual body of which Christ Himself is the Head and consists of all born again people. (Matthew 16:18; Acts 1:8; 2:1-13; 2:41-47; 15:14; I Corinthians 12:12-28; Ephesians 1:22-23; 3:21; 4:23-33; I Thessalonians 4:13-18) We believe that the local church is a congregation of immersed believers, united together by faith in Christ and by covenant for the purpose of worshipping God, edifying one another, and evangelizing the world (Acts 2:41; Philippians 3:3; Ephesians 4:11-15; I Corinthians 12:4-7; Matthew 28:19-20).
Future Life, Bodily Resurrection, Eternal Judgement
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead, the saved to eternal life and blessedness in Heaven and the unsaved to eternal, conscious suffering and woe in Hell (Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-31; John 5:28-29, 6:39-40; Romans 8:23-24; I Corinthians 15:12-58; II Corinthians 5:1-10; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:14-16; II Peter 2:9; I John 3:2; Jude 13; Revelation 20:11-15, 21:8).