The Beliefs Of Grace Baptist Church
WE BELIEVE the Bible is God’s Holy Word, supernaturally inspired and preserved for man and is our only authority in doctrine and practice. That God’s Word is perfectly preserved in the King James Bible.
WE BELIEVE there is one God, the creator and ruler of the universe, existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Ghost. We believe that he became man without ceasing to be God. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ, and that He is the abiding helper, teacher and guide.
WE BELIEVE that the material universe, including man, came into being by direct creation by God in six literal days, and not by process of evolution. We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; but that in Adam’s sin the whole human 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.
WE BELIEVE that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of Salvation. Salvation of the sinner is wholly of grace and made possible only through the death of Jesus Christ upon the cross of Calvary; that there is salvation in none other than Christ, and that a personal acceptance of Him is absolutely essential. To be saved a sinner must be born again.
WE BELIEVE that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by the power of God, and are thus secured in Christ forever. It is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word.
WE BELIEVE that a church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel,and established by Jesus Christ, who is the sole head. We believe this church began with Jesus Christ .
WE BELIEVE in the Pre-tribulation Rapture of the Saints.
WE BELIEVE that the ordinances for the local church are Scriptural Baptism by immersion and the Scriptural observance of the Lord’s Supper.
WE BELIEVE that Christ will return personally, visibly, and bodily to this earth to bring to completion His kingdom begun in the heart of man at salvation.
WE BELIEVE that the first day of the week is the Lord’s day and is a time to gather to worship and remember His resurrection.
WE BELIEVE in a literal real heaven and a literal real hell.
WE REJECT and oppose the charismatic movement which includes it’s tongue speaking as unbiblical and the Ecumenical movement, the liberal World Council of churches and the national council of Churches as forerunners of the future One World Church.
WE REJECT and oppose Calvinism and Arminianism.