Evangelical Bible Church
Evangelical Bible Church is Gospel Centered
What We Believe.
- In the verbal and plenary inspiration of scripture – that they are complete and the infallible rule for faith and practice.
- In the Triune Godhead, one in essence but three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- In the incarnation of Jesus Christ, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, very God and very man.
- In the substitutionary, sacrificial death of Jesus Christ as the just payment (propitiation) for the sins of the whole world.
- In the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, His ascension to heaven as the believers’ advocate seated at the right hand of the Father.
- In the necessity of the new birth by faith in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.
- In the person and work of the Holy Spirit: to convict of sin, regenerate the soul, indwell and empower the believer and gives gifts to the church to do the work of the ministry.
- In the literal bodily resurrection of the saved to everlasting blessedness and the unsaved to everlasting punishment.
- In the biblical teaching that man is by birth, born depraved and is in need of a Divine Redeemer.
- In the personal visible pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ.
- In the Church and its purpose to evangelize the lost and disciple the believers until Jesus Christ returns.
Statement of Faith
- We believe in and teach the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inerrant, inspired Word of God (1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:21).
- We believe in and teach the scriptural doctrine of the one true living God, who is perfect, infinite, and eternal, and who coexists in three persons, namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 57:15; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24).
- We believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only, eternal Son of God, that he came in the flesh and took upon himself the form of man, being born of the virgin Mary, that he lived a sinless life in order that he might redeem us through his vicarious suffering and death on the cross of Calvary, that he was raised from the dead for our justification and is now at the right hand of God interceding for us (Matthew 28:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1; 14:3; Acts 15:14-16; Hebrews 2:14; 4:15; 1 Peter 2:24).
- We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, whose ministry is to convict of sin, regenerate the soul, and indwell and empower the believer in order that he might be a witness of the glorious Gospel of Christ (Acts 5:3,4; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 12:11-13; Galatians 5:22-25).
- We believe in the personality of Satan (Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-15), that he was judged at the cross (John 16:11; Hebrews 2:14) and that his ultimate end is to be cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:14).
- We believe that man in his natural state is depraved and in need of a Divine Redeemer (Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:23; 5:12).
- We believe salvation is a free gift of God’s grace, offered to us on the basis of Christ’s substitutionary death on the cross. It is received personally by repentance for sin and by faith in Jesus Christ and is in no way increased or obtained by human effort. This salvation, which renders a believer eternally secure (John 10:17,18), contains in itself freedom from the guilt and penalty of sin, a righteous standing before God, provision for victory over sin, and the promise of future glorification in God’s presence to all who have availed themselves of this gift (John 3:14-18; Acts 20:21; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 2:11-14).
- Believing that salvation is entirely the work of God (Ephesians 2:8,9), we therefore hold to the following positions upon the two ordinances of the Church:
- We believe in the observance of the Lord’s Supper in which the bread is the symbol of the Lord’s broken body, and the cup of his shed blood, with participation being not for salvation, but for the purpose of bringing to remembrance of all believers in right relation to the Lord, the death of God’s only begotten Son on the cross for our sins, until the time he shall return for his people (1 Corinthians 11:23-29; Luke 22:14-20).
- We believe that the grace of God cannot be augmented in any way by works (Ephesians 2:8-9), that water baptism does not contribute to an individual’s salvation. We believe, however, that water baptism is scripturally prescribed and that it is intended as a witness of an event that transpired between God and the individual at the time of the new birth (Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:35-38; Romans 6:3-5).
- We believe in the church of God as a fellowship of true believers in Jesus Christ, for the building up of which the Lord has called elders, deacons, and other servants of God (John 3:5-6; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; Ephesians 2:19-22; 4:4-16).
- We believe in church discipline based upon the Word of God in order to preserve the good name, purity, and power of the church, and with the purpose of restoring the erring member (1 Corinthians 5:1-8, 12-13; 2 Corinthians 2:6-11; Matthew 18:15-17; Galatians 6:1).
- We believe that civil government is a divinely instituted authority which should be respected and submitted to by all, and that it is an instrument of God for the good of those that do well and for punishment of evildoers (Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-14). However, our ultimate authority is God (Acts 4:19-20).
- We believe in and teach the personal, visible, imminent, premillennial return of Christ (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Peter 4:7; Revelation 19:11-18).
- We believe in the resurrection of the just, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost. (Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15; 21:3-8; Mathew. 25:31-46)