What We Believe

 Inspiration of the Bible

We believe the Bible, the Scriptures of the Old Testament and the New Testament, is verbally inspired of God. It is the inerrant, infallible and authoritative word of God therefore the supreme and final authority in all things. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:18-19)

Trinity of the Godhead

We believe in one God (monotheism), eternally existing in three persons (the Trinity): the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. (I John 5:7; Matthew 28:19)

 Fall of Man

We believe man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach the age of moral responsibility, become sinners by choice and practice in thought, word, and deed. (Romans 5:12; Genesis 1:26-27; I Corinthians 11:7)

 Virgin Birth

We believe Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and is truly God and truly man. (Matthew 1:20-21; Luke 1:35-36; Luke 2:10-11)

 Bodily Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there as High Priest and Advocate for us. (Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 10:20-21; I Timothy 2:5-6)

 Salvation by Grace through Faith

We believe the gospel is the good news that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, that He was buried, and arose alive and triumphant from the grave; in so doing He made the necessary sacrifice for atonement and became our substitute; and that all who place their faith and full trust in Him are saved by His shed blood. (I Corinthians 15:3-4; Colossians 1:14; Ephesians 1:7; Romans 5:9)

Separation

All believers are called into a life of personal separation from all worldly and sinful practices. (James 4:4; Romans 12:1-2; II Corinthians 6:14-18)

We believe a Christian should seek to live a life that is holy and above reproach. He should behave so as to be of good report. Practices which are questionable or which may cause another person to stumble should be avoided. (Romans 14:21)

 Local Church

We believe the church is a local assembly of believers who have banded together for the purpose of evangelism, discipleship, and fellowship, and that every Christian should commit himself to such a local church and serve the Lord through that church.

We believe the Lord's great commission to the church was to proclaim the gospel to the world, therefore we carry forth an extensive program of evangelism at home and a world wide missionary program abroad, with the goal of winning people to Christ, baptizing them, and teaching them whatever the Lord has commanded. (Matthew 18-20; Acts 1:8)

 Personality of Satan

We believe that Satan is a real being, a personal devil; that he is the enemy of God, the "father of lies," the great deceiver of mankind, and is the instigator of all false systems of religion, and both he and all his followers will ultimately be cast into the lake of fire. (II Corinthians 11:13-16; Ephesians 2:2; II Corinthians 4:3-4)

 Blessedness of the Saved, Punishment of the Lost

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the everlasting blessedness of the saved (heaven), and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost (hell). (I Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:12-15)

 Eschatology

We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal, pre-tribulational, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; II Thessalonians 2:1-3)

 

 

     
 
Grace Bible Church
777 Starr Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460-3611     610-933-1333

 
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