The ministry of Community Bible Church is built on fifteen central doctrines of the faith. These beliefs explain our allegiance to the Savior, our dedication to the work of the Kingdom and our stand for absolute Truth.
What We Believe:
In essential beliefs - we have unity.
In non-essential beliefs - we have liberty.
In all our beliefs - we show charity.
The Holy Trinity: We believe the Holy Trinity consists of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
The Father: We believe God the Father is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, eternal, immutable, full of love, justice, goodness, mercy and truth.
The Son: We believe God the Son is our only Savior, full of grace and truth, in whom all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily. He is fully Divine and fully human.
The Holy Spirit: We believe God the Holy Spirit was sent by the Father into the world to reprove of sin, righteousness, and judgment and to testify of Jesus Christ. He indwells all true Christians and enables believers to live a godly life.
The Scriptures: We believe that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God," and the whole Bible is inspired in the sense that holy men of God "were moved by the Holy Spirit" to write the very words of Scripture. The whole Bible in the original writings is therefore without error.
The Church: We believe the church is the bride of Christ, and it is the body of which Christ is the head. It is made up of all who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior from Pentecost to the Rapture.
The Ordinances: We believe there are two ordinances; Water Baptism and the Lord's Supper and they are a scriptural means of testimony for the church.
The Devil: We believe there is a personal Devil, the Christian's adversary, a created being, who was originally a glorious angel but who sinned, losing his original estate and as a result became the father of lies.
The Depravity of Man: We believe man through his own choice, at the temptation of the Devil, sinned and as a result alienated himself and all the human race from God. The wages of sin is death, and man is totally unable to save himself.
Salvation: We believe that salvation is by God's grace through faith in the substitutionary death of Christ on the cross, the righteous for the unrighteous, without any consideration of works or merit on the part of man.
Assurance: We believe that believers in Christ can enjoy the assurance of salvation. Once a person has trusted Christ as Savior, one can never lose this salvation for any reason.
Future Destiny: We believe there is a literal Hell, a place of torment and anguish, prepared for the Devil and his angels, in which those who do not believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior shall be tormented forever. We believe there is an eternal Heaven where all the redeemed shall live in perfect peace and bliss forever in the presence of God.
The Resurrections: We believe there is a resurrection of the dead. The righteous shall be raised at the return of Christ; but the wicked dead shall not be raised until after the millennium and then face the judgment of the Great White Throne.
Judgments: We believe that, for believers in Jesus, our sin was judged at the cross and our works will be judged and and rewarded at the Judgment Seat of Christ. We also believe that God will judge those who have not believed in Jesus and those whose names are not recorded in God's Book of Life will be separated from God forever.
The Rapture and Second Coming: We believe there is an imminent, personal pre-tribulational return of Christ in the air for His saints, which event is the blessed hope of the church. We believe there is a personal pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth with His saints in power and glory; judging the nations and setting up His kingdom.
Our Complete Doctrinal Statement: (click here)