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WHAT WE BELIEVE

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BEREAN BIBLE CHURCH

WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

Note: this is an abbreviated statement. For a more extensive explanation of what we believe, see the Baptist Faith and Message: https://bfm.sbc.net/bfm2000/

 

Scripture
God wrote the Bible through men and without error. (2 Peter 1:21)

Trinity
God exists eternally in a Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Jesus
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He became a man, lived a sinless life, died on a cross, was buried, rose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven to redeem sinful people. (Hebrews 1:3)

Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the supernatural agent who applies salvation to sinful people, regenerating, indwelling, sanctifying, and sealing them until the day of Christ’s return. (John 15:26)

Humanity
God creates all people in His image as uniquely male and female. (Genesis 1:27)

Salvation

The first created man sinned (Romans 5:12), and ever since all people are sinful and in need of salvation. However, Jesus was sent to "to seek and to save the lost" (Luke 19:10-11). Now, salvation is provided as a gift of God, given by grace alone, and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8)

The Church
The church is the assembly of God’s people and is both universal and local.  (Acts 2:42)

Restoration
Jesus will return to earth to judge all people and to rule and reign with his saints forever. (Matthew 25:46)