FORT DICK BIBLE CHURCH

What We Believe

 

1. WE believe the Bible is the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and inerrant in its original writings.  The Bible is the revealed will of God for man, and is the infallible rule of faith and practice by which WE must live.

2. WE believe that God is the Supreme uncreated being, infinite, perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, and eternally existing in three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each equally deserving worship and obedience.

3. WE believe that God the Father is the Sovereign ruler over all things and must be exalted and obeyed.

4. WE believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is God the Son.  He is equal to the Father in being and yet submissive to the Father in office.

5. WE believe that the Holy Spirit is God and works on behalf of the Father in glorifying the Son.

6. WE believe that God created man morally perfect, made up of both material and immaterial parts for God’s glory and enjoyment.

7. WE believe that man sinned when both Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s direct command in the Garden of Eden.

8. WE believe that due to Adam and Eve’s disobedience, we were born sinners, spiritually dead, which we would have justly deserved at the end of life in eternal condemnation by God and punishment in Hell.

9. WE believe that my salvation is only by God’s grace on the basis of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of my merit or works.

10. WE believe that God punished the Lord Jesus Christ for my sins and that Jesus Christ died on my behalf.

11. WE believe that the Lord Jesus Christ physically died, was buried, came back to life on the third day, and returned to heaven.

12. WE believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, in the future, will return physically as the supreme judge and will bless the believers with an eternal home in heaven and send the unbelievers into eternal punishment in hell.

13. WE believe that one must repent of his/her sinfulness and be submitted to Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

14. WE commit to loving and serving God as He has directed in His Word.

15. WE believe genuine disciples have received the Holy Spirit who enables and encourages us to live in a way that pleases God.

16. We believe identifying with Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour publicly through baptism as a believer.

17. We believe God has established the local church as the representation of His universal body made up of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.

18. We are committed to worshiping God by living according to the apostles’ doctrine, seeking Christian fellowship, participating in corporate communion, and by praying.

19. We are committed to worship God through supporting this church and submitting to the elders’ leadership as they diligently work at upholding Scriptures before God.

20. We believe the Teaching of God’s Word by gifted men is intended to equip the body of Christ for the work of the ministry to others who are in Fort Dick Bible Church and our neighbors according to my abilities as God should so gift me.