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What We Teach:

1. We believe that the Scriptures, that is the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired and inerrant in the autographs, and therefore totally reliable and solely authoritative for Christian faith and life. (John 5:39; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).


2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 29:19-20).


3. We believe in the deity and the preexistence of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, and His virgin birth, sinless life, miraculous works, atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, priestly ministry, and in His personal, imminent return and reign. (John 1:2; John 3:16; Luke 1:30-35; Heb. 4:15; John 5:25; 1 Tim. 2:6; 1 Cor. 15, Acts 1:9-11; Heb. 7:16-17; Rev. 19:11-21; 20:4).


4. We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, who convicts men of sin, regenerates and indwells those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 5:3, 4; John 16:8; Tit. 3:5; Rom. 8:9).


5. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but total depravity and spiritual death as well, which is total separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature which condemns them and leads them to sin personally in thought, word and deed. (Gen. 1:27; Eph. 2:1; Ps. 51:5; Rom. 3:23).


6. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of the entire world; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood. (Matt. 20:28; Rom. 3:24).


7. We believe in the resurrection of all men, those who are saved unto life eternal and those who are lost unto eternal condemnation. (1 Thess. 4:16-17; Rev. 20:4, 11-15).

8.  We believe in the universal church as a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all born-again persons are members. We believe that the ordinances of the church were appointed by the Lord and that their observance is a continuing obligation. These ordinances are water baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Matt. 16:18; Col. 1:18; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Rom. 6:3-5).


9. Grace Bible Church believes in maintaining these essentials of doctrine listed herein, while showing love and tolerance in non-essentials.

BHCC doctrinal stance also is in accordance with the Chicago Statements on Biblical Inerrancy and Hermeneutics. For further information, see R. C. Sproul, “The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy,” in the “Appendix” of Inerrancy, ed. by Norman L. Geisler (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1980), 493-502.

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