Bible Fellowship Baptist Church values sound theology and want to be as faithful to the Scriptures as we possibly can. This page provides an abbreviated description of the primary Biblical doctrines that we perceive as essential to the Christian faith. For an expansion of our doctrinal beliefs, including greater detailed descriptions with supporting Scriptures,
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed and, therefore, are the final authority for faith and life.
We believe that there is one true Living God, who is holy, all-powerful, all-knowing, omnipresent, immutable, self-sufficient, uncreated, sovereign, and perfect in every way - eternally existing in three Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God the Son – The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.
God the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling, and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
The Sin Nature of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; but that in Adam’s sin, humanity fell, inheriting a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. We believe it is impossible for man to justify himself or make himself right with God of his own merits, thus he is utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
We believe that the clear message of salvation is “repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” We believe that salvation is “by grace” plus nothing minus nothing. We believe that Jesus Christ died for every man, and that each individual chooses to accept or reject the grace of God. We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the atonement of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Church: Universal and Local
The Universal Church is made up of believers world-wide. The idea is not so much the assembly itself but those constituting the church, who are referred to as “The Body of Christ” and is composed of every single Christian across time. Christ’s church is also known as His bride because of the great love He has for here and willingly gave up His life for. Those who make up the Body of Christ work together in spiritual unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ by our love for one another and the desire to obey the Great Commission and Great Commandments of Christ.
The Local Church is normally defined as a local assembly of all who profess faith and allegiance to Christ. The Local Church is solely made up of born-again persons who follow an agreed upon statement of faith and practice the ordinances handed down by Jesus Christ.
The Two Ordinances: Baptism and The Lord’s Supper
Baptism of believers by immersion in water symbolizes sincere faith in Christ's death, burial, and resurrection with the desire to walk in newness of life.
The Lord's Supper, or Communion, commemorates Christ's broken body and shed blood giving each believer an opportunity for self-examination and rededication.
The Return of Christ
We believe in that blessed hope, the personal, imminent return of Christ, Who will rapture His church prior to the seven-year tribulation period. At the end of the Tribulation, Christ will personally and visibly return with His saints, to establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom which was promised to the nation of Israel.
The Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. The redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord. The souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious punishment and torment until the second resurrection where they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire.
We believe that God created the universe in six literal, 24-hour periods.