SBBTM Doctrinal Statement

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. ISAIAH 8:20

What We Believe  

  1. We believe that the Bible is the word of God.  That all 66 books of the Bible are inspired by God and therefore infallible and inerrant in all that they teach; so that the Bible is the sole authority for Christian faith and practice.  2 Timothy 3:15, 2 Peter 1;20-21.
  2. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  Therefore, He had the very nature of God and is himself God in human form, the second person of the divine Trinity.  We furthermore believe in the virgin birth of our Lord.  John 1:1-14, Matthew 28:19, Luke 1:35.
  3. We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. We affirm that after being crucified for our sins, He rose from the dead in a glorified, supernatural body and now sits on the right hand of God the Father.  John 2:19-20, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Romans 10:9.
  4. We believe in the divine Trinity.  That is that there in only one God who exists in three persons, these persons being God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.  These persons we affirm to be different in office and person; but, the same in divine substance and nature.  Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14.
  5. We believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and that in that act, purchased our redemption and finished the atonement and all that was required for our salvation. John 19:30.
  6. We believe that a person is saved when they in accordance with the scriptures truly believe in their heart and confess with their mouth that Jesus is the Lord of their life; and, that He rose from the dead, for their sins; we believe that then they become a new creature in Christ with works following. Romans 10:8-10.
  7. We believe in immersion, this mode of Baptism more than any other demonstrates that a person has been buried with Christ as they go under the water and resurrected with Christ when they come out of the water.  We believe that all Christians should be baptized in accordance with the Word of God.  Mark 16:15-16, Romans 6:4-6.
  8. We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  We affirm that upon the moment of true belief and confession of Christ, a person receives the Holy Spirit and is placed in the body of Christ.  1 Corinthians 12:3, Rom 8:9.
  9. We believe in a subsequent Baptism and filling of the Holy Ghost, that is we affirm that after a person is saved, they can be empowered by the Holy Spirit for Christian service.  This empowerment can be evidenced by the gift of tongues as well as by other gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit according to the will of God.  Acts 1:8.
  10. We believe that miracles are for today.  Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.  God still heals and performs miracles according to his sovereign will as set forth in the Holy Scriptures.  Psalms 103:1-3, Hebrews 13:8,
  11. We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ, that is that at some unannounced time, Jesus Christ will return physically and gloriously to this earth.  1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Rev 1:7.
  12. We believe in the doctrine of Heaven and Hell.  We affirm that there is a place of eternal bliss prepared for the righteous where they will dwell forever with God and Christ.  Also, there is a place of eternal torment for all those who have rejected Jesus Christ.

        Rev 21:1-4, Rev 20:15.

  1. We believe in tithing under grace, not as a requirement of the law, but as an expression of our dedication to the work of the Lord in the local church.  Matthew 23:23, Heb 7:7-8, 2 Corinthians 9:7.
  2. We believe that the true church is one body of many members, consisting of all those who have received Godís free gift of salvation, regardless of church affiliation.  We believe that all believers should earnestly endeavor to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.  1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4:3-6.
  3. We believe in the dedication of little children to the Lord, as opposed to infant Baptism.  Matthew 19:14.
  4. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and lost, that they are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life; and, that they are lost unto the resurrection of eternal punishment.  John 5:28-29.
  5. We believe that sex is ordained only for marriage partners and sex before or outside of marriage is the sin of fornication. 1 Corinthians 6:18,, 1 Corinthians 7:1-2.
  6. We believe that man fell by transgression from a state of righteousness and innocence in which he was created, and into a state of death, in which he held as a slave of sin until he delivered by the power of the Gospel of Christ.  Romans 3:23,  Romans 5:12.
  7. We oppose racism and prejudice in any form.  We affirm that all people are created equal in the eyesight of God.  To make any distinction on the basis of color of ethnic group is a sin and will not be tolerated by Strictly Biblical Bible Teaching Ministries. 

     Acts 10:34-35.

  1. We believe that homosexuality is a sin before God. We also affirm that marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman

only. Practicing homosexuals cannot be members of Strictly Biblical.   Leviticus 18:22.

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