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Doctrine Statement
Grace Center for Biblical and Theological Studies

We affirm our belief in:

1. The one true God of Scriptural revelation who is the Creator; He is eternal, holy, sovereign and triune in His nature.

2. The Bible consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God written and authorative for all belief and practice. In it God has spoken to mankind and has given it to us to make us wise unto salvation.

3. Jesus, the son of Mary, as incarnate God born of a virgin; true man, yet sinless, who is the Messiah.

4. The Holy Spirit, who is God, active and present in our world, the life-giver and revealer of Jesus, and the deposit-guarantee of the believers salvation. He is our Teacher and He empowers the Church for witness, service and worship.

5. God who is the Savior, active in sovereign love through our Lord Jesus Christ to rescue sinners by His atoning sacrifice from the guilt and power of sin and to adopt them as his sons, endows them with his blessing for the praise of His glorious grace.

6. The work of salvation which is the work of the Father who purposed redemption, the Word enfleshed, His Son Jesus, who secured salvation and the Spirit who applies it.

7. The message of reconcilation which calls men and women to repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. What God works for us in Jesus Christ He works in us by His Spirit with a resulting life of trust and obedience, praise and prayer, submission and service, all to the praise of His glory.

* Doctrine Statement of Spirit, Truth & Grace Ministry

Grace Covenant Church Basic Beliefs Statement

Our Basic Beliefs
1. We believe in one God who is eternally existent as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

2. We acknowledge one Lord Jesus Christ who is true God and true man. He was conceived supernaturally through the operation of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary . He died on behalf of sinners, was buried, and on the third day He arose bodily. After forty days He ascended into heaven from where He will return physically to this earth in power and glory and usher in His eternal kingdom.

3. We believe in one Holy Spirit who furnishes the church of the Lord Jesus Christ with gifts and graces. He indwells the lives of God's people and He bestows spiritual gifts for the edification and ministry of the church.

4. We acknowledge the Holy Scriptures, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, as the written Word of God; and that this Word interperted by the grammatical-historical method, comparing Scripture with Scripture, is our rule of faith and standard of conduct. All doctrines and practices are to be derived from it and are to be in harmony with it.

5. We acknowledge the one universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ consisting of all those who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We also acknowledge the visible congregations of the Lord throughout the earth and do so consider our fellowship as a gathering of the Lord's people in a visible and viable fellowship for the purpose of worshipping God and utilizing Biblical and doctrinal instruction as a means both of Christian growth and evangelism. The proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ to the world is our evangelistic mission. The church in its ministry is to be both kergmatic (Word-proclaiming) and charismatic ( manifesting spiritual gifts).

6. We hold and maintain the following truths generally known as the doctrines of grace: the radical depravity of man whereby he is corrupt in the depths of his being and totally unable to accomplish spiritual good; the electing love of God the Father; the propitiatory and subsitutionary sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ; regeneration and effectual calling by the Holy Spirit; the imputation of Christ's righteousness; the once-for-all justification by faith of the repentant sinner; his walk in newness of life, and growth in grace by the active indwelling of the Holy Spirit; the priestly intercession of our Lord Jesus;and the security and preservation and preserverance of the saints (true regenerated believers) in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ.