Grace Family Bible Church
We believe that God gave us, His inerrant, verbally inspired Word, which is of plenary authority and that He recorded, preserved, translated, and transmitted it in written form called the Bible and/or the Holy Scriptures; which we have as a present possession in the English language only in the King James Version (KJV), also known as the Authorized Version (AV).
2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21, Deuteronomy 17:18-19, Deuteronomy 29:29, Isaiah 59:21
We believe in the Trinity of the Godhead; one God existing in three persons: The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
2 Corinthians 3:14, 1 John 5:7, Colossians 2:9, Hebrews 9:14
We believe that God the Father is a spirit (John 4:24), infinite (Acts 15:18), eternal (Psalm 90:1-2), and unchangeable (James 1:17), in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth (Psalm 102:26-27). Although He loves all mankind (John 3:16), His blessings are reserved for those who by faith followed the salvation plan as laid out in that person's dispensation. He is the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ and of all those who trust in Him (Ephesians 1:3-5).
We believe in the absolute Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:14, Colossians 1:13-19), His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-25), His perfect humanity (that is, it was impossible for our Lord to have sinned- John 1:1-14, Acts 3:14, Galatians 4:4, Philippians 2:6-8), His vicarious death through the shedding of blood for the remission of sins (Romans 3:25), His bodily resurrection and ascension (1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Acts 1:9), His present intercessory ministry (Romans 8:34), and in the imminence of His literal, personal, pre-tribulational, and pre-millennial appearing for the Church of this dispensation, which is called The Body of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18, Titus 2:13, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52).
We believe in the personality and Deity of the Holy Ghost (John 14:16-17, Ephesians 4:30, 5:18, Romans 8:14-27). He indwells, guides, and empowers the believer through the Scriptures to do the will of God, and seals us in Christ (Ephesians 1:13-14, 1 Corinthians 2:9-16, Philippians 2:13).
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan (Devil, Lucifer, etc..) (John 8:44, Isaiah 14:12-14, Ephesians 6:11-12, 1 Peter 5:8). He is the leader of the rebellion against God (Ezekiel 28:12-18).
We believe that man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27), that he sinned (Genesis 3:1-7), and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God (Romans 3:10,23), and must be saved by believing the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Ephesians 2:8-9), and those who reach moral responsibility become accountable for their works and unbelief (Revelation 20:11-15).
We believe God justifies ungodly sinners by His grace upon the ground of the shed blood of Jesus Christ through the means of faith. This complete salvation is bestowed as a free gift of God apart from man's works. Salvation is given to those who simply believe the gospel by a free will decision. Romans 3:25-28, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 4:5.
We believe that all who are saved into the Body of Christ can never lose their salvation. Colossians 3:1-4, Romans 8:1, 29-24, 38-39, Ephesians 1:13-14.
We believe that the invisible church, the Body of Christ is made up of all those who have been saved under God's mystery program as revealed through the Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Colossians 1:18), but does not include those saved under God's prophetic program ( those who were saved in the prophetic program became members of the nation of Israel). The mission of the church is set forth by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 and Ephesians 3:1-12. The destiny of the church is to appear at the judgment seat of Christ when we shall meet Him in the air, and then to rule and reign with Jesus Christ in the heavenlies (2 Corinthians 5:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, Ephesians 1:17-23, 1 Corinthians 6:2-3).
We believe when a saved person is absent from the body, he is present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:23), and when an unsaved person dies, he awaits the Great White Throne Judgment in conscious torment (Luke 16:22-23, Revelation 20:13-14).
We believe that all saved persons of this dispensation are members of the Universal Church (called the Body of Christ), all members are of equal importance and need one another for spiritual growth. 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Ephesians 4:4-6, 15-16.
We believe all saved persons of this dispensation have been made members of the Body of Christ by one divine baptism (1 Corinthians 12:13, Romans 6:3-4). By that one baptism every member of the Body of Christ is identified with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. In the light of the statement concerning one baptism in Ephesians 4:5, the statements concerning baptism in Colossians 2:12 and Romans 6:3, and Paul's statement in 1 Corinthians 1:17, "that Christ sent me not to baptize but to preach the gospel," we conclude that water baptism has no place in God's program for the Body of Christ in this day of grace.
We believe that the church, the Body of Christ began with the Apostle Paul. 1 Timothy 1:15-16, Galatians 1:11-17, 2:6-9
We believe that all the following gifts being temporal in nature have ceased with the completion of Scripture. (All gifts listed in Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, Ephesians 4:11). We today have a perfect gift in the written Word of God. Though supernatural manifestations have ceased (1 Corinthians 13:8-10, Ephesians 4:11-16), the Word of God can and will produce in the yielded believer that which abides: faith (Romans 10:17), hope (Romans 5:2-5, 8:24, 15:4), and charity (1 Timothy 1:15). Because we are so gifted by God, every member of the Body of Christ can stand against doctrinal and personal compromise, and the traditions of men which can make the Word of God void. In the Dispensation of Grace, any spiritual need that could ever be met by means of supernatural gifts can now be met by the Holy Ghost working in the believer "to will and to do of his good pleasure." (Philippians 2:13). We do not look for men with supernatural endowments to minister the Word of God to the Church which is His Body, rather we look to the complete and infallible Word of God.