Cut Bank Community Bible Church
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Doctrine



1. The Godhead: We believe in the only true and living God, infinite, eternal, unchangeable, who exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4: Matt. 28:19; 1 Pet. 1:1-2)

2. The Scriptures: We believe the Bible, Old and New Testaments, in the original writings, to be the verbally inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God, that constitutes the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)

3. Jesus Christ: We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Col. 2:9), in His virgin birth (Matt. 1:18-21), in His sinless life (Heb. 4:14-15), in His miracles (Jn. 20:30-31), in His being fully God and fully man (Matthew 1:23), in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Rom. 5:6-9), in His bodily resurrection (1 Cor. 15:3-4), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Eph. 1:20), in His present life there as High Priest and Advocate (Heb. 7:24-25), and in “that blessed hope”- His personal, premillenial and imminent return. (1 Thess. 4:15-17)

4. The Holy Spirit: We believe in the personality (Eph. 4:30) and deity (Ps. 139:7-8) of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Holy Trinity. We believe in the Holy Spirit’s indwelling of all born-again believers (1 Cor. 6:19) providing them power for holy living and effective service. (John 14:17-26)

5. Man: We believe in the fall of Man (Gen. 3), the universal depravity of the human race (Rom. 3:9-12), the lost condition of all men outside of Christ (Jn. 5:11-12).  We believe in the bodily resurrection of believers and the eternal condemnation of the lost. (Rev. 20:11-15)

6. Salvation: We believe salvation is provided by God's grace through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for all men, and those who repent, believe, and accept God's gift of salvation are born again of the Holy Spirit, recieve the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God. (John 3:16-17, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:4-7, 2 Corinthians 7:10)

The purpose of this church shall be to declare the whole counsel of God, according to the teachings of both the Old and New Testaments; to promote the evangelism of the unsaved; and to offer individuals the opportunity of collective worship, Bible Study, and Fellowship.