What We Believe


The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired and infallible, authoritative Word of God. We believe that the King James Bible has been preserved for the English-speaking people and, therefore, is the only Bible used at Grace Baptist Church.

God

We believe that there is only one living and true God, an infinite, all-knowing Spirit, perfect in His attributes, One in essence, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We further believe that each member of the holy Trinity is equally deserving of worship and obedience.

Jesus Christ

We believe in the virgin birth of Christ, His deity, sinless life, and vicarious death, along with His bodily resurrection and ascension. We further believe in Christ's personal, imminent, and pre-millennial return.

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature. We recognize His divine activity in creation, incarnation, written revelation, and the work of salvation.

Sin

We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless state; consequently, all mankind are sinners, not by constraint but by choice. Therefore, mankind is under just condemnation without defense or excuse.

Satan

We believe that Satan is a fallen angel, the arch enemy of God and man, and the unholy god of this world, for whom the place of eternal punishment (Hell) was prepared.

Salvation

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died in everyone's place as a substitution for the sins of the whole world. He arose from the dead and ascended into heaven where He is seated at the right hand of God. Man is lost and must be born again to enter the kingdom of God. We believe that salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the merit of the shed blood of Jesus Christ and not on the basis of human merit or works.

Security

We believe that all the redeemed are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever. We further believe that God's Word clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for sinful living and carnality.

Church

We believe that Jesus Christ founded the visible local church, which consists of a group of believers baptized by immersion, who have assembled together for the purpose of fulfilling the Great Commission. We believe the local church to be completely autonomous and self-governing. We further believe that there are two ordinances: baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper.

Heaven and Hell

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and lost: those that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in heaven and those that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation in a literal lake of fire.

End Times

We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year tribulation. We further believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of one thousand years. After this, unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne and be judged and cast into a lake of fire, while the believers will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ.