Statement of Faith

BCI STATEMENT OF FAITH
  • We believe in the Divine Trinity- the Godhead consists of three distinct persons in one: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19; 1 Jn 5:7)
  • We believe in Repentance as a Godly sorrow for sin with a renunciation of sin. (Acts 3:19; II Cor 7:10)
  • We believe in Justification as an act of God’s grace whereby we receive remission of sins and stand before God as though we had never sinned. (1 Cor 6:11; Titus 3:5-7)
  • We believe in Sanctification, which is an act of God’s grace by which we are made holy through the blood of Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 2:11; 13:12)
  • We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, which is the endearment of power from on high given to sanctified person for service. (Acts 1:8; Luke 24:49)
  • We believe in Divine Healing as provided for God’s people in the Atonement. (Psalms 103:1-3; James 5:14-16; Mark 16:17-18)
  • We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus with its two appearances under one coming- the rapture of the saints and the execution of judgment upon the ungodly. (Acts 1:11; IThes 4:13-18; IIThes 1:5-10)
  • We believe in the Tribulation which is the interim between Christ’s coming for His bride and His return in judgment. (I Jn 4:3; Rev 13:1-10; Dan 8:23-25)
  • We believe in Christ’s Millennial Reign which is the 1000 years literal reign of Jesus on earth which will be ushered in by the coming of Jesus back to earth with ten thousands of His saints. (Rev 20:4-6)
  • We believe in the Great White Throne Judgment where God will finally judge the quick and the dead according to their works. (Rev 20:11-15)
  • We believe in the New Heavens and New Earth- the earth that has been polluted by sin shall pass away after the White Throne Judgment and God will create a new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness shall dwell. (Rev 21:1-4; II Peter 3:10-13)
  • We believe in Eternal Heaven and Eternal Hell- Hell is eternal as heaven and the wicked shall be cast into a lake of fire with brimstone forever and ever. (Rev 20:15; 21:8)
  • We believe in the observance of three ordinances:
    -The Water Baptism by immersion. (Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19-20)
    -The Lord’s Supper as instituted by Jesus to remind us of His return. (Matt 26:26-29; I Cor 11:23-26)
    -The Washing of Disciple’s Feet as an example of humility given by Jesus Christ. (John 13:4-17)
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