Our Position

The following statements represent Grace Bible’s position on some distinctive areas:

About Eternal Security – Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. - Romans 13:13-14Galatians 5:13Titus 2:11-15

About the Sanctity of Human Life - We believe that all human life is sacred that human beings are created in His image and, as such, are to be protected; that the weak, vulnerable, infirm, handicapped, unborn, and needy deserve our respect and our care. - Genesis 1:269:6Psalm 51:582:3-4139:13-16Jeremiah 1:5Luke 1:41 

About Baptism by Immersion – We believe that scriptural baptism must be: (1) by being completely immersed under the water and (2) after salvation. Baptism has no saving power but is the first act of obedience symbolizing (1) the believer’s faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, (2) the believer’s death to sin and resurrection to walk anew in Christ, and (3) the Christian’s belief that he will die, be buried, and that Jesus will resurrect him from the dead. Acts 8:26-39Romans 6:45Colossians 2:12

About Giving – We believe in giving of our resources (time, talent, and treasure)– of our first-fruits – as the Biblical standard of giving. Giving is done as an undesignated offering to the “storehouse” ministry of a local church. According to the Scriptures, we are to give cheerfully, regularly, systematically, proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the Kingdom of God2 Corinthians 8-9Leviticus 27:30Proverbs 3:9-1Luke 6:38;

About Christian Unity – To live in harmony with other believers is clearly the teaching of the New Testament. It is the responsibility of each believer to endeavor to live in fellowship with each member of this congregation. I Thess. 5:22II Tim. 2:11-22Col. 3:2-17

About Evangelism – It is the duty of every Christian and of every church to endeavor to make disciples of all men everywhere. It is the command of Christ for every Christian to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort and by all other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ. Matthew 28:18-20Acts 1:8

About the Lord’s Supper – The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby believers remember the death of the Lord Jesus and anticipate His second coming. The bread is symbolic of His body and the juice represents His blood. Matthew 26:26-30I Corinthians 11:23-32

About Coming Events

  1. The Rapture of the Church: We believe in the "Blessed Hope," the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation, and pre-millennial appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ to rapture His redeemed ones of the Church. - 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2Titus 2:131 John 3:2
  2. The MillennialKingdom: We believe that Christ will return to earth after the seven year tribulation period with His saints to establish the MillennialKingdom which will literally be on the earth and ruled by Christ from the throne of David.  - Isaiah 9:6-7Luke 1:32Acts 2:29-30; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-12; Revelation 20:1-612-14

About MarriageWe believe that the home was the first institution God provided for man; that marriage is a sacred relationship between one man and one woman and that the act of sex outside of this relationship is committing sin in the eyes of God. Genesis 2:18-24Deuteronomy 23:17-18Mark 10:9Romans 1:18-271 Corinthians 6:9-117:2Ephesians 5:22-23Jude 7

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