OUR CORE BELIEFS

You should know why you believe what you believe

Our Core beliefs

The purpose of Open Bible Bible Baptist Church is to “make disciples of Christ who are making disciples of Christ.” The process of how we fulfill this Purpose is through loving the Lord, growing in grace, serving one another, and sharing the gospel.

God

We believe that God is triune; that there are three eternal, co-equal, divine persons in the Godhead; and that these three are one God.

Jesus Christ
We believe that man is totally unable to save himself because of his sinful nature and his guilt in the original sin of Adam. All men, therefore, deserve eternal punishment. We further believe that God, who is rich in mercy, sent His only Son to be our Savior; for the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.
Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit of God is a person who has personality and all the attributes of Deity. We believe the Holy Spirit has always been involved in the affairs of mankind; however, we believe He has a special ministry that began at Pentecost and will continue until the rapture. This ministry includes reproving the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit was also sent to regenerate, sanctify, seal, and fill all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:2; John 3:5-6; John 14:16; Acts 1:5; Acts 11:15; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Corinthians 12:13)

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and, as such, is the only infallible rule of faith of faith and practice. Therefore, It is the supreme and final authority in our lives.

The Church
We believe that the establishment and continuance of local independent churches are clearly taught in the New Testament; that they are the manifestations of the living body until the rapture; that they are organized for the purposes of ministering Christ to the lost world and for worship, edification, and fellowship for the believers. We believe in the independence and autonomy of the local church.
Sin
We believe that man was created in the image of God with a body, soul, and spirit; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and become sinners in thought, word, and deed.

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