This Bethel Bible Village Doctrinal Statement is a summary of what we believe as Christians:
— We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, and infallible in the original writings and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life.
— We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
— We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, was born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
— We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is eternal separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought, word, and deed.
— We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who truly believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
— We believe that salvation completed by Christ and freely offered to all is entirely of grace and absolutely no merit on our part and therefore our present position and future prospect of Heaven is secure eternally for every believer.
— We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.
— We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
—We believe that each believer or child of God is to seek to obey the clear commands as given in God’s Word such as following the Lord in water baptism, honoring Christ by observance of the Lord’s Supper, holy living and further to abstain from worldliness and all sinful practices.
— We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. n We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.
— We believe in “that blessed hope,” the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.