Statement of Faith

The following is a statement of the doctrinal position to which the Board, Administration, and Faculty of Grace Bible College are committed:

The Bible
The verbal inspiration and plenary authority of the Bible in its original writings.
(II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21)

The Godhead
The eternal Trinity of the Godhead.
(Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 11:33-36; I Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:8-10)

The Person of Jesus Christ
The eternal deity and spotless humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Luke 1:35; Romans 1:3-4; I Corinthians 15:1-8; Philippians 2:6-11)

Sin and Depravity of Man
The total depravity of humanity by nature.
(Romans 3:11-23; Isaiah 59:2; 64:6)

Salvation
Salvation by grace, through faith in the crucified and risen Christ.
(John 1:11-13; 3:16-17; Romans 3:24-28; 10:9-13; I Corinthians 15:1-4; II Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8-9)

Eternal Security
The eternal security of the saved.
(John 10:28-29; Romans 8:1;8:28-39; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30; II Thessalonians 2;13-14; Hebrews 9:11-12)

The Holy Spirit
The personality and deity of the Holy Spirit.
(John 16:7-8; Acts 5:3-4; I Corinthians 2:10-12; 6:19; 12:13; Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 4:4-6)

The Church
The essential unity of all believers of this present dispensation as members of the one true church, the Body of Christ.
(I Corinthians 12:13, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23; 3:1-11; Colossians 1:18, 24-25)

The Believer's Walk
The privilege and duty of all the saved to walk as children of the light.
(Psalm 119:9-11; Romans 6:6-14; II Corinthians 5:11-15; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 4:27-32; Philippians 2:12-13)

The Lord's Supper
The communion of the Lord's Supper "until He comes."
(I Corinthians 10:14-22; 11:17-34)

Baptism
The one divine and spiritual baptism by which believers are made members of the Body of Christ at conversion as the only baptism necessary in God's spiritual program in this dispensation of the Grace of God.
(Romans 6:3-4; I Corinthians 1:17; 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-27; Ephesians 4:3-6; Colossians 2:9-12)

The Resurrection
The physical resurrection of the body.
(Luke 24:39-43; John 5:28-29; I Corinthians 15:12-24; Philippians 3:21; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15)

The Return of Christ
--The pre-tribulation rapture of the members of the Body of Christ.
(I Corinthians 15:51-53; Philippians 3:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13-14)
--After a seven-year tribulation period, the personal, premillennial return of Christ to reign on earth.
(Jeremiah 30:7; Daniel 9:20-27; Zechariah 14:4, 9; Matthew 24:15-41; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-4)

The Eternal State of the Dead
The eternal punishment of the unsaved dead.
(Luke 16:23-28; John 3:36; II Corinthians 5:6-8; Philippians 1:23; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:10-15)

The Mission of the Church
The worldwide preaching of the gospel of the Grace of God.
(Acts 20:24; Romans 12:9-21; 16:25-27; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Ephesians 3:8-9)