THE FREE GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
is a church that...
Soli Deo Gloria
Seeks the Exaltation of the LORD JESUS CHRIST
Our burden is to maintain a biblical witness of the exclusiveness of Christianity by proclaiming that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. The Bible plainly declares that salvation comes only through the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). As Americans we cherish the right of religious liberty for all our fellow citizens, but our love and devotion to Christ require a rejection of all competing faiths whether secular or religious. A person that does not believe the witness of the Father regarding His Son is actually calling God a liar (I John 5:10). We seek to express this devotion to Christ in all the legitimate compartments of life within our public community as well as in the private lives of our members. Biblical Christianity is not based upon church membership or religious tradition; instead it is a vital, personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior that is reflected in the individual believer's daily life. Our world today is desperate for living examples of what changes come into the lives of those who walk in communion and fellowship with the Lord each day.
Is Dedicated to the Preaching and Teaching Ministry of the Word of God
The Apostle Paul charged in II Timothy 4:2 for faithful ministers of the Gospel to “preach the word: be instant in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” Nothing short of the purifying effects of the faithful ministry of God's Word can address the deep needs of sinful mankind. Rather than merely treating symptoms with programs, seminars, and entertainment activities, the ministry of the Free Grace Bible Church endeavors to preach the whole counsel of God's Word, “for the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the diving asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). Every aspect of the ministry is subordinated and complementary to the Word of God. Our method of worship, our music, our dress, and our overall conduct are not shaped by the popular trends of the day but by the timeless principles of Scripture. It is only as the “mirror” of God's Word reveals the deep needs of our souls that we can address the true issues of life.
Stands Upon and Defends the Fundamental Doctrines of the Christian Faith
The New Testament exhorts the Christian to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3). There are legitimate denominational distinctives upon which genuine Christians may respectfully disagree; however, upon the cardinal doctrines of the faith we can accept no deviation. We are engaged in a spiritual battle over the eternal issues of life and death. We are to “fight the good fight of faith,” “judge righteous judgment,” “try the spirits,” and “discern both good and evil.” The Free Grace Bible Church proclaims and defends the precious fundamental doctrines of the faith as clearly revealed in the Bible:
The Incarnation (John 1:14), Virgin Birth (Is. 7:14; Gal. 4:4), Substitutionary Atonement (II Cor. 5:21), Bodily Resurrection (I Cor. 15:4), Ascension into heaven (Acts 1:9-11), and the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ (Mt. 24:3; I Cor. 15:23).
The reality of the destiny of the saved to an eternal heaven and of the lost to an eternal hell (John 5:29).
Believes True Life is Found in CHRIST Alone
A proper understanding of Scripture will provide a person with the proper view of life. However, the Bible can truly be understood only by those who have received spiritual life from God (I Cor. 2:14). The Bible clearly teaches that the Christian is a stranger and pilgrim in the world because the world system is opposed to God and His Word. We live in an environment that is hostile to spiritual living and service to God. With his emphasis upon the material and external, man looks upon the outward appearance but God looks upon the heart. We do not please God by bringing the world into the church. Instead, we call out to the lost to be reconciled to God through His Son, Jesus Christ, in order to become true children of God rather than children of the devil (I John 3:9-10). Ultimately, we are not seeking contentment or fulfillment from the material things of this life. The Lord Himself warned in Luke 12:15 that “a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” True peace, contentment, and meaning in life are found in recognizing what God is doing in and through His Son, Jesus Christ.