We believe the Bible teaches

 

  • Its own divine authority and that it is given by the inspiration of God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).

 

  • That there is one God, eternally existing in three equally divine persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit  (Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).

 

  • That Jesus Christ is the only begotten and eternal Son of God, miraculously born of the Virgin Mary and the only one whose life was absolutely sinless (John 1:1; Matt. 1:18-23; 1 John 3:5).

 

  • That man is universally and utterly sinful by nature and by practice (Psalms 51:5; 58:3; Gen. 3:1-24; Rom. 3:9-23; 5:12-19), and that it is impossible for him to be saved by his own works or religious observances (Eph. 2:3, 9; Titus 3:5; Rom. 4:25; Jer. 17:9).

 

  • That Christ, by His substitutionary death at Calvary, wholly and eternally paid the penalty for sin, and was raised from the dead according to the scriptures (1 Cor. 15:3, 4; Rom. 4:25; 5:6-9); and any person who repents from his sin and rests upon Christ's redeeming work, immediately enters into its benefit to the present and eternal salvation of his soul (John 5:24; Heb. 5:9; John 10:28-30); that Christ ascended into heaven and is now our High Priest and Advocate with the Father (Luke 24:50-51; Heb. 7:25-26; 1 John 2:1-2).

 

  • That the Holy Spirit comes to indwell every believer at conversion and is the one who enables him or her to live a holy life  (Rom 8:11; Gal. 5:25).

 

  • The resurrection of all believers at the coming of Christ and the review and reward of their life and works (Luke 14:14; John 5:28-29; Rom. 14:10-12; 1 Cor. 3:11-15).

 

  • The rapture (or catching away) of the church at the coming of Christ for them in the air (1 Cor. 15:51-57; 1 Thess. 4:13-18); the revelation of Christ at His coming to the earth prior to the setting up of His Millennial Kingdom (Matt. 24:29-31); the personal, literal reign of Christ over this earth for 1,000 years (1 Cor. 15:24-28; Rev. 20:4-6).

 

  • The judgment of the wicked dead at the Great White Throne judgment after the 1,000 year reign of Christ (Rev. 20:11-13); the consignment of all such unto everlasting punishment (Matt. 25:46; Rev. 20:14-15).

 

  • That there are two ordinances for the Church: Baptism and The Lord's Supper (Matt. 28:19; Acts 8:35-38); The Lord's Supper is celebrated each Lord's Day as did the early Church (Matt. 26:26-28; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Acts 20:7).

WHAT WE BELIEVE

CHESHIRE BIBLE CHAPEL

1103 Waterbury Road  | P.O. Box 1050

Cheshire, CT 06410

 

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