:: The IBBI Doctrinal Statement
Scriptures: We believe in the
verbal, plenary inspiration and the infallible, unlimited
inerrancy of the Bible.
Of the True
God: We believe there is one and only one living and true God,
an infinite Spirit. He is the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and
earth and inexpressibly glorious in holiness who is worthy of all
possible honor, confidence and love. We believe in the unity of the
Godhead in three persons; the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit who are equal in every divine
perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in
the great work of redemption.
Of the Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy
Spirit is a divine person equal with God the Father and God
the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the
creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world, He
restrains the evil one until God's purpose is fulfilled;
that He convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment; that He
bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and
testimony; that He is the Agent in the new birth; that He
seals, endues, guides, teaches, sanctifies, and helps the
Of the Devil: We believe Satan is the unholy one of this age
and the author of all powers of darkness and is destined to
eternal judgment in the lake of fire.
We accept the Genesis account of creation and
believe that man and the universe came by direct creation of
Of the Fall of Man:
We believe that man was
created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by
voluntary transgression fell from his sinless happy state in
consequence of which all of mankind are now sinners.
Of the Virgin
Birth: We believe that Jesus
was begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner, born
of the Virgin Mary and that he is both the Son of God and
God the Son.
Of the Atonement for Sin:
We believe that the salvation
of sinners is wholly by grace through the mediatorial office
of the Son of God who, by the appointment of the Father,
freely took upon Himself the form of man, yet without sin He
honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His
death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins. That
he was buried and that he rose the third day and is now
sitting on His throne at the right hand of the
We believe that the great
gospel blessing that Christ offers to those who believe in
Him is justification. Justification is the imputation of the
righteousness of Jesus Christ at salvation and provides the
believer with the proper standing before God.
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must
be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in
Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process;
that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and sins is
made partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal
life; the free gift of God.
Of Faith and Salvation:
We believe that salvation is
God's gift of grace, available to everyone through personal
faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Of the Security of the Saints:
We believe that all who are
truly born again are kept eternally by God the Father of
Of the Righteous and the Wicked:
We believe that there is an
essential difference between the righteous and the wicked;
that only those who through faith are justified in the name
of the Lord Jesus Christ and sanctified by the Spirit of God
are truly righteous in His sight. This distinction holds
among men in and after death, in the everlasting joy of the
saved and the everlasting conscious of the lost.
Of the Resurrection & related
events: We believe in the
bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension
into heaven and His present High Priestly ministry. We
believe in His coming in glory at the end of the Tribulation
Period. We also believe in the pre-tribulation return of
Christ and in the resurrection of the dead, the
glorification of the Saints, and the establishing of the
Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ.
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