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What We Believe
PURPOSE & MISSION OF MARANATHA BIBLE CHURCH
DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH
We believe that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man, and thus the sixty-six
books of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit constitutes the plenary (inspired
equally, in parts) Word of God (1 Corinthians 2:7-14; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
God the Father
We believe that God the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, orders and disposes
all things according to His own purpose and grace (Psalm 145:8-9; 1 Corinthians
8:6). He is the Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1-31; Ephesians 3:9).
God the Son
We believe that Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, possesses all the
divine excellencies, and in these He is coequal, co substantial, and co eternal with
The Father (John 10:30; 14:9).
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through the
shedding of His blood and sacrificial death on the cross.
We believe that in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave, God confirmed
the deity of His Son and gave proof that God has accepted the atoning work of
Christ on the cross. Jesus's bodily resurrection is also the guarantee of a future
resurrection life for all believers (John 5:26-29; 14:19; Romans 1:4; 4:25; 6:5-10;
1 Corinthians 15:20, 23).
God the Holy Spirit
We believe that the third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, is a divine Person,
eternal, possessing all the attributes of personality and deity.
We believe that the Holy Spirit administers spiritual gifts to the church. The Holy
Spirit glorifies neither Himself nor His gifts by ostentatious displays, but He does
glorify Christ by implementing His work of redeeming the lost and building up
believers in the most holy faith (John 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11;
2 Corinthians 3:18).
We believe that salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the redemption
of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of human merit or
works (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-21).