Bible Traniers
What we Believe

Scripture

We believe that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God" (2 Timothy 3:16). We understand this to mean that the whole Bible is inspired, in that holy men of God "were moved by the Holy Spirit" (2 Peter 1:21) to write the very words of Scripture. We believe that this divine inspiration extends equally and fully to all parts of Scripture as it appeared in the original manuscripts. We believe that the whole Bible in those original manuscripts is, therefore, without error.


The Triune Godhead

We believe in the one true and living God, the Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer and Ruler of all things. He is infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, and is revealed to us as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

God the Father: God, as Father, reigns over all of His universe with providential care. He is all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing, and all-wise. He is fatherly in attitude toward all men but is Father, indeed, to those who have become children of God, through Jesus Christ, who will deliver them into the Father's hands.

God the Son: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. He accomplished this redemption by voluntarily giving Himself as a sinless, substitution sacrifice on the cross, thereby satisfying God's righteous judgment against sin. After substantiating the accomplishment of that redemption and justification by His bodily resurrection from the grave, He ascended to the right hand of His Father, where He intercedes on behalf of those who trust Him.

God the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Person who convicts the world of sin (righteousness and judgment); that He alone brings new life to those who are spiritually dead; that He baptizes (or places) all believers into the one true Church, which is the Body of Christ; that He indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of final redemption, bestows spiritual gifts upon them, and fills (controls) those who are yielding to Him. Every believer is called to live in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit so that, he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but, will bear fruit, to the glory of God.


Creation

We believe that man was created directly by and in the image of God. We believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, by direct act.


Man

Although man was created in the image of God, he fell into sin and is lost. This is true of all men; and except a man is born again by the Holy Spirit, he cannot see the kingdom of God.


The Devil - Satan

We believe that Satan is real, inspires sin as evil incarnate, initiated the fall of man, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal punishment in the lake of fire.


Atonement for Sin

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a substitution sacrifice and that all who believe on Him are redeemed by His shed blood. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ and in His ascension into heaven; He is our High Priest and Advocate.


Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God's grace. It cannot be gained or made more secure by meritorious works, but is freely bestowed upon all who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary. All who so trust the Saviour, are forgiven of their sins and born into the family of God, by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus is the Way, The Truth, and the Life—the one and only way to eternal life.


The Christian Walk

We believe that we have a holy calling to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and so to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit, in order that we will not fulfil the lust of the flesh. The flesh is never eradicated in this life. Individuals must choose to keep the flesh, in subjection to Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, or it will surely manifest its presence in life and dishonour our Lord.


The Great Commission

Until the return of Christ, it is the Christian's duty and privilege to seek the fulfilment of Christ's Great Commission and to minister in His name to a needy world. We are to be instruments of Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit ministers redemption and reconciliation in the world.


The Ordinances/Sacraments of the Church:

A. Baptism in water in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All who repent of their sins and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. This is a declaration to the world that they identify with Christ in His death and have been raised with Him in newness of life.
B. The Lord's Supper consisting of the elements—bread and the fruit of the vine—is the symbol, expressing our sharing the Divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ, a memorial of His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming and is enjoined on all believers until He comes!


Walk of Faith

Bible Trainers is a religious organization with a staff that desires to model Christian ideals. We believe that acceptance of Jesus Christ is a total life-changing, spiritually-growing experience. As such, each employee, regardless of their position at Bible Trainers, is expected to believe, advocate, and defend Biblically-based scripture and principles at all times, including nonworking hours.

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