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219-872-7018

templembc2725@gmail.com

2725 Wabash Street

Michigan City, IN, 46360

What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is God’s complete and preserved Word to all men. All 66 books of scripture were inspired by God through human authors, and therefore do not contain error of any kind. The Bible is our supreme and final authority on doctrine and truth.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; John 17:17; Psalm 12:6-7; Matthew 24:35)

We believe in the triune God: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Each person of the Trinity is eternally equal in Divine perfection and authority. The triune God is perfect in all his attributes including but not limited to: holiness, sovereignty, love, power, justice, faithfulness, knowledge, and mercy. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; see also 1 Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 2:9; Acts 5:3-4)

We believe that Jesus is fully God and fully man. God’s only begotten Son and born of a virgin, Jesus was sent to earth to take on the weight of our sin, die on the cross, defeat death and rise from the grave 3 days later, ascend into heaven to sit by the right hand of God, and one day return to reign as king over all his creation. (John 1:1; 14; 18; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24-26; 4:25; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Philippians 2:5-8; 1 Timothy 2:5)

We believe the Holy Spirit is the Comforter, sent by God to convict, indwell, inspire, lead, comfort, strengthen, and sanctify God’s people. We believe the Holy Spirit came to indwell the Church on the day of Pentecost and brought with him spiritual gifts, but as the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 13, the only spiritual gifts that persisted to today are faith, hope and love. (John 16:7-11; John 3:8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 13; John 14:16-17; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:19)

We believe the Church, the Body and Bride of Christ, is comprised of all born-again believers in Jesus Christ. We believe in the local church: a congregation of born-again baptized believers, governed by the Scriptures, whose mission is to glorify God by making disciples of His Son. We observe the two ordinances given by Christ: baptism by immersion following conversion and remembering Christ through closed Communion.

(Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32;

1 Corinthians 1:1-2; Ephesians 4:11-13; Matthew 16:18; 28:19-20)