The basic philosophy of Grace Baptist church is to reach families and individuals in our community and town with the Gospel and bring them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to disciple them to spiritual maturity.
The basic doctrines of the Bible that Grace Baptist Church believes:
- The Trinity of the Godhead – there is one God, eternally existing in three persons; Father (Deut. 33.27); Son (John 1;1); and Holy Spirit (Heb 9:14).
- Verbal Inspiration of the Word – The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, and inerrant in the original writings and are of supreme final authority in faith and life (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
- Virgin Birth of the Lord Jesus – That Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:35) and truly man (1 Tim 2:5).
- Total Depravity of man – That man was created in the image of God (Gen 1:27); but he sinned, and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God, subsequently all human beings are born with a sinful and depraved nature. (Psa. 51:5)
- Justification by Faith in the Lord Jesus – That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures (1 Cor. 15:3) as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and all who believe on Him are justified on the single ground of His shed blood. (Rom 3:24, 25).
- Person and work of the Holy Spirit – That the Holy spirit is a Person who reproves the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:8-11); who regenerates and baptizes all believers into the body of Christ which is the Church (1 Cor. 12:12, 13) and who indwells, enlightens, and guides the individual believer (1 Cor. 6:19; John 16:13).
- Bodily Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ – We believe in resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord (Acts 2:32), in His ascension into Heaven (Acts 1:9, 10), and in his present life there as high Priest and Advocate for the saved. (Heb. 4:14; 1 John 2:1, 2).
- Imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ – We believe in the rapture of the saved to meet Him in the air (1 Thess. 4:13-18), and in the personal, visible, imminent, and glorious return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Acts 1:11; Rev. 19:11-16).