BSCM Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is divine revelation and the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original manuscripts. Its teaching is the final authority for all Christian life in matters of faith and practice.
We believe in the unity of the Godhead in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere present, and unchangeable; and infinitely perfect in love, truth, righteousness, justice, goodness, grace, and mercy.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is both fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He performed miracles to manifest His deity, lived a sinless life, suffered, and died as a completely satisfactory sacrifice for the sin of the whole world. He arose from the dead on the third day, and His bodily resurrection guarantees the resurrection of all who believe and trust in Him. He ascended to the right hand of God the Father, where He reigns over the universe and intercedes for believers, and from where He will return to the earth to establish His kingdom.
We believe that humankind was created in the image of God but fell into disobedience by a voluntary decision and, as a result, became separated from God and, therefore, spiritually dead and subject to physical death. This fallen nature was transmitted to all humanity except Jesus Christ, who lived a sinless life. The blood of Jesus Christ was shed for our redemption.
We believe faith alone is the condition of salvation.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer at the moment of saving faith. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.