CONCERNING THE SCRIPTURES

We Believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration, and the authority of the Bible. It is God’s Word written, and is our guide in matters of faith and conscience, and was inerrant in the original writing. (II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:19-21)

CONCERNING THE TRUE GOD

We Believe in the one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three distinct persons yet one in being, essence and power. (Exodus 20:2-3; I Corinthians 8:6; I John 5:7)

We Believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, He is very God, express image of the Father, the One by whom and for whom all things were created. We believe in His virgin birth. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and became the incarnate Son of God, Immanuel, God with us. (John 1:1, 2; I John 5:20; Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:26-38)

We Believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin and regenerates, indwells, enlightens and guides the believer. (II Corinthians 13:14; John 14:16, 17; Romans 8:14-27)

CONCERNING ANGELS AND SATAN

We Believe in the reality and personality of angels, including the great enemy of God and man, Satan. (Matthew 4:1-3; II Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10)

CONCERNING THE FALL OF MAN

We Believe that man was created in the image of God: that he sinned and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought, word and deed. (Genesis 3; Romans 5:10-19)

CONCERNING JESUS

We Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and all that believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. (I Corinthians15:3; I Peter 3:18; John 3:1-7; Romans 3:25-26)

We Believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and His glorified bodily presence at the right hand of God as our High Priest and Advocate. (I Corinthians 15:14; Acts 1:10, 11; Hebrews 10:4-14)

We Believe in the imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to receive His church to himself; and in the subsequent, visible and pre-millennial return of Christ, with His church, to establish His promised world wide kingdom on the earth. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 19:11-21)

CONCERNING BELIEVERS IN CHRIST

We Believe in the “sonship” of true believers in the family of God. Their sanctification, edification and security are provided for in the finished work of Christ through faith in and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior. (John 1:12; 10:27-30)

CONCERNING THE RESURRECTION

We Believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, each in His own order, everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. (Mal 3:18; Romans 6:17-23; Matthew 25:34-41; Luke 6:25; John 5:21-30; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 20:11-15)

CONCERNING THE GREAT COMMISSION

We Believe in the Great Commission as the primary mission of the church. The gospel of the grace of God is to be preached to all the world. Converts are to be taught to follow the Lord in Scriptural baptism and to honor Christ by the observance of the Lord’s Supper and holy living. (Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:11-16)

CONCERNING APOSTASY

We Believe that Grace Baptist Church of Kansas City, Missouri, should have no embarrassing ties which would keep its leadership and membership from exposing apostasy, heresy, or sin. Grace Baptist Church of Kansas City, Missouri, is free from all entangling alliances. We stand separated by God from worldliness whether in personal behavior or “World Church” programs. (II Corinthians 6:14-18; II John 7-11)

CONCERNING CHRISTIAN BROTHERHOOD

We Believe that all true believers in Christ are brethren regardless of race or skin color. There are two very important factors in making this brotherhood a meaningful reality; a common doctrinal foundation, and a practical demonstration of love one to another, for God is no respecter of persons (John 13:25) and He exhorts us to be liked minded. (Acts 10:34)