Doctrinal Statement

The following doctrinal statement is presented as sufficient unto itself since it is taken from the Bible and interpreted by the same. It is also presented with hope that we will continue to contend for the faith that was once delivered unto the saints.

We Believe,

-All scripture is inspired as originally written and therefore infallible and inerrant. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; Matthew 5:18; 1 Corinthians 2:13)

-There is one living and true God who exists in three Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

  -The Father is God (1 Corinthians 8:6)

  -The Son is God (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1; Hebrews 1:8-10)

  -The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4)

-The Lord Jesus Christ was born of a virgin. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38)

-Christ rose bodily from the dead and ascended unto God the Father. (Matthew 28; Mark 16; 1 Corinthians 15; Romans 1:4)

-Christ will return, and can at any moment. We should live with this in mind. (Revelations 20:1-6; John 14:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Peter 3:8-13)

-All men inherit a depraved nature and are lost sinners in need of salvation. (Romans 3:9-19; Ephesians 2:1-3)

-God has provided salvation through offering His Son on the cross of Calvary, and allowing His BLOOD to be shed to atone for our sins. (Romans 3:25; Hebrews 9:22)

-We are saved and justified when we recognize ourselves as sinners, and put our trust in Christ as the Son of God His finished work on the cross of Calvary. Salvation is by grace through faith plus nothing. (Romans 3:24, 4:5; Ephesians 2:8-9)

-Once saved, we cannot be lost; we are eternally secure in Christ. (John 3:16, 10:27-29; Philippians 1:6; Romans 8:38-39)

-The baptism of the Holy Spirit takes place at the time of conversion and is the act of placing the believer into the body of Christ, but is not a second work of grace. (1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27)
It is different than the filling of the Spirit which is an ongoing process that may occur at any time in the believer's life. (Ephesians 5:18)

-We should regularly participate at the Lord's table. (1 Corinthians 11:23-32)
All believers should be baptized by immersion as an act of obedience, but not for securing their salvation. (Acts 2:41, 19:4-5; Matthew 18:19-20).

-The Bible teaches the eternal blessedness of the saved. (John 4:14, 5:24; Ephesians 2:7).
It also teaches the eternal punishment of the lost. (John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:10; Matthew 25-46).

-The grace of God teaches us to "live soberly, righteously, and godly." (Titus 2:11-13).

  -Titus 2:13 - "Looking for that blessed hope" of His returning for us.

  -Colossians 3:2-3; 1 John 2:15-17 - Setting our "affection on things above, not on things on the earth."

  -2 Corinthians 6:14-18 - Living a life of separation from the world.

-We believe in the separation "unto God" (Romans 1:1, 16:17; 2 Corinthians 6:17-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 3:6; 1 Timothy 6:3, 5).

In Conclusion

Charles Spurgeon reprinted the Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 for use in his first church. While this Statement of Beliefs is not as comprehensive as the Confession of Faith of 1689, Mr. Spurgeon's words still serve as a relevant preface on how to use this statement.

"This little volume is not issued as an authoritative rule, or code of faith, whereby you are to be fettered, but as an assistance to you in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and a means to edification in righteousness...

Be not ashamed of your faith; remember it is the ancient gospel of martyrs, confessors, reformers and saints. Above all, it is the truth of God, against which the gates of Hell cannot prevail.

Let your lives adorn your faith, let your example adorn your creed. Above all live in Christ Jesus, and walk in Him, giving credence to no teaching but that which is manifestly approved of Him, and owned by the Holy Spirit. Cleave fast to the Word of God which is here mapped out for you."

A Final Note

If after prayerfully investigating Lighthouse Bible Church you find that this is where you believe the Lord would have you fellowship, then we invite you to become part of the ministries of LBC. (Revelation 11:1)