BMDMI - Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.  Titus 2:3 (ESV)

BMDMI Statement of Faith

Inspiration of the Bible

We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God. (Jeremiah 30:2; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21)

Person of God

We believe God is supreme in His person, eternal in His being, absolute in His attributes, glorious in His perfection. We believe in the Trinity. (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 6:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 6:9)

Person of Jesus Christ

We believe in the virgin birth of Christ, His deity and sinless life, His vicarious death, His bodily resurrection, and in His personal, pre-millennial return. (Matthew 1:18,20; II Corinthians 5:21; I Corinthians 15:3-4)

Person of the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Godhead. We believe that He executes the plan of God for our conviction and salvation. From the time of conversion, the Holy Spirit resides in the body of the believer and empowers him/her for His service. (Colossians 2:9; Matthew 10:16; John 14:16)

Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God and by choice fell into sin and death. Hence, every person is sinful and under condemnation to eternal judgment. (Genesis 2:16; Genesis 3:1,7; Romans 5:6,11)

Salvation of Sinners

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. (Ephesians 2:8,9; John 3:16; John 5:24; John 3:36)

Freeness of Salvation

We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free by the Gospel to all who repent of their sins and accept Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel. (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8,10; Titus 3:5)

Security of the Believer

We believe that those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior are eternally secure. Our security rests on the finished work of Jesus Christ. As a result, we have assurance. (II Timothy 1:12; Romans 8:35,39)

Doctrine of the Church

We believe that the visible church is a congregation of baptized believers, practicing New Testament principles, believing its doctrine, observing its ordinances, and exercising its autonomy. (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 3:10,11; I Corinthians 3:11)

Doctrine of Heaven and Hell

We believe in the eternal blessedness of the saved in Heaven and the eternal punishment of the lost in Hell. (I Thessalonians 4:13; John 14:1,6; Matthew 25:31,46; Revelation 20:10,15)