What We Believe

What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired revelation to mankind, given by God, inerrant in the original writings.

We believe that the Bible to be the final and sole authority for faith, daily living and the church.

We believe in one true God, eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit (the Trinity). Each member of the Godhead possesses all the attributes of deity and each is worthy of worship.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitutionary death for our sins, His bodily resurrection, and His second coming.

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God in sinless perfection on the sixth day but fell in Adam’s sin. Consequently, all men are sinners by nature and practice, totally depraved and utterly unable to escape this sinful condition and its consequences. Thus all men are need of a personal salvation by faith in the Lord Jesus.

We believe that salvation is entirely by God’s unmerited grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. Those who trust Christ as their Savior and Lord are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and are enabled to live a godly life through submission to Him.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the saved unto eternal life and the lost unto eternal judgment.

Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.)

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of [the organization] as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the [the organization] members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by [the organization] in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess 5:22.)

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11.)

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Titus Bible Church.