Holding forth the Word of Life

Doctrine

At Kasiesville Bible Church, we believe that God has revealed His truth to mankind with the intent that we may know Him and serve Him. We further believe that firmly standing upon God’s truth is vital to the integrity of the faith and our testimony for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. The following statements summarize the crucial doctrines of the faith which we believe distinguish true Christianity as found in God’s Holy Word.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, His Revelation to man, inerrant in the original writings and that it is therefore the supreme and final authority in all matters of doctrine, faith, and life. (II Timothy 3:16-17)

The Trinity

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)

The Pre-Existence, Deity, and Incarnation of Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ ever existed with the Father and the Holy Spirit and that in His incarnation was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man. (John 1:1-19; I Timothy 3:16)

The Creation and 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 spiritual death which is separation from God: and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, are totally depraved and for those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought, word, and deed, and that they must be born-again to be accepted of God. (Romans 5:12; Romans 3:10; Romans 3:23; John 3:1-21)

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, that He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, that He regenerates the sinner by the Word of God, that He permanently indwells the Church, and the body of each believer, that He seals, enlightens, instructs, and guides every born-again person, and that He is the sufficient power for godly living, Christian service, and spiritual worship. (John 16:7-15; John 3:5-7; I Peter 1:23; Ephesians 4:30; John 14:16-17, and 26)

The Church

We believe that the church of Jesus Christ began at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven and came into the Church; that it is composed solely of born-again people who have been called out from among the Jews and Gentiles to become the Body and Bride of our Lord. Christ glorified in Heaven is its Head and the Holy Spirit on earth is the active agent of the God-Head who ever seeks to bring about within its rank conformity and obedience to the Word of God and the Will of God. The one body unites believers to each other, and all to Christ, and its chief purpose of existence is to proclaim the Gospel to the world. (Acts 2; Romans 1:16; Acts 15:14; Ephesians 5:23-24, I Corinthians 12:12-113

Our Lord’s Second Advent

We believe in the Blessed Hope, and personal, pre-millennial, pre-tribulation, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which is known as the Rapture of the Church. We also believe in the personal, visible, and glorious return of Christ to earth with His Saints at the end of the Great Tribulation. This phase of His coming is known as the Revelation of Jesus Christ. When He returns to earth with His Saints, we believe that Jesus Christ will establish His millennial kingdom and will reign for one thousand year. (Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 4:13-17; John 14:3; Revelation 19:11-21; 20:1-6)

The Eternal State

We believe in a Heaven and a Hell, Heaven the place of eternal conscious joy for all who receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Hell the place of conscious punishment for all who reject Jesus Christ and those dying in their sin until the final judgment at which time death and Hell are cast into the Lake of Fire which is the place of eternal conscious. (John 14:1-6; Psalm 16:11; Philippians 1:21, 23; Psalm 9:17; John 8:24; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:10-15)

Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by person faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:18, 19)

The Assurance of Believers

We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word; which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. (Romans 13:13, 14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15)