MBC Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the Word of God, eternal, immutable, verbally inspired, supreme, authoritative, authentic and infallible in the original autographs.  We believe that the Bible is the source of true doctrine and practice.  II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 3:16-17.

We believe in one Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, eternal in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory and having precisely the same attributes and perfections.  Matthew 28:18-19, II Corinthians 13:14.

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sin nature and consequent alienation from God, and came under the judicial sentence of physical, spiritual and eternal death.  Genesis 1:26, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man through His sacrificial death on the cross. Romans 3:24-25, Luke 1:25.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His ascension into heaven, where He is now exalted at the right hand of God, where as High Priest for His people, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor and Advocate.  Hebrews 7:25, Romans 8:34, I Corinthians 15:3-4.

We believe in the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to receive the living and the dead in Christ who will be given imperishable bodies to live with the Lord forever and our Lord’s kingdom reign on earth and in heaven.  I Corinthians 15:50-56, I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Zechariah 14:4-11, Revelation 20:1-6.

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, regenerates the heart, indwells, guides and bestows spiritual gifts upon the believer.  His baptism unites all believers to the body of Christ and seals them unto the day of redemption.  John 16:7-11, Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4:30, I John 2:20-27.

We believe in justification by faith and by faith alone.  A man is declared righteous before God only on the ground of faith in the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ.  True faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will result in a change of mind toward God, sin and self and in good works pleasing to God.  Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 5:1.

We believe the Church, which is the body of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born again persons of this present age irrespective of the affiliation with Christian organizations.  I Corinthians 12:12-14, Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 5:25-27, I Peter 1:3-5.

We believe that the local church is the visible manifestation of Christ’s body on earth and that all believers should attend and support their local, Bible believing assembly.  Hebrews 10:25.

We believe the Word of God commits two ordinances to the local church for perpetual observance:  The Lord’s Supper and Water Baptism.  I Corinthians 11:23-30, Matthew 28:19.

We believe in the personality of Satan, who is the open and declared enemy of God and man.  Job 1:6-7, Matthew 4:2-11.

We believe in the future resurrection of the bodies of men and the eternal existence of all men, either in heaven or hell.  Revelation 20:11-15, Luke 16:19-26, Matthew 25:46.