Foundation

These 8 Biblical doctrines are the foundation of our faith.

The following are the beliefs of Bibleway based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

God

THREE DIMENSIONS OF ONE GOD (1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19; 1 Tim 3:16) He suffered, died, was buried, and rose from the dead for our total salvation. (Luke 3:21-22; Philippians 2:5-11)

We must learn His ways and exchange our way of thinking for His. We are to be conformed to the Kingdom of God by the molding and shaping of His Hands. (Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:23-29; Philippians 4:8)

We believe that in Godly living and the pursuit of a holy life should be the goal of every believer. (Heb 12:14, Phil 3:14)

We believe in one God who is eternal in His existence, Triune in His manifestation, being both Father, Son and Holy Ghost AND that He is Sovereign and Absolute in His authority.

We believe in the Father who is God Himself, Creator of the universe. (Gen 1:1; John 1:1)

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. (Col 2:9)

We believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him.
(John 3:36; John 3:31-32; John 14:6)

We believe in the Holy Spirit who is God indwelling, empowering and regenerating the believer.
This Holy Spirit is called the Comforter. The Spirit of Truth. (John 14:17, 14:26)

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ atones for our sins and iniquity. It is through His shed blood that we are saved, healed and set free from bondage and the forces of darkness. (Romans 5:9-11; Ephesians 1:7; Revelation 12:11)

We believe that every believer must have a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, for apart from Him we can do nothing. Each person has a ministry from God that no one else can fill.

The Word of God

We are to instruct, teach, exhort, and admonish believers in the ways of God. (John 15:1-5; Hebrews 13:5-6)
We believe that the Bible is the true infallible Word of God, which cleanses our souls. It holds the words of eternal life and the keys of the Kingdom of God. The Bible shows us God's principles and standards for living; and it is the food that sustains us in all circumstances. (John 1:14; 2 Timothy 3: 16-17; 1 John 2:5-6)

We believe that we are to wash and renew our minds daily by the Word of God.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.

Salvation

Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

We believe in justification by faith. We believe that salvation is free and apart from any work of man is a result of the sovereign grace of God. (Eph 2:8-9, Gal 5:5, Rom 5:1)

We believe in worshipping the Lord in spirit, song, dance and with the raising of our hands. We believe that we are to praise and worship Him with our whole being. (Psalms 150:1-6; John 4:24)

We believe that believers should be water baptized by immersion for the circumcision of our hearts. It is through baptism that we publicly identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
(Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38)

We believe that all Christians need to partake of the communion elements which represent the Lord Jesus' body and blood. It is by participating in the Lord's Supper that we proclaim His death until His return.
(John 6:53-58; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30)

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the sign of speaking in other tongues. We believe that Christians must be filled daily by using our prayer language, but the evidence of the Holy Spirit's indwelling presence is a changed life. (Acts 2:4; Ephesians 5:18-21)

We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy; words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, and healing. (Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-11)

We believe that it is God's will to heal and deliver His people today as He did in the days of the first Apostles. It is by the stripes of Jesus that we are healed, delivered and made whole. We have authority over sickness, disease, demons, curses, and every circumstance in life. (Luke 10:19; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24)

"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature... And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." (Mark 16:15-18)

Health and Prosperity

We believe that, as a part of Christ's work of salvation, it is the Father's will for believers to become whole, healthy, and successful  in all areas of life:
1. SPIRITUAL (John 3:3, 11: Romans 10:9-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
2. MENTAL & EMOTIONAL (Isaiah 26:3; 2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2)
3. PHYSICAL (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24)
4. FINANCIAL (Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Malachi 3:10)

The Church

The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Resurrection

Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.