Doctrinal Statement

The following is the doctrinal statement of Frisco Bible Church. Agreement with it represents one of the qualifications for serving on a ministry team or the Elder Board.

 


Our Elders

Wayne Braudrick, Brian Behrman, Dan Cox, Paul Hahn, Ricky Bush, Scott Legband, Randall Satchell 


 

Scripture

We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, that every word in the original manuscripts is inspired by God, without error, and that the scriptures in their completeness are of supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and life. (Exodus 20:22; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:7-18)

 

Godhead

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three equal persons:Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:6; Hebrews 1:8; John 14:16-17; Acts 5:3-4)

 

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We believe that during His life on earth He was true man while retaining His absolute deity, that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. (John 1:1-4, 14-18; John 14:8-12; Hebrews 1:8; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:16, 20-21; Luke 1:34-35; Philippians 2:5-8; 1 Timothy 2:5-6)

We believe in the literal, physical resurrection from the dead of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was bodily exalted to the right hand of God. As His people’s high priest, He fulfills the ministry of intercessions and advocacy, and He provides our access to God. (Matthew 20:19; 1Corinthians 15:1-8; Ephesians 1:19-21; Hebrews 12:2; Hebrews 4:14-16; Hebrews 7:23-25; Ephesians 2:17-18)

 

The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead. He convicts the world of sin, regenerates those who receive Christ as Savior, baptizes them into the body of Christ, indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of redemption, bestows spiritual gifts on each one, and fills and empowers those yielded to Him.(John 16:8-11; Titus 3:5; 1Corinthians 12:13; 1Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Romans 12:4-8; Ephesians 5:18; Acts 1:8)

 

Angels

We believe angels are spiritual beings who were created as sinless personalities. They presently exist in both fallen and unfallen states, the former including Satan and his angels. (Hebrews 1:13, 14; Jude 5; Ezekiel 28:11-15; Isaiah 14:12-20; 2 Peter 2:4) We believe that Satan, by choice the enemy of God and the people of God, led our first parents into sin and now rules as the god of this world. We believe he was judged at the cross, and that ultimately he will be cast into the lake of fire. (Ephesians 2:2; Hebrews 2:14; Revelation 20:10)

 

Mankind and Sin

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but in Adam’s sin the human race fell and incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. Man inherited a sinful nature causing all human beings to be born with a sinful nature. (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 9:6; Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 5:12-14; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:9-12, 23; Romans 4:12-14; Ephesians 2:1-3)

 

Salvation

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures as a substitutionary sacrifice acceptable by God; and that all who receive Him by grace through faith are justified on the basis of His shed blood. (Matthew 20:18; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 2:2; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Romans 3:23-26; Romans 5:8-10)

We believe that all true believers, once saved, are forever secure in their salvation; and that the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit as a seal and pledge is one’s guarantee of his inheritance. (John 10:27-30; Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Peter 1:3-5)

 

Sanctification

We believe that sanctification, which is a setting apart unto God, is positional, practical, and permanent. Positionally, it is already completed since the believer is in Christ. However, since he retains his sinful nature in this world, there is need for practical sanctification in his daily experience, whereby the Christian grows in grace by the power of the Holy Spirit. Permanent sanctification will occur in the presence of the Lord with the absence of the sin nature, where position and practice will be consistent. (John 17:17; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 5:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 10:10; 1 Peter 1:13-16)

 

The Church and Ordinances

We believe that the church in its invisible form is a universal and spiritual organism, the true body and bride of Christ. All who are born again are members regardless of organizational affiliation. We believe the Lord instituted and ordained water baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Ephesians 1:22-23; Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Colossians 1:18; Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

 

Future Things

We believe in the personal, imminent coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His Church. We believe in a tribulation on earth which will culminate in the return of Christ to earth to set up His millennial kingdom.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 3:10; Matthew 24:15-31; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 20:1-6)

 

The Eternal State

We believe Christians at death immediately pass into the presence of Christ, and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at the coming of Christ for the Church. Unbelievers remain after death in conscious misery in Hades until the final judgment at the close of Christ’s millennial reign, when they are cast into the lake of fire. (Luke 16:19-26; Luke 23:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15)

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