El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
What We Believe at El Bethel
We believe the Bible is the Word of God, supernaturally inspired. It is inerrant in the original
manuscripts and preserved by God in its verbal, plenary inspiration; and that it is a divinely
authoritative standard for every age and every life.
We believe in the Godhead exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that these
three are one God.
We believe God is the absolute and sole creator of the universe and that creation was by divine
We believe God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ into the world to save
We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man. He was born of a virgin and lived a
sinless life; He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins, and was raised from the dead bodily on the
third day. Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is the head of the church and
intercedes for believers. We believe Jesus Christ is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly to this
earth to set up His millennial kingdom.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin, through his sacrificial death and
shed blood, and has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. Men are saved
and justified on the simple and single ground of His shed blood.
We believe that salvation through Jesus Christ, with its forgiveness of sins, its impartation of a new
nature, and its hope of eternal life—is entirely apart from good works, baptism, church membership or
man’s effort and is of pure grace.
We believe that a true believer is eternally secure, that he cannot lose his salvation, but that sin may
interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his heavenly Father.
We believe that all who receive Christ become joint heirs with Him, and at death, their spirits and souls
depart to be with Christ in conscious blessedness.
We believe that at rapture, their bodies will be raised to the likeness of the body of His glory and dwell
forever in His divine presence.
We believe that it is the goal of every Christian to become a disciple of Christ by growing toward
spiritual maturity through the knowledge of and obedience to the Word of God and submission to the
Holy Spirit, who indwells, baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of salvation.
We believe that every true Christian is to be a dynamic part of a local church since this is God’s primary
context for spiritual development and community impact.