LBC Toccoa

What We Believe

WE BELIEVE the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation as the whole inspired and infallible word of GOD.  We believe the King James Version of the Bible is the preserved Word of GOD without error as well as the Hebrew and Greek Text from which it is translated and is the sole and final authority for faith and practice. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:18-19; I Peter 1:23, 25; Psalms 100:5; Psalms 117:2)

WE BELIEVE GOD exists eternally as Three Persons in one: (Each is equal.) GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON, and GOD the HOLY SPIRIT.  (Isaiah 42:1; 48:16; I John 5:7; I Peter 1:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 3:18; John 14:16, 26; 15:26; Ephesians 2:18; Colossians 2:2; I Thessalonians 3:11; Hebrews 9:14; II Corinthians 13:14)

WE BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST was born of Mary the Virgin, and is the SON of GOD, GOD the SON.

       ·          The Virgin Birth (Matthew 1:18-25 ; Isaiah 7:14)
       ·         The Son of God   (I John 4:15 ; 2:23)
       ·         God the Son  (Philippians 2:6-9 ; Hebrews 1:8 ; I Timothy 3:16 ; John 1:1 ; Isaiah 9:6)

WE BELIEVE that CHRIST died for our sins according to the Scripture, the just for the unjust that HE might bring us to GOD.    (I Corinthians 15:1-4 ; Romans 5:6-10 ; I Peter 2:24 ; 3:18 ; I John 4:10)

WE BELIEVE that CHRIST rose from the grave the third day according to the Scriptures.  (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 10:9; Luke 24:39; Mark 16:1-18)

WE BELIEVE that HE, only, is the great HIGH PRIEST, and we need not the intercession of any man, but that CHRIST ever liveth to make intercession for us. (Romans 8:34; I Timothy 2:5)

WE BELIEVE that in order to be saved the soul must be born again.  “Ye must be born again” .  (John 3:3-8 ; I John 5:1)

WE BELIEVE that salvation is by faith alone in JESUS CHRIST and HIS shed blood, HIS death, burial and resurrection for our sins and not by works or deeds. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians. 2:16; Titus 3:5)

WE BELIEVE that salvation has always been and will always be the same and that is by faith in JESUS CHRIST alone.  (Galatians 1:8-9; John 14:6; Acts 4:12)

WE BELIEVE that making JESUS the LORD of your life is important, but can only occur after you have trusted CHRIST as your SAVIOR. JESUS will not be LORD of your life until HE is SAVIOR of your life. We do not believe in Lordship salvation. (John 3:15, 16, 18, 36; 5:24; 6:40, 46; 10:27-29; I John 5:13)

WE BELIEVE that repentance is required for salvation but that it does not mean ‘turn from sin’. It means to change one’s mind and that it is impossible to truly believe without repentance. (Luke 13:3, 5; II Corinthians 7:10; II Peter 3:9; Acts 17:30; Matthew 21:32)

WE BELIEVE that CHRIST keeps those who are truly born again.  It is impossible to lose your salvation. (II Timothy 1:12; John 10:27-28; Ephesians 4:30; I John 5:13; Jude 24)

WE BELIEVE that every truly born again soul should declare his faith by the act of baptism (Immersion in water) setting forth the LORD’S death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-4)

WE BELIEVE that the Church is a body of baptized believers whose only mission is, not to “reform the world”  but to preach the Gospel of Salvation to the individual soul. (Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48)

WE BELIEVE that all Christians are called unto a life of separation from worldly and sinful practices, to a life of usefulness for CHRIST.  (II Corinthians 6:17; II Peter 1:2-9; I Thessalonians 5:22; I Corinthians 6:19-20; 10:31)

WE BELIEVE that at CHRIST’S coming in the air, the bodies of the dead in CHRIST shall be raised incorruptible and reunited with soul and spirit;  the bodies of Christians who are alive shall be changed and glorified, and without dying, shall be caught up to be with the LORD. (I Thessalonians 4:13-17; I Corinthians 15:51-55; Revelation 3:10; II Thessalonians 2:1-3, 6-7)

WE BELIEVE that CHRIST will come again in person, bodily and visibly to establish HIS Kingdom on earth. (Zechariah 14:1-21; Revelation 5:9-14; 19:11-21)   

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