The following is TCBC’s Statement of Doctrine and Faith, a concise summary of what we believe to be key tenets of orthodox Christian faith. As such, we believe these can be affirmed by followers of Jesus of many denominational backgrounds.
We believe that the Bible is the only divinely inspired Word of God, that it is entirely trustworthy, and that it was given in its entirety as the Holy Spirit guided the sacred writers so that the words they wrote constitute the Word of God. It is, therefore, the final authoritative guide for faith and practice. (Psalm 119; Matthew 7:24; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21.)
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and that these three are one God, with the same nature, attributes, and perfection; and worthy of the same homage, confidence, and obedience. (Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 3:22; Ephesians 3:14-19; John 14:6-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 1:13-20; Hebrews 1:1-3.)
We believe that God the Son was and is Jesus Christ, was sent by God the Father, was virgin-born and sinless, was crucified as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of all people of all ages, died on the cross, was buried, and arose from the dead, and shall come again to this earth, according to the Holy Scriptures. (Matthew 1:8-25; Acts 3:13-26; Revelation 22:12-21.) SALVATION We believe that all people are sinners in need of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and that they can experience salvation only through personal faith in Him. (Psalm 14; John 3:3-8; Isaiah 64:6-7; Romans 10:9-17.)
The Holy Spirit
We believe that God the Holy Spirit regenerates people in new spiritual birth as they trust Christ as Savior and Lord, and by His abiding presence and power equips them for spiritual life and service. (Joel 2:28-29; Mark 1:4-8; John 3:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-27.)
Heaven & Hell
We believe in the existence of heaven as the eternal destiny of believers, and hell as the eternal destiny of unbelievers, as taught in the Holy Scriptures. (Matthew 10:26-33.)