What We Believe

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Second Avenue MBC 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.

Bible

We believe in the infallible, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible and that the Bible is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice.
 (Psalm 119:160; 2 Tim. 3:16, 17).

Jesus

God has revealed Himself to us through his Son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ.
(John 10:30; John 1:1, 14; 2 Cor. 5:19)

Mankind

We believe that Man was created in the image of God and lived in innocency until he fell by voluntary transgression from his sinless state, the result being that all mankind are sinners.
(Gen. 1:26; Gen. 3:6-24; Rom. 5:12,19)

Creation

We believe in the Genesis account of Creation.
(Gen. 1:1)

Trinity

We believe in the personal triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in divine perfection.
(Matt. 28:19)

Death of Christ

We believe that the suffering and death of Jesus Christ was substitutionary for all mankind and is efficacious to those who believe.
(Isa. 53:6; Heb. 2:9; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 2:2).

Ressurection

We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Christ and the bodily resurrection of His saints.
(Matt. 28:1-7; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Cor. 15:4-58; 1 Thess. 4:13-18)

Salvation

We believe that sinners are saved wholly by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and the requisites to regeneration are repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 13:3-5; John 3:16-18; Acts 20:21; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8, 9), and that the Holy Spirit convicts sinners, regenerates, seals, secures, and indwells every believer.

(John 3:6; John 16:8, 9; Rom. 8:9-11; 1 Cor. 6:19, 20; Eph. 4:30; Titus 3:5).

Eternal Security

We believe that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him and shall not perish.
(John 3:36; John 5:24; John 10:27-30; Rom. 8:35-39; Heb. 10:39; 1 Peter 1:5).

The Church

We believe that Jesus Christ established His church during His ministry on earth and that it is always a local, visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers in covenant relationship to carry out the Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ, and each church is an independent, self governing body, and no ecclesiastical body may exercise authority over it. We believe that Jesus Christ gave the Great Commission to the New Testament churches only, and that He promised the perpetuity of His churches

(Matt. 4:18-22; Matt. 16:18; Matt. 28:19,20; Mark 1:14-20; John 1:35-51)

Offices

We believe that there are two divinely appointed offices in a church, pastors and deacons, to be filled by men whose qualifications are set forth in Titus and 1 Timothy.

Government

We believe in freedom of worship without interference from the government and affirm our belief in civil obedience, unless the laws and regulations of civil government run contrary to the Holy Scriptures.

(Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-15)

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