Commonground Baptist Institute

Doctrinal Satement.

We believe and teach:

In one God in three persons -the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 4:4-6)

The verbal plenary inspiration of the sixty-six books of the Bible, the infallible revelation of God, preserved in the King James Bible. (II Timothy 3:16, Psalms 12:6,7)

The deity of Jesus Christ: His virgin birth, His sinless humanity, His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to Heaven, and His personal coming again. (John 1:1-3; Matthew 1:18-25; I Corinthians 15:3-4; II Corinthians 5:21; Acts 1:9-11)

Salvation by faith in Christ alone, without works, and solely by grace. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

The present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Romans 8:9-14)

The need of works after we are saved to express our gratitude and that we “may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” (Ephesians 2:10; Romans 12:2)

The resurrection of the body; the eternal glorified state of believers in Heaven, and the eternal punishment in Hell of all who reject Christ. (I Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 20:11-15)

The one true Church, the Body of Christ, consisting of all believers regardless of color, race or standing; and the need for attending and supporting a Bible-believing local church. (Hebrews 10:25; I Corinthians 12:12-14)

The need for daily growth in grace through Bible study, prayer and witnessing (II Peter 3:18; II Timothy 3:15-16; Ephesians 6:18; Acts 1:8); and the need for separation from sin, worldliness, apostasy, and compromise. (II Corinthians 6:14-18)

The solemn command of Christ to evangelize and disciple all nations. (Matthew 28:19-20)

The imminent pre-millennial, pre-tribulational, and personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ to take His Church unto Himself, and the subsequent establishment of His millennial Kingdom on the earth at His visible and glorious appearance. (I Thessalonians 4:13-17; John 14:3; Revelation 19:11-21;