Who We Are

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

The Mission

Core Values

The Vision

Abide Bible Church aims to KNOW Jesus, WALK with Jesus, and GO with Jesus.
KNOW Jesus
"Anyone who does not abide in Christ's teaching but goes beyond it does not have God. The one who abides in that teaching, this one has both the Father and the Son." - 2 John 1:9

We desire to see lives changed by the grace of the gospel. Everything we do is shaped by the gospel (including but not limited to: prayer and expository teaching/preaching). The gospel is the good news of what God has accomplished in the person of His Son - in His perfect life, sacrificial death, and victorious resurrection. The accomplishments of Jesus secures forgiveness of sins and fullness of life for all who will repent of their sin and believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
WALK with Jesus
"But whoever keeps his word, truly in him the love of God is made complete. This is how we know we are in him. The one who says he abides in him should walk just as he walked." - 1 John 2:6

The gospel creates a redeemed and transformed community of men, women, and children worshipping together. We are also committed to living abiding lives together in the context of HouseChurch and challenging one another to grow in Christlikeness as a family of gospel-centered disciples of Jesus. 
GO with Jesus
"I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who abides in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me." - John 15:5

We have been rescued and redeemed by a gentle and lowly Savior. Therefore, we seek to join His mission by making gospel-centered disciples who live abiding lives among all nations; and living abiding lives with the love of Jesus through service and generosity.
Abide Bible Church vision is to be a family of gospel-centered disciples who live abiding lives in Jesus, who Know Jesus and submit to His Lordship, who Walk with Jesus and others in their circle of relationships, and who Go with Jesus by maximizing their unique giftedness and calling, in order to fulfill the Great Commission locally and around the world.

Core Beliefs

...In essentials beliefs, we have unity
In non-essentials beliefs, we have liberty
In all beliefs, we have charity...
Concerning the Scriptures
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, and the supreme and final authority in doctrine and practice. Men of God were moved by the Holy Spirit to record precisely the words, which God intended. The Bible is complete written record of God's revelation of Himself to humanity. The Bible is to be interpreted in a normal and literal way. This means that history, grammar and context are the guidelines for proper interpretation. Ultimately, the standard by which the Bible is to be interpreted is Jesus Christ. 

Psalm 19:7-9; Matthew 5:18; Mark 13:31; John 5:39, 8:31-32, 17:17, 20:31; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21
Concerning God the Father
We believe God the Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of human history according to His purpose and grace. In His nature He is, among other things, completely holy, all-powerful, all-knowing, omnipresent, eternal, transcendent, immutable, self-sufficient, self-existent, wrathful, just, gracious, good, merciful and loving. He is totally sovereign in all that has or shall come to pass. This in no way causes Him to be the author and approver of sin, or to abridge the accountability of moral, intelligent creatures. He is the begetter and sender of His only Son, Jesus Christ. As a good Father, He cares for, provides for, nourishes, disciples, and sustains His Church. 

Psalm 139:1-18, 145:8-9; Isaiah 40:18-31; Jeremiah 32:17; Matthew 3:17, 6:30-32; John 3:16; Acts 17:2; Romans 1:18, 3:26, 11:33-36; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 1:3-6; Hebrews 12:5; 1 John 1:5
Concerning the Holy Spirit
We believe that God, the Holy Spirit, is the third person of the Trinity who restrains evil in the world, and convicts humanity of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He also regenerates those who receive Christ as Savior, baptizing them at the moment of salvation into the Church, the Body of Christ. He indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of redemption, and bestows on them spiritual gifts. As they are yielded to Him, He overcomes the power of the sin nature, beautifies their character with the fruit of the Spirit, and empowers them for service. He helps believers to pray, interceding for them in time of need. It is the Spirit's ministry to lead, instruct, and fill (or control) believers, as they are yielded to Him and steadfast in the study of Scripture and in prayer. He transforms yielded believers into Christ-likeness. 

John 3:8, 7:37-39, 14:12, 16:7-11; Romans 8:1-13, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 1:13-14, 5:18
Concerning the Fall
We believe that humanity was created innocent and in the image and likeness of God, but that the first man, Adam, sinned, bringing both physical and spiritual death to himself and to to his posterity. We believe that humanity has inherited a sinful nature, and therefore is alienated from God and under His wrath. All of creation groans under the weight of sin, death, and brokenness. Humanity is incapable of redeeming themself, and the supreme need of all humanity, and creation, is salvation - to be reconciled to the God under whose just and holy wrath we stand; the only hope of all humanity is the undeserved love of this same God, who alone can rescue and restore us and all of creation to himself. 

Genesis 1:27, 2:17, 3:19; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:12, 5:17-19, 6:23, 8:22-23
Concerning Personal Salvation
We believe that every person is lost in sin apart from Christ and in need of a Savior. Jesus Christ died as a full and sufficient payment for the sins of the world, and as our substitute. Christ's shed blood is the only provision by which an individual may be delivered from the wrath of God. We believe that salvation is a gift of God and is received by sinners only through personal faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that all true believers, are eternally secure in Christ. True faith is more than mental assent. It involves trust, and is evidenced by repentance, newness of life (regeneration), and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We believe that humans are justified by grace through faith alone, apart from human merit, works, or ceremonies. 

John 1:12, 3:16, 36, 6:37, 10:27-30; Acts 4:12, 13:38-39; Romans 3:23-24, 6:23, 8:1, 8:29-30; Ephesians 1:3-14, 2:8-10; Titus 3:5; Philippians 1:6; 1 John 2:2, 5:13)
Concerning Baptism & Lord's Supper
We believe that baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordained by the Lord Jesus himself. They are simultaneously God's pledge to us, divinely ordained means of grace, our public vows of submission to Christ, and they anticipate his return and of the consummation of all things. Baptism and the Lord's Supper strengthen the faithful by visibly recalling and proclaiming the gracious promise of forgiveness of sins and communion with God and one another through the peace-making blood of Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:26; Colossians 1:20

We believe that water baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience publicly announcing and symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. 

Acts 8:36-38; Romans 6:3-5

We believe that the Lord's Supper is a memorial of Christ's death by which He established the New Covenant, the elements being symbols of HIs body and blood. Every Christian has a right and an obligation to partake of the elements of the Lord's Supper, but participation should be preceded by solemn self-examination.

Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:20-34
Concerning the Trinity
We believe in only one living and true God, eternally existing in three equal persons - God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are identical in essence, equal in power and glory, and possess precisely the same attributes. However, they are distinct in office and activity. God is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.

Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2
Concerning Jesus the Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal, pre-existent Son of God. He became man without ceasing to be God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God to humanity and redeem sinful humanity. While He was fully human, He had a sinless human nature and lived a perfect life. We believe that He accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice. Our redemption and salvation is guaranteed by His literal, bodily resurrection from the dead. The Lord Jesus Christ is now in heaven exalted at the right hand of God the Father, where, as High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of intercession and advocacy for His people. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. 

Matthew 1:23-25; John 1:1, 14, 3:17, 8:58; Romans 1:3, 3:23-25, 4:25, 15:8; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 1:3, 3:1, 7:23-25; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 2:1-2
Concerning Creation and Humanity
We believe that all things in heaven and on earth were created by God and exist by His power and for His glory. We believe the Genesis account of creation is not a myth, but a historical account of the direct, immediate, creative acts of God. We believe that humanity was created innocent, and in the image and likeness of God. Because of this, all human life is precious and has worth. Every human being, born and unborn, possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love. We affirm that life begins at conception. 

Genesis 1:1; Exodus 21:22-24; Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 1:1-4; Colossians 1:16-17

God created man and woman equally in the image of God, fully complementing each other in marriage and in the life of the Church. Therefore, marriage is understood as being one man united to one woman, and human sexual expression is understood as a gift reserved for marriage. In marriage, by God's good design, men and women are united as one - for the glory of God and the flourishing of creation - as they seek to fulfill the creation mandate. In the life of the Church, by God's good design, God calls men and women to work and worship together as they seek to fulfill the Great Commission and live according to the Great Commandment. 

Genesis 1:27-28, 2:15, 2:18-25; Matthew 18:4-6; Ephesians 5:22-33​​​​​
Concerning the Gospel
We believe that the gospel is the good news that the Triune God has poured out his grace in the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, so that through his work we might have peace with God. Every person is lost in sin apart from Christ and in need of a Savior. Christ died in the place of sinners, absorbing the wages of sin, so that those who entrust themselves to him also die with him to the power, penalty, and (eventually) practice of sin. Christ was raised the firstborn of a renewed and restored creation, so that those whom the Spirit unites to him in faith are raised up and created a new humanity in him. One with Christ, and made alive in him who is the only ground of salvation, sinners are reconciled with God - justified, adopted, sanctified, preserved and eventually glorified. The Gospel is personal in its content and cosmic in its scope; together with renewed humanity, the Gospel is God's promise to one day renew all of creation. 

John 1:12, 3:16; Acts 4:12, 13:38-39; Romans 1:16-17, 3:23-24, 5:1, 6:23, 8:22-24; 1 Corinthians 1:30, 15:1-5, 15:12-28, 15:54-56; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Ephesians 1:3-14, 2:8-10, 15; Titus 3:5; 1 John 2:2; Revelation 21
Concerning The Church
We believe that the universal church, the Body and Bride of Christ, is made up of all true believers. We believe that the church began at Pentecost and that a believer is placed into the church by the baptizing work of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the local, visible church is an assembly of baptized believers in Jesus Christ who are voluntarily joined together in one locality for the purpose of worship, study of the Word of God, observance of the ordinances, Christian fellowship, and prayer, thereby to be equipped for Christian service and evangelism. Every believer is a priest, and there is no justification for a clergy-laity distinction.

Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:1-4, 42-47, 11:16-17; Romans 11; 1 Corinthians 10:32, 12:12-13; Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:11-16, 5:25-27; 1 Peter 2:5, 9
Concerning the Events of the End Times
There are 4 major views about the events of the end that Evangelical Christians hold to. They are Dispensational Pre-millennialism, Historic Pre-millennialism, Post-millennialism, Amillennialism. Abide Bible does not take a stand on any given position, there are five affirmations that all of them hold in common.
1) That Jesus will physically, certainly return to this earth.
2) We do not know when he will come.
3) When he comes, he will carry to completion God's plan for the ages.
4) There will be increasing until he comes.
5) His people, then, must be ready.

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