In essential beliefs, we have unity: (Ephesians 4:4-6)
In non-essentials beliefs, we have liberty: (Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22)
In all beliefs, we have clarity: (1 Corinthians 13:2)
Concerning the Scriptures:
We believe that 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.
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.
Concerning Creation and the Fall:
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 that humanity was created innocent and in the image of God, but that Adam sinned, bringing both physical and spiritual death.
We believe that every person is lost in sin apart from Christ and in need of a Savior. We believe that salvation is a gift of God and is received by man only through personal faith in Jesus Christ. The full scope of salvation includes justification, sanctification, and glorification.
Concerning the Church:
We believe that the universal church, the Body of Christ, is made up of all true believers. We believe that the local, visible church is an assembly of professing believers in Jesus Christ who are voluntarily joined together in one body to worship, reach out and grow.
We believe that Christ instituted the ordinances of believer baptism and the Lord's Supper, which are to be observed by believers until He returns. Abide Bible Church is an elder-led church.
Concerning Things to Come:
We believe the Lord Jesus will one day return physically to earth in power and glory to complete what He began: graciously saving believers and bringing righteous judgment on non-believers. Our call is to make ourselves ready for that day!
Above is a condensed version of our doctrine. Here is our fully expanded Doctrinal Statement.