What We Believe

What does CBC believe about the Scripture? We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write words of Scripture. Therefore, the Bible is without error. 1 Timothy 3:16

What does CBC believe about God? We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Savior of the lost world. Matthew 28:19 2 Corinthians 13:14

What does CBC believe about mankind? We believe that man was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by his own effort. Romans 3:11

What does CBC believe about salvation? We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation only occurs when a person places his faith in Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection as the sufficient payment for his sin. When anyone sees that they are separated from God because of their sin, but they trust, they believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for their sin, at that moment they become God’s child. John 3:16

What does CBC believe about the Christian life? We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word and daily yielding to the Spirit, every believer will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ. Romans 12:1,2

What does CBC believe about the church? We believe that the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world. 1 Corinthians 1:2

What does CBC believe about once saved always saved? We believe that when a person puts their faith in Christ as their Savior, they become God’s child at that moment and nothing can cause them to lose their salvation. 1 John 5:13

What does CBC believe about Hell? We believe Hell is a literal place. Anyone who does not put their faith in Christ will suffer in Hell for eternity. 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 Revelation 20:10-15

What does CBC believe about Satan? We believe Satan is real, a fallen angel who along with his demons want to keep people from coming to Christ and will do whatever he can to destroy people’s lives. He and his demons will someday be judged, and will be punished in Hell forever. Matthew 25:41

What does CBC believe about Communion? We believe that Jesus wants believers to remember and celebrate, His death, burial and resurrection by observing communion. Matthew 28:19

What does CBC believe about the Holy Spirit? We believe that the Spirit comes in a person when they trust Christ as their Savior, and will never leave them.  He continually works in a believers life. We believe the “sign gifts”, tongues, healing, prophecy, were given for the disciples to confirm that what they were teaching was from God. Now that we have the completed New Testament those gifts are not needed to confirm God’s truth. 1 Corinthians 13:8-10,14:22, Ephesians 4:11

What does CBC believe about other religious beliefs and doctrines? We believe that anything or anyone that adds good works to the salvation message is false, and we do not want to be a part of that. Galatians 1:6-9Adding good works, or trying to promise God that we will do something, isn’t what makes a person right with God, it is only our faith in Christ that saves. We do not create stronger believers and dedicated disciples by adding anything to the gospel. The grace that saves is the grace that motivates a believer to live the Christian life.