The Bridge Church is a family church that meets the needs of its community at large. This local body exists to see the expansion of the Kingdom of God through evangelism and discipleship, rooted and grounded in the love of God. Following Jesus’ pattern here at The Bridge Church, our vision is to disciple men and women to build strong families and to see generational blessing pass from fathers and mothers to sons and daughters.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The core beliefs of The Bridge Church!
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The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thes. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe in one true eternal God who has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Duet. 6:4; Is. 43:10-12; Matt. 28:19).
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the Father as our present mediator, and His personal future return to this earth in power and glory (Matt. 1:23, 25:31; Heb. 9:14; Rom. 3:25; John 20:17; 1 Tim. 2:5; Titus 2:13).
MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION
Man is a created being, made in the image of God, but through Adam’s transgressions and fall, sin came into the world. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to destroy the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. Salvation is a gift from God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:18; Rom. 5:14, 3:23; 1 John 3:8).
ETERNAL LIFE AND NEW BIRTH
The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ. Regeneration, the new birth of the human spirit, is absolutely essential for personal salvation, and is affected when one believes in their heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confess with their mouths that Jesus is Lord. This is a supernatural event performed by the Holy Spirit (John 1:12, 3:3-16; Rom.3:21, 10:9-10; Eph. 2:8-9).
Water baptism is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for the believer only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:4, 38-39; Acts 19:1-7).
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a baptism of power to be experienced by all believers subsequent to salvation. The initial physical evidence accompanying this experience is speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 2:4, 38-39, 19:1-7).
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by who;e indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life. Sanctification is a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation (Heb. 12-14; 1 Thes. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 1 Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 3:18 Phil. 3:12-14).
The redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides for healing of the human body and deliverance from demonic power to all who ask in faith. This is the covenant privilege of every believer (Is. 53: 4-5; Ps. 103:3; Matt. 8:17; Mark 11:23-24; John 14:13; Rom. 8:11; James 5:14-15).
THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and lost, the one to everlasting life, the other to everlasting damnation (John 5:28-29; 1 Cor. 15:23; Rev. 20:12).