Doctrinal Statement of TBS Ministries
The Bible is the only inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:21).
There is ONE God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14.)
THE PERSON OF CHRIST
Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary, and is true God and true man (Luke 1:35; Philippians 2:6-9; Romans 1:3-4). We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, His sinless life, death for the sins of all mankind, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and that He will personally come to earth a second time in power and glory.
PERSONALITY AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is a Person who convicts the world of sin and regenerates, baptizes, identifies, seals, indwells, enlightens, and empowers believers (John 16:8; Titus 3:5; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13, 17-18; 3:16).
All men are by nature dead in trespasses and sins and are, therefore, totally unable by their own wisdom or strength to do anything pleasing to God (Ephesians 2:1-3; Romans 3:9-12; I Corinthians 1:18-31).
God justifies ungodly sinners by His grace upon the ground of the shed blood of Christ through the means of faith. This complete salvation is bestowed as a free gift of God apart from man's works (Romans 3:24-28; 5:1,9; Ephesians 2:8,9).
All the saved are eternally secure in Christ (Colossians 3:1-4; Philippians 1:6; Romans 8:1, 29-34, 38-39; John 10:27-29; Ephesians 1:13-14).
The Church, which is His Body, is commissioned with the responsibility of making known God's message of reconciliation to a lost world through the "preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery." (I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:22-23; 3:1-6).
By reason of Christ's victory over sin and of His indwelling Spirit, all of the saved may and should experience deliverance from the power of sin (Romans 6:6-14; Galatians 5:16-25; Romans 8:37; II Corinthians 2:14; 10:2-5).
As saints we are to maintain a Christ-honoring testimony, separate from all forms of worldliness, demonstrating obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ and love to all men (Romans 12:1-2, 9; II Corinthians 6:14-18; Ephesians 5:11; I Timothy 6:20-21; I John 4:19).
All saved persons have been made members of the Body of Christ by one divine baptism (I Corinthians 12:13). By this one baptism every member of the Body of Christ is identified with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.
THE LORD'S SUPPER
The communion of the Lord's Supper as revealed through the Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 11:23-26 is for members of the Body of Christ to observe "until He comes." It is a memorial of Christ's death.
Jesus Christ was resurrected bodily from the dead (Luke 24:39-43). Therefore (I Corinthians 15:21), all men will have a bodily resurrection (Acts 24:15): the saved to everlasting glory and the unsaved to everlasting punishment (John 5:29; Revelation 20:11-15).
THE RAPTURE AND SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
The rapture of the Church "which is his body," and the Second Coming of Christ will be pre-millennial. He will come first to receive the members of His Body to Himself (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Philippians 3:20-21), and later to receive His millennial kingdom, over which He will reign (Zechariah 14:4, 9; Acts 1:10-11; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:4-6).
STATE OF THE DEAD
Nowhere does Scripture extend the hope of salvation to the unsaved dead but instead reveals that they will ever continue to exist in a state of conscious suffering (Luke 16:23-28; Revelation 14:11; 20:14-15; Colossians 3:6; Romans 1:21-32; John 3:36; Philippians 3:19; II Thessalonians 1:9).
The mission and commission of the Church which is His Body is to proclaim the message of reconciliation (II Corinthians 5:14-21) and to preach Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery (Romans 16:25; Ephesians 3:8-9) with all boldness. We, like the Apostle Paul, must preach the entire Word of God in the light of this gospel (II Timothy 4:2; Galatians 1:8-9), and strive to reach those in the regions beyond where Christ is not yet named (Romans 15:20; II Corinthians 10:16).