At Northwest Bible Church, we worship God as the sole Creator and Ruler of the universe, preach and teach the Bible, call people to follow Jesus and to find the incredible freedom of surrendering every aspect of their lives completely to Him.
Through the intimacy of our personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we are loved…forgiven…redeemed…renewed…and transformed. We love to share this faith and hope with our community and the whole world!
- In essential beliefs—we emphasize unity (Ephesians 4:4–6; 1 Corinthians 1:10)
- In non-essential beliefs—we emphasize liberty (Romans 14:1–4, 12–13)
- In all of our beliefs—we emphasize charity (1 Corinthians 13:2)
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords!
- Matthew 1:22, 23
- Isaiah 9:6
- John 1:1–5; 14:10–30
- Hebrews 4:14, 15
- 1 Corinthians 15:3–4
- Romans 1:3–4
- Acts 1:9–11
- 1 Timothy 6:14–15
- Titus 2:13
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
- 2 Corinthians 3:17
- John 16:7–13; 14:16–17
- Acts 1:8
- 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16
- Ephesians 1:13
- Galatians 5:25
- Ephesians 5:18
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s Word. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, and is therefore the truth of God without any mixture of error. It was inspired in the original manuscripts, and then, preserved by God’s divine providence.
About Human Beings
Man is the supreme object of God’s creation. He was created by God in complete innocence in a perfect environment, but of his own free will, chose to sin against God. The result of Adam’s sin is not only physical death and spiritual death (separation from God for eternity) for all mankind, but the fall also endowed upon all mankind a sinful nature. Therefore, all people are sinners, not only by constraint, but by choice, and are unable to regain their former position of innocence, and are under just condemnation without defense or excuse before God.
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort or human works of the Christian. Our security rests solely upon the grace and keeping power of God.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.