Statement of Faith
These statements represent the convictions of Cibolo Creek Bible Church regarding theological truths of Scripture. They reflect the heart of our teaching at Cibolo Creek Bible Church .
We believe in one God who has eternally existed as one essence in three persons–-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit--and these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience.
God, The Father
God as the Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and directs the flow of human history according to the purposes of His will. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving, and all-wise. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men. He is the first person within the trinity co-equal with Jesus Christ, and with the Holy Spirit.
God, The Son
We believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and in His visible return to Earth. He is the second person within the trinity co-equal with the Father and with the Holy Spirit.
God, The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit 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, for understanding spiritual truth, and for guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. He is the third person of the Trinity, co-equal with the Father and with Jesus Christ.
The Bible is God’s Word to us. We believe that the books of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which this church operates and it is the basis from which this church is governed.
People are made in the spiritual image of God and are to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Due to the fall of man, man fell into complete spiritual death, totally depraved, and unable to reconcile himself to God. All men inherit the nature of sin at birth; and, must be made alive through regeneration by the spirit of God, in order to have a relationship with God.
Salvation is God’s free gift of grace to us. Jesus is the propitiation that fully and completely satisfies God's wrath full. We can never make up for our sin by self-‐improvement or by 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 sin and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. We are saved from hell to be with Jesus forever in Heaven.
Baptism is immersing a willing Christian under water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience that identifies a person with Jesus Christ.
Eternal Security of the Believer
Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and power of God that give us this security. Salvation is a gift based on the work of Jesus Christ, not our own.
Spiritual gifts are given to each believer by the Holy Spirit. These gifts always glorify Jesus and build up the church.
References: Acts 2:1-4; Romans 12:6-8; I Corinthians 12: 8-11; and Ephesians 4:11-12.
God created marriage. It's a covenant made between a man and a woman that makes them one. The marriage covenant requires the married parties to be faithful, loving, and helpful to each other as long as they both shall live. Christians are not to be unequally yoked. Those whom God has directed to be joined together shall, after counseling with the pastor concerning what God requires of them, be joined in Christian marriage.
References: Genesis 2:22; Genesis 2:24; Malachi 2:13-16; Proverbs 30:10-31; Matthew 5:32;
Matthew 19:5-6, 9; Mark 10:3-10; Romans 7:2-3; I Corinthians 7:10-11, 15; II Corinthians 6:14-18; Ephesians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:25-29; Ephesians 5:31-33; Colossians 3:19; and I Peter 1:3-5