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 that 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 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.
References: Genesis 1:1; Genesis 2:7; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Psalm 19:1-3; Isaiah 43:3; Isaiah 43:15; Isaiah 64:8; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; John 5:26; John 14:6-13; John 17:1-8; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; Ephesians 4:6
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 personal, visible return to Earth. He is the second person within the trinity co-equal with the Father.
References: Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2; John 8:58 and John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22, 23; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; Romans 6:6; Romans 7:4-6; Romans 8:1-4; 1 Corinthians15:3-4; 1 Timothy 6:14, 1 Timothy 6:15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14-15
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 spiritual gifts when they are saved.
References: John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 5:18; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26 and Romans 15:13-16; Hebrews 9:14; John 6:13, John 14:16-17 and John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; 1 Corinthians 14:1-40
The Bible is God’s Word to us. We believe that the bible 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 is the basis for which this church is governed.
References: 2 Timothy 3:16-7; 1 Peter 1:23-5; 2 Peter 1:3-4; 2 Peter 1:21; Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; Psalm 119:105, Psalm 160, Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5; Proverbs 2; John 17:17; Timothy 3:16; Timothy 1:13; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:2, 2 Peter 2:1
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 satisfies God's wrath full and completely. 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 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 gives 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, Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12-14, Ephesians 4
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 no 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, Mark 10:3-10, 2 Corinth 6:14-18, Mal 2:13-16, Matt 5:32, 19:5-6, 9, Romans 7:2-3, 1 Corinth 7:10-11, 15, 2 Corinth 6:14, Ephesians 5:22-23