The Bridge Church is bible-based in that we seek to base all of our beliefs and lifestyles on explicit passages of the Bible, or on biblical principles. Based on scripture, we believe the following:
About the Bible
The Bible is the infallible Word of God, and the authority for salvation and Christian living (II Timothy 3:15-17).
There is one God who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh; both God and man (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16).
About Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9).
About the Gospel
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17).
We obey the Gospel by:
Death To Sin: repentance
Burial: water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ
Resurrection: receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit
(I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4)
About Christian Living
As Christians, we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today (Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10).
About The Lord’s Supper (Communion)
We believe in and practice the ordinance of communion as instructed by scripture. Communion is done for the purpose of remembering and reflecting upon what Christ accomplished and made available through His death on the cross and His resurrection (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
About the Future
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death (I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15).