信條及信仰宣言

Core Beliefs

我們相信:
1) 聖經,不論舊約或新約,都是神所默示,絕對正確地、無誤地和完全地啟示了神在祂救贖人類計劃裡的旨意,以及祂在基督徒信仰和生命中終極和神聖的權柄(提後3:16, 17; 彼後1:21; 詩119:89; 約12:47, 18; 啟22:18, 19) 。
 
2) 只有一位神,祂是人類和萬有的創造者,是無限的完美,也是永恆地以聖父、聖子和聖靈,三位一體地存在 (創1:1, 賽44:6; 太 28:19; 林後13:14; 申6:4) 。
 
3) 耶穌基督是真正及完全的神,也是真正及完全的人。祂是從聖靈感孕,由童貞女馬利亞所生。祂為我們過犯的原故被釘十字架、受死,被埋葬,三日之後連同肉身從死裡復活,昇到天上,坐在全能之神的右邊,作我們的中保 (約1:1-14; 太1:18, 22, 23; 林前15:1-4; 約壹2:1; 來7:22-25, 8:1) 。
 
4) 聖靈的工作是要榮耀主耶穌基督,並在這個世代施行基督的救贖,使罪人和義人悔改,賜人信心,叫願意相信的罪人重生,在聖徒身上內住、指引和聖化他們,並加力量給他們過敬虔的生活及事奉(約14:16, 25; 16:7, 14; 約壹2:27; 羅8:9-16, 26, 27)。
 
5) 人是神按照自己的形象造出來的,但因反叛神而墮入罪的光景中,並且失喪。只因神的恩典,他才能靠著在基督裡的信心、藉聖靈重生而得救和得到屬靈的生命 (創1:27; 羅1:18; 3:23; 5:12, 18, 19; 約3:5, 7) 。
 
6) 對於所有信祂的人,耶穌基督所流的寶血和祂的復活提供了稱義和得救的唯一基礎。只有那在聖靈裡重生的人才會真正接受基督並成為神的兒女(使4:12; 羅5:8, 3:24; 約1:12, 13; 弗2:8, 9; 羅6:23; 多3:5) 。
 
7) 水禮和聖餐是唯一兩個現今在教會中被舉行的聖禮,以此作為信徒對神順服的印記和展現人前的見證 (太28:18, 19; 羅6:1-4; 林前11:23-26) 。
 
8)「真正的教會」是由一群因信耶穌基督而被聖靈重生的人組成,並在這以基督為首的身體裡合一。只有這些「真正的教會」的成員才能得到地方教會的會員資格(弗2:11-22; 林前12:13; 弗1:23)。
 
9) 在聖靈裡重生的基督徒,是會藉著聖靈的能力活出新的生命。他們的責任是要將自己降服給神,並且信靠神的保守 (加5:16-25; 西2:6; 羅6:13; 約10:28, 29)。
 
10) 事奉是基督徒生活其中一個最重要的部分。基督徒事奉的基要是要為贏取靈魂和將福音遍傳世界。祈禱是所有基督徒事奉的核心(太28:18-20; 使1:8; 林前12:7; 弗3:20; 使5:32; 約14:12-14; 弗6:18, 19)。
 
11) 主耶穌基督必定會再次親身降臨人間,而這「有福的盼望」是信徒個人生活及事奉裡,極重要的方向 (多2:11-13; 約壹3:2, 3)。
 
12) 已死的人都會在審判前肉身復活,信徒將得著與主永遠同住和永恆的福樂,而不信的人將面對審判和永刑 (太25:31-46; 約5:29; 啟20:15)。
 
13) 婚姻乃神所設計為一男一女結合成為一體,直至死亡的嚴肅盟約(創 2: 22-24; 可 10:9),要建立以基督為中心的婚姻,男女雙方必須為認信的基督徒(林後 6:14-18)。
The following are the core beliefs of Chinese Bible Missions Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

1. The scripture, both the Old and the New Testaments, to be the inspired, infallible and inerrant; the complete revelation of His will in regards to His salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life (II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:21; Psalms 119:89; John 12:47, 18; Revelations 22:18, 19).
 
2. In one God, who is the Creator of man and all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:6; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; Deuteronomy 6:4).

3. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was crucified for our iniquities, was buried, and then on the third day arose bodily from among the dead, ascended into heaven, and seated at the right hand of the Majesty on High as our Advocate (John 1:1-14; Matthew 1:18, 22, 23; I Corinthians 15:1-4; I John 2:1; Hebrews 7:22-25, 8:1)

4. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to apply the redemption of Christ by convicting man of sin and righteousness, giving faith, regenerating the believing sinners, indwelling, guiding, sanctifying the saints, and to empower the believers for godly living and service (John 14:16, 25; 16:7, 14; I John 2:27; Romans 8:9-16, 26, 27).

5. That man was created in the image of God but fell into the sinful state by rebellion, and is now lost. He can obtain salvation and spiritual life only by grace through faith in Christ by means of regeneration through the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:27; Romans 1:18; 3:23; 5:12, 18, 19; John 3:5, 7).

6. That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and his resurrection provides the only grounds for justification and salvation for all who believe. Only those who are born of the Holy Spirit will really receive Christ and become children of God (Acts 4:12; Romans 5:8, 3:24; John 1:12, 13; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Romans 6:23; Titus 3:5).

7. That water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the only two ordinances of the Lord to be observed by the church during the present age as signs of obedience to God and witness before men (Matthew 28:18, 19; Romans 6:1-4; I Corinthians 11:23-26).

8. That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head. Only those, who are thus members of the true Church, shall be eligible for membership in the local church (Ephesians 2:11-22; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:23).

9. That Christians, born of the Holy Spirit, are to live the new life in the present power of the Holy Spirit, and that the Christian’s responsibility is to yield himself to God, trusting God to keep him (Galatians 5:16-25; Colossians 2:6; Romans 6:13; John 10:28, 29).

10. That one of the most important parts of Christian living is Christian service. The principal parts of it are the winning of souls, and the preaching of the gospel unto the uttermost parts of the world. Prayer is to have the central part in all Christian service (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 12:7; Ephesians 3:20; Acts 5:32; John 14:12-14; Ephesians 6:18, 19).

11. In the certain return of our Lord Jesus Christ in person, and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer (Titus 2:11-13; I John 3:2, 3).

12. In the bodily resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:29; Revelations 20:15).

13. That every marriage is a solemn covenant between a man and a woman before God who designed the marital relationship to be a one-flesh union unto death (Genesis 2:22-24; Mark 10:9). To enter a Christ-centered marriage, the man and the woman should both be professing Christians (II Corinthians 6:14-18).