• In essential beliefs, we have unity.

Ephesians 4:4-6

• In non-essential beliefs, we have liberty.

Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22

• In all our beliefs, we show charity.

1 Corinthians 13:2



Bethel Christian Church is an independent, non-denominational fellowship of believers who seek to follow Christ and wear only His name. Although we exist apart from any external authority or control, we do participate with other churches in many projects and programs that exalt the Lord Jesus and spread the Gospel. We are not the only Christians, but we earnestly strive to be Christians only.



The sole basis for our belief is the sixty-six books of the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error in the original manuscripts, and the final authority on all matters of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20, 21)



We teach that there is but one true and living God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-7; 1 Corinthians 8:4), perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 29:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)—each possessing all the attributes of deity and deserving of our worship and obedience. In the beginning God created out of nothing the universe and all things therein, thus manifesting the glory of His power, wisdom and goodness. By His sovereign power, He continues to sustain His creation. By His providence, He is operating throughout history to fulfill His plan of redemption.



We teach that Jesus Christ—the second person of the Trinity—though being equal with God (John 10:30; Philippians 2:5-8), surrendered His prerogatives of deity and came to earth to pay the debt for man’s soul. Having been born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23-25), Jesus lived a totally sinless life and was therefore qualified to pay for our sins by dying on the cross as our substitute (John 10:15; Romans 3:24, 25; 1 Peter 2:24). He literally and physically rose from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father where He now mediates as our advocate and high priest (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:38, 39; Acts 20:30, 31; Romans 4:25; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1). We teach that Jesus will return to earth personally and visibly to consummate history and judge all mankind according to the eternal plan of God (John 5:22, 23; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Corinthians 5:10).



We teach that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, co-equal with the Father and the Son in all the divine attributes (Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14). He enlightens the minds of sinners, awakens in them a recognition of their need of a Savior. and regenerates them. At the point of salvation, He permanently indwells every believer and equips them for personal growth and service to the church (John 16:7-9; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 2:22). The indwelling of the Spirit is a divine guarantee that seals the believer unto the day of redemption (Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13, 14). Christians are endowed with spiritual gifts through the sovereign act of the Holy Spirit. These gifts are intended to strengthen the church and glorify Christ.



The central purpose of God’s revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship with Him. God originally created humans to have fellowship with Him and to glorify Him (Isaiah 43:7; Colossians 1:16), but they defied God by sinfully choosing to go their own way. As a result, man suffered alienation from God and the corruption of His nature (Psalms 51:5; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:1-4). The salvation of mankind, therefore, is wholly a work of God’s free grace, not the result of human works or goodness. This salvation is a gift, made available through faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8, 9; 1 Peter 1:18, 19).



We teach that all who place their faith in Jesus Christ are immediately placed by the Holy Spirit into one united spiritual body, the church (1 Corinthians 12:12,13), the bride of Christ (2 Corinthians 11:2), of which Christ is the head (Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18). The scripture commands believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of the ordinances, fellowship, service to the godly and outreach to the world (Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38-42; Ephesians 4:12). Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the church (Acts 20:17; Galatians 1:2; Hebrews 10:25). Under the protection and oversight of elders (Acts 20:28), its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ and making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 3:21).



We teach that two ordinances have been committed to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Because baptism is commanded by our Lord and His apostles (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38), we teach that all professed believers must be baptized. We teach that baptism should occur immediately upon confession of faith in Christ, as modeled for us in Acts (Acts 2:38-41; 8:35-39; 16:31-33). Baptism by immersion is taught in scripture and symbolically portrays the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is also a sign of fellowship and identification with the Church, which is the visible body of Christ (Acts 2:41, 42). We teach that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration and proclamation of His death until He comes and should always be preceded by solemn self-examination (1 Corinthians 11:28-32). We also teach that the elements of communion are only representative of the flesh and blood of Christ, but the Lord’s Supper is nevertheless an actual communion with the risen Christ, who is present in a unique way, fellowshipping with His people (1 Corinthians 10:16). In the pattern of the early church we offer the Lord’s Supper weekly.


Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. For all mankind there will be a resurrection of the body into the spiritual world and each person will give an account of himself to God (Romans 14:12). The saved will be raised to eternal life and will be rewarded for works done in this life (John 6:39; Romans 8:10, 11; 2 Corinthians 4:14), and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (John 5:28, 29; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10).



1. Believe that Jesus died to pay for your sins.

Ephesians 2:8, 9
Acts 16:31

2. Repent of your sins and make Jesus the Lord of your life.

 Luke 13:3
Acts 3:19

3. Confess that you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God.

 Acts 8:37
Romans 10:10

4. Be baptized into Christ Jesus.

Acts 2:38
Mark 16:16

5. Live the rest of your life for Jesus.

Romans 6:4-6
1 Corinthians 10:31

Simply put: we are saved by grace through faith at the time of baptism.

Hear, Believe, Repent, Confess, Baptism