TBPC Basic Statement of Faith

The Bible – We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible, sufficient and authoritative Word of God.

God – We believe there is one God, who exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ – We believe in the full deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, including His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and bodily return in power and glory.

Salvation – We believe all men are sinful, separated from God, and unable to save themselves. Salvation is only through grace alone, by faith alone, in Christ alone.

The Holy Spirit – We believe in the full deity of the Holy Spirit, who indwells every believer, enabling obedience and spiritual growth, and He preserves each one unto eternity.

The Church – We believe that the universal church is comprised of all the redeemed. We believe commitment to the local church is necessary for spiritual health.

Last Things – We believe in the visible bodily return of Jesus Christ, who will at his coming judge the living and the dead. The wicked will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.

A Confessional Church

TBPC is a confessional church. As such, we adhere to a written confession of faith that we believe to be a good and accurate summary of the Bible's teaching. Our confessional standards consist of the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms. We believe these standards contain carefully worded summaries of the contents of sacred Scripture. To be sure, acceptance of every confessional distinctive is not required for membership at TBPC. One may be a participating member of TBPC by affirming the evangelical distinctive that salvation is accomplished by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone. Nevertheless, the officers of TBPC must adhere to the system of doctrine taught by the Westminster standards & The Cannons of Dort.