Doctrinal StatementWhat We Believe & Teach at CCBS
The following is a statement of the doctrinal position to which the Board, Administration, and Faculty of CCBS are committed:
The Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament, is verbally inspired by God, is inerrant and infallible, and is of supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and practice (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
There is one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
The Person of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, is true God and true Man (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1, 14; Philippians 2:5-11).
God created the world in six twenty-four hour days; apart from pre-existing materials and any evolutionary process; that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred both physical and spiritual death (separation from God). Further, all men are declared by God to be totally depraved with a sinful nature and have become sinners in conduct (Genesis 1:1-2, 25; 3:6-19; Romans 3:10, 23; 6:23; Galatians 3:22).
Satan is a personal being, originally the highest ranking angel; that he sinned and fell through pride; that he is the ruler of this present evil world system; and that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire (Genesis 3:1-19; Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Revelation 20:10).
The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and in our place, and that any who believe in Him are eternally Saved, justified on the basis of His blood (Romans 3:24-26; 5:8-10).
The Lord Jesus Christ arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He presently ministers at the Father’s right hand as our Head, High Priest and Advocate (Ephesians 1:20-23; Colossians 1:17-19; Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:21-28; I John 2:1-2).
The Return of Christ
This same Jesus will come again personally and bodily to receive the Church unto Himself (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18), to execute His judgment on an unrepentant world (John 5:28-29; 2 Peter 3:7, 10-13), and to establish His earthly kingdom of peace and righteousness.
The Eternal State of the Dead
Both believer and unbeliever will be raised bodily in their own order, the saved unto everlasting blessedness in Heaven and the lost unto everlasting and conscious punishment in the Lake of Fire, (1 Corinthians 15:58; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:1-22:15).
Christians are to live daily in the fullness and power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, resulting in a life of service and evangelizing to the glory of God (Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 5:19-21; 2 Corinthians 5:15-21).
Unity of the Body
That Christians who believe the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God should not allow their doctrinal distinctives and/or differences to hinder love for and fellowship with other members of the body of Christ (Psalm 133:1; 1 Corinthians 1:10, 12:13, 24-27; Ephesians 4:11-16; Philippians 1:27; Hebrews 13:1).