A Bible church is a body of believers who hold to the historic Christian faith revealed in the Holy Bible. It is a church characterized by the belief in the independence and autonomy of the local church, the priesthood of all believers, the baptism only of believers by immersion in water, and the principle of the separation of church and state.
An independent Bible church is not affiliated with any ecclesiastical organization of hierarchy. It is, therefore, governed by its own Constitution, which is approved and amended by its own membership.
The major thrusts of the church are its emphases on the Worship of God through Jesus Christ, its practical teaching of the Scriptures to build up believers in faith and life and to equip them to do the work of God, and its outreach into the community and the world with the "Good News" of God's free gift of eternal life.
What do we believe?
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, supernaturally inspired so that it is without error in the original transcripts. It has been preserved by God and is the divinely established authority and standard for faith and practice.
We believe that the Godhead exists eternally in three persons- The Father, The Son and the The Holy Spirit- and that these are one God.
We believe that God is the creator of the universe.
We believe that God, by his sovereign choice out of love for men, sent Christ into the world to die for the sins of all.
We believe that Jesus was crucified and died as a penalty for our sins and was raised from the dead bodily on the third day. He later ascended to the Father's right hand where He is the Head of the Church and the Intercessor for believers. We believe He will one day call for His church and ultimately come again to earth bodily to establish His millennial kingdom.
We believe that by His death, the Lord Jesus made perfect atonement for sin. His death provides a way for all to be saved from eternal death and separation from God. We believe, that in order to be saved, one must trust Christ as the only acceptable sacrifice for his sin. Salvation is received by faith in Christ alone, entirely apart from works.
We believe that a believer is eternally secure- but that sin may interrupt the joy of fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of the Heavenly Father.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, and that He is God, possessing all the divine attributes. He indwells, baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of their salvation and fills them in response to confession of sin and yieldedness of life.
We believe that it is the goal of every true believer to grow spiritual maturity through obedience to the Word of God and surrender to the indwelling Holy Spirit.
We encourage you to become a Christian
Receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior is the most important decision you will ever make. If you have never made this decision, please allow us to share the "Good News" of salvation with you.
Jesus Christ is God's free gift of eternal life to us (Eph. 2:8,9). Because of our sin and the Lord's sentence of death against all sins, we are unfit and incapable of attaining Heaven (Rom. 2:23, 6:23). In His love God provided His Son as a sacrifice for our sin (Rom. 5:8). The Gospel announces the debt of death has already been paid and shows its reality by Christ's resurrection from the dead (I Cor. 15:20-22). A person's sincere heart-felt response in repentance of sin before a Holy God and of trust towards Jesus Christ as Savior brings the gift of eternal life (Rom. 10:9,10). We know that this is a personal decision: we would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Please contact us. We are here to be of assistance.
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Grace Bible is truly a vivid testimony of God's grace and faithfulness. Following the Lord's leading, several families met for the Bible Studies and prayer meetings, held in homes. The first Sunday Services began June 2, 1974. From homes to school buildings, believers met together until the Lord provided for the establishment of the present church building. The congregation moved into the new church home on March 13, 1977. Since then, the Lord has allowed Grace Bible the privilege of ministering to families throughout the South Jersey area.
To be a church with a warm and friendly atmosphere- where everyone feels "at home". To have a positive ministry that exalts Jesus Christ and encourages individuals and families. To faithfully preach/teach the Word of God with a heart for application, as well as understanding. To reach out to the community of South Jersey with a message of hope, salvation and help through Jesus Christ, is our mission.