Doctrines

Salvation

Salvation is the grace gift of God to man, received by faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:16). No one ever earns or deserves anything from God. But in His infinite love and grace, God freely provides everything for us to have an eternal relationship with Him.

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that [salvation] not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.

Ephesians 2:8–9

He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross.

1 Peter 2:24a

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf [as our substitute], that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

2 Corinthians 5:21

God’s plan of “grace and truth is realized through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17), the uniquely born Son of God. Jesus Christ became true humanity to be our substitute and pay the penalty for our sins. When our Lord Jesus Christ was on the cross, He was judged for the sins of the world. Every sin that has ever been committed in the history of the human race was imputed to Him on the cross and judged.

Because of the work of Jesus Christ, salvation is available to everyone.

And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved.”

Acts 16:31a

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten [uniquely born] Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:16

Believing in Christ means you accept as true the fact that He died as your personal substitute. In the moment you believe, God gives you eternal life and guarantees your salvation. Instantly, you are brought into an unbreakable relationship with God forever.

Your attitude toward Jesus Christ determines your eternal future. You can either believe in Christ for eternal life or reject Him for eternal condemnation.

He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey [believe] the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. (John 3:36)

Doctrinal Statement

Name

The name of this church shall be Berachah Church, a Texas corporation, having its principal place of worship at 2815 Sage Road, City of Houston, County of Harris, State of Texas, hereinafter referred to as this church.

Purpose

The purpose of this church is to present isagogical, categorical, and exegetical Bible teaching, standing unequivocally for the fundamentals of the faith as contained in the Holy Scriptures; and through the teaching of the Word in this church, the sending out of missionaries, and the ordaining of pastor-teachers, present the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ both at home and abroad.
The thrust of this church is to communicate Bible doctrine to believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, for the purpose of attainment of spiritual maturity.
This purpose and thrust is accomplished through the daily teaching of the Word of God.

Doctrine and Tenets

The following basic doctrines contained in the Holy Scripture are adopted:

The Holy Scriptures
The Godhead
The Total Depravity of Man
The Person and Work of Christ
The Personality and Work of the Holy Spirit
Salvation
The Eternal Security of Believers
The Church
The Personality of Satan
The Blessed Hope
The Tribulation
The Second Coming of Christ
The Eternal State
The Responsibility of Believers
Church Ordinances
Sovereignty
Spirituality
Spiritual Gifts