The Doctrinal Statement of Christ’s Church of Tucson

This we believe…

Tucson Bible ChurchWe believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God without error in the original documents, and the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
Psalm 19:7-11, 119:89, 119:105; Isaiah 55:11; Matthew 24:35; John 10:35; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21

We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Malachi 3:6; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:10-11; John 1:3; 1 John 5:1-8

We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man.  Having been conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary, He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures.  Furthermore, Jesus Christ arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven where He now sits at the right hand of the majesty on high as our High Priest and only advocate.
Matthew 1:24-25; Luke 1:35, 2:7, 24:7; John 1:1-14, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4,12-28; Hebrews 7:26-28, 9:11-15; 1 John 2:1-2

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus and, during this age, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
John 14:26, 16:7-11, 16:13-14; Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Ephesians 4:7-13; 1 Peter 4:7-11

We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin.  Man is, therefore, lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can he obtain salvation and spiritual life.
Genesis 1:26-27, 3:1-19, 6:5; Isaiah 43:1-4, 49:1-6, 59:2; John 3:1-15; Ephesians 2:1-18; Colossians 3:10; Hebrews 2:7-9

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the sole ground for justification and salvation.  Only those who truly repent and embrace Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.
John 1:12; Acts 2:37-39; Romans 4:5, 5:1-16, 8:1; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:22; 1 Peter 1:18-19

We believe that the Lord’s Supper and water baptism are ordinances to be observed by the church during this present age.  They are, however, not means of salvation.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Romans 3:20, 6:1-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 11:23-29

We believe that the true church is composed of all who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head.
Matthew 16:13-19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:1-6; Colossians 1:13-18; 1 Peter 1:13-25

We believe that only those who are born again of the Holy Spirit and are thus members of the true and invisible church shall be eligible for membership in the local church.
1 Corinthians 1:2, 12:27

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and head of the church and that every local church has the right, under Christ, led by His Spirit, and holding fast to the Word of God, to decide and govern its own affairs.
Acts 15:1-35; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Ephesians 1:22, 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18

We believe in the personal, pre-millennial, and imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ.  This blessed hope has a vital bearing upon the personal life and the service of the believer.
Luke 19:13; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:50-57; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 10:23-25

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
Luke 12:2-3, 16:19-31, 23:39-43; 2 Corinthians 5:8-10; Revelation 20:11-15