What we believe

The following statement reflects the core faith and values that are not only taught at MBCS, but are also shared personally by our families who enroll their children. This set of values also includes a careful commitment to the expansion of the Kingdom of God through the benevolent extension of our community to those who may still be on the journey of discovering one or more of the following:

 

About God: We believe there is only one God. He is the Creator and the Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 

About Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of God, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His atoning death on the cross, His resurrection on the third day, His ascension into Heaven, and that He will return again to reign as Lord of lords.

 

About the Holy Spirit: We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers Christians to live godly lives. The Holy Spirit provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing right, and spiritual gifts to edify the church.

 

About the Bible: We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture. The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness.

 

About Humanity: We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him.  Human beings are made one of two sexes/genders, male or female, and are designed for monogamous, heterosexual union.  Humankind became alienated through sinful disobedience. As a result, humanity is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by one’s own effort.

 

About Salvation: We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross solely provides for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation is received only when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for one’s acknowledged sin. This salvation is not earned, but is a gift available by the grace of God alone.

 

About the Christian Life: We believe that, for Christians, the old way of living for oneself is in the past and the new way of living for Christ is for the present and for the future.  By obedience to the Scriptures and daily yielding to the Spirit we will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ, which should be exhibited by love for God and for one’s neighbor.

 

About the Church: We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the head. The purpose of the church is to gather believers to glorify God by being a powerful witness for Jesus Christ in a lost world.

 

About the Future: We believe that Christians who have died will be reunited with those still alive at the second coming of Jesus Christ.