We are committed to teaching the Bible for what the Bible is – Truth.
What is the Bible?
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament were given by God, and are the only sufficient, certain and authoritative rule of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience (Hebrews 12-13). Therefore, we value a growing love for the Word of God, as well as a deepening understanding of it in our lives so that we may know Him and make Him known (Matt. 6:33).
What do we learn from the Bible?
- We believe the Bible teaches us about who we are and how we should live. It teaches us how we are to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We learn from Scripture how we are to grow as followers of Christ.
- The Scriptures impart to us conviction of sin, discernment and wisdom for decisions and hope in trials and suffering. The Bible is useful for teaching, rebuking and correcting. It is truth without any mixture of error.
- We also learn that Jesus is the only One who has ever followed God perfectly and, therefore, we look to His perfect life lived as our substitute. His perfect life lived applied to our account, and the giving of the Holy Spirit in our hearts is the only hope we have for living a life that is pleasing to God. Jesus is our righteousness that we receive by faith in Him alone.
GABC is committed to a stead diet of expository preaching. We believe that since God’s word is holy, divine and inspired by the Holy Spirit of God that consistently preaching through the word of God does the most good for the people of God. Expository preaching is best understood in that the point of the sermon text is the point of the sermon. It is not that topical sermons are bad but we believe the sermon is strongest when the point of the sermon comes from point of the Scripture text.
GABC holds to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 as a faithful summary of what we believe are non-negotiable truths in the Bible.