Doctrinal Statement

We believe...


A. In the verbal plenary inspiration, infallibility, and final authority of the Bible (the Old and New Testaments) as the Word of God, in the original writings. II Tm 3:16-17; II Pt 1:20-21; I Pt 1:25.

B. In one God, eternally existent in three person, Creator of all things. Gn 1:1, 26; Dt 6:4; Is 6:3, 8; Hk 1:12; Mt 28:19; Jn 1:1-3; Hb 1:3; Cl:15-17; I Tm 2:5.

1) Father, in His holiness, justice, and love. Ex 3:14; Ps 145:17; Is 6:3; 41:14; 57:15; Ep 2:4: Rm 5:8.

2) Son, in His virgin birth, sinless life, efficacious death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, intercession, imminent coming for His Church, and premillenial return to reign. Ps 90:2; 102:24- 27; Is 7:14; 9:6-7; 53:1-12; Lk 1:26-35; 24:50-51; Jn 14:1-6; At 1:9-11; 3:14; Rm 8:32-34; I Co 15; II Co 5:21; I Th 4:13-18; Hb 1:3, 8; 4:15; 9:24; Rv 22:20.

3) Holy Spirit, in His converting and regenerating power, indwelling believers and enabling those who submit to Him to live the sanctified life. The Mission is not charismatic. Jn 3:3-5; 14:26; 16:7-15; Rm 8:9-16, 23,26,27; I Co 3:16; 6:19; 12:3; Ep 1:13- 14; 4:30; 5:18.


C. In the total depravity of mankind, thus the universal need of salvation by the efficacy of Christ's blood. Is 64:6; Rm 3:10, 23

D. In the bodily resurrection of the saved for judgment and eternal life with Christ, and the resurrection of the lost for judgment and eternal conscious punishment in hell. I Co 15: Rv 21:8.

E. In the invisible Church composed of all born-again persons, chosen according to Jn 15:16 and II Th 2:13, having their eternal salvation secure in Christ Jesus. Jn 10:28; Jd 24-25."

Principles and Practices, Pages 6-7.
Brazil Inland Mission, Inc.