What We Believe

    

Opelousas Bible Church is a church that believes in the Bible: Our belief is that the Bible is God's Holy Word, a perfect book, serving as our ultimate authority in all matters of life and practice.

 

Opelousas Bible Church is a church that believes that there is only one true and living God. He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. (Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:28; Hebrews 2:10) He exists in eternity in three persons, enjoying absolute unity, and forming what we today call the Trinity. Although these three are never referred to as such in the Scriptures, their unique identities are thoroughly described. (Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:16-17) these three Persons of God’s existence are known in the Bible as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

 

Opelousas Bible Church is a church that believes there is only one way to real life here and eternal life in heaven: Our church believes that Jesus Christ is the only way to meaningful life on this earth and to eternal life in heaven, and both of these are only possible by having an intimate and personal relationship with Him, both beginning with a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ.  This experience comes as a result of repentance and trusting in the finished work of Christ on the cross.  Salvation is by grace through faith alone, period.

 

Opelousas Bible Church is a church that believes in the power of the Holy Spirit of God: Our church believes that the Holy Spirit of God comes to live inside of you immediately at the moment of salvation and is not accompanied by any additional signs today.  The Holy Spirit serves as your spiritual power for daily living when you have this life-changing experience with Jesus Christ. 

 

Opelousas Bible Church believes the miraculous healing powers and  speaking in tongues given in the early church were for signs to the world in that day and are not in effect today.  We do believe however that God is the Great Physician and He is able to heal whoever He wills no matter what the situation.

 

Opelousas Bible Church is a church who adheres to the five solas of the reformation. Sola Scriptura - Scripture Alone, Sola Gratia - Grace Alone, Sola Fide - Faith Alone, Solus Christus - Christ Alone, Soli Deo Gloria - To God Alone be Glory. We also adhere to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. "This ancient document ... is an excellent, though not inspired,expression of teaching of those Holy Scriptures by which all confessions are to be measured. We hold to the humbling truths of God's sovereign grace in the salvation of lost sinners. Salvation is through Christ alone by faith alone." C.H. Spurgeon

 

This is just a brief statement of what we believe.