Key Doctrines of TIBI

God is the Father, Creator and sovereign over all in every way.

Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, who came to earth in human form, lived a perfect, sinless life, died on the cross for our sins, rose to life on the third day, and was taken up into heaven where he sits at the right hand of God, with all authority and power given to him by God.  In Christ only can salvation be found.

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, which one receives in baptism, who works to teach, instruct, remind, console, and equip believers to follow God in their lives.

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. Its principles and/or practices are applicable to all cultures for all time.  God’s Word is the authority for all spiritual matters.

Hearing the Word, believing it, repenting of sins, confessing belief in Jesus, baptism by immersion, and a life of obedience to God’s Word are all necessary parts of coming to faith in Jesus and being saved.

The church is the group of those people who have believed and obeyed these things, and are striving to obey God, Jesus, and the Word every day in their lives, under the grace and forgiveness of Jesus, keeping in mind the principles of Romans 14.

Jesus will return again for all who have believed in him and obeyed him, and that these believers will spend eternity with God, Jesus, the Spirit, and one another.