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West Houston Bible Church

Christ Our Spiritual Substitute

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was sent by God the Father to pay the penalty for all human sin, make provision for all of mankind to be delivered from spiritual death and certain judgment. Jesus came to redeem mankind (1 Peter 1:18–19) through His efficacious, spiritual, substitutionary death…

Communion Service

We believe that the Lord's Supper is a memorial of Christ's spiritual substitutionary death on the cross in payment for our sins. This is the basis for mankind's reconciliation with God (1 Corinthians 11:23–25, 2 Corinthians 5:17–21). Believers are to partake of the elements of communion which are unleavened bread…

Dispensations

We believe that dispensations are distinct administrations of God in human history in which the purpose of God is revealed through divine revelation. Human history is a sequence of divine administrations each having unique characteristics, as well as certain functions in common with other ages. God administers through delegated authority…

Divine Institutions

We believe the institutions of personal responsibility (Gen 2:17), marriage between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:20-25, Matthew 19:1-6, Mark 10:6-9), family (Genesis 2:24), human government (Genesis 9:6, Romans 13:1-4), and national diversity (Exodus 1:5, Deuteronomy 32:8, Acts 17:26) are established by God, defined by God, and limited by…

Eternal Security

We believe that anyone who accepts the free gift of salvation through faith alone in Christ alone receives eternal life at the point of faith or belief. As a child of God (John 1:12), member of the royal family of God and royal priest (I Peter 2:5–7, 9) each believer…

Eternal State

We believe that the soul and human spirit of those who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation at death will immediately pass into His presence and remain there in conscious bliss until the resurrections. At the rapture, the dead church age believers will be joined with their…

Fall and Depravity of Mankind

We believe that the human soul was created in the image of God. The image of God refers to the reflection of His divine essence. Man's image reflects God's image in his immaterial makeup. Adam sinned willfully against God's command not to eat of the forbidden tree and died spiritually.…

God the Father

We believe that God the Father is the first person of the Godhead. He is the Father, architect, and planner of all creation (Malachi 2:10; Acts 17:29; Jeremiah 33:27; 1 Corinthians 8:6). He is the Father of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ (Psalm 103:13; Galatians 3:26) but not…

God the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is co-equal and co-eternal and co-infinite with the Father and the Son. As God He possesses the same divine attributes as the Father and the Son. His ministry is to convict the world concerning the sin of unbelief, the absolute righteousness of God, and…

God the Son

We believe that God the Son is co-equal, co-eternal, and co-infinite with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit; He possesses the same divine attributes as the Father and the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Second Person of the Trinity, the Son, agreed to the incarnation in order…

Judgment

We believe in the separate, bodily, physical, resurrection of the dead. The justified ones (believers) will go to the Judgment Seat of Christ at the Rapture to receive their rewards (Romans 14:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:16–18, 1 Corinthians 3:11–16). They will spend eternity with the Lord with no more tears, no…

Local Church

We believe that the local church is the pillar and ground for all church age doctrines (I Timothy 3:15).The local church is a body of called out believers in Christ who assemble for teaching and fellowship with God which consists in prayer and the Lord's Table (Acts 2:42). The local…

Plenary verbal inspiration

We believe the Scripture in the original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, both Old and New Testaments, to be the plenary, verbally inspired Word of God. “Plenary” means that the entirety of Scripture is equally and fully revealed and inspired by God. “Verbal” refers to the principle of inerrancy,…

Rapture of the Church

We believe in the blessed hope which is the personal, bodily, physical return of Jesus Christ in the clouds for His bride, the Church (Titus 2:11–14). He will return before the seven year tribulation period also known as “Daniel's Seventieth Week” or “Jacob's Trouble.” He will appear in the clouds…

Resurrection of Christ

We believe in the bodily, physical resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the grave; his bodily and physical ascension into heaven and His session which means He is seated at the right hand of God the Father during the present Church Age. He is currently the interceding High Priest…

Satan and the Fallen Angels

We believe that Satan is real and a literal enemy of God. His former name was Lucifer (Isaiah 14). He rebelled against God by claiming to have a better plan for the angels (Isaiah 14:12–14). His rebellion is the basis for the ongoing angelic conflict between God and His elect…

Second Coming or Second Advent of Christ

We believe that the Second Coming of Christ will be seven literal years after the signing of the peace treaty or covenant between Israel and the antichrist (Zechariah 14:4–11; Matthew 24:15–25. 46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7–10, Revelation 20:6). He returns to set up His millennial kingdom upon the earth which was…

Separation

We believe that all believers are called into a life of biblical study and mental separation from the views of the world system. There is no agreement with the righteousness of God and the unrighteousness of the world, between God's light and the world's darkness, between belief and unbelief (2…

Spiritual gifts

We believe that all spiritual gifts were given by Christ during His ascension (Ephesians 4:8) and that the Holy Spirit assigns as He desires (I Corinthians 12:13). There are temporary and permanent spiritual gifts. The temporary gifts ceased in 96 A.D. with the completion of the Canon of Scripture. The…

Spirituality

We believe that spirituality is an absolute. A believer is either spiritual or carnal at any given moment in time. One cannot be both spiritual and carnal simultaneously. When a believer confesses his sin(s) to God the Father then he is forgiven and cleansed from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).…

The Responsibility of Believers

We believe that each believer must grow in grace, doctrine and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. The believer's daily life must be consistent with the Lord's plan and will. This brings glory to the Lord. (2 Peter 3:18). Every believer is responsible to be an ambassador for Christ which…

Tribulation

The last seven years of the Age of Israel is called the tribulation. It begins after the rapture of the church when the Antichrist signs a peace treaty with the nation Israel. This age is characterized as a time of judgment upon unbelievers (Revelation 5–19). Mankind has rebelled against the…

Trinity

We believe in one God, Who is sovereign, righteous, just, eternal, love, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, immutable, veracious, merciful, good, infinite, and gracious in His essence. He exists in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All three persons of the Godhead are co-equal and co-eternal and co-infinite.…

Universal Church

We believe that the universal church to be the body of spiritually born again believers in Christ. The universal church will become the bride of Christ at the Rapture (Ephesians 1:22-23,, 5:25-27, I Corinthians 12:12-14). 

Water Baptism

We believe that immersion is the only method of baptism taught and commanded in the Scriptures. While it is an important ritual, it has no saving or delivering or sanctifying power. As a ritual it portrays the believer's new position in Christ and his belief in his own future bodily…