Our Beliefs

 

 
 

OUR BELIEFS

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
— John 3:16
 
We are a body of believers who vibrantly  and actively seek to live out our faith. We aim to exercise and increase our faith through obedience, even as we strive to grow in knowledge and understanding about God.
 
 

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is without error and is the final authority in all matters pertaining to our everyday lives.
(1 Timothy 3:16-17)
 

The Triune God

We believe in the one living and true God, eternally existing in perfect unity as three equally and fully divine Persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.  
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19-20; John 1:1-4)
 

God the Father

We believe God the Father is the creator of all things. He orders all things according to His own purpose and grace. As the only absolute and omnipotent ruler in the universe, He is sovereign in creation, providence, and redemption. He is holy, righteous, and loving.
(Genesis 1; Psalm 103:19; Psalm 145:8-9)
 

Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is fully God, and He took the form of a man. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross as a perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world, was buried, was raised from the dead on the third day, ascended to Heaven, and will return a second time to earth.
(Matthew 1:18; 3:17; 28:5-6; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5)
 

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is fully God. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. The Holy Spirit dwells in each believer and effects a positive change of heart, mind and life. The Holy Spirit distributes spiritual gifts to each believer according to His will for the common good.
(John 14:15-17; 16:7-11; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11; Galatians 5:22-23)
 

Sin

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
(Genesis 3:6; Romans 3:23)
 

Salvation

We believe salvation is by God’s grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ. It is the free gift of God, neither merited nor secured by any virtue or work of man, but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom all true believers have the gift of eternal life.
(John 3:16; 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9)
 

The Church

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. We believe that the local church is an assembly of believers coming together for the purpose of worship and mutual edification. The mission of the church is to carry out the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.
(Matthew 22:37-38; 28:19-20; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27)
 
Community Baptist Church of San Jose is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention.
For a more detailed description see the SBC website at: www.sbc.net.