About Our Church

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."- Hebrews 10:24


Our Beliefs & Values

Oakbrooke Bible Church is a Reformed Baptist congregation, holding to the historic Christian faith and subscribing to The London Baptist Confession of 1689. What follows is a summary of our doctrinal position on vital areas of Christian teaching:

Salvation

We believe that salvation is by Grace alone, through Faith alone, according to the Scriptures alone, in Christ alone, to the Glory of God alone.

Scriptures

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and inerrant and infallible in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and in life. (2Timothy 3:16, 17);

God

We believe within the one Being that is God, there exists eternally three coequal and coeternal persons, namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (1Co 12:3; Gal 1:1, 3; Phi 2:6; Col 1:2; Titus 2:13; 2Pe 1:1)

Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who became man, begotten by God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born to the virgin Mary. (Matthew 1:18, 23; John 1:1, 2, 14, 18 )

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood. (Acts 2:23; Rom 3:22; 1Co 15:3; Gal 1:4; 1John 2:2)

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into heaven, and His present life there as High Priest and Advocate for us. (Acts 2:32-36; Heb 1:3; 1John 2:1)

We believe in the blessed hope, which is the personal, visible return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:13; 1Peter 1:3)

Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He is the life of the believer, and He empowers the preaching and teaching of the gospel. (John 6:63; 16:7-13; 2Co 3:6)

Our Need

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from the loving kindness and mercy of God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature. (Gen 1, 2, 3; Rom 5:12)

  • We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God and heirs of eternal life. (John 3:5-6; Rom 8:16-17; 1Peter 1:3, 23; 1John 3:1-2)
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost in hell, and the fellowship of the saved in heaven.(Luke 4:14; Acts 24:15; Rev 20:4-5, 12-15)
  • We believe in the existence of Satan, the devil, who is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men, and that he and all his angels and all who do not receive Christ as their Savior will eternally perish in the lake of fire. (1Ch 21:1; 2Co 11:14; 1Pe 5:8; Rev 20:3, 10, 15)
  • We believe in the Church (the Body and Bride of Christ), whose mission it is to preach the Scriptures to all the world, all of its endeavors being guided by multiple leadership and supported by the wise stewardship of God’s people. (Mat 28:18-20; Acts 14:23; 1Co 12:28; Tit 1:5)
  • We believe that the ordinances of the Church (the Body and Bride of Christ), given by our Lord, are Baptism of the believer by immersion in water, and the Lord’s Supper (Communion). (Acts 10:47-48; 1Co 23-26)
    • To avoid any type of confusion, regeneration is based only upon the good and wise, kingly decision of God in eternity past. There is nothing that man can do, or does, that can cause God to regenerate him. Thus, we do not believe in decisional or baptismal regeneration. See John 1:12-13; Ephesians 2:1, 4-10; 1Peter 1:3. It is only according to God’s will