Our Statements of Faith & Doctrine

The IBC Oasis Members affirm the fundamental truths of the Christian Faith including:

  • The Unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead
  • The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption, and final judgment
  • The divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of Holy Scripture and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct
  • The sinfulness and guilt of all mankind since the fall, rendering them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation
  • The redemption from sin solely through the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God
  • The justification of sinners by the grace of God through faith
  • The bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and his ascension to the right hand of God the Father
  • The work of the Holy Spirit in the regeneration and life of every believer
  • The one, Holy universal church to which all true believers belong
  • The personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ and God’s ultimate judgment of all mankind
  • The expectation of visible expressions of personal faith, including the observance of the Lord’s Supper, and believers’ baptism (by immersion) as the only two ordinances given to the churches by the Lord Jesus Christ

Alongside this, we believe in love for all people, as expressed in care for the poor & needy, the importance of regular gathering, and the preaching of the Gospel to all nations and all peoples as a solemn duty commissioned by our Lord Jesus Christ.