Our Faith

the scriptures

At DBC we believe that the Bible, being divinely inspired in its entirety, is the inerrant and infallible Word of God; therefore it is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice. (Romans 1:19-20, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Matthew 5:17-19, John 16:12-15)

the Godhead

We believe there is only one living and true God, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power, eternally existing in three Persons:  The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit! (Genesis 1:1-2, Genesis 3:22, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

the Person of Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, was sinless in His life, and made atonement for sin by His shed blood and substitutionary death and then rose bodily from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father. (Psalms 148:5, Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 2:7,52, John 1:1, 1 Corinthians 15:45-47, Hebrews 2:16-18, 1 John 4:2-3)

the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit came to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgement; to witness the truth and to regenerate, indwell, seal, endow, guide, teach and sanctify the believer causing him to grow into the likeness of Christ.(Isaiah 40:12-14, Matthew 12:28, Acts 1:5, Galatians 5:22-23)

the Total Depravity of Man

we believe that man by nature and by choice is a sinner and is under the wrath of God. (Genesis 1:1,26-28, 2:7, John 17:5,24, Romans 5:20, Ephesians 5:22-28)

Salvation

We believe that God out of His love for man gave His Son so that those who by faith believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are reconciled to God and have everlasting life.(John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-10, 1 Peter 1:18-19)

the Church

We believe that the church, with Jesus Christ as the Head, is the living and spiritual body of true believers and is manifested in the local church. (Matthew 18:15-17, Romans 9:6-8, Galatians 3:16, Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 5:16-19, Hebrews 12:23)

the Glorious Return

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is bodily coming again to the earth to claim His own people, to judge the world, to vindicate Himself, and to set all things in order. (1 Peter 4:5, Romans 14:9, 2 Timothy 4:1)