MBC Statement of Faith
We require that staff, volunteers and groups using our facilities agree to not teach or act in contradiction to the summary statement of faith and marriage presented below.
MBC exists for the purpose of religious instruction based on Biblical Scriptures. By working or volunteering or entering into a Retreat Rental agreement with MBC, you and/or your group affirms that it will use the MBC facilities and services for the furtherance of Biblical teaching and that your teaching will not contradict the following statement of faith: (Adopted from the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada)
- The Holy Scriptures, as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and constitute the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
- There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19)
- Our Lord Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh; we affirm his virgin birth, sinless humanity, divine miracles, vicarious and atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension, ongoing mediatorial work, and personal return in power and glory. (1 Peter 1:20, 21; 1 Corinthians 15: 3-8)
- The salvation of lost and sinful humanity is possible only through the merits of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, received by faith apart from works, and is characterized by regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5)
- The Holy Spirit enables believers to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 14:16,17; John 14:25,26)
- The Church, the body of Christ, consists of all true believers. (Ephesians 4:4-6; Matthew 18:20; Luke 24:47; Matthew 28:18-20)
- Ultimately God will judge the living and the dead, those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:11-15)
In addition to these, MBC believes in the holy institution of marriage as ordained by God between a man and a woman, the sanctity of marriage and the procreation of family, and that it is contrary to the will of God to sanctify as marriage the union of persons of the same sex.