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We at Coastline are a family of Christians that believe that a healthy church is one comprised of people from different backgrounds and life experiences. We commit ourselves to support one another through the stages of life so we can become more mature disciples of Jesus Christ. We are a community that ministers to the entire family. From infants to senior citizens, each member is valued and cared for. We are also a family that serves one another through the vast diversity of ministries we offer. Our desire is that as you connect with other people here at Coastline Bible Church, you will become a part of our church family.

 

TM Logo Color Smaller.jpgWe are affiliated with “Transformation Ministries” - A movement of Baptist churches committed to changing their worlds for Christ. Visit their website by clicking here.

 

 

We at Coastline are a family of Christians that believe that a healthy church is one comprised of people from different backgrounds and life experiences. We commit ourselves to support one another through the stages of life so we can become more mature disciples of Jesus Christ. We are a community that ministers to the entire family. From infants to senior citizens, each member is valued and cared for. We are also a family that serves one another through the vast diversity of ministries we offer. Our desire is that as you connect with other people here at Coastline Bible Church, you will become a part of our church family.

 

TM Logo Color Smaller.jpgWe are affiliated with “Transformation Ministries” - A movement of Baptist churches committed to changing their worlds for Christ. Visit their website by clicking here.

 

 

What We Believe

About God...
There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest.

 

About The Scriptures…
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation and growth of mankind. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.

 

About Man ...
Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God. He ruined his relationship with God because of his willful disobedience and brought upon himself both physical and spiritual death. Since that time, all men are born with a sinful nature and as such are separated from the life of God and can only be saved through the atoning work of Jesus Christ.

 

About Salvation…
Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all those whom God calls into a personal relationship with Himself. We are saved through faith in the completed work of Christ on the cross as being sufficient for the removal of our sins. Thus, it is a gift, which is given to those who call upon the name of the Lord.

 

About The Church…
The church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and who are redeemed through His blood. This results in their being born again through the working of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the head of his body, the Church. This Church has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.

 

The local church is a body of believers in Christ who have been joined together by the Holy Spirit for the worship of God, for growth primarily through the use of the Bible, for prayer, for fellowship, for undertaking the Great Commission, and for observing the two practices of baptism and the Lord's Supper.

 

About Last Things…
The Bible teaches that there will be a bodily resurrection for all people everywhere. For those who followed Christ, it will be a resurrection unto life to be lived in the eternal presence of God. For those who chose not to follow Him, it will be a resurrection unto judgment resulting in being separated from God throughout eternity.

 

The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ could happen at any moment and it will be personal and visible. This is the hope of those who follow Him and provides us with an incentive to holy living and faithful, joyous service.

 

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Where Doctrine Comes From

There are three different kinds of truth:

 

1. Researched truth: Research truth is that which we arrive at as a result of observation, investigation, and inquiry. It is the way we learn about the world we live in.

 

2. Reasoned truth: This is truth that we arrive at as a result of induction or deduction. We take those things that we have learned by doing our "research" and then make some logical conclusions based upon that information.

 

3. Revealed truth: Revealed truth is the kind of truth we can not know by either research or reason. For example, we can learn certain things about another person by research. Then by our reasoning processes, we can deduce certain additional things. But unless the person chooses to share with us things they know to be true about themselves, they will remain hidden from us.

 

Doctrine is revealed truth. The doctrines of the Christian faith are there because God has chosen to reveal certain truths to man through His word which we find in the Bible. Thus when we talk about our doctrines, we are talking about things we know to be true because God has chosen to reveal them to us.

 

If you have any further questions concerning our doctrinal position or any questions concerning any part of the Christian faith, we encourage you to contact Pastor Clay.

 

We do not claim to have all the answers to every question but we will be glad to work with you to discover what the Bible teaches about those questions.

 

Statement of Faith

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe in one God eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  (Psalm 90:2, John 1:1, Matthew 28:19)

 

We believe that God came in the flesh in Jesus Christ, lived a sinless life in perfect obedience to all the law of God, died on the cross to redeem man from the guilt and penalty of sin, and rose from the grave to guarantee eternal life to all believers. (John 1:14, Matthew 1:18-23, II Corinthians 5:21, Luke 24:36-42).

 

We believe that eternal salvation requires a personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord. On acceptance of Christ, the Holy Spirit enters the believer to become his guarantee of eternal life, his counselor and guide, and the power by which he lives as a Christian. (John 1:12, Ephesians 2:8-9, I Corinthians 12:13).

 

We believe in the Bible as the divinely inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God and our absolute authority in matters of doctrine and Christian living.

 

We believe the Bible commands believers to participate in two ordinances:

  • Baptism by immersion into the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, upon confession of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior;
  • Communion by the sharing of the bread and the cup regularly by all who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

 

We believe the mission of the church is to proclaim the Gospel and to disciple believers in God's Word and in their commitment to Him.

 

We believe in the literal and bodily coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ at the end of this age, to take His people, the church, to be with Him for eternity.

 

We believe the Bible speaks clearly about marriage and human sexuality. Because we are all wounded and broken people in need of the healing power of God’s grace in Christ Jesus, and being aware of the confusion of voices pertaining to these issues, the following statements are common understanding; 

  • Marriage: Marriage has been instituted by God. Our church defines “marriage” as the exclusive covenantal union of one man and one woman in which such union is a lifetime commitment. A civil government’s sanction of a union will be recognized as a legitimate marriage by the church only to the extent that it is consistent with the definition of “marriage” found in these bylaws.
  • Human Sexuality: Legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, sexual activities outside of marriage (referred to in the New Testament as “porneia”) including but not limited to, adultery, premarital sex, homosexuality, and pedophilia are inconsistent with the teaching of the Bible and the Church. Further, lascivious conduct, transgender behavior, and the creation and/or distribution and/or viewing of pornography, are incompatible with the biblical witness. But, we affirm the biblical ethic of compassion and availability of God’s grace to all who repent.