WHAT WE BELIEVE
PURPOSE OF MPBC
Love God, Love People, and Serve Both
PLAN OF MPBC
Our plan is two-fold:
1) To fulfill the Great Commandment.
"Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law?" Jesus said unto him, 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyselt. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.'"
2) To fulfill the Great Commission.
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
THE PASSION OF MPBC
MPBC is a "love-driven" church. We are passionate about the Lord, the Bible, and People. We desire that the Love of Christ be held in the backdrop of everything we do.
The Bible is God's Word...inspired by God...perfect, pure, and...preserved by God.
THE PROCESS OF MPBC
Our process is to glorify the Lord by reaching people with the Gospel, disciplining them into maturity and training them to be ministers of the Gospel, both locally and globally.
OUR ESSENTIAL BELIEFS
God is the Creator of the universe. He was eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis and Psalm 90:2)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus was born of from the virgin Mary. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23 and Isaiah 9:6)
About the Holy Spirit
He is present in the world to convict, draw, teach, and guide. he is received by every believer upon the moment of their salvation and we are to live under His control. (2 Corinthians 3:17 and Galations 5:25)
About the Bible
The Bible is God's Word. It is inspired by God. It is perfect, pure, and has been preserved by God. It is truth without any error. The King James Bible shall be the official and only translation used by MPBC. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Psalm 119:105, and Psalm 119:160)
Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. Salvation is by grace and faith alone. MBPC does not hold to nor will tolerate the views of Calvinism or Armenianism. We believe the Bible pertaining to salvation. (Romans 6:23 and Ephesians 2:8-9)
About Eternal Security
Salvation is eternal and secured for the believer because his/her salvation is hidden and anchored in Christ Jesus alone. (John 10:29 and Hebrews 7:25)
People were created to exist forever, either in heaven or hell. Heaven and hell are real, literal, tangible places. (John 3:16 and Revelation 20:15).