Northern Bible Church exists to provide sound Biblical preaching, teaching, worship, and fellowship for the residents of Northern Township, the greater Bemidji area, as well as around the world. We are committed to winning souls for Jesus Christ, equipping believers, and providing encouragement to people of all ages so they may grow and mature spiritually.
We believe the Scriptures were "given by inspiration of God", by which we understand that both the Old and New Testaments equally and in all parts are verbally trustworthy, being written by men of God who "were moved by the Holy Spirit" (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe there is one true God. The Godhead eternally exists in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that these three are one God, infinite, eternal and unchangeable (Matthew 28:18-19, John 1:4, Hebrews 1:1-3, Revelations 1:4-6).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary; that He lived a sinless life; that He is God manifested in the flesh; that His death was vicarious, that He bodily rose from the dead; that He ascended into heaven, that He is coming again, first to call the Church unto Himself and then with the Church He will return to establish His kingdom (Is. 7:14; John 1:1-3, 14:1-9; Acts 1:11; 1 Cor. 15:20; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Heb. 7:26; 1 Pet. 2:24; Rev. 20:4-6).
We believe the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, is God; that it is through His work men are convicted, regenerated, indwelt, empowered and transformed into Christ's image (Acts 5:3-4, 2 Cor.3:18, Titus 3:5-6).
We believe that man was originally created in the image and likeness of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical, but spiritual death which is separation from God; that all human beings are born sinners with a sinful nature, thus incurring the wrath of God (Gen. 1:26-27, John 3:36, Romans 3:10-23, 5:12 & 8:7).
We believe that salvation was provided by Jesus Christ in His substitutionary and sacrificial death on the cross, by His burial and by His resurrection; that all who by faith believe in Him are perfectly justified by His blood (Mark 10:45, Jn. 11:30, Rm. 5:10, 2 Cor. 5:18-21, Heb. 2:9, 1 Cor. 15:34).
We believe that the Church is Christ's body, made up of believers who are born again by the Holy Spirit and by His baptism united to Christ; the mission of this Church to be the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; that it will be raptured at its completion (Matt. 16:16-18, 1 Cor. 12:12-13, Eph. 1:20-24, Col. 3:14-15).
BAPTISM & COMMUNION:
We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are the only ordinances of the Church and that they are a scriptural means of testimony of the Church in this age (Matt. 28:19, Acts 10:47-48, 16:32-33; 1 Cor. 1:26).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the unsaved, in the everlasting blessedness of the saved and in the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost (Luke 16:19-26, 2 Cor. 5:8, Phil. 1:23, Rev. 20:11-15).