What We Believe

CBS is a Bible Study for every person. We believe that the Bible is to be studied by all people inside and outside the church. Although there are differences between Christian groups, CBS deliberately chooses not to side with any ecclesiastical body and will not change our materials to fit any unique doctrinal views. Instead, our purpose is to be a unifying force amongst the greater Christian community around the world by encouraging people in the Holy Scripture in such a way that it brings love and unity.

We believe … the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is divine revelation and the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original manuscripts. Its teaching is authoritative for the Christian life in matters of faith and practice.

We believe … in the unity of the Godhead, eternally existing in three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and yet identical in nature; all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere present and unchangeable; infinitely perfect in love, truth, righteousness, justice, goodness, grace and mercy.

We believe … as the Nicene Creed states, that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is both fully God and fully man, two natures in one Person. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He performed miracles to manifest His deity, lived a sinless life, suffered and died as a completely satisfactory sacrifice for the sin of the whole world. He arose from the dead on the third day and His bodily resurrection guarantees the resurrection of all who believe in Him. He ascended to the right hand of God the Father where He reigns over the universe, intercedes for believers and will return to earth to establish His Kingdom.

We believe … man was created in the image of God but fell into disobedience by a voluntary decision and, as a result, became spiritually separated from God. This fallen nature was transmitted to all humanity. But redemption for man is found in the blood of Jesus Christ. Only those who are in Jesus Christ are forgiven, born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God. Biblical faith is necessary for salvation. Good works and righteous living will accompany such faith and furnish evidence of its existence.

We believe … the Holy Spirit indwells every believer at the moment one is brought into the body of Christ. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convince men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service. We believe all Christians should witness for Christ in His power and study the Bible with His help.

We believe … the Church, composed of all who are genuinely planted by faith into the body of Christ, is united together into one body of which Christ Jesus is the Head. As members of the Church, it is our responsibility to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, supporting the local church and loving one another with pure hearts.