WHO WE ARE
Open Bible's paramount focus is to take a vital part in accomplishing the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God’s great grace has enabled us to reach and touch many lives around the world throughout these years. We embrace the awesome reality of the predesigned purpose of God in every life around us.
We aim to strengthen local churches through national administration, to help and organise their leadership and to pursue realistic ways of showing the unity of the body ofJesus Christ.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Bible: We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God and accept the same as the only infallible guide and rule of our faith and practice (Matt. 24:35, Psa. 119:89, II Tim. 3:16-17, II Tim. 2:15, II Pet. 1:19-21, Isa. 34:1
God: We believe in the eternal omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and immutable triune God; maker of heaven and earth, all that in them is; and in the unity of the Godhead, three persons, equal in every divine perfection and attribute, executing distinct, but harmonious offices, in the great work of redemption (I John 5:7, II Cor. 13: 14, Gen. 1 :26, 1 Tim. 1: 17).
God the Father: Isa. 43:10, Isa. 44:8, John 3:16
God the Son: Coexistent and coeternal with the Father, who, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary, took upon himself the form of man; and by his becoming obedient unto death, bearing the curse of sin, sickness and sorrow, redeemed us back to God. He arose the third day and ascended unto heaven, where He sits on the right hand of God, the Father, where He lives to make intercession for us (John 1:1-3, Matt. 1:23, I Tim. 2:5, Eph. 2:18, Phil. 2:6- 11).
God the Holy Spirit: The third person of the Godhead, coexistent and equal with the Father, sent by the Father, through the Son, to reprove the world of sin and prepare the bride of Christ (John 14:26, John 15:26, John 16:8).
The Fall of Man:Gen. 1 :27, Rom. 5:12, Rom. 5:19, Isa. 53:6, Rom. 3:10, Rom. 3:23
The Plan of Redemption: We believe that Christ was the Lamb of God, foreordained from the foundation of the world, and by the shedding of His blood on the cross, made provision for salvation for ALL men (I Pet. 1 :19-20, Isa. 53:5, Titus 2:14, Heb. 7:25).
The New Birth: We believe that because of man's total inability to save himself, salvation is by God's grace alone; is received through sincere godly repentance, and a wholehearted acceptance of Jesus Christ as one's personal Savior; through being born again, one becomes a new creature in Christ Jesus. Old things have passed away, behold all things have become new (John 3:3, II Cor. 5:17, Gal. 2:20, I Pet. 2:24).