What we believe at High Desert Bible Church about Jesus, the Bible, and the Church

Core Beliefs

About God

God is Transcendent. God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.


Jesus Christ is the only Son of God and is co-equal with the Father. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin and is thus completely human but at the same time, completely God. He lived a sinless human life of obedience to God as our substitute to fulfill all God’s righteous requirements for humanity.

About the holy spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to convict people of sin and make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He dwells in every Born Again believer from the moment they receive Christ.

about The bible

The Bible is God’s authoritative word to humanity. It was written by human authors with human personalities in historical settings, who were under the supernatural guidance of God’s spirit. It is the supreme authoritative source of truth for all Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God; it is inerrant, infallible, and immutable. It is the absolute truth about God, his purposes and his plan of salvation through Jesus Christ alone.

about people

People are made in the image of God and are the supreme object of God’s creation and love. People were created to have fellowship with God. When Adam and Eve rebelled against Gods commands, their spiritual relationship with God was broken, sin entered into the world and both spiritual and physical death came into the human experience as a result. Man and woman made in the image of God were spiritually separated as we are today. As a result people are born with a sin nature, are spiritually dead in their sins, as they live and act out the sin nature.

about salvation

Every person of every generation in every location needs salvation. Salvation is a free gift by God’s grace that every person must personally receive. No one can resolve their sin problem through self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s gift of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. Salvation is demonstrated by a changed life under Christ’s control. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. 

about eternal security

Salvation is provided by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ alone and the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. A believer’s salvation is imperishable and no man or circumstance can snatch the saved believer out of the powerful hand of God because Jesus Christ has made an everlasting covenant with all who place their faith and belief in Him alone.

about the church

The Church is not a human established institution but an assembling together of like minded believers known as the body of Jesus Christ. Where Jesus is the head. And every born again Christian believer is a member and part of the true church, Christs body. The purpose of the church is to represent the kingdom of God to the world and to carry out Christ’s great commission to go make disciples. The local church is a fellowship of believers who are unified through faith and baptism in Christ and have joined together for the study of Gods word, worship, outreach and ministry. Church, the body of Christ, when abiding in the true vine as it should in God's love, will be a community for the lost, to nourish, build-up, and disciple that lost souls may be won for Christ.

about the mission of the church

It is the privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to fulfill the great commission and go make disciples of all nations. Our church’s mission as recognized by High Desert Bible Church is to be a people on mission to seek out the lost that they may come to believe, belong and become all that Jesus has for them. Help people find and follow Jesus as Savior and Lord growing into fully devoted disciples.

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