Our Commitment to the Bible and to the Westminster Standards
Westminster Biblical Missions receives its name from its commitment to a biblical approach to missions and its understanding of the Bible as set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. Being fully committed to these standards, WBM pledges to uphold it in faith and life.
The Bible is Our Primary Standard
The Bible is our final and absolute authority for all matters of faith and life. In regard to our mission work this applies especially to what we teach and preach. In establishing and developing missionary churches, the Word of God is to finally direct and guide our decisions. As a Board we are bound to follow its precepts in regard to policies as well as our ethical behavior.
The Westminster Standards are Our Subordinate Standards
When asked, “What do you believe the Bible teaches?” We respond with an understanding of the Christian faith that is in line with the doctrinal teachings set forth in the Westminster Standards of 1646/47. These are comprised of the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger Catechism, and the Shorter Catechism.
Summary Statement of Our Faith
We hold to the absolute inerrancy of all Scripture, the infinite glory of the three persons of the Trinity, the creation of all things out of nothing, the fall of Adam into sin and the total depravity of the entire human race, the wrath of God upon sin, the absolute deity and sinless humanity of Christ, the saving work of Christ in behalf of those given to Him of the Father, the bodily resurrection of Christ, the irresistible work of Christ’s Spirit in drawing His own to Himself, justification by grace alone through faith alone, the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, the preservation and empowering of the church in all ages, and the return of our Savior to earth to judge the wicked and exalt the redeemed. In short, it is the purpose of WBM to present the person and work of Christ to the nations so that glory might come to God the Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit.