Torrance First Baptist Church






 2118 W. Carson St.; Torrance, CA 90501; 310.328.5030

Our Beliefs-Details


The Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, alone is the inspired Word of God. It is without error in the original writings and is the complete revelation of God’s will for salvation as well as the final authority for all Christian faith and life. Each believer in Jesus Christ is responsible for and capable of understanding God’s Word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

(2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; John 14:26)

About GOD

There is only one true God, the Creator and Sovereign Ruler of the universe, eternally existing in three co-equal persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is holy, infinitely perfect, all-knowing, everywhere present, all powerful and never-changing. He is a personal God, relational and loving, merciful and just, kind and forgiving. 

(Luke 3:22; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14;
Isaiah 40:25-29; 42:5; 43:10-11; 1 Timothy 6:15-16)


Jesus is the Son of God, fully God and fully man,
co-equal with the Father and with the Holy Spirit. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin and lived a sinless human life. He offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose bodily from the dead demonstrating his power over sin and death. He ascended into heaven, and having authority over all creation, He intercedes before the Father on our behalf. We look forward to His imminent bodily return to Earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

(John 1:1-3; John 1:14; Matthew 1:18-23; John 19:16-30;
2 Corinthians 5:21; Luke 24:36-53; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 7:24-27)


The Holy Spirit is God, co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to convict people of their sin and their need for Jesus Christ. When someone personally receives Jesus Christ as their Savior, they are born again into God’s family by the Holy Spirit Who guarantees their salvation and gives every believer spiritual gifts. He lives in every person who has trusted Jesus Christ for salvation, providing direct access to God, power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance for doing what is right.

(John 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 12; Romans 8:9-16,26-27;
Ephesians 1:13-14; 3:16; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:22-23;
John 14:16-17, 26; Titus 3:4-6)


People are a special part of God’s creation, formed in His image. All have sinned and have incurred both physical and spiritual death, separating them from God and destining them for God’s eternal judgment.

(Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 3:1-24;
Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23)


God loves people and desires to rescue them from the consequences of their sin; therefore, His Son died on the cross to pay sin’s penalty and to offer forgiveness. God offers this free gift of salvation to everyone who personally receives Jesus Christ as their Savior. When we turn to Jesus Christ in faith, we receive new life in Him by the Holy Spirit. We are saved forever and look forward to our bodily resurrection at Christ’s return.

(John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:3-7; John 1:12;
Romans 8:38-39; John 5:24; John 10:27-29;
1 Corinthians 15:35-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)


Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. All people will either exist eternally with God in Heaven through salvation in Christ or will be eternally separated from God in Hell for rejecting Christ.

(John 3:14-18, 36; Luke 16:19-31; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Galatians 6:8; Titus 2:12-13; Revelation 20-22;
Daniel 12:1-3)


Jesus Christ is the Head of the true Church which is composed of all who have trusted in Him for salvation.
The Church’s purpose is to glorify God. Its mission is to evangelize and disciple the world by preparing one another to do God’s work and building up His Body. Its goal is the promotion of its members’ spiritual growth and maturity through obedience to the Word of God and the indwelling Spirit.

(Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:11-16; 5:25-32;
1 Corinthians 12:12 -30; Romans 12:1-2)

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