Doctrinal Statement

I.  We believe that the Bible (66 books, Genesis - Revelation) is the Word of God to man, written by men divinely and plenarily inspired, and that it is the supreme, infallible authority in all matters.

II.  We believe in God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power.  We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

III.  We believe in the pre-existence and deity of Jesus Christ.  We also believe that the Son, Jesus Christ (Messiah), was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and sinless in His life.  He is atonement for the sin of men by His substitutionary death.  He was buried, arose bodily from the grave, ascended into heaven, and is presently at the right hand of the Father interceding for believers.

IV.  We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and regenerates, indwells, seals, teaches, and fills all those who receive Christ.

V.  We believe that the Second Coming of Christ for His ransomed church is imminent, the next great event; that at Christ’s revelation to the world after the great tribulation, He shall set up His literal, worldwide Kingdom and reign over the world for at least a thousand years.

VI.  We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners, but that those who accept Christ as Lord and Savior are freed from the penalty and power of sin, rejoicing forever in God’s presence.  Those who refuse to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are forever separated from God.

VII.  We believe that Spirit-directed witness is a personal responsibility of individual Christians in the salvation of others.  Part of this witness is separation unto God, from worldliness and ecclesiastical apostasy.

VIII.  We believe that a person must admit he is a sinner, repent of his sins and receive Jesus Christ into his life personally as Lord and Savior to have the “new birth” relationship and become a child of God.

IX.  We believe in the Church, a living, spiritual bond, of which Christ is the Head and of which all regenerated people are members.  We believe that a visible church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, buried with Him in baptism and associated for worship, work, and fellowship.  We believe that to these visible churches were committed for observance “till He comes”, the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and that God has laid upon these churches the task of persuading a lost world to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and to enthrone Him as Lord and Master (Rom. 12:4,5; Eph. 5:23; 4:11-13; I Cor. 12; Matt. 10:15-18; Acts 2:41; I Cor. 11:23-26).  As an extension of the church, it is the purpose of Odosagih Bible Conference to enable the church to fulfill this task.

X.  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.  We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex.  We believe that God disapproves of and forbids an attempt to alter one's gender by surgery or appearance.  (Gen. 2:24, Gen. 19:5, 13; Gen. 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1:26-29; I Cor. 5:1, 6-9; I Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 1:4)

XI.  We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.  (Gen. 2:24; Rom. 7:2; I Cor. 7:10; Eph. 5:22-23)