A Living Sacrifice

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What We Believe


We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and are therefore inerrant in the original writings.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Virgin Birth

We believe that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit and therefore is truly God and truly man.
14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Ministry of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit's ministry is to glorify Christ, to convince sinners of their need of Christ and to empower believers to live in victory and to minister effectively.
27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer at the moment of conversion. We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit passed with the completion of the written Word of God.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.


We believe in the reality and personality of Satan.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Man's Sinful State

We believe that man was created by God in His image but that in the Fall of Adam all participated and therefore all are sinners. Being a sinner, man is under the judgment of God and totally unable to save himself.
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Salvation Through Christ Alone

We believe that salvation is based on the finished work of Christ on the cross in which He bore our sins and died as our substitute. Salvation is received, not by our works, but by faith alone in Christ and His atoning death.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Assurance of Salvation

We believe that all believers are safe and secure in Christ forever. It is their privilege to know the assurance of their salvation.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one.
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Heaven and Hell

We believe in a literal hell where unbelievers will be eternally lost and tormented. We believe in a literal heaven where the redeemed will live with God forever.
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.


We believe in the resurrection. Believers will be resurrected at the first resurrection to life eternal. Unbelievers will be resurrected at the second resurrection to eternal damnation.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Return of Christ

We believe in the imminent, personal pre-tribulational return of Christ. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth to establish His kingdom on earth.

Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We believe in two ordinances: One is the Lord's Supper, as a memorial, and the other is the baptism of believers by immersion.

Service Times

Sunday Morning: 11:00 AM

Sunday Evening: 06:00 PM

Wednesday AWANA: 06:30 PM

Wednesday Evening: 06:45 PM

Contact Information

Phone: (708) 758-6686

Address: 201 W Main St, Glenwood, IL

Email: Pastor@glenwoodbiblechurch.org

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