We believe that there is one and only one, living and triune God, eternally existing in three co-eternal Persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), sharing the exact same attributes, power, glory, and essence. We believe that God as Father exercises sovereign rule over all creation as part of and consistent with the essence and attributes of Deity (Deut. 6:4; Ps. 24:1; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 13:14; Heb. 1:1-3).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ (the eternal Son of God) became fully man without ceasing to be fully God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man, and that arriving at the cross in a state of impeccability, having never sinned, He accomplished our redemption through His godforsaken death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of all mankind (Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; Rom. 3:24-25, 4:25; 8:34; Heb. 7:25, 9:24; 1 Pet. 1:3-5; 1 John 2:1-2).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead who began an unprecedented ministry during this age which began on the day of Pentecost; that this special ministry encompasses convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; restraining evil to some degree; baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ; permanently indwelling and sealing believers unto the day of redemption; empowering believers to execute the spiritual life through filling and teaching. We believe that the Holy Spirit's unique ministry during this age will terminate at the resurrection of the Church. (John 14:26; Acts 2:1-4; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 1:22; Eph. 1:13-14, 5:18; 2 Thess. 2:7).
We believe the Bible is God's coherent and complete revelation of Himself to mankind, it’s very words of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek bearing the mark of divine inspiration, being our all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, authoritative for “doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness,” Christ focused, inerrant in the original manuscripts, and correctly interpreted through a consistent literal-historical-grammatical methodology (Matt. 5:17-18; John 16:12-15; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe that Adam (the first man) and Eve (the first woman) were created perfect in body, soul, and spirit according to the image and likeness of God, and that through one act of personal sin, they died spiritually acquiring a sin nature, which is seminally transmitted through Adam to every member of the human race causing them to be born physically alive yet spiritually dead (the soul being in a state of total depravity), leaving them helpless to produce an eternal relationship with God apart from the saving work of Christ on the cross and God's policy of grace (Gen. 1:26-27; Isa. 64:6; Rom. 3:10-17, 22-23; 5:12; Eph. 2:8-9).
We believe that the universal Church, which is now the Body and will be the Bride of Christ, is only composed of Church Age (from Pentecost until the Resurrection) believers, who are united to the Body through the baptism of the Holy Spirit regardless of gender, race, national origin, or denominational membership (1 Cor. 12:12-14; Eph. 1:22-23, 5:25-27).
We believe the local visible New Testament church is an autonomous assembly of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, and whose officers are Elders and Deacons (Eph. 4:11-12; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; Tit. 1:5-9).
We believe that salvation comes to the sinner only by faith alone in Christ alone. Salvation (which is the same in every age) is based solely on the substitutionary death of Christ on the Cross and can only be received through personal faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that the power of the preached Word of God coupled with the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit frees man's will from its depraved state, so that he can believe in Christ. When man believes, God regenerates (creates for the believer a human spirit), imputing eternal life and divine righteousness.
Our Mission & Vision
It is our mission to help bring people to Jesus and membership in his family, develop them to Christ like maturity, and equip them for their ministry in the church and life mission in the world, in order to magnify God’s name.
Lebanon’s vision is to benefit the residents of Frisco by providing for their spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs by providing an atmosphere where the hurting, the hopeless, the depressed, the frustrated and the confused can find hope, love acceptance, guidance and encouragement by us and through Christ.