Sutter Salem Bible Church

1026 E County Road 550 N Warsaw, IL 62379

Tel: 217 658 3541 | E-mail:

Our Doctrinal Statement

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are given by inspiration of God, and are the only infallible rule of faith and practice. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (II Timothy 3:16-17)


We believe in one God-the Creator and ruler of the Universe, existing in a divine and incomprehensible Trinity-the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, each possessing divine perfection. “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one.” (I John 5:7)


We believe that our first parents were created holy and upright; that they fell from this condition, and that in consequence, the whole human race is by nature in trespass and sins. “By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men; for that all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12)


We believe in the incarnation, death, and bodily resurrection of the Son of God; and that salvation is attained only through repentance, and faith in Him. “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)


We believe that every believer can and should be assured of his or her salvation. Having God’s Word as authority for such assurance. “He that hath the Son hath Life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not Life. 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.” (I John 5:12-13)


We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is made up of all true believers, irrespective of color, race or denomination. “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” (I Cor. 12:13)


We believe in the Holy Spirit as a divine person who indwells all believers as their instructor and guide. “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26) But if ye are led of the Spirit ye are not under the law.” (Gal. 5:18)


We believe in a separated walk of life according to II Corinthians 6:17-18, II Corinthians 7:1. “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. . . let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”


We believe in the eternal bliss of the redeemed in glory, and in the eternal punishment of the lost in hell. “. . . and the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom; the rich man also died, and was buried. And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torment. . . ” (Luke 16:22-23)


We believe in a personal devil, and his hosts, who goes about as a roaring lion and as an angel of light seeking whom he may devour. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (I Peter 5:8) “. . . for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” (II Corin. 11:14)


We believe in the angels as God’s ministering spirits. “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14)


We believe in the personal and pre-millennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. “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; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.” (I Thess. 4:16-17) “Behold the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints.” (Jude 14)