About Lost Pines Bible Church
Lost Pines Bible Church is an independent local church, denominationally unaffiliated. Our services center on the teaching of the Bible. Hundreds of independent local churches exist today, proclaiming as we do, historic Biblical Christianity. We desire to teach the Bible, encourage each other in the faith, and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ, and is the work of God apart from human works or merit. In doctrine, we are grace-oriented, premillennial, and dispensational.
Lost Pines Bible Church is financed through the volitional, grace giving of its members and supporters. No one is ever asked or pressured to give. We do not resort to pledges, assessments, tithes, or promises to raise funds. We look by faith to God the Father alone to supply all the needs of our church.
Our pastor, Pastor Cliff Beveridge, received his training at Austin Bible Church under the supervision of Pastor Bob Bolender. His training included studies in Biblical hermeneutics, the original languages of Greek and Hebrew, systematic theology, church history, etc. Pastor Cliff was ordained by a council of seven pastors in November of 2008.
We Teach Isagogically
That means we consider the historical, geographical, economic, political, and cultural elements of the time period in which the Scriptures were written. An accurate interpretation of the Word of God without such due consideration is impossible.
We Teach Categorically
That means we develop particular topics, or doctrines of Scripture, according to the entire revealed Word of God. We correlate each individual doctrine to other doctrines in Scripture, and to the overall revelation of God’s Word. For example, the Doctrine of Soteriology (salvation), would have several other doctrines included within and related to it, such as the Doctrine of Redemption, the Doctrine of Justification, the Doctrine of Reconciliation, the Doctrine of Propitiation, etc. An accurate interpretation of any portion of Scripture is impossible without an understanding of how that portion relates to the entire body of Scriptures.
We Teach Exegetically
That means we teach verse-by-verse from the original Hebrew and Greek texts. An accurate interpretation of God’s Word must include an accurate understanding of the original meaning of the original words to the original audience of each particular passage of Scripture.