Today's Scripture Passage

Ecclesiastes 1-4

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  • Usefulness or Relationship?
    Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven —Luke 10:20Jesus Christ is saying here, “Don’t rejoice in your successful service for Me, but rejoice because of your right relationship with Me.” The trap you …
  • The Awl
    Sometimes a story, a poem — a poem-story — can capture some of what social and political analyses can’t. How might you say in a story — flowing in the banks meter and rhyme — that life is never simple? Human experience is always deep, always ambiguous, always multilayered. How would you say that a kid can be harmful and dangerous, on the one hand, and wounde […]
  • Praying Properly (Part 1 of 2)
    While on a perilous missionary journey, the Apostle Paul wrote to fellow believers to ask them to pray. Now, two thousand years later, we can eavesdrop on his letter and understand the pressing need for prayer in our own day. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! […]

What we believe

Statement of Faith:
(from the constitution of PCBC adopted in 2006)

1.  We believe that the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments only, is verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, is inerrant in the original manuscripts, and is the infallible and authoritative Word of God.  II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, John 17:17

2.  We believe that the one Triune God exists eternally in three persons – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Matthew 28:19-20, John 1:1-4, Luke 3: 22, John 15:26)

3.  We believe that Jesus Christ is God, was born of a virgin, died vicariously, shed his blood as man’s substitutionary sacrifice, rose bodily, and ascended to heaven where he is presently exalted at the Father’s right hand.  Luke 1: 30-35, Romans 5: 6-11, I Corinthians 15: 3-8, Acts 1: 11, Acts 2: 33, Acts 7: 55

4.  We believe in the personality, Deity, and ministry of the Holy Spirit, who is the source and power of all worship and service, and is the infallible teacher of the Word of God.  I Corinthians 2:10-14

Who regenerates the sinner, and at the moment of conversion baptizes and seals the believer into the body of Christ.  I Corinthians 12:13; II Corinthians 5:5; Ephesians 1:13

Who immediately and fully indwells and constantly energizes the believer for Christian walk and service, without the necessity of subsequent visible or physical manifestations. The Holy Spirit is ever present to testify of Christ, seeking to occupy us with the Lord Jesus Christ, and not with our experiences or ourselves.  Romans 8:2, 9; Romans 8:13-16; I Corinthians 6:19; II Corinthians 3:3; Galatians 4:6; Galatians 5:17-25; Ephesians 3:16; James 4:5; I Peter 1:22; I John 2:20, 27

5.  We believe that Adam, created in the image of God, was tempted by Satan, the god of this world, and fell.  Because of Adam’s sin all men have guilt imputed, are totally depraved, and need to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit for salvation.  Genesis 1:26; Genesis 2:17; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:18-19; Genesis 3:6-19; I Timothy 2:14

6. We believe that salvation consists of the remission of sins, the imputation of Christ’s righteousness, and the gift of eternal life received by faith alone, apart from works.  John 5:24; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:4-9, 13; II Corinthians 5:17-21

7.  We believe that the return of Jesus Christ is imminent and that it will be visible and personal. John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16

8.  We believe that the saved will be raised to everlasting life and blessedness in heaven, and that the unsaved will be raised to everlasting and conscious punishment in hell.  John 3:16-19; John 5:28-29; Acts 3:19-26

9.  We believe that the church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual body, and is composed of all born-again believers of this age of grace.  Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-14

We believe in the necessity of assembling ourselves together regularly for the worship of God, for the study of God’s Holy Word, and for spiritual growth.  Acts 2:41-47; Acts 20:7; II Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 10:25.

We believe in the Biblical ordinances of baptism and the observance of the Lord’s Supper.  We believe that baptism should be by immersion and is to be administered in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  We believe that we, at least once a month, have the observance of the Lord’s Supper to remember Christ’s death till He come.  Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38, 41; Luke 22:15-20; I Corinthians 11:23-32

10. We believe that Christ commanded the Church to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature, baptizing and teaching those who believe. Matthew 28: 19-20, John 20: 21, Luke 24: 46-47