Pinebrooke Community Church
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Statement of Faith

  1. We believe the scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and women, and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

     
  2. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
     
  3. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins, according to the scriptures.  Further, He arose bodily from the dead ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Father, He is now our Holy Priest and Advocate.
     
  4. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.  He convicts people of sin, regenerates the believing sinner, and indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer to godly living and service.
     
  5. We believe that the Holy Spirit gifts believers with spiritual gifts enabling them to fulfill His purposes in the church and the world.  Believers are to discover, develop and express their spiritual gifts.
     
  6. We believe that man and woman were created in the image of God but fell into sin and are therefore lost, and that only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual like be obtained.

     
  7. We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and that only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God.
     
  8. We believe that Communion and water baptism are ordinances to be observed by the church during the present age.  They are, however, not to regarded as means of salvation.
     
  9. We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ, of which he is head.
     
  10. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, and that every local church has the right under Christ, to decide and govern its own affairs.
     
  11. We believe in the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “blessed hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
     
  12. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.