What we Believe
We believe that the Bible was inspired by God, it is true without error in everything it asserts and that it is the ultimate authority in the Christian life. This means that, at PBC, we preach and explain the Bible in the service every week and we seek to obey everything the Bible says as a church and as individuals.
We believe that the only way people can be saved is through faith in what Christ has done. Faith is not a contribution to salvation, we can contribute nothing to our salvation, it is the means by which we receive what has been done for us.
We believe that salvation is a work of God's grace alone. Salvation cannot be earned or deserved through our merit or the good things we do. Salvation is given as a free gift because God is good and merciful.
We believe that what Christ has done, His life, death and resurrection, is the only reason sinful people can approach God. This means that we we talk about, preach about and sing about what Christ has done each week.
The Bible, as it was originally given, is the inspired and infallible word of God, and that it is the supreme authority on all matters of faith and practice.
There is one true God, who has eternally existed in three persons, namely, The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit.
Humans are fallen in nature, rendering all people guilty of transgressing God’s perfect law and are therefore subject to condemnation.
Christ Jesus was both fully God and fully man and was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
Christ Jesus, after living a perfect and sinless life, died a representative and substitutionary death making propitiation for sin and providing atonement for all His people.
Salvation is through faith in Christ Jesus alone.
Christ Jesus was raised bodily, ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of God the Father making intercession for His people.
The regeneration of the Holy Spirit is necessary in the life of an individual to bring them to faith and repentance.
The Holy Spirit indwells the believer.
Christ Jesus will return in person to judge the living and the dead and will make a new heaven and earth.
Want to Know more?
Below is a link to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. Not every attendee of PBC agrees with every point of this confession. We have provided it here to give you and indication of what Baptists believe. If you would like to know more about Baptist beliefs then please click the link to be taken to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.
The above copy of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith represents this confession as it was originally written. This means the language used is dated and may be difficult for some readers to understand. An updated version can be found by clicking the link below courtesy of Founders Ministries.