believe that the Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments, are the inspired
and inerrant word of God.
is our infallible and final authority in all matters of
19:7-11; 11Timothy 3:16-17; 11Peter1:16-21.
THE TRIUNE GOD
believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit.
1:1-14, 10:30, 14:26, 15:26, 17:21-23; 11Cor 13:14.
GOD THE FATHER
believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love;
that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears
and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to
Him through Jesus Christ.
14:18; Psalm 36:5-6; John 14:6.
believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; that He was conceived of the Holy
Spirit and born of a virgin. We believe in His sinless life and His substitutionary
atoning death and that His shed blood provides the only ground for justification
and salvation. We believe in His bodily resurrection, ascension into Heaven
where He is our perpetual intercessor and advocate at the right hand of
the Father. We believe in His literal, physical second coming.
53; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-5, 1:10-14, 3:3-19, 6:44-58, 14:1-3, 14:6;
Acts 3:12-26, 4:1, Romans 3:25-26; 1Cor 15:51-54; 11Cor 5:21; Colossians
1:1-10, 2:9, 9:24-28; Peter 1: 18-19.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit and that His work glorifies the
Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts people of their
sin, regenerates the sinner who believes, and sanctifies and empowers them
for ministry. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells, gifts, instructs, guides,
comforts and empowers the believer for godly living and service.
14:16-17, 26, 16:7-11, 13, 14; 1 Cor 6:19-20;
believe the Church is comprised of all persons who, through saving faith
in Jesus Christ, have been united together in the body of Christ of which
He alone is the head. All actions within the body of Christ of PVCC will
be carried out under Christ's rule and authority.
3:9-11, 12:12-13; Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22.
believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and was
separated from God thereby incurring physical and spiritual death. Therefore,
all humans are born with a sinful nature. We believe that all who receive
by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ, are born again of the Holy Spirit and
become children of God with the assurance of everlasting life.
18:4; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:10-23, 5:1-12, 8:35-39; 1Cor 6:19-20; Ephesians
believe in the personality and reality of Satan who opposes the works and
the will of God.
14:12-17; Matthew 4:1-11; John 8:44;
believe in the competency of the individual, as led by the Holy Spirit,
to pray directly to God.
believe in the holy ordinances of Baptism and Communion in obedience to
the command of Christ.
28:19, Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:41; 1Cor 11:23-26.
believe in both local and worldwide endeavors to teach all nations the
gospel in obedience to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
believe that, at death, believers go immediately into the presence of God
Cor 5:8; Philippians 1:22-24.
believe, that at death, unbelievers are eternally separated from God
in a real place of eternal fire.
16:19-26; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6,7;