Statement of Faith
These beliefs do not change at Pleasant View Church.
These core beliefs make up the foundation upon which all our ministry endeavors are based.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension tot he right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 & 1:29; Acts 1:11 & 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11 and Hebrews 1:1-4 & 4:15
We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:1;, Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 & 2:8-9 and Titus 3:4-7
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit; whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 & 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12 and Colossians 2:6-10
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 and Revelation 20:11-15
We believe in water baptism, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Knowing that baptism doesn't bring salvation but is important as one of the first steps of discipleship and obedience to the teaching of scripture. Matthew 28:19
We believe that the ministry of evangelism (sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ) and discipleship (helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ) is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 1 Peter 3:15
We believe God's plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27 and 1 Corinthians 6:9
We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of care for one another and evangelism. Matthew 9:35-38, 22:37-39, & 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 & 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10 and 1 Peter 3:15
We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; and Galatians 6:10
We believe that all properties owned, used by or associated with Pleasant View Church must be used for the purpose of the ministry of the Church and not used in a way that violates the statements of faith or God's principles contained in the scriptures.