Beliefs


Pittsford Community Church

Office Staff

“Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through
him, because he always lives to intercede for them.”

Hebrews 7:25

Beliefs

ARTICLES OF FAITH


  1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as verbally inspired of God and inerrant in the original writing and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life. Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11-13; 11 Timothy 3:16,17; 11 Peter 1:21
  2. We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 48:16,17; Matthew 8:18-20; John 10:30
  3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of Mary while she was still a virgin and that He is true God and true man. Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 2:1-20; John 1:1-14; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 2:14-18
  4. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature; and that those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in word and thought and deed. Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; 1 Corinthians 15:21,22
  5. We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. Isaiah 53:6; Acts 13:38,39; Romans 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; 1 John 2:1,2
  6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate. Luke 24:1-53; Acts 2:31-33; 1 Corinthians 15:1-58; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1
  7. We believe in the blessed hope and the personal imminent return of our Lord and Savior to the earth with all His saints. John 14:1-6; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:1-11; Revelation 19:11-21
  8. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God, indwelled and sealed by the Holy Spirit, and preserved unto the day of redemption. John 3:5; 10:28; Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 8:35-39; Ephesians 1:13,14; 1 Peter 1:23
  9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and of the conscious everlasting punishment of the lost. Daniel 12:2-4; John 5:28,29; 1 Corinthians 15:1-58; Revelation 20:4,5
  10. We believe that all the saved are called unto a life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices and are under obligation to all the world by life and word to the truth and proclamation of the gospel. Matthew 5:16; 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; Romans 12:1,2; 11 Corinthians 5:14-21; Galatians 5:22,23

In subscribing to these ARTICLES OF FAITH, we by no means set aside or undervalue any of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments but believe all to be God's own written word, given to us through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The knowledge and belief of the truth as stated in the ARTICLES OF FAITH we deem to be necessary to sound doctrine and therefore requisite for Christian fellowship.