Pleasant Bay Bible Conference Grounds Inc. - Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God, that the sixty-six books as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments, were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and were entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union.
We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the absolute and essential deity of, on His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return.
(4) Holy Spirit
We believe in the absolute and deity of, and personality of, the Holy Spirit who convinces of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.
We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the arch-enemy of God and man.
We believe that man divinely created in the image of God; that he sinned, becoming guilty before God resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.
We believe that salvation is by sovereign, electing grace of God; that, by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious, expiatory and propitiatory death; that justification is by faith alone in the all- sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.
(8) Future Things
We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the resurrection of the just and the judgment and conscious eternal punishment of the wicked.
(9) Religious Liberty
We believe in religious liberty; that every man has the right to practice and propagate his beliefs.
(10) The Lord's Day
We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord's Day and that, in a special sense, it is the divinely appointed day for worship and spiritual exercise.
(11) Civil Government
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed except only in the things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience and Prince of the earth.