What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Philadelphia Baptist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these Biblical doctrines.

The mission statement of Philadelphia Baptist Church is "Loving God, Loving Others, Showing Others God's Love." Philadelphia Baptist Church subscribes to the doctrinal beliefs as contained in The Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

We Believe...

We believe the Bible is the Word of God. It is the authoritative, inerrant, and infallible revelation from God to man.

We believe  the Trinity consists of three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – in one God.

We believe all human beings are born with a sinful nature and that God's remedy for men's ruin is entirely of grace through one's acceptance of the finished work of Jesus Christ.

We believe that Jesus in the flesh was both God and man, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died physically, resurrected to prove the completeness of His work, providing salvation for all men. Later, He ascended to the Father's right hand where He is the head of the church and intercedes for believers.

We believe a true believer is secure in Christ forever and is called to live a holy life. He cannot lose his salvation, but sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his heavenly Father.

We believe  that the mission of the church, the body of Christ, is to preach the Gospel to all the world.

We believe that the ordinances of the church are believer's water baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper.

We believe in the personal, premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ, before the establishment of His kingdom. Those who are believers shall be forever in God's presence, and those who have rejected Christ will be separated from God forever.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, is God, and possesses all the divine attributes. He indwells all believers, baptizes, and seals all believers at the moment of their salvation, and fills them in response to confession of sin and surrender.