Statement of Faith and Convictions

At PCF Jesus Christ is the center and the summary of all our beliefs. He is more than a Historical figure. He is risen and lives in us! He is our very life and our everything!

We desire to live in Him and for Him!

We believe the Scriptures to be inspired by the Holy Spirit; they are our foundation for our faith and practice.

In doctrinal matters, Patterson Christian Fellowship strives for three things: In essential matters, unity; in non-essential issues, liberty; in all things, charity.(Augustine, circa 400AD)

To that end, the purpose of this statement of faith is to express clearly those doctrinal truths that the leadership of Patterson Christian Fellowship believes to be essential to the Christian faith. Scripture references at the end of each statement give a more detailed explanation of these truths.

PCF will welcome the opportunity to minister with all who affirm these central tenets of the historic Christian faith. The Church will teach, train and equip believers in Jesus Christ to live in accordance with the following beliefs.

Statement of Faith

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He exists eternally in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is one God in three persons.

(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Jesus Christ lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven's glory and will return to earth again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

(Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. We seek to live under His control daily.

(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)

The Bible is God's Word to all people, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.

(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)

Salvation is by grace, through faith. It is a gift from God to all people. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. We are saved from sin's penalty by trusting in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice as God's offer of forgiveness. We show our faith publicly through baptism and living the Christian life.

(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)

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