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Our Beliefs

The Holy Scriptures

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed. 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; Matt. 5:18; John 16:12-13

The Godhead

We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; that these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and are worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience. Deut. 6:4; Matt. 3:16-17; 28:10-20; Mark 12:29; John 1:1-14, 2 cor. 13:15; Heb. 1:1-3; Acts 5:3-4

The Person and Work of Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. John 1:1-14; Luke 1:35

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice; that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. Rom. 3:24-25; 1 Pet. 1:3-5; 2:24; Eph. 1:7

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God the Father, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. Acts 1:9-10; Rom. 8:34; Heb. 7:25; 9:24; I John 2:1-2

We believe in the "Blessed Hope,’ the personal, imminent, pretribulational, and premillennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones and in His subsequent return to earth with His saints to establish His millennial kingdom. Zech. 14:4-11; 1 Thess. 1:10; 4:13-18; 5:9; Rev. 3:10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. That He is the supernatural agent of regeneration, and simultaneous with regeneration, baptizes all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. John 16:8-11; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Rom. 8:9; Eph. 1:13-14

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth; that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit. John 16:13; Eph. 5:28; 1 John 2:20, 27

The Total Depravity of Man

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; that man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12; Eph. 2:1-3, 12


We believe that salvation is the gift of God, brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. Eph. 1:7; 2:8-10; John k1:12; 1 Peter 1:18-19

Everlasting Safety of Believers

We believe that all, once born again by the Spirit of God, are kept by God’s power alone and are thus secure in Christ forever, sealed by the Holy Spirit, who is the down payment of our inheritance. John 3:15-16; 5:24; 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1, 35-39; Eph. 1:13-14; Phil. 1:6; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Jude 24,25

We believe that it is the privilege of the believer to rejoice in the assurance of his salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for careless living. John 3:31; Rom. 8:5; 13:13-14; Gal. 5:13; Eph. 4:1; 2 Cor. 5:17; Heb. 10:26-31; 1 John 2:1-2, 6, 3:3, 6-10

The Two Natures of the Believer

We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit; that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural. . 6:13, 8:12-13; Gal. 5:16-25; Eph. 4:22-24; Co. 3:1-9; 1 Pet. 1:14-16; 1 John 3:5-9


We believe that all the saved are responsible to live godly, consistent Christian lives without bringing reproach upon their Saviour and Lord; that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations is commanded by God. We further believe that the Scripture plainly teaches that those who are born again should not marry nor have other entangling alliances with unbelievers. . Romans 12:1-2; 14:13; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11


We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and word to the truths of Holy Scripture. It is the duty and privilege of the Church to take the Word of God to all the world, using sound missionary agencies and whatever media God may make available. We further believe that it is the responsibility of the Church to pray for laborers to be sent to the mission fields, to support them financially, and to pray for their ministry and their safety. Matt. 9:36-38; 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:19-20; Eph. 6:18-20; 2 Thess. 3:1-2

The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; that the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today; that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established. 1 Cor. 12:14; 2 Cor. 12:12; Eph. 4:7-12

We believe that God does heed and answer the prayer of faith in accord with His own will for the sick and afflicted. John 15:7; 1 John 5:14-15; James 5:16

The Church

We believe that the Church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again believers of the present age and began on the day of Pentecost. Matt. 16:18; Acts 2:1-4; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25-27

We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the new Testament Scriptures. Acts. 14:27; 20:17; 20:28-32; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11

The Ordinances

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ has left the ordinances of Baptism, the mode of which is by immersion, and Communion to be observed by the Church in commemoration of His Person and work. Matt. 28:19-20; Acts. 2:41-42; 18:8; 1 Cor. 11:2, 23-26

The Personality of Satan

We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of Fire. Job 1:6-7; Isa. 14:12-17; Matt. 4:2-11; Rev. 20:10

The Eternal State

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. Matt. 25:46; John 5:28-29; 11:25-26; Rev. 20:5-6, 12-15

We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection when spirit, soul and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. Luke 23:43; 2 Cor. 5:8; Phil. 1:23; 3:21; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; Rev; 20:4-6

We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain after death in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when souls and bodies are reunited and they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment. They shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting, conscious punishment. Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; Rev. 20:11-15

Marriage and Sexuality

We believe the term “marriage” has only one legitimate meaning. Marriage is the joining together of one man and one woman in an exclusive, complimentary union, sanctioned by God, as delineated in Scripture. Gen. 2:18-25; Matt. 19:4-6

We further believe that God designed sex to only occur between a man and a woman, married to each other. Any act of sex outside the bounds of a biblically defined marriage, including but not limited to premarital sex, 1 Cor. 7:1-2, adultery, Ex. 20:14, homosexuality, Lev. 18:22, Rom. 1:26-28, 1 Cor. 6:9-10, or pornography, Mt. 5:27-30, is regarded by God as a sinful perversion of his design.

Thus, Pleasant View Bible Church will only promote, endorse or accept as legitimate those unions which are consistent with the above definition of marriage and sexuality. Furthermore, as God is the one who created ‘male’ and ‘female’ to complement one another in marriage, Gen. 5:2, Mt. 19:4-5, we regard any attempt by any person to identify physically or otherwise with a gender other than that of their birth as sin. Thus, we will in no way endorse, facilitate, or accommodate such life choices by anyone.