What We Believe
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is a bible believing, gospel preaching, grace embracing church. The Church is part of the Mud Creek Baptist Association in the Alabama State and Southern Baptist Conventions. Therefore we agree with the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. If you would like to check out the Association or Conventions, or read the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message, please go to our links page.
The following is a brief and concise statement of what our pastor believes:
As a result of years of verse by verse expository preaching and comparing scripture with scripture, the following is a statement of faith of what the pastor believes and teaches.
"I believe that there is one true, eternal and living God yet three Persons known as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who created and sustains the universe and world; that Jesus the Christ/Messiah is fully God and fully man who as the sinless son of God born of a virgin lived a sinless righteous life fulfilling the law, was sent to save His people from their sins and purchase the church with His own blood before He bodily rose from the dead, His ascension back to The Father and Heaven, His ongoing work of intercession for His people, His second coming, and further believe that His sacrificial death and resurrection is sufficient to save, and that He will not lose any of those that the Father gave to Him- neither shall any of them perish; that the Holy Spirit is just as much God as the Father and Son, that He is the Comforter/Helper, convicts of sin, regenerates/quickens/makes alive sinners because they are dead in trespasses and sins, seals them until the day of redemption, and primarily brings glory to the Father and Son- not Himself; that salvation is by God's free and sovereign grace alone through faith alone in Christ and His finished work alone, through the means of the Gospel and God's Word alone, for the glory of God alone; that the bible is the word of God from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21 plus or minus nothing, and is God's sufficient means to draw/call/quicken or make alive/regenerate/new birth or born again and save sinners; literal Angels, Satan and Demons; a resurrection of all of the saved and unsaved; a literal eternal Lake of Fire where all those that were not born again and therefore were not saved by trusting in the Person and Work of Christ with a repentant faith will spend eternity, and a literal new Heaven and Earth where those that are born again and therefore trusting in the Person and Work of Christ with a repentant faith will spend eternity."
For those who prefer the historic Christian Church confessions, I am in agreement with the following Confessions of Faith and Statements: The Abstract of Principles, The New Hampshire Confession of Faith, The Philadelphia Confession of Faith, The SBC 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.
If you have any questions about the pastor's statement of faith, feel free to email him at PHBCALPastor@aol.com.