WHAT WE BELIEVE AT PENOBSCOT BAY FAMILY CHURCH
There is one God manifested in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God. It is the final standard for doctrine and conduct.
Man was created in the likeness and image of God, but fell by transgression from the state of righteousness and holiness in which he was created into a state of death in which he is a slave of sin until he is delivered by the power of the Gospel.
Jesus Christ was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life, being both fully God and fully man.
Jesus Christ was punished for our sins so that we would not have to suffer Godís eternal wrath for them.
Men must believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and confess him as Lord to be saved. Anyone who does this is ďborn againĒ and becomes a new man spiritually.
There is no other method or religion by which fallen man can be restored to right standing with God.
Those who receive Jesus Christ become children of God and will have the privilege of living with Him forever in a new earth.
Sinners who do not receive Jesus Christ will be consciously tormented forever in the lake of fire that is the second death. We do not consider it a contradiction of this point to believe that if an unborn child or a child too young to understand the concept of sin dies, he will be saved without having explicitly received Jesus Christ.
Jesus commands all believers to be baptized in water. Salvation does not depend on this act; it is a public witness of what God has already done on the inside.
Jesus commands all believers to partake of Communion, also known as the Lordís Supper, consisting of bread that signifies Jesusí body that was broken for us and fruit of the vine that signifies Jesusí blood that was shed for the remission of our sins.
Baptism with the Holy Spirit is an event subsequent to initial salvation that is available to every believer but not a requirement for salvation. Speaking with other tongues is the evidence that a person has received the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
All believers are part of the universal Church of Jesus Christ and are His body on the earth.
Good works and right living do not cause the new birth, but are its expected results.
Jesus Christ bore our sicknesses and carried our pains as part of His atonement for us, therefore every believer has a right to receive physical healing from God for any condition. A seriously ill believer has the right to call for the elders of the church to anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord and pray the prayer of faith for his healing.
The believer has been given victory in this life over the devil, the world, the flesh, and sin.
All believers are commanded to have a part in the Great Commission that the universal Church has received to go and share the good news with every living person on earth.
God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman.
The manifestations of the Holy Spirit enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12 are for the Church today.
God is continuing to set apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers as ministry gifts to the Body today.