What We Believe Essential truth. Our Statement of Faith. These things don’t change at Mt. Pleasant. This is what we believe, and it’s who we are at the core as a church.
- We believe in one God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 5:16,45; 6:1,4,8,9;
- We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, my one and only Savior (John 1:14; 1 John 4:9 / John 3:16)
- We believe Jesus Christ died and was buried, and Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father (Luke 23:44 – 24:8; John 20:24-29, Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9;Colossians 3:1)
- We believe in the Holy Spirit Who is an active and operative part of the triune God. Who indwells every Christian! (John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27,1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:1)
- We believe in the Bible
God’s Holy Word, Scripture. We believe God inspired the autographs (original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs were consequently without error.
We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. We believe the Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible teaches that salvation—the forgiveness of sins—is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ (Mark 12:36; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12, Romans 3:23, Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7)