Peninsula Baptist Church of Gig Harbor

PBC's Statement of Faith


The Bible 

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible is relevant and useful for guidance, instruction, and correction. We give it supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. 

Psalm 119:89; John 17:17; Romans 15:4, I Corinthians 10:11; II Timothy 2:14, 3:15-17; I Peter 1:34-25; II Peter 1:32 




The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God eternally existing in three persons; that these three persons are equal in divine perfection; and that they execute distinct, but harmonious, offices in the work of the creation, providence, and redemption. 

Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 5:18, 14:16; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 1:20; II Corinthians 13:14 and Philippians 2:6


God the Father 

We believe in God the Father, the creator of heaven and earth, an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and eternal death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. 

Genesis 1:1; Matthew 6:9-13; John 3:16, 4:24, 5:26, 17:11 and Romans 8:33 


Jesus Christ 

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, fully God, fully human, and conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, continual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. 

Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1, 3:16, 11:25; Acts 1:3-9, 16:31; Philippians 2:6; I Timothy 2:5, 3:16; I Peter 2:22; I John 3:5 and Revelations 1:7 


The Holy Spirit 

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, and of God's righteousness and of the coming judgment and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit lives within every believer and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. The indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit occurs at the point of salvation; and the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire is an immersion of God’s presence and power as we surrender to Him—to be empowered for life, witness and service.  The fullness of the Holy Spirit is an ongoing yielding of the believer to the Holy Spirit.   

John 14:17, 16:8; Acts 5:1-4; Romans 8: 1-7, 15:16; I Corinthians 2:12-13, 3:16; Ephesians 5:18; Titus 3:5 and I John 2:27 


Man 

We believe that all people are created by God in His image to glorify and enjoy Him forever. Because the first couple, Adam and Eve, disobeyed God's command when tested, they and all people since are alienated from God and are sinners by nature and by choice. Because God is holy and cannot tolerate sin, all people are under condemnation and unable to save themselves.    

Genesis 1:26; Psalm 5:15; Matthew 5:16; Romans 3:23, 15:6; Rev. 4:11 


Satan 

We believe Satan is real and supernaturally powerful. He is the originator of evil in our world. His fate and doom will be the Lake of Fire for all eternity because Jesus Christ has defeated the power of sin, death, and Satan on the cross. 

Genesis 3:1-7; Matthew 13:19, 39; Acts 5:3; II Corinthians 11:4; Ephesians 6:10-12; Hebrews 2:14-15 


Salvation 

We believe that Christ was crucified to bear the condemnation of all people, and that nothing prevents anyone's salvation except his rejection of Jesus Christ as his sin-bearer. Those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are freed from guilt, condemnation, and given eternal life. Those who do not repent or who trust in other means will suffer eternal punishment. 

Isaiah 53:5-6; Matthew 25:46; John 1:12, 2:3, 3:8, 6:40, 8:31, 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9; I Peter 2:24; II Peter 3:9; Revelation 20:11-15 


The Church 

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body composed of all regenerated believers of whatever race or nation. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized as a profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, fellowship, and evangelism. 

Matthew 28:17-20; Acts 2:41-42; I Corinthians 12:12-31