Pasco Christian Church is firmly founded in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments. We believe there is one true God who provided us salvation from sin through His son Jesus Christ. It is in a personal relationship with Christ that we become spiritually alive by experiencing and responding to the presence of God who lives within us — we call it “inside-out” living.
There is one God: infinite, eternal, almighty and perfect in holiness, truth and love. In the unity of the godhead, there are three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-existent, co-equal, and co-eternal. The Father is not the Son and the Son is not the Holy Spirit, yet each is truly Deity. One God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — is the foundation of Christian faith and life.
God the Father is the Creator of heaven and earth. By His word and for His glory, He freely and supernaturally created the world out of nothing. Through the same word He daily sustains all His creatures. He rules overall and, together with the Son and the Spirit, is the only Sovereign God. His plans and purposes cannot be thwarted. He is faithful to every promise. He made all things for the praise of His glory and intends for man, in particular, to live in fellowship with Himself.
Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 6:1-3; 40:12-28; 45:5-7; Jeremiah 10:10;
Matthew 8:19; Acts 17:24-25; Romans 11:33-36
The only begotten Son of God, He is the eternal Word made flesh, supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He is perfect in nature, teaching and obedience.
He is fully God and is fully man. He was always with God and
is God. He is the Head of His body, the church, and should be adored, loved, served and obeyed by all.
Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 24:14-43; John 1:1;
Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; 2 Corinthians 5:21;
Colossians 1:15-22; 2:9; 1 Peter 2:21-24
The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, in righteous judgment. Through the proclamation of the gospel, He persuades people to repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord. The Holy Spirit unites believers to Jesus Christ in faith, brings about the new birth and dwells within the believer. He will lead the church into a right understanding and rich application of the truth of God's Word. He is to be respected, honored and worshipped as God the Third Person of the Trinity.
John 10:28-29; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 1:8; 2:12; 3:16;
2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:16
We accept the Bible as the written Word of God. The Bible is an essential and infallible record of God's self-disclosure to mankind. It leads us to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Each book is to be interpreted according to its context and purpose and in reverent obedience to the Lord who speaks through it in living power. All believers are exhorted to study the Scriptures and diligently apply them to their lives.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:89, 105;
Romans 15:4; Titus 1:1-3
God made male and female in His own image that they might glorify Him through enjoying fellowship with Him. Tempted by Satan, man rebelled against God. Being estranged from his Maker, yet responsible to Him, he became subject to divine wrath, utterly incapable of returning to God. This depravity is radical and pervasive. It extends to his mind, will and affections. Fallen, sinful people, whatever their character or attainments, are lost and without hope apart from salvation in Christ alone.
Genesis 1:26-28; 3; Psalm 8:3-8; 14:1-3; 51:5; Isaiah 59:2;
Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 5:12, 19; 6:23;
Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1-3
God by His Word and Spirit creates the church, calling sinful men out of the whole human race into the fellowship of Christ's body. The church is not a religious institution or denomination. Rather, the church universal is made up of those who have become genuine followers of Jesus Christ and have personally appropriated the gospel. The church exists to worship and glorify God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It also exists to serve Him by faithfully doing His will on the Earth.
Matthew 16:16-19; 28;18-20; Acts 2:41-47; 20:28; 12;
Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 4:11-16;
Colossians 3:12-17; 1 Timothy 3
Marriage is a picture of Christ's relationship with His Bride - the Church. It is defined from the beginning of Scripture as a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman and reaffirmed by Jesus as God's design for sexual expression. God designed sexual intimacy for a marriage relationship and does not endorse or condone it in any other context. Consequently, any sexual expression - whether heterosexual or homosexual - outside of marriage is prohibited by Scripture.
Genesis 2:24; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5; Matthew 5; 19:4-5;
Colossians 3; Song of Solomon 1-8; Ephesians 5
Water baptism is intended for the individual who, in obedience to Christ's command and as a testimony to God, the church, oneself and the world, a believer should be immersed in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Water baptism is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a person's union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection. It signifies that his former way of life has been put to death and vividly depicts a person's release from the mastery of sin.
The Lord's Supper is to be observed by those who have become followers of Christ. This symbolizes the breaking of Christ's body and the shedding of His blood on our behalf and is observed repeatedly throughout the Christian life as a sign of continued participation in the atoning benefits of Christ's death. As we partake of the Lord's Supper weekly with an attitude of faith and self-examination, we remember and proclaim the death of Christ, receive spiritual nourishment for our souls, and signify our unity with other members of Christ's body.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
The consummation of all things includes the physical, personal and glorious return of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the dead and the translation of those alive in Christ, the judgment of the just and the unjust, and the fulfillment of Christ's kingdom in the new heavens and the new earth. In the final days Satan with his hosts and all those outside Christ are finally separated from the presence of God, enduring eternal punishment, but the righteous, in glorious bodies, shall live and reign with Him forever, serving Him and giving Him unending praise and glory.
Matthew 25:31-46; John 14:3; Acts 1:6-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Philippians 3:20-21; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Hebrews 9:27-28;
2 Peter 3:7-13; Revelation 20-22