The Bible

Pleasant View Baptist Church

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to ​be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith ​and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed, ​preserved in the Greek language via the Textus Receptus and for the ​English speaking people via the King James Authorized Version

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The Godhead

Pleasant View Baptist Church

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three person - ​Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; co-eternal in being; co-identical in ​nature; co-equal in power and glory, and having the same ​attributes and perfections.

The Person & Work of Christ

Pleasant View Baptist Church

(1) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, ​became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by ​the Holy Spirit and born of Mary when a virgin in order that He ​might reveal God and redeem sinful men.

(2) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our ​redemption through His death on the Cross as a representative, ​vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made ​sure by His literal, physical bodily resurrection from the dead.

(3) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven ​bodily, and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our ​high Priest, He fulfills the ministry of representative, intercessor and ​our Advocate.

(4) We believe God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring ​the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus ​Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the ​dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. ​The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting ​punishment. The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies ​will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the ​Lord.

Isa. 2:4; 11:9; Matt. 16:27; 18:8-9; 19:28; 24:27,30,36,44; 25:31-46; 26:64

Mark 8:38 9:43-48 Luke 12:40-48 16:19-26 17:22-37 2l:27-28;

John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 17:31; Rom. 14:10; I Cor. 4:5; 15:24-28; 35-58; II Cor. ​5.10; Phil. 3:20-21, Col. 1:5, 3:4; I Thess. 4:14-18; 5;l ff; II Thess. 1:7 ff; 2:1; I

Tim. 6:14; II Tim. 4:1,8: Titus 2:13; Heb. 9:27-28; James 5:8; II Peter 3:7;

I John 2:28; 3:2; Jude 14; Rev. 1:18; 3:11; 20:1 to 22:13.

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The Person & Work of

the Holy Spirit

Pleasant View Baptist Church

(1) We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the ​world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and, that He is the ​supernatural agent in regeneration, indwelling and sealing all ​believers unto the day of redemption and leading them into the ​bapt​ismal waters in Christ.

(2) We believe that He is the divine pers​on who guides believers into all truth and life; and, that it is the pr​ivilege and duty of all saved people to be fille​d​ with the Holy Spirit.

The Total Depravity of Man

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of ​God, but that through Adam's sin the race fell, thus man inherited ​a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is ​totally depraved, and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost ​condition.



((1) We believe that salvation is the free gift of God brought to ​man through grace and received by man through personal faith in ​the Lord Jesus Christ; and, that it can in no wise be merited, or ​earned in part or whole, by human effort; that it was earned for us ​by the shed blood of Jesus Christ as a sacrifice and payment for ​our sins.

(2) We believe that only those who truly repent of their sin can and ​will have true saving faith in Christ. That this repentance is a ​sacred duty brought in the heart by the Holy Spirit as He shows ​man his sinful and helpless condition, that it involves a genuine ​sorrow for sin and a determination to forsake sin; and, that it is a ​change of mind about God, sin and self in which the individual ​truly turns to Christ from his sin and believes wholly in Him.

(3) We believe the doctrines of grace traditionally set forth as: ​total

depravity, unconditional election, definite atonement, irresistible ​grace, perseverance of the saints.

The Eternal Security & ​Assurance of Believers

We believe that all of the redeemed, once having been saved, are ​kept saved by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever; ​and, that they are assured of such by the teachings of the Bible ​that salvation is eternal.

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The Believer's Two Natures

We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with ​provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature ​through the power of the indwelling Holy spirit; and, that all claims ​to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural and ​therefore false.


We believe that all of the saved should and will live a life in which ​there is manifested a measure of holiness which brings glory and ​honor to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; and, that separation ​unto the Lord from all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and ​associations, and from all religious apostasy is commanded of God.

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Satan, A Person

We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause ​of the fall of man; and, that he is the open and declared enemy of ​God and of the souls of men, and, that he shall be eternally ​punished in the lake of fire.

The Eternal State

We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause ​of the fall of man; and, that he is the open and declared enemy of ​God and of the souls of men, and, that he shall be eternally ​punished in the lake of fire.

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The Church

(l) We believe the Church presently is a local, visible assembly of ​baptized (immersed), regenerate believers organized by the ​leadership of the Holy Spirit. Each assembly does metaphorically ​exist as the body of Christ and functions as an autonomous ​organization. Each member exercises his/her gifts as given by the ​Holy Spirit for the edification of the body.

(2) We speak of such church as a New Testament Baptist Church ​whose founder and head is Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:18), having ​New Testament officers, perpetuating the ordinances, voluntarily ​banded together by the unity of the Holy Spirit for worship, ​ministry, and the worldwide propagation of the Gospel.

(3) We reject the teaching of the existence of a universal, invisible ​church or body, of Christ entered into by the baptism of the Holy ​Spirit at salvation. We do believe that when all believers are ​assembled in Heaven upon Christ Jesus' return such assembly will ​forever constitute the assembly of Jesus Christ and forever be His ​body.

The Baptists

We believe that Baptists originated, not in the reformation, not in ​the dark ages, nor in any century after the Apostles; that no ​personality this side of Jesus Christ is a satisfactory explanation for ​their origin; and that Baptist principles are as old as Christianity; ​and, that the likeness in doctrine and practice of Baptist Churches ​to the Churches in the days of the Apostles constitute them ​Churches of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Human Sexuality

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual ​activity should be engaged in outside of a marriage between a ​man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, ​lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and ​pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex.

(Gen. 2:24; Gen. 19:5, 13; Gen. 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30;

Rom.l:26-29; 1 Cor. 5:1; 6-9, 1 Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4)


We believe that human life begins at conception and that the ​unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the ​unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. Abortion is ​murder. We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due ​to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population ​control, or the mental well-being of the mother are acceptable (Job ​3:16; Psalms 51:5; l39:l4-l6: Isa.44:24; 49:1, 5; Jer. 1:5; 20:15-18; Luke ​1:44).

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Lawsuits Between Believers

We believe that Christians are prohibited from bringing civil ​lawsuits against other Christians or the Church to resolve personal ​disputes. We believe the Church possesses all the resources ​necessary to resolve personal disputes between members. We do ​believe, however, that a Christian may seek compensation for ​injuries from another Christian's insurance company as long as the ​claim is pursued without malice or slander (1 Cor. 6:8; Eph. 4:31-32). ​For disputes involving Christians not members of this assembly, ​they must be members of a church after New Testament design ​that is also in agreement with the Scriptural principals of Church ​discipline, so that their Church cooperates in settling the dispute. If ​a Church fails to deal with the dispute scripturally, the professing ​Christian will not be recognized as a Church member. Also if a ​Church deals with a dispute and the brother fails to respond and is ​excluded from their membership he will be counted an unbeliever.


We believe that every Christian, as a steward of that portion of ​God's

wealth entrusted to him, is obligated to support his local church ​financially. We believe that God has established the tithe as a ​basis for giving but that every Christian should also give other ​offerings sacrificially and cheerfully to the support of the Church, ​the relief of those in need, and the spread of the Gospel. We ​believe that a Christian relinquishes all rights to direct the use of ​the tithe or offering once the gift has been made (Gen.14:20; ​Prov3:9-10; Acts 4:34-37; 1 Cor. 16:2; 11 Cor. 9:6-7; Gal. 6:6; Eph. 4:28; 1 ​Tim. 5:17-18; 1 John 3:17).

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