What we believe...

Below are some of the key doctrines we follow at Pleasant Grove

  • God

    God is the creator and Ruler of the Universe.  He has eternally existed in three persons (referred to as the Trinity):  Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.  See Genesis 1:1,26,27; Psalm 90:2; I Peter 1:2 and II Corinthians 13:14.

  • Eternity

    Man was created to exist forever.  He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation.  When you die, you will either spend eternity in Heaven or Hell.  Eternal separation from God happens in Hell.  Eternal union with God occurs in Heaven.  See John 3:16; I John 2:25, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23 and Revelation 20:15

  • Jesus Christ

    Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as a the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  See Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; Hebrews 4:4-15; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11 and Titus 2:13.

  • Salvation

    Salvation is a gift from God to man.  Man can never make up for his sin by self-empowerment or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty.  Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.  We follow the Biblical form of baptism called immersion.  This form of baptism symbolizes Jesus' death, burial and resurrection and is important for salvation.  See Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, Acts 22:16 and Titus 3:5.

  • The Holy spirit

    The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God.  He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation.  Baptism promises us the gift of the Holy Spirit.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.  See II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:13 and Galatians 5:25.

  • The Bible

    The Bible is God's Word to all men.  It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  See II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13 and Psalm 119:105,160.