What We Believe
The Pentecostals of Gig Harbor is a Bible-based church. We are Bible-based in that we seek to base all of our beliefs and our lifestyle on explicit passages of the Bible or on biblical principles. Based on Scripture, we believe as a minimum, the following . . .
About the Bible
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the final authority for salvation
and Christian living (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father in creation, in
His Son Jesus Christ in salvation, and as the Holy Spirit in regeneration
as He leads us and guides us into all truth. Jesus Christ is God
manifested in flesh. He is both God and man (Deuteronomy 6:4;
Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 3:16).
About Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace
through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans
3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9) and that salvation was accomplished by
the vicarious death of Jesus Christ on the cross and we can fulfill that
promise in our lives by obeying Peter’s preaching in Acts 2:38-40.
About the Gospel
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was
buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter
4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus
Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the baptism of the Holy Ghost
(resurrection) (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4).
About Christian Living
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life
inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts
of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today (Mark 12:28-31; 2
Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Corinthians 12:8-10).
About the Future
We believe that Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His Church. We also
believe that you need to be ready to meet Him at any time because this present life
has no guarantee of tomorrow and we do not know when He is coming again. We
know that we will all stand before God to give account for the life we live here.
When this life is over and in the end there will be a final resurrection and the final
judgment. Those made righteous by the blood of Jesus will inherit eternal life, and
the unrighteous that did not take on His blood will face eternal death (1 Thess.
4:16-17; Rev. 20:11-15). Come and find out how to secure eternal life with Jesus