Our Beliefs

//Our Beliefs
Our Beliefs 2016-10-23T21:56:15+00:00

We live an age where there is much confusion about what we are to believe about the Bible, God, and our ourselves. At Pleasant Mountain Church, we can simply summarize our beliefs under these four headings:

We are a Biblical Church

We believe that God inspired the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to reveal himself and his salvation. We believe that the Scriptures are authoritative in everything to which they speak and that they are the only infallible rule for what we believe and how we live. We seek to be a thoroughly Word-centered church.

We are a Reformed Church

We are committed to the biblical truths of the Reformation. We emphasize God’s glorious sovereignty in our salvation, in our worship, and in all of life. We rejoice in our covenant God who has revealed his grace and truth in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We are a Confessional Church

We believe the teaching of Scripture is well summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger Catechism, and Shorter Catechism. We call them our doctrinal standards, but they always remain subordinate to God’s Word. While our members are not required to affirm them in their entirety, our officers subscribe to them and they guide our teaching.

We are a Presbyterian Church

We are governed by elders elected by the congregation. These men serve the church by overseeing our pastor, our worship, and our members. Along with our pastor, they make certain that we are growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. See Our Elders.

Here’s an excellent summary of our faith that’s a bit shorter than the Westminster Confession. It is called “A Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith” by B.B. Warfield