What We Believe
The Sanctuary of Pascagoula is a Bible-based church, seeking to base all of our beliefs and our lifestyle on Bible passages and Biblical principles. Based on scripture, we believe the following . . .
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
There is one God, who has revealed himself as our Father (in Creation), as the Son Jesus Christ (in Redemption), and as the Holy Spirit (in Regeneration). Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh, but He is fully God and fully 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. This salvation comes by grace, through faith, based on atonement for sin provided by the death of Jesus Christ on the cross (Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9).
ABOUT THE GOSPEL
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. The Bible teaches that, in order to be saved, one must obey the gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter 4:17). We do this by repenting of our sin (death to sin), being baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (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
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11 15).