Oftentimes people can know more about a church by observing what it denies, rather than by seeing what it affirms. Simply put, we affirm and believe in the “fundamentals of the faith,” but we strive to preach/teach the whole counsel of God. These are the things that set us apart from most denominational churches, and many Bible affirming churches.
We do not believe in:
- A hierarchal church government, or a convention-led church
- Women as church leaders/pastors
- Plurality of elders or deacons leading a church
- Plurality of Bible translations causing confusion in the church
- A one-world ecumenical church (aka “all are ultimately seeking and serving the same God”)
- The Prosperity Gospel
- The Social Gospel
- Earning, meriting, keeping, or losing the gift of Salvation
- Unsaved church membership
- Israel being replaced by the church
Some of the above-mentioned items are autonomous, church polity issues. This is not to say that we can’t have a friendship with those who believe these things; we just choose to remain securely independent. “Can two walk together except they be agreed?” – Amos 3:3
This portion of the PGIBC website is not constructed to cause strife, but to eliminate it in our church. We hope that this clarifies who we are a little more.