All meeting situations at Princeton Bible Church will be governed by the Scriptural admonition to “prefer one another in love” (Ro. 12:10), under the guidance of the elders, as opposed to any other man-made proscriptions such as Robert’s Rules of Orders or similar guidelines designed to govern meetings through worldly wisdom. Finally, membership in this fellowship will be based on the adherence to Scriptural principals and God’s designated governmental authority as outlined in the Holy Scriptures, not by agreement with or acceptance of this or any other man-made doctrine, covenant, or constitution.
II. Our Purpose
- To worship God corporately, and to practice the ordinances that Christ ordained
- To proclaim the Gospel through the expositional preaching of the Bible, and through evangelism to the community
- To instruct young and old alike in the teaching of Scripture, and its bearing on their faith and conduct
- To foster Christian fellowship among believers, and to encourage individuals and families in their personal lives
- To encourage service and to provide opportunities for service to the needs of the community
- To promote the wider mission of the Church in the world through evangelical missionary and service organizations
III. Our Doctrine of Faith
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are given by inspiration of God; are inerrant, God-breathed and sufficient; and are the only infallible rule of faith and practice, as given in the original autographs (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
We believe in one God, the Creator and Ruler of the universe, existing in a divine Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being (Gen. 1:1; Matt. 3:16-17; 2 Cor. 13:14).
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he has sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, leaving all men condemned and under the inevitable wrath of God, and that all human beings have a sinful nature (Gen. 1:26; John 3:18; Rom. 5:12).
We believe in the incarnation, death, and bodily resurrection of the Son of God, and that salvation is attained by grace through faith in Him which is characterized by spiritual repentance (Acts 4:12; Eph. 2:8-9).
We believe that every believer is kept by God’s grace and power, having God’s Word as authority for assurance (1 John 5:12-13; Ro. 5:1; Ro. 8:1, 38-39).
We believe that the church of Jesus Christ is made up of all true believers irrespective of color, ethnicity, or denomination (1 Cor. 12:13).
We believe in the Holy Spirit as a divine person who indwells all believers as instructor and guide (Gal. 5:18; Eph. 1:13-14).
We believe in a separated walk of life, and that the believer is accountable to God and those around us and, therefore, we should live in such a manner as to not bring reproach upon our Savior (2 Cor. 2:17-18; 2 Cor. 7:1; Ro. 12:1-2).
We believe in the eternal bliss of the redeemed in glory, and in the eternal punishment of the lost in Hell (Rev. 22:1-5; Matt. 25:41).
We believe in a personal devil, and his hosts, who goes about as a roaring lion and as an angel of light seeking whom he may devour (1 Pet. 5:8; 2 Cor. 11:14).
We believe in the angels as God’s ministering spirits (Heb. 1:14).
We believe in the personal, imminent, and pre-millennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thess. 4:16-17).
We believe that God has instituted marriage, and that it is between one man and one woman (Gen. 1:27; Mk. 10:6-9).