About Us

What We Believe

The Tenets of Faith

We believe in the Triune God – the Eternally Self-Existent, “I AM”, the Creator of Heaven and earth, and Redeemer of mankind … manifested in three Persons; Almighty Father, Divine Son and Holy Ghost. (Genesis 1:1, John 5:7, John 1:1, 4:24, Matthew 10:20, II Corinthians 3:17-18).

We believe in the Triune God – the Eternally Self-Existent, “I AM”, the Creator of Heaven and earth, and Redeemer of mankind … manifested in three Persons; Almighty Father, Divine Son and Holy Ghost. (Genesis 1:1, John 5:7, John 1:1, 4:24, Matthew 10:20, II Corinthians 3:17-18).

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, the incarnation of the Father, born of a virgin, Very God of every God, for and by whom all things were created (I John 1:1-10).

We believe in the substitutionary atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, that He … by the grace of God … tasted death for every man; and that all must be born again through faith in Him, or are forever lost. Redemption is accomplished by the cross and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ … by grace through faith, believing in the heart that God raised Him from the dead. Salvation is by Jesus Christ and none other; for God has highly exalted Him and given a name, which is above every name, that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in Heaven, earth and those under the earth. We further believe that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father. (Hebrews 2:9, John 3:1-18, John 6:44-49, Ephesians 2:8, Romans 10:9, Philippians 2:9-11)

We believe in the physical resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that He ascended bodily into Heaven, and is now at the right hand of the Father as our Mediator, High Priest and Advocate. (Acts 3:12-26, John 20, Hebrews 9:24, I Corinthians 15:12-28).

We believe in water baptism and Holy Communion – The Lord’s Supper— as the ordinances of the church … to be observed as public declaration of salvation through Jesus Christ and the commemoration of His death, burial and resurrection in victory over satan, death, hell, and the grave. (Matthew 3:11,14, 26:26-29, Luke 22:17-23).

We believe in the personal, visible, imminent return of Jesus Christ … both for His Saints, and with His Saints … in reign to victory. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Corinthians 15:50-55, Revelation 19:19-20, 20:1-6).

We believe in the authority of the believer over the enemy satan … and the victory to be gained by the exercise of that authority in the areas of deliverance, healing, and holiness. (Ephesians 1:20-23, 6:10-7).

We believe in the personality and reality of satan as the enemy of the Kingdom of God, Saints of God, and of the Lord; and in his ultimate defeat by the Lord Jesus Christ and potential defeat in the lives of spirit filled believers clothed in the Armor of God. (Revelation 12:9-10, Matthew 4:2-11, Isaiah 14:12-17, John 8).

We believe in the autonomy of the local church as an independent entity with regard to matters of government, policy operation, and discipline. I Corinthians 5:5, II Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15, Acts 11:22, Titus 1:5).

We believe in the Divine personhood of the Holy Spirit and His present-day ministry to Believers, including the sovereign distribution of spiritual gifts, which empowers Believers for service in the Contemporary Church (I Corinthians 12:7-11).

We believe in Jesus Christ as the Sovereign Giver of spiritual gifts to the church. We further believe spiritual gifts are given for the perfecting of the Saints, for work of the ministry, and for the edifying of the Body of Christ and are given without regard to ethnicity, social class, or gender (Ephesians 4:7-12; Galatians 3:26-28).

We believe in the formal and intentional praise and worship of Almighty God as a proper, spirit-led, corporate acknowledgment and response to His person and work (Psalm 46-50; John 4:23, 24).

We believe in the spirit-filled life as desirable, valuable, and an issue of obedience for all Believers who are commanded to be filled with the Holy Ghost. We acknowledge that within the Body of Christ, the term, ―filled with the Holy Ghost‖ is often used interchangeably with the term, ―baptism of the Holy Ghost.‖ When referring to the controlling presence and power of the Holy Ghost, as a result of the submissive will and desire of the Believer, we allow such alternation of terms. We believe it is the will and command of God that every Believer be ―filled,‖ ―walk in,‖ be ―led by,‖ and ―live in‖ the power of the Holy Ghost (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:16, 18, 25).

We believe that it is God’s desire that all Believers live under the ―Divine Direction of the Holy Ghost. We believe that the filling of the Holy Ghost is an ongoing ministry of the Spirit in the life of the Believer, that enables the Believer to live a life of power, victory, and glory to God (Acts 1:8, 2:4, 4:8, 4:31).

We believe the Holy Ghost fills or empowers Believers for service in the Kingdom of God. Being filled with the Holy Ghost is the result of continuing submission to Divine power and control (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18).

We believe the Holy Ghost fills or empowers Believers for service in the Kingdom of God. Being filled with the Holy Ghost is the result of continuing submission to Divine power and control (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18).

We believe that God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man and a woman, and therefore Philadelphia Christian Ministries will only recognize marriages between one biological man and one biological woman. (Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:26-27; Genesis 1:2; Matthew 19:4-6;)

Fundamentals of Church Doctrine

The Scriptures
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, So that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work


There is one and only one living and true God…The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence or being.


The Trinity
God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace…God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.


God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary…He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.


God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God…He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment…He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism and service.


Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore, every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Salvation by definition is the act of saving, or the deliverance of the soul from sin and death. Because sin entered the world through one man (Adam), it became necessary that sin be atoned through one man (Jesus). Jesus bore our sins on the cross, and by faith in him, we have eternal life. Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification and glorification.

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

The Church

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel and seek to extend the Gospel to the ends of the earth. A place where believers gather to worship and Praise God and to share the Word of God and the love of God with others. The New Testament speaks also of the church as the body of Christ, which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages.


Water Baptism
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior. Every person who has believed in Christ should be baptized.


Baptism of the Holy Ghost
The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is the indwelling of the Spirit of God in a believer and is frequently associated with the bestowal of spiritual gifts and empowerment for Christian ministry and is evidenced by the speaking in tongues as the Spirit of God leads.


The Lord’s Supper (Communion)
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming. Only baptized believers should partake of the Lord’s Supper.


The Lord’s Day
The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day. It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.


God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are belongs to Him. Christians have a spiritual debt to the whole world, a holy trust in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They therefore have the privilege and calling to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.


We acknowledge of the gifts of tongues and prophecy and encourage its use in accord with Paul’s instructions.


“A tithe of everything you produce belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.” Lev. 26:30 At Philadelphia Christian Ministries we practice tithing for the support of Christ’s body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income as well as a free will offering is the Biblical standard of giving.

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