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The PCG’s doctrines are founded on the Holy Bible.
Here is a brief summary of the main doctrines of the Philadelphia
Church of God, along with the key scriptures on
which each is founded.
Each doctrine maintained by the Church is provable from
the Holy Bible.
We believe in one God, eternally existing, Creator of the
heavens and Earth and all that is in them (Genesis 1:1).
The Godhead is actually composed of two personages:
the God who became the Father of Jesus Christ, and the
Word who was made flesh and became God’s Son (John
We believe Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah, the Christ,
the divine Son of the living God, begotten of the Holy
Spirit, born in the human flesh of the virgin Mary. Christ
came to Earth the first time to qualify to replace Satan
on the throne of the Earth (Matthew 4). He also came to
establish and build His Church (Matthew 16:18) and to
train those who would rule under Him in the Kingdom of
God. He proclaimed the gospel: the good news of the future
establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth (Mark
1:14-15), which will be made up of the family of God, administering
the government of God, based upon God’s law.
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and of Christ
Jesus—the power of God (Acts 1:8; Romans 15:19) by
which all things were created and made.
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments
are God’s revelation and complete expressed will to man,
inspired in thought and word, and infallible in the original
writings; that they are of supreme and final authority, and
the source of truth (2 Timothy 3:16). We believe all teachings
contrary to the Holy Bible are false.
We believe Satan is a spirit being and, as the devil, is the
adversary of God and the children of God (I Peter 5:8).
God has allowed Satan dominion over the world for 6,000
years, leading the children of Adam into rejection of God’s
law and rebellion against God. Satan’s power is merely to
influence and lead, not to force humans arbitrarily against
their will. He has ruled by deception (Revelation 12:9)
with the aid of a host of demons which are rebellious angels,
spirit beings, who have followed Satan in his rebellion.
We believe man was created in the image of God (Genesis
1:27), and is wholly mortal, subject to corruption and decay,
without eternal life inherent in himself, except as the
gift of God under God’s terms and conditions as expressed
in the Bible. Adam and Eve sinned, thereby incurring the
death penalty without having received eternal life. God
then allowed Satan to sway all their children, influencing
mankind to sin, thus bringing upon themselves the penalty
of death (Romans 6:23).
We believe sin is the transgression of God’s law (I John
3:4); that the law is spiritual, perfect, holy, just and good
(Romans 7:12), summed up in the word love (I John 5:3);
that it involves the two great principles of love to God and
love to neighbor, and that the Ten Commandments compose
the ten points of that law (Matthew 22:37-40). We
believe this fundamental spiritual law reveals to us the
only right and true way to life-the only possible way of
happiness, peace and joy; that it is immutable and binding
throughout eternity; and that all unhappiness, misery,
poverty, anguish, and woe have come from its transgression.
We believe God so loved this world of helpless sinners that
He gave His only begotten Son (John 3:16), who, though
in all points tempted as we are, lived without sin in the
human flesh (Hebrews 4:15) and died for us as a
substitutionary sacrifice (Hebrews 10:12).
This made it legally possible for man’s sins to be forgiven
and for God to release him from their penalty, since Jesus,
whose life was of greater value than the sum total of all
other human lives (because it was He who brought them
into being), has paid the penalty in man’s stead.
We believe Christ was raised from the dead after His body
reposed three days and three nights in the grave (I Corinthians
15:3-4), thus making immortality possible for mortal
man; that He thereafter ascended into heaven where
He now sits at the right hand of God the Father as our
High Priest and Advocate (Hebrews 8:1; I John 2:1-2).
We believe that all who truly repent of their sins in full
surrender and willing obedience to God, faithfully accepting
Jesus Christ as personal Savior, are forgiven their sins
by an act of divine GRACE (Ephesians 1:7). They are justified,
pardoned from the penalty of past sins, reconciled to
God (Romans 5:9-10) and given the gift of the Holy Spirit
upon baptism (Acts 2:38) into the body of Christ, which is
the true CHURCH OF GOD. The Holy Spirit abides within
such a person, effecting a true change in life and attitude,
supplying the divine LOVE which alone can fulfill the law
and produce righteousness. At baptism a Christian is begotten
of God and will be born into the family of God at
the resurrection (John 3:6; I Corinthians 15:52). We believe
God’s greatest purpose is to expand His family.
We believe that from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset,
the seventh day of the week, is God’s Sabbath (Exodus
20:8-11). On this day we must rest from our labors, following
the commands and example of the Apostle Paul,
the New Testament Church and Jesus. The Sabbath is a
sign between God and His people (Exodus 31:13).
We believe the seven annual holy days, as given to ancient
Israel by God through Moses (Leviticus 23)—kept by Christ,
the Apostle Paul and the New Testament Church—are to be
kept today. These festivals picture God’s plan and purpose
for mankind. The Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread
occur every spring; Pentecost is observed in early summer.
In the fall, we observe Trumpets, Atonement, the Feast of
Tabernacles and the Last Great Day. The sacrifices, which
were added and later superseded by Christ’s sacrifice (Hebrews
9:22-10:10), are no longer to be kept on those days
nor at any other time.
We believe Christians are forbidden to kill (Exodus 20:13)
or in any manner directly or indirectly take human life. We
believe bearing arms is contrary to this doctrine; we therefore
conscientiously refuse to bear arms or to come under
military authority. Christians are, in fact, citizens of another
government (John 18:36; Hebrews 11:13-16).
We believe the PROMISES were made to Abraham and his
“seed,” Christ (Galatians 3:16), and that the covenants
(including the New Covenant) and the promises pertain to
ISRAEL. The national phases of the promises—MATERIAL
blessings—have been given to the modern physical descendants
of the Israelites (Genesis 22:15-18), but the SPIRITUAL
phase of the promises—salvation—is through Christ
alone, and is freely open to Gentiles also who, through
Christ, become Abraham’s spiritual children and heirs according
to the promises (Galatians 3:7-9, 29).
We believe the Church is that body of believers who are
being led by the Holy Spirit; that the true Church of God is
not a denomination; that the inspired name for this spiritual
organism is “THE CHURCH OF GOD” (Acts 20:28); that
the mission of the Church today is to preach the gospel
of the coming KINGDOM OF GOD to all nations as a witness
(Matthew 24:14), with emphasis on the warning to
America and Britain of the prophecies pertaining to them
(Ezekiel 33:7); to reconcile to God, and to save, through
Christ, such people as are now called (John 6:44); and to
minister to the Church of God. Members of the Church are
being specially trained in this life to rule with Christ in the
Millennium (Revelation 20:6).
We believe the only hope of eternal life for mortal man
lies in the resurrection. At the end of the Millennium, ALL
who have lived not knowing God will be raised to physical
life and given the opportunity for salvation (I Corinthians
15:22; Revelation 20:5). We believe that there shall be
a resurrection of the just and unjust (Acts 24:15; Daniel
12:2)-the just to eternal life as spirit beings upon Earth,
the unjust to the second death in hell (Gehenna) fire in
which they shall perish in eternal punishment (Revelation
We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ to rule
the Earth as King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation
19:16); that at that time He will sit upon the throne of David,
restoring all things during a thousand-year reign upon
Earth and establishing the Kingdom of God, forever to be
headquartered on Earth.