59 Hanover St,
Pemberton, NJ

Contact us:
(609)894-8685

pemberton1stbaptist@p1bc.org

 

Sunday Services

9:45 am - Sunday School
for adults and children

11:00 am - Morning Service

6:00 pm - Evening Service

Nursery available for all services

Wednesday Schedule

7:00 pm – Adult Prayer & Bible Study
6:30-8:00 pm -- 180 Youth Group - grades 4th thru 7th

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"What the Church needs to-day is not more technology or better stuff, not even new organizations or more and novel methods, but people whom the Holy Spirit can use -- people of prayer, people mighty in prayer.  The Holy Spirit does not flow through methods, but through people. He does not come on technology or things, but on people. He does not anoint plans, but people -- people of prayer."

Wednesdays:    7:00 pm --  Prayer Meeting & Bible Study

Wednesdays – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – 180 Youth Group grades 4th thru 7th

Thursday:         Ladies Bible Study on the 2nd and 4th week @10 am or 7:00 pm

"at the Parsonage"

Mens Breakfasts - 2nd Saturday of each month

What we Beleive:

A. We believe the Bible is the Word of God consisting of sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired of God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life, and is equally true where it touches on history, science, the human mind and soul, as well as the shaping of human society. The criterion by which the Scriptures are to be interpreted is Jesus Christ. (2 Tim 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21)

B. We believe there is one Living and True God, eternally existing in three persons -Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Triune God is sovereign over the universe. All that occurs is in accordance with His will and design, and under His government. Yet, God is perfect, being without sin, nor the author of sin, holding all creation accountable for the choices freely made.
(John 1:3, 1 Tim 2:5, Deut 6:4-6, Matthew 3:16-17, Eph 1:9-11,
Isaiah 46:9-10)

C. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true Man, and as such He lived a perfect, sinless life.
(John 1:18, John 3:16, Luke 1:26-27, v.34, Phil 2:5-8, Col 1:19, Col 2:9-10, Heb 4:15, II Cor 5:21, Heb 7:26)

D. We believe that man was created in the image and after the likeness of God, that he willfully rejected his dependance on God, as well as God’s authority, and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, establishing their guilt in thought, word and deed.
(Psalm 139, Gen 1:26-27, Gen 2:25, Gen 3:1-7, Rom 8:7-8, Rom 5:12-19,
1 Cor 2:14, Eph 2:1-3, Psalm 53:1-3, Psalm 51:5, Psalm 58:3-5)

Clarification of Article I:D - Man has a will that is free to do what is within his nature; therefore, he is bound by the sinful nature, and natural man has neither the desire, ability, or inclination to seek God.
(Eph 2:1-3, II Cor 4:3-4, I Cor 2:14, John 5:38-40, 6:44-45, Rom 3;11-18, Psalm 14:1-3)

E. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of faith in His shed blood. (I Cor 15:1-4, John 10:17-18,
II Cor 5:21, Heb 9:24-26, Rom 3:21-26)
F. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His presence there as our High Priest and Advocate, and the only Mediator between God and Man. (Acts 1:9, Acts 7:56, Heb 1:8, 5:5, 9:14-15; I Tim 2:5, Luke 24:1-11)

G. We believe in the personal and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ to set up His Kingdom upon the earth, to reign in righteousness and justice.

Clarification of Article I: G - We believe Christ may return at any moment, and that the Tribulation period of seven years will follow. During this time, God will pour out His wrath upon the earth, while the Redeemed experience the Judgment Seat of Christ and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. At the close of this period, Christ and the Redeemed will come again to the earth to establish the Righteous Kingdom for a thousand years, having saved Israel and bound Satan. At the close of the thousand years, Satan shall be loosed and the last rebellion put down. This will lead to the Great White Throne Judgment of the wicked, being cast with Satan and the Demons into the Lake of Fire.
(1 Thes 5:2; Daniel 9; Matt 24:27-36; 26:64; 2 Cor 5:10; Rev 19:6-9;20:11-15; Jude 14,15)

H. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, and that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become the children of God, and that the Holy Spirit dwells in all believers.
(Acts 2:38; John 14:16-17; John 3:3-7,16; Romans 8:14-16; Eph 2:5-10)

I. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.

J. We believe that there are two ordinances, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which are divinely enjoined upon all Christians. Without merit in themselves, they provide an expression of faith regarding the believer’s identification and fellowship with Christ. (Matthew 28:19)

K. We believe that Baptism by immersion is the true scriptural baptism, and this baptism is designed to set forth the fact of our death to sin and our resurrection to a new life of holiness. (Romans 6:3-10; Col 2:12)

L. We believe that the Lord’s Supper of Communion is a commemoration of His dying love, and symbolizes the fact that the believer is continually fed and nourished by Christ; in its observance it is placed after baptism, according to its symbolic and historic order, and as required by the teachings of the New Testament.

Clarification of Article I: L - This is not to be misconstrued to mean that a person must be baptized in order to receive communion.

M. We do not believe that speaking in tongues is necessarily an evidence of the filling of the Holy Spirit, nor do we believe that it gives evidence of a deeper spiritual life. (1 Corinthians 12-14)

N. We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Gen 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10).

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Pemberton’s First Baptist Church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the Pemberton’s First Baptist members, as well as the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Pemberton’s First Baptist Church in any capacity, or serve as volunteers, agree to abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thes 5:22).

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11).

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Pemberton’s First Baptist Church.

O. On Final Authority

The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Pemberton’s First Baptist Church’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, the Pastor and Board of Deacons are Pemberton’s First Baptist Church’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.