First and foremost, PASCO is an organization founded on the Christian faith. We offer our services not just to those who believe as we do, but to anyone needing help. We believe this is not only the right thing to do, but also the Christ-like thing to do. Should you need help, we donít ask you to believe what we believe, but know that every thing we do is guided and directed by our faith.
We recognize that there are many denominations of the Christian faith, but we also know there are some core pieces we recognize as essential. Here are our tenets of faith.
The Bible is the inspired, infallible word of God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
God eternally exists as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1,26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,2; 4:24; Acts 5:3,4; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:5-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
Jesus is fully God and fully man. He is the creator of everything. He came to earth, was conceived in the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. He died and rose again to reconcile all people to God and to free them from the power of sin and the devil. He will return someday, to judge the living and the dead, and finish the building of his Kingdom. All who are His bride shall reign with him. All who reject him shall suffer eternal destruction (Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1; Colossians 1:16;Luke 1:26-38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13).
The Fall of Humanity
All people are sinners and need to have a saving relationship with God. People are made children of God when they repent of their sin, place their trust in Jesus Christ, and commit their life to him (Genesis 1:26,27; 3:1,24; Romans 3:25; 5:12-18; 1 John 1:8).
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit continually draws believers closer to God, transforms them into the image of Jesus Christ, so that they will live a life that is pleasing to God. He empowers them for ministry and distributes spiritual gifts to the Church. (John 16:5-15; Romans 8:16, 23, 26, 27; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Titus 2:1, 12-13; Galatians 5:22-23)
Baptism and Communion
Baptism and communion are two ordinances the Lord has given the Church. Because PASCO is not a church, we do not practice these ordinances during the program but rather encourage each to participate in these in the churches where we partner. (Baptism: Acts 2:38-41; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:26-40; 10:47; 18:8; Romans 6:3-4. Communion: Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)
The One Universal Church
Though it has multitudes of diverse expressions, there is only one Universal Church of Jesus Christ. It consists of all who have a relationship with Jesus Christ. The primary purpose of the Church is to use every possible means to advance the Kingdom of God against the kingdom of Satan. (Romans 12:4-6; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; Ephesians 2:19-22; 4:12-16; Hebrews 10:24-25)