We Believe…

The Holy BibleĀ teaches, among other things:

Its own divine authority, absolute accuracy, and verbal inspiration. (II Tim. 3:16, II Peter 1:21).

That the one true God eternally exists in three equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19; II Cor. 13:14).

That Jesus Christ is the only begotten and eternal Son of God, miraculously born of the virgin Mary, and the only One whose life was absolutely sinless. (John 1:1; Matt. 1:18, 23; I John 3:5).

That man is ruined by the fall of Adam in Eden, and is universally and utterly sinful by nature, and that is it impossible for him to be saved by his own works or religious observances. (Rom. 3:23; Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 3:5).

That man is entire unfit for the presence of God in his natural state, and must be “Born again” before he can enter heaven (John 3:3; I Peter 1:23).

That on Calvary’s cross, Christ fully and eternally paid the penalty of sin and completed the work of redemption, God attesting to this finished work in raising Him from among the dead and seating Him at His own right hand in heaven. (I Cor. 15:17-20; Romans 4:25; Acts2:32).

That in accepting Him by faith the sinner is saved, is born again, his sins all forgiven through the merits of His blood shed on the cross. (Acts 16:31; John 1:12; Col 1:14).

That all who are saved should be baptized by immersion in obedience to His will. Also, that they should remember Him by observing the “Lord’s Supper” each Lord’s day. However, only those who are clean in life and sound in doctrine are qualified to partake of this feast. (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Romans 6:4; Acts 2:41; 20:7; I Cor. 11:23-26).

That all who die in Christ, go to be “With Him” in heaven, but that all who die unsaved, go down to hell into conscious eternal torment. (II Cor. 5:6-8; Phil. 1:23; Psalm 9:17; Luke 16:23).

That Christ is coming again, to rapture the living saints and raise the dead in Christ; later to establish His kingdom upon earth. (John 14:3; I Cor 15:51-54; I Thess. 4:13-18; Rev 20:4).

That all the unconverted dead will rise again to the judgment of the “great white throne”, and will there be judged according to “those things which were written in the books”, and finally cast into the “lake of fire”. (John 5:28, 29; Acts 17:31; Rev 20:11-15).

That Christ is the Builder and Head of the Church (Ephesians 2:20, 5:23; Matthew 16:18). In all things, He has the pre-eminence. He is the only perfect example that we must seek to follow.

Although we do not have a visible head, the Bible teaches that the local church is governed by elders and deacons who, according to the Scriptures, are given the spiritual and temporary responsibilities of the local church.

If you are not saved, we have an interest in your soul’s eternal welfare, and we invite you to come and hear the gospel preached from time to time, for it is “The power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth”. (Romans 1:16).

If you are saved, you will be most welcome at the Gospel Hall, and we believe you will find the Spiritual food and fellowship that your soul requires and longs for as a child of God.

If you are a parent, we would be very happy to see your children at our Sunday School where only the plain and simple truths of the Word of God are taught them. We seek to take and individual interest in each child and instruct him in the way that will lead to his salvation early in life, so that he will be kept from evil and live to the glory of God in days to come. Free transportation is gladly provided if you call (412) 672-5384 or (412) 751-5825.