What We Believe
The Gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. We believe that Jesus Christ is God and that He became a man in order to die on the cross as a substitute for sinners. (John 1:1, 14, 29).
He rose from the dead three days later, and today He is in Heaven at the Father’s right hand. (1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Hebrews 1:3).
We believe that mankind is born with a sinful nature. Our sin separates us from God and renders us helpless to save ourselves. Only through the death of Christ can we be cleansed and forgiven. (Romans 3:23,24; Romans 5:6, 19).
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith. Eternal life is found exclusively in the person and sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. Salvation can only be obtained by personally receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 10:9).
We believe that Heaven is the eternal home of those who believe and that Hell is the destiny of those who remain in unbelief (John 14:1-3; John 8:21; Luke 16:19-31).
No summary could adequately capture the whole of what we believe, but the foundation of our faith is God’s word, the Bible. We believe that the Bible is the living, unchanging Word of God. Every word is inspired by God. It is completely relevant and reliable and is sufficient to meet all our spiritual needs. (2 Timothy 3:16).
We are gathered to the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ alone (Matthew 18:20).
Our building name, ‘Gospel Hall’ is indicative of the priority we give the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We devote a time at least every Sunday to preaching the Gospel (Romans 1:16).
We are not part of a denomination. We do enjoy fellowship with a large number of churches throughout the world on the basis of a common understanding of the Word of God.
We aim to give Christ His rightful place as Lord, Head, and Chief Shepherd. Spiritual activity such as preaching, teaching, collective prayer and worship, is a shared responsibility.
Church leadership is through a body of elders who are accountable to God, and whose only authority is the Word of God (Acts 20:27).