What We Believe

We would like to introduce ourselves. Community Gospel Chapel is an assem­bly of Christians who gather simply and solely in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matt. 18:20), (the only one in whom there is salvation, Acts 4:12), to worship and grow in grace.

Doctrine

We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testament are verbally inspired by God. They constitute the supreme and final authority in faith and life, and are infallible. (II Tim. 3:16, II Peter 1:21)

We believe that the Bible

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God is one, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19)

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin, and the only one whose life was absolutely sinless. (I John 5:20, Matt. 1:18-23, I John 3:5)

Man has fallen. Man was created in the image of God. He was ruined by the fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and utterly sinful by nature. Thereby he incurs not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. It is impos­sible for him to be saved by his own works or religious observances. Man must be born again before he can enter heaven. (Rom. 3:23, John 3:3,7; Rom. 5:12, Eph. 2:8-9, John 3:3)

On Calvary’s Cross, Christ fully and eter­nally paid the penalty for sin, through his shed blood. Any person who repents of his sin and receives Jesus Christ as his personal savior is immediately and eternally saved, is born again by the Holy Spirit, and is united to Him in one body, the Church, of which He is the head. (Heb. 10:12, Luke 13:5, John 10:28-30, John 6:47, John 3:36)

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is coming again, to raise those who have died believ­ing in Him, and those believers who are still alive, taking them to be with Him eternally. (I Thess. 4:14-17, Phil. 3:20, 21)

There will be a judgment where the unjust, those who reject Christ as their Savior, will be condemned to hell. The just will reign eternally with Christ. (John 3:16-18, Rev. 20:11-15)

We adopt no other names than those given in the Bible, such as Christians, Saints, Brethren, Disciples, and Believers. These names are used to describe all who are members of the Church, which is called “The Body of Christ”. (Eph. 1:22-23)

Baptism:

We believe in baptism by immersion of all true believers upon confession of faith in Christ. (Matt. 28:19, Acts 8:36-39)

The Lord’s Supper (Communion):

We remember our Lord and His death for us in celebrating the Lord’s Supper. (Luke 22: 19-20, Acts 20:7, I Cor. 11:24-29