Parkview Gospel Hall

Christians gathered together in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
Our Belief
God
We believe there is one God, the Creator of all, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (1 Chron. 29:11; Matt. 28:19; Jn. 10:30; 2 Cor. 3:14)

The Scriptures
We believe that the scriptures were written by men, who were inspired by God, through the power of the Holy Spirit of God, is without error. (2 Pet. 1:21), (2 Tim. 3:16)
We believe the scriptures are the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.  (Isa. 40:8; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21)
We believe in the sufficiency of the scriptures:
i) For guidance for salvation.  (Rom. 3:28, 5:1, 10:9; Gal. 3:24)
ii) For instructions in the Christian faith. (Rom. 6:1-23; 2 Cor. 13:9; 1 Thess. 4:13)

Christ
We believe in the deity of Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious, substitutionary, and sacrificial death upon the cross for the remission of our sins, and His subsequent burial, resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father (Matt. 1:18-25; Lk. 1:31; 1 Pet. 2:22; 1 Jn. 1:7; 1 Cor. 15:4; Acts 1:9;
Heb. 8:1)

The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit has been sent by the Father and Son to prove the glorification of Christ.  (Jn. 7:39) 
i) To be a comforter as the Lord was. (Jn. 14:16)   
ii) To “bring all things to your remembrance” (Jn.14:26); “guide you into all truth” and “show you things to come” (Jn. 16:13). 
The Holy Spirit can convict the human being of sin, righteousness and judgment to come.  (Jn. 16:8)
He indwells the believer.  (Rom. 8:9) 
He intercedes for us before the Father.  (Rom. 8:26)

The Christian
At the moment of one putting their dependence on Christ alone for salvation, the individual is made a child of God, possessing eternal life.  Having been justified, sanctified and sealed with the Holy Spirit, is safe and secure for all eternity (Jn. 1:12; 10:28; Rom. 4:25; 1 Cor. 6:11; Eph. 1:13-14). 
The Holy Spirit operates in the conviction and conversion of the sinner and in the sanctification of the believer whom He indwells at the time of their conversion.  (Jn. 16:13-14; Eph. 1:13; 1 Cor. 6:19)
The Holy Spirit was given to teach, therefore the believer seeks the guidance of the Holy Spirit to understand scripture and to make it their authority in their individual lives, fellowship and service.  (Jn. 14:26; 1Jn. 2:27; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Jn. 16:13)
We hold that we are commissioned by the Lord to preach, teach and baptize. 
Baptism is commanded by the Lord for all born again believers. 
Baptism by immersion publicly signifies that the believer, having died to his old self and life of sin, is identified and buried with Christ in baptism.  (Matt. 28:19-20; Rom. 6:3-4)

Salvation
We believe Salvation is for the “whosoever” irrespective of background, color, creed or nationality.  (John 3:16)
The Bible makes it clear “All” have sinned and are totally helpless to aid in ones own salvation.  (Rom. 3:23, 24)
Salvation is provided through the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and is the only ground for a sinner’s justification and acceptance by God. (Jn. 10:28; Rom. 5:1; 1 Cor. 1:2; Eph. 1:13; 1 Cor. 15:3; Rom. 4:25; Eph. 1:6)

Baptism
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of believers only, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Being an ordinance of God it should be observed by all Christians after being Born Again. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:41; Acts 8:26-39)

The Church
The universal church: the Body of Christ, composed of all those who accept by faith Jesus as Saviour and confess Him as Lord.   This means that the church as a whole is not an organization, but a living organism,
described in Scripture as the “Body of Christ”.  (Eph. 1:22-23, 2:20-22; 1 Cor. 12:12-13)
The local assembly or church: is the local expression of the whole Body.
That those who meet accept no name whether sectarian or denomination, but those common to all Christians.
We believe that the local church or assembly has entire and final responsibility in matters of self-government, discipline and reception, free from all interference of any hierarchy of individuals, parties, or organizations, the only head being the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 18:20; Acts 2:42-46; Romans 12:5)

Lord’s Supper 
That the Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ to be observed on the first day of each week by Christians only, for the remembrance of the Lord in the breaking of bread and drinking of the cup. (Luke: 22:19-20; Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34)