What We Believe

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
2 Tim. 3:16,17

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”
2 Cor. 13:14

The Bible teaches us our ruined condition by sin.
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”
Rom. 5:12

The Bible tells us of God’s generous gift of love in Christ.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Jn 3:16

The Bible tells of the complete salvation for all who will put their trust in Him and the condemnation of those who will not.
Jn. 3:18; Rom. 10:9&10; Jn. 5:24

The Lord Jesus Christ, the virgin born Son of God, took upon Himself the punishment for our sins and died on the cross shedding His blood.
Mt. 1:23; 1 Pet. 2:24

The only hope for man is to personally believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and receive Him as Savior. “Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

We believe in the bodily Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and His victorious ascension into Glory where he is now at God’s right hand.
I Cor. 15:3,4; Mark 16:19

We believe in the personal return of Christ, first in the air for the Church and then later to earth. “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;”
Tit. 2:13; 1 Thess 4:15-18

The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit indwells each believer.
“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”
1 Cor. 6:19

We believe the Bible is a sufficient guide for the Christian and a unique charter for Christ’s church.

The Church

We believe the Bible teaches there is only one Church, the Body of Christ, and all who place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ are immediately baptized by the Holy Spirit into one united Spiritual Body.
“. . . And the Lord added to the Church daily such as should be saved.”
Acts 2:47; 1 Cor. 12:12&13

We believe that Christ is the head of the Church.
“And He is the head of the body, the Church.”
Col 1:18; Eph. 1:22

We believe that the Church started on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-47) and will be completed at the coming of Christ for His own in the rapture.
“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
1 Thess. 4:17

We teach that the establishment and continuity of the local church is defined and clearly taught in the New Testament scriptures.
Gal.1:2; Acts 14:23-27; Acts 20: l7, 28; 1 Thess 1:1; 2 Thess. 1:1

We believe that the members of this Spiritual Body are directed to associate themselves in local assemblies.
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
Heb. 10:25

This Church is expressed in a local form here at the Bellevue Gospel Chapel. Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ gather in His name alone for worship, Bible Study, prayer and evangelism. We have no enrolled membership, but seek to receive into fellowship all whom Christ has received to the Glory of God.

The Ordinances

We observe in simplicity the ordinances as commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ namely:
1. Baptism by immersion for believers.
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
Matt. 28:19; Acts 8:37, 38; Rom 6:3-5

2. The Lord’s Supper
“And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them saying, This is my body which is given for you: This do in remembrance of me…”
Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Cor 11:23-29