What We Believe

Discover our beliefs and what we as a body of believers hold to.

Our Purpose

To praise and worship God and to make known our Lord Jesus Christ’s glorious message: That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). He appeared in person to many after He was raised from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:5-8).

A Welcoming Church

Our Pattern

West Hill Gospel Hall is a meeting place for Christians who gather to worship in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 18:20). We follow the New Testament pattern of a local church: They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42) We are not affiliated with any denominational group, but are under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God (the Bible) alone. (Ephesians 1:22) We observe in simplicity the two ordinances that our Lord Jesus Christ requested of His people:

Baptism by immersion for everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:36-38, Romans 6:3,4).

The Lord’s Supper (the Breaking of Bread), where we, as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, gather on the first day of the week, in response to His request “This do in remembrance of Me” and “proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” (Luke 11:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Acts 20:7).

Our Principal Beliefs

The Bible is the divinely inspired word of God, the complete revelation of His will to people, our infallible (without error) and all-sufficient guide for eternal salvation and living the Christian life the way He wants us to. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, fully God and fully man, was perfect in every way, in perfect obedience to God the Father, God the Son willing went to the cross, died, was buried, and rose again on the third day, just as He said. He returned to heaven, so that He could send the Holy Spirit to empower his disciples to spread the gospel. (Matthew 1:18, John 1:14, 1 Corinthians 15:4, 1 John 4:2)

Is Jesus really coming back?

The time is quickly approaching when Jesus’ body, the church, will be raptured (taken up) to heaven when Jesus comes in the air. This is set to happen before the Great Tribulation and before the revelation of Jesus’ glorious coming to earth to reign in righteousness (1 Thessalonians 1:10 and 4:13-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10).

How does the Bible explain the current human condition?

People are absolutely unable, by their own efforts, to save themselves from the eternal separation from God that results because of our sinful nature that we inherited as a result of the Fall (the first sin) in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3, Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 20:11-15).

Is there a remedy for this current condition?

Jesus Christ, by shedding His blood on the cross, was the perfect sacrifice and completely and eternally redeemed us (bought us back). As a result of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, any person who believes in Him is both immediately and eternally saved from the penalty of sin, which is eternal separation from God (1 Peter 1:18-19, John 3:16, John 10:28-30, Romans 5:8, Hebrews 9:26, 1 John 5:11-13). All who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are united to Him in one body, the church. Jesus who rose and ascended to Heaven is the Head of this body, the church (1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Ephesians 1:22-23, Colossians 1:18).