Kirkby Gospel Hall
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1. That the Bible is the word of God
The Divine plenary inspiration, authority, and sufficiency of the Holy Scripture; 2 Timothy 3. 15-17; 1 Peter 1. 10-12; 2 Peter 1. 20-21; Psalm 19. 7-11

2. In the trinity and unity within the trinity of Divine persons.
The unity of the Godhead with the distinction of persons in that unity, namely the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit to each of whom equal honour is due; Deuteronomy 6. 4; Genesis 1. 2, 26; John 1. 1-2; 5. 17, 22-23; 14. 25-26; Philippians 2. 6; Hebrews 1. 1-3, 8

3. (a) In the virgin birth and humanity of Christ.
That the Son of God truly became man being begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; Galatians 4. 4; Matthew 1. 20-25; Luke 1. 35; John 1. 14
(b) In the death of Christ for sin.
That His death was a sacrifice to God and a propitiation for sins; Romans 3. 25; 2 Corinthians 5. 21; Hebrews 9. 24-28; 10. 12-14
(c) That Christ was raised from the dead; Matthew 28. 5-7; 1 Corinthians 15. 20
(d) In the ascension of Christ
That He ascended to the right hand of God and is now the all-sufficient high priest of His people; Mark 16. 19-20; Luke 24. 50-51; Acts 1. 9; Ephesians 4. 8-10
(e) In the return of Christ for His Church at the rapture and later to the earth.
That He will come again to receive His people unto Himself and, subsequently, to set up His Kingdom; John 14. 3; 1 Thessalonians 4. 13-18; Luke 1. 32-33; Isaiah 9. 6-7; Daniel 2. 44-45

4. In the Fall of man
That in consequence of the fall (sin) of Adam, man became lost and is at enmity against God: that he is also without strength to do the will of God; Psalm 53. 2-3; Luke 19. 10; Romans 3. 19; 5. 6, 12-19; 8. 5-7

5. Salvation is a work of the Spirit of God
The need of the Holy Spirit's work in regeneration and sanctification; John 3. 5-8; 16. 8-11; Titus 3. 4-7; 2 Thessalonians 2. 13-14

6. (a) Justification is by faith alone
That the justification of the sinner before God is by faith alone in Christ who died for our sins and rose again for our justification; Romans 3. 21-26; 4. 4-5; 5. 1; Galatians 2. 16
(b) Every justified one is also born of God;
John 1. 12-13; James 1. 18; 1 Peter 1. 23
(c) That new birth will be evident in a changed life
That such new birth results in and is made evident by holiness of life and good works; Ephesians 2. 10; 4. 24; Titus 3. 4-8

7. (a) In the truth that death is not the end. The body may die but the spirit and soul are eternal.
That at death the spirit of man does not cease to exist or become unconscious; Ecclesiastes 12. 7; Luke 16. 19-31; 23. 43; 2 Corinthians 5. 6-8;
(b) In the resurrection of the dead, either to eternal life in Christ, or death and eternal punishment.
That the dead will be raised either to life or to condemnation and that the blessedness of the righteous and the punishment of the unrighteous will be alike eternal. 1 Corinthians 15. 51-57; Philippians 3. 20-21; Romans 14. 9-10; 2 Corinthians 5. 10; Daniel 12. 2; Acts 17. 31; Revelation 20. 11-15;
What we believe . . .