Statement of Faith

Southside Bible Chapel is a congregation of Christians who hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith.

We believe:

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, revealing the ruin of man by sin, and his redemption through the atoning death of the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Tim. 3:16; Rom. 3:23; 5:8)

In the triune God of the Bible, the creator of all things, one God in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (John 1:1-3)

In the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, substitutionary death for the sins of men, and His bodily resurrection. (1 Cor. 15:3-4; Matt. 1:21-23; 2 Cor. 5:21)

In the forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus Christ, and that all who receive Christ through believing have eternal life, are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and become members of His Church. (Rom. 3:24; 5:5; 1 Cor. 12:13)

The Church is the dwelling of God through the Holy Spirit, and that its members should gather together unto Christ, and in His name alone, for the purpose of worship, prayer, fellowship, and ministry of the Word of God, recognizing the unity of the one body, the lordship of Christ, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor. 3:16; Acts 2:42)

In the personal, visible, bodily, imminent pre-tribulational return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and a final judgment of men before God. (1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thess. 1:10; 4:16-17; 5:1-4; Rev. 20:12)