Updates
13th August, 2020
COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS
While we are now in Phase 3 of the Scottish Government’s recovery plan, we still have to limit which services can take place in the church building. This means our family service will be streamed live on Facebook each Sunday for the duration of Phase 3.

Everyone is welcome to join us on Sunday at 1 pm for our Facebook Live Family Service.

The hall will be open on a Sunday morning for our breaking of bread service, which is for members of the church only.

We will continue to have videos for bible teaching available to watch here, on YouTube, and our website too.

 

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What we believe
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SALVATION:
There is only one way of salvation and this is not by our works of righteousness (Titus 3:5), but by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus (Ephesians 2:8).  The Lord Jesus said "I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE" (John 14:6). We cannot save ourselves, through any good works, efforts or cleaning ourselves up (Ephesians 2:9, Philippians 3:9), we are helpless in our own ability to do anything to appease a Holy God (Romans 8:8).  And only by recognising that we are all sinners (Romans 3:23) and believing on the Lord Jesus Christ alone for Salvation (Acts 16:30-31) we can be saved.  We recognise the need for repentance, which is a change of mind towards God, and faith in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21).  We believe that it is mans responsibility of Salvation to just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ by faith (Acts 26:18, Romans 4:4-5, Gal 2:16), and that the work has been completed solely by the Lord Jesus Christ when He died on the cross for our sins, was buried and He rose again the third day according to the scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). We also believe that Salvation is open to the whosoever (Rom 10:13), as God is not willing that ANY should perish (Ezekiel 33:11a, 1 Tim 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9).  And it is up to the individual to receive salvation of their own accord (Rom 1:16, Rom 3:22, Rom 3:26, 1 Cor 1:21, Gal 3:22, 1 Thess 4:14, 1 Tim 4:10).

 
ETERNAL SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER:
Those who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ are sealed with the Holy spirit of promise (Ephesians 1:13) and are secure in Christ until the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30).  The bible teaches that as believers in the Lord Jesus we come into an inheritance given to us by God (Acts 20:32, Eph 1:11-18, Col 1:12), and our inheritace is not corrupted and cannot be taken back, eternally secure and kept by the power of God (1 Peter 1:4-5).


THE BIBLE:
The Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant word of God. It is completely true and without error (1 Peter 1:23). We believe all that the Bible teaches and believe it is the final authority for faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16;).  We acknowledge that God promised to preserve His word unto every generation (Psalm 12:6-7).  We acknowlegde that we must rightly divide the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15) to understand the Gospel and various other doctrines for the Church today, as written by the Apostle Paul (Romans 2:16, 2 Timothy 3:10).

GOD:
We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three distinct persons, the bible records this as the Godhead (Romans 1:20),  Father, Son and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7). We acknowledge that the Father is God (Galatians 1:1), the Son is God (1 Timothy 3:16) and the Holy Spirit is God (Romans 8:11, 2 Corinthians 3:17).  We acknowledge that the Lord Jesus Christ is head of the Church (Eph 5:23) and that He is equal to the Father (Phil 2:6-11).  We believe that Christ is eternal (Micah 5:2) and He created all things, in which nothing was created without His hand (John 1:1-3, John 1:10, Eph 3:9, Col 1:16-17, Heb 1:8-10). We also believe that He is separate from the angels (Heb 1:5-6).


BAPTISM:
We believe in baptism by water immersion after a sinner believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, and not before (Acts 8:36-37).  We do not practice infant baptism as this is not recorded in the scriptures.  We do not believe that baptism saves anyone, as this is not part of the Gospel (1 Cor 1:17), and results in works.  Water Baptism is to acknowledge to those around that you have new life in the Lord Jesus Christ.


THE LORD'S SUPPER:
We acknowledge that we are to remember the Lord by way of His death, burial and resurrection (Luke 22:19-20).  We remember Him by taking bread which is symbolic of His body which was broken for us, and drink the cup of wine which again is symbolic of His blood in which He shed for us (1 Cor 11:23-25).  We do this often and until the day Christ comes for His bride (1 Cor 11:26).


CHRISTIAN LIVING:
We acknowledge that a believer ought to practice holiness in their lifestyle as befitting a Christian (2 Cor 7:1, 1 Thess 4:7), however this is not a requirement for Salvation (Phil 3:9, Titus 3:4-5, 2 Tim 1:9), but to please the One who has saved us (1 Thess 4:1).  A person cannot please God until they have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ for Salvation by faith alone (Rom 8:8-10). 

 

Teachers and Teaching

We are a small assembly in the heart of Dedridge, where we do invite a range of Christians from various Gospel Halls to preach in our hall or online.

 

 

Community
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As Covid-19 Coronavirus has brought us to a halt, we still value the community and would ask that if anyone requires any help at this present moment in time, to please get in touch with us by e-mail or through our Facebook page and we shall aim to help where we possible can.