And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 

Statement of faith


"I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom; preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:1-4

"For I rejoice greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as though walkest in truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." 
2 John 3-4


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)

"Besides beloved, we know from Holy Scripture that this doctrine of the death of Christ is the very core of Christianity. Leave out the cross and you have killed the religion of Jesus. Atonement by the blood of Jesus Christ is not an arm of Christian truth; it is the heart of it. Even as the Lord said of the animal, "The blood is the life thereof," so it is true of the gospel; the sacrificial death of Jesus is the very heart of our profession. I know nothing of Christianity without the blood of Christ. No teaching is healthy which throws the cross into the background...If the light of the atonement is put under a bushel, the darkness will be dense. In omitting the cross you have cut the Achilles tendon of the church: it cannot move, nor even stand, when this is gone. Holy work falls to the ground: it faints and dies when the blood of Jesus is taken away. The cross must be put in the front more than ever by the faithful, because so many are unfaithful. Let us endeavor to make amends for the dishonor done to our divine Master by those who deny or dishonor His vicarious sacrifice: let us abide steadfast in this faith while others waver, and preach Christ crucified if all else forbear. Grace, mercy and peace be to all who exalt Christ crucified!"
                                       C.H. Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)
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