To join in praise and worship to God and to make know the glorious message of our Lord Jesus Christ, how that Christ died for our sin according to the Scriptures, was buried and rose again the third day, appearing in person unto many after His bodily resurrection (I Cor.15:3-8).
This assembly of Christians is not affiliated with any denominational group, and is subject to the Lord and to the Word of God.
The early church met together and "continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread and in prayers" (Acts 2:42). Thus the Listowel Bible Chapel is a meeting place for Christians who gather soley in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matt. 18:20) to follow out the New Testament pattern of a local church. We observe in simplicity the two ordinances left by the Lord Jesus Christ for His people, namely:
1. Baptism by immersion for all true believers in Christ (Matt. 28:19; Acts 8:38;Rom.6:3-4).
2. The Lord's Supper, where as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we gather in reponse to His own request. "This do in rememberance or me" and to "show the Lord's death till He come" (Luke 22:19-20;Acts 2:42;Acts 20:7; I Cor.11:23-26).
Our Principal Beliefs
The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, the complete revelation of His mind and will to man, and our infallible and all-sufficient guide for salvation and for the Christian life (II Tim. 3:15;II Peter 1:20-21). That the Godhead is a trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth and His perfect, sinless humanity (John 1:1; Phil.2:6; Matt. 1:18-25; I John 3:5). The total depravity of the nature of man through the fall in the Garden of Eden, and the absolute inability of man to save himself from eternal punishment by his own works (Gen.3; Rom.3:23; Eph.2:8-9; Heb. 9:27; Rev.20:11-15). The finished work of Christ on the Cross of Calvary, through which sacrifice Christ has effected complete and eternal redemption. Because of Christ's death, burial and resurrection, any person who truly believes in Him is both immediately and eternally saved from the penalty of sin (Heb. 9:26; John 3:16; Rom. 5:8; John 10:28-30; I John 5:11-13). That all who have believed in Christ are united to Him in the one Body of Christ, the Church, of which He is the risen and ascended Head (I Cor.12:12-14; Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1:18). The rapture of the Church at the coming of the Lord in the air (I Thes.4:13-17). The revelation of Christ in the glory at His Second Advent to the earth to reign in righteousness (II Thes.1:6-10).