Gospel City Church is a Christian church in the reformed tradition that believes in the authority of the Christian scriptures for life and practice.
Statement of confession
Gospel City Church is a self-governing church that believes in the authority of the Christian scriptures for our life and practice. The formal principle of the Protestant Reformation was the belief that the Scriptures alone are the final authority for faith and practice. The Bible tells us what we are to believe about God and what duty He requires of us. It is God’s complete and final revelation to us; therefore, we must not add to it or subtract from it. We believe that the Bible is sufficient to ‘thoroughly equip’ us for every good work (2 Timothy 3:17). We believe that the Bible (the revelation given to us through the apostles and the prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone) is the foundation of the church that has already been laid. The church’s foundation is complete and sufficient. Therefore, special revelation in the form of visions, dreams, tongues, or prophecies have ceased.
However, we live in a day of doctrinal vagueness and confusion, so we need to be clear about what we believe the Bible teaches. Therefore, we are a confessional church, i.e., we have a written Confession of Faith that clearly states what we believe the Scriptures teach. We fully subscribe to the historic London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689. We do not hold our Confession as equal to or above Scriptures, but as an accurate expression of the system of doctrine taught in Scriptures. As such, it is a great help in our faith, both as an assistance in controversy and as an instrument of edification and instruction.