Evangelicals – aren’t they the people you see on the TV with their hands raised skyward and glazed expressions on their faces? Television, wrongly, has presented this distorted image of an evangelical. The word comes from the Greek in which the New Testament was written originally. It really speaks of the ‘good news’ of the gospel, ‘glad tidings’ as the Christmas Carols say. It really means that we, Evangelicals, seek by the Grace of God, to base all that we do upon God’s inspired word The Holy Bible. We want to show how relevant the word of God is for the present day by putting into practice what God says to us there. We believe God will not add to his word, and look forward to the final revelation when Jesus Christ returns to this world.
When you come into our meeting place you can’t help but notice that the bells you may hear are in a spire on a different building. There are no stained glass windows. Inside there is no altar: not a crucifix or even a cross. The building is not the church for God’s word, the bible, declares that it is the believers who come together in membership that are really the church. They, not the building, are the living stones which God is making into a spiritual temple. Of course throughout history people have been more concerned with the places of worship than the people who worship. That’s why we have great Cathedrals in our cities, but God is not interested in great historical monuments but in people who, by His grace, are called to let their lives show forth His glory. For this reason we seek to make the Bible’s truth concerning the unsearchable riches of Jesus Christ known to all.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations … teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you: …” (Matt.28:19-20)