Parkview Street Gospel Hall

234 Parkview Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we?

We are Christians who gather simply in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
"For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20
"In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ." I Corinthians 5:4

We are non-denominational, owning only such names as are given to the children of God in the New Testament Scriptures, such as: believers, brethren, saints, Christians, etc., any of which satisfactorily describes all who belong to Christ.
"The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch." Acts 11:26
"To the saints and faithful brethren which are  at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." Colossians 1:2

We have no formulated creed, but accept the Bible, which we believe to be verbally inspired. The Word of God is our infallible guide in all things.
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." II Timothy 3:16

We are those who observe in simplicity the ordinances left by the Lord Jesus for His people, namely:

Baptism of true believers in Christ.
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19
"Many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized." Acts 18:8

The Lord's Supper.
"And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, 'This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me." Luke 22:19
"And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers." Acts 2:42
"For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread: and when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, 'Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.' After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, 'This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.' For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till He come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord." I Corinthians 11:23-27

Similar groups of believers in Christ, following the New Testament pattern, meet in all parts of the world.

What do we believe?

The Bible is the Word of God, revealing His mind to us.
"And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." II Timothy 3:15-16
"Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Spirit teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual." I Corinthians 2:13
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." II Peter 1:21

That the One God eternally exists in three equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19
"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all." II Corinthians 13:14

That Jesus Christ is the only begotten and eternal Son of God, miraculously born of the virgin Mary, and the only One whose life was absolutely sinless.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1
"Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto Him in a dream, saying, 'Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins.' Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 'Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name 'Emmanuel," which being interpreted is, 'God with us.'" Matthew 1:18-23

The total depravity of man through the fall in Eden's garden, and that it is impossible for man to be saved by his own works or religious observances.
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

That on the cross Christ paid the full penalty of sin forever, and any person who in faith rests upon that finished work immediately receives the forgiveness of sins and eternal life.
"Verily, Verily, I say unto you, 'He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.'" John 5:24
"When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, 'It is finished': and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost." John 19:30
"And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life: and He that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." I John 5:11-13

That God set His seal of approval to Christ's work by raising Him from the dead.
"To whom also He showed Himself alive after His passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God." Acts 1:3
"This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He hath shed for this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, 'The Lord said unto my Lord, 'Sit Thou on My right hand, until I make Thy foes Thy footstool." Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ." Acts 2:32-36
"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:9-11

The eternal punishment of every person who refuses to accept Christ as personal Saviour.
"Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." John 5:28-29
"How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him?" Hebrews 2:3
"And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Revelation 20:11-15

That the Lord Jesus Christ is coming again for His own, raising those who have died believing in Him, changing the living believers, and taking them all to be forever with Him.
"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." I Thessalonians 4:14-17
"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." John 14:3

Why are we here?

To preach the gospel freely -- our objective being "souls for Christ," and not just merely church membership.

To teach children the Bible way to heaven. We invite you to send your children to our Sunday School.

We cordially invite you to attend our services. Come and bring your Bible.

A hearty welcome awaits you!

How We Answered These Questions

We try to base how we gather and what we believe 100% upon what the Bible says about these things. We try to come to the Bible without our own ideas. This means that we do not look through the Bible to try to justify something. We desire to simply obey what the Bible teaches, recognizing that the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God.