We meet for the purposes stated in Acts 2:42.
We gather to worship God (John 4:23-24), to teach and build up believers so that they can minister to the church (Ephesians 4:11-16), to preach the Gospel of Christ to the world (Mark 16:15), and to fellowship with Christ and with one another in Him (1 John 1:1-4)
We believe that there is only one, true and living God (Jeremiah 10:10) who eternally exists in three persons: God the Father (Ephesians 4:6), God the Son (John 1:14), and God the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23); that He is the Son of God (Luke 1:35); that He was crucified, buried and rose again the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-4); that He is now at the right hand of God the Father (Hebrews 1:3); and that He will return for His Church (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
We believe that the death of the Lord Jesus Christ was accepted by God the Father as full payment for our sin (Hebrews 9:28); and that salvation comes to all who, through faith, trust Him and His work alone to bring them to God (1 Peter 3:18).
We believe in the Eternal Redemption of everyone who believes in our Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:12); and in the Eternal Punishment of everyone who does not have faith in Him (John 3:36).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is one with the Father and the Son (1 Thessalonians 4:8); that He is present in the world (John 16:7-13); and that He lives in every Christian (1 Corinthians 3:16) from the moment of salvation (Ephesians 1:13-14).
We believe that all
scripture is given by
inspiration of God and is the final authority for teaching,
reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness (2
Fairview Hall Church is a local meeting of Christians (followers of Christ) in Dublin who seek to gather solely to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Christ is the head of the church (Colossians 1:18), which is His body (Ephesians 1:22-23), and which is made up of all true followers of Him. Since the local gathering of believers is the local representation of Christ’s body, He is also the head of our local church.
The Lord Jesus Christ guides us through a plural number of male Elders, in accord with the New Testament Scriptures (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9). Deacons are also appointed by the elders to assist in ministering to the church (1 Timothy 3:8-13; Acts 6:1-7).
We stand on the supreme authority of the Scriptures, which are
inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16). We rely on the Spirit of God
alone to reveal, teach and illuminate the wisdom, truth and
instruction revealed in the Scriptures. The Lord Jesus Christ
is the Word of God and
our only Foundation (John 1:1, 14; 1 Corinthians 3:11).
We desire to whole-heartedly follow the Word of God, interpreting the Scriptures with the Scriptures through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We only receive teaching, and teachers, who believe and follow this rule. We do not accept tradition or reasoning of men which do not correspond with the Scriptures. However we do take seriously what the Holy Spirit has taught those who have gone before us.
This is the gospel in which we stand: “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. He was buried and rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Forgiveness comes through faith and trust in the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ alone, which brings us to God having made peace between God and us (Romans 5:1-2).
13 Annesley Bridge Road
Fairview, Dublin 3
(086) 227 3509 - ask for Cherian
(087) 980 4058 - ask for Tony
(01) 845 3737 - ask for Wesley
(01) 280 6208 - ask for Jim