Clyde Gospel Hall
We are your neighbors and friends; believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. This local assembly was established in 1962. It is the Lord Himself that is the head of His Church. As such, it is His prerogative to establish local assemblies and also to extinguish them according to His good pleasure. At this time, it is the Lord's mind to remove this particular testimony in Clyde Ohio. Due to decline in health, domicile changes and death, we no longer have a plurality in the oversight and therefore as of September 1, 2021 we are no longer able to meet as a local assembly.
Nevertheless, there is still a great deal of Biblical teaching here so please enjoy exploring our website to learn more about us and about what we believe the scriptures say about ourselves and our world.
The Gospel Hall was simply a hall or building where the good news of Jesus Christ was preached. A local church, or Christian Assembly, is a group of believers who meet together recognizing that Jesus Christ is Lord and that, apart from any denominational names, His Name is the only true gathering center of the church. (Matthew 18:20) We are not part of any denomination and we don’t take any name for ourselves other than the ones given to groups of believers in the Bible. These are names that belong to, and are descriptive of, all true Christians regardless of denominational associations.
What We Believe
The Bible is God’s final word to man. (Hebrews 1:2) We believe it is Divinely inspired and absolutely accurate from the very first verse. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
There is one true God who eternally exists in three equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:4) Jesus Christ is the only begotten and eternal Son of God, miraculously conceived, born of a virgin, and the only One whose life and nature is absolutely sinless. (John 1:1; Matthew 1:18,23; 1 John 3:5)
Every soul that receives Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal Savior is born again and becomes a member of 'Body of Christ' (1 Corinthians 12:27). This is a spiritual body of believers both living and dead that the Lord Himself has called out of the world system. These individuals are spoken of as Believers (Acts 5:14), Brethren (Matthew 23:8), Disciples (Acts 6:1), Christians (Acts 11:26) and Saints (Romans 1:7). This unity of faith forms the basis of scriptural fellowship in a local assembly where true believers can enjoy and exercise all of their spiritual privileges and responsibilities.
What We Teach
The earth was created in six, literal 24 hour days. (Genesis 2:1)
Man was created purposefully and directly by the Word of God and is not a product of chance evolutionary processes. (Genesis 1:27) God built into every living creature the genetic capacity to adapt to changes in its environment, while producing seed in itself ‘according to its kind.’ (Genesis 1:24, 25) Some scientists refer to this variability within species as ‘micro-evolution'.
The first man, Adam, was created in perfection but was ruined by his disobedience to God. As a result mankind is universally and utterly sinful by nature and it is impossible for him to be saved by his own works or religious observances. (Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5)
Man is entirely unfit for the presence of God in his natural state and must be born again before he can enter heaven. (John 3:3)
Christ Jesus fully and eternally paid the penalty of man’s sin at the cross of Calvary. God Himself gave witness to this through the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from among the dead. (1 Corinthians 15:17-20)
When a sinner receives Christ by faith, all sins are forever forgiven through the merit of blood of Jesus Christ. (Acts 16:31; John 1:12; Colossians 1:14)
All who are thus saved should be baptized by immersion in obedience to the Lord. However, baptism itself confers no merit for attaining salvation.
Every believer is commanded to remember the Lord by observation of the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week. (Acts 20:27) Only those who are clean in life and at peace with God are qualified to partake of the emblems of bread and wine. (1 Corinthians 11:27-32)
Only those who die in Christ will go to be with Him in heaven, and tragically, all that have rejected Him will suffer conscious and eternal torment. (Luke 16:28; 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10)
The Lord Jesus is coming again to the earth to receive the living saints and raise all who have died in Christ. He will later establish His Kingdom with them on the earth and reign with them for 1000 years. (Psalm 2:6,7 ; John 14:1-3; Revelation 20:6)
At the end of this Millennium, all of the unconverted dead will rise again to the judgment of the “Great White Throne” and there will be judged by God Himself according to “those things which were written in the books” and finally, "cast into the Lake of Fire” (John 5;28, 29; Acts 17:31; Revelation 20:11-15)
Come and See the Salvation of the Lord
If you are not saved, our greatest desire and prayer is that you would seek the Lord while He may be found. The Gospel that is preached on this website is “the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes.” Romans 1:16
God has made His salvation very simple so that people of any station in life out of every tongue and tribe and nation may receive it. We presently live in a day of grace, but that day or age is quickly coming to a close.
This world is quickly moving toward the establishment of a one world government, one world religion and one world economy with Satan himself as its head. Only the presence of the Holy Spirit indwelling His church (called out ones) restrains this from happening. So it is no wonder that believers in Christ are the evil one's object of wrath.
After this age is complete and God's church is complete, God will once again turn His attention to the nation of Israel to fulfill His promises to them of Land, Seed and Blessing. According to the Lord's own words, it will be a time of intense persecution of Israel;
"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." - Matthew 24:21-22 KJV
At the end of that 7 year period, the Lord will put down all of His enemies, returning to the mount of Olives from heaven. At that time He will set up His Kingdom, ruling from David's throne in Jerusalem. (For a more complete explanation of the coming kingdom, please refer to Dr Andy Woods book and series: The Coming Kingdom
In the coming years (2021 and beyond) until the church is removed from the earth, a great deal of unthinkable evil will be revealed. It should be come clear to you that you have a stark choice to make. If you choose to refuse the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, you will remain a slave and tool of Satan. You will remain under the condemnation of the Devil. His doom is sure as will be yours.
"And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. ... And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." - Revelation 20:10, 15 KJV