about us

Marine Hall is an independent assembly of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that through repentance and faith in Him, all may receive eternal life and the forgiveness of sins. We hold to all the fundamentals of the evangelical faith as outlined in the Word of God the Bible - and summarised below:


Some important things the Bible teaches


The Holy Bible
The Scriptures, in both the Old and New Testaments, are the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant and infallible and are the only authority in faith and life. (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Psalm 19:7-9)

The Godhead
There is one God who eternally exists in three persons. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one in essence and equal in power and glory, possessing precisely the same attributes and perfection. God is holy, just and good. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14)

The Condition of Man
Man was created by God in His image and likeness, without sin. Adam sinned by breaking the law of God and as a result his race fell. Man inherited a sinful nature and is spiritually dead. Because of sinful acts he is guilty before God and under His condemnation. Man is incapable of remedying his lost condition or securing his release from divine condemnation. (Gen. 1:26; 3:1-24; John 3:17; Rom. 3:10-18; 5:12; Eph. 2:1-3)

The Person and Work of Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin in order that He might save sinful man. He voluntarily gave Himself as a sacrifice on the cross thereby satisfying the demands of God’s righteousness against sin. He gave proof that He accomplished that sacrificial work to God’s glory by His bodily resurrection from the grave and His ascension to the right hand of the Father. He is the only mediator between God and man. (John 1:1-2, 14, 18; Luke 1:34, 35; Rom. 3:24-26; 8:34; 1 Tim. 2:5-6)

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit permanently indwells and seals every believer in Christ and fills those who are yielded to Him. Through Him the believer in Christ has the ability to live a life for the glory of God. (John 14:16, 17; Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30; 5:18; 1 John 2:20; Gal. 5:16-26)

Salvation is the gift of God’s grace given to all who repent and believe on His Son. Salvation is from the penalty, power, and presence of sin and it puts people in a right relationship with God. It is solely the work of God from inception to completion. Salvation cannot be gained by good works; it is a free gift for all who put their trust in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the Cross. All who trust in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord are forgiven, saved from their sins and declared to be righteous in God’s sight. They are born into the family of God by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. God’s purpose in saving His people is that those who are saved bring glory to Him by their lives and that they will eternally be conformed to the image of His Son. (Eph.1:7; 2:8-9; John 1:12; 2 Cor. 5:21; Phil. 1:6; Titus 2:11-14; Rom. 8:29-30)

Eternal Security and Present Responsibility
All those who are saved by God’s grace are kept by His power and are secure in Christ for ever. This assurance, however, is no reason for continuing in sin. True faith in Christ is expressed by a fruitful, God-pleasing life. (John 10:27-29; Rom. 8:29-34; 1 John 5:13; John 15:8)

The Church
The church, called in the Scripture the body of Christ, is a spiritual organism. Every person who has trusted Jesus Christ for salvation in this present age (which is bounded by the day of Pentecost at its beginning and the rapture of the church at its end) is in that church. A local church, as established in the Scripture, is made up of believers who have been baptized by immersion who are gathered together for worship, instruction, fellowship, and service. The pattern for local church principles and practice is clearly taught in Scripture. This includes the autonomy of the local church (there were no denominations in Scripture), the diversity of spiritual gifts and the liberty for them to operate, the distinction of function between men and women and the weekly remembrance of the Lord Jesus at the Lord’s Supper. (Eph. 1:22; 1 Cor. 11-14; Acts 2:42; 13:1-2; 20:6-7; 1 Tim. 2-3)

The Second Coming of Christ
Believers await the personal, imminent coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to the air for His Church and His subsequent return to earth to establish His kingdom. (1 Thess. 4:13-18; Zech. 14:4-11; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-6)

The Eternal State
At death the souls of those who have trusted Christ for salvation are at home, with Christ, which is far better. At Christ's coming for the Church bodies and souls will be reunited. They shall then be with Him forever in glory. Also, at death the souls of unbelievers remain in conscious misery until the final judgment of the Great White Throne at the close of the Millennium. Then the soul and body will be reunited and cast into the lake of fire. The lost will not be annihilated but separated from God forever in conscious punishment. (Luke 16:9-26, 2 Cor. 5:8, Phil. 1:23, 2 Thess. 1:7-9, Rev. 20:11-15; 21:8)