To Us The Scriptures Clearly Teach
What Do We Believe?
—We accept Christ as our personal Savior, and that he died not only for the Christian, but for the whole world. (1 Timothy 2:5,6; 4:10; John 3:16)
—We accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God and study it in its entirety by seeking the harmony of the complete Scriptural testimony. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17). We do not rely on the creeds or traditions established by the church councils of the Dark Ages.
—We believe that each individual is responsible to personally study and prove the interpretation of the Bible for themselves. (2 Timothy 2:15) We strongly recommend topical Bible study as the best means of arriving at God's meaning on a subject, and we provide study aids to that end. We support continual Bible reading on a personal basis.
—We encourage a complete, personal consecration of our all to God, accepting the trials and sufferings that such a life brings as not worthy of comparison with all the joys and glories to come. (Romans 12:1,2; 8:17-19, 22-23; 2 Timothy 2:11,12)
—We have Sunday and weeknight topical studies on Biblical subjects. We welcome all sincere Christians to join with us in our worship services and studies of the Lord's Word.
—We are active in spreading the gospel message - telling others about God's wonderful plans through newspapers, videos, television, radio, literature and the Internet.
—Many congregations sponsor regional conventions throughout the year. An International Convention of Bible Students is held bi-annually in Europe.
—We urge parental responsibility in the religious education and training of our children. However, most congregations do provide children's classes at their Sunday services and at conventions.