What We Believe
Compelled by Jesus Christ, Duluth Gospel Tabernacle desires to share His gospel to our community and beyond. As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek to strengthen and equip individuals and families for the kingdom of God.
The Bible is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct. ( I Corinthians 2:13 John 16:13; 2, Timothy 3:15-17; 2, 2 Peter 1:21; 1)
We believe in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as One God existing in Three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible. (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14 Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; John 14:16)
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus is fully God and fully Man. ( John 1:14-18; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34-35; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6)
We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples. Through His shed blood, we have forgiveness of sins.
(Colossians 1:14, 20; Romans 5:8-9; Ephesians 1:7; I Corinthians 15:1-48; Romans 4:25; I Peter 1:3))
We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples. (I Corinthians 15:1-48; Romans 4:25; I Peter 1:3; Luke 24:4-7, 36-48; Revelation 1:17-18)
We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to Heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal, and bodily coming again for His Church, His bride. (Mark 16:19, John 14:2-3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Acts 2:33, 5:30-31; 1 Peter 3:22; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 John 14:1-3)
That justification by faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of the lost and sinful man.
(Romans 3:24-25; John 3:3-7; 1 John 5:11-13; Ephesians 2:1-16; Revelation 5:9; Acts 4:12)
The prime agency for the work of God’s Kingdom is the Christian local church functioning under the sovereignty of our Lord Jesus Christ. To the church have been entrusted the ordinances of believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
(Acts 2:41-47; 16:4-5; Matthew 16:18; 28:18-20; Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Cor. 12; 1 Cor. 11:23-26)
In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit which includes: the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience distinct from regeneration; His indwelling, by which the Christian is enabled to live a godly life ; His supernatural gifting and empowering of the church for its work, life and worship.
(Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8, 2:1-4, 10:44-46; 1 Cor. 12, 14)
In the return of Jesus Christ, to consummate His Kingdom, in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
(John 5:28-29; Mark 14:62; 2 Thessalonians 1:2-10; Revelation 1:5-7, 20:4-5, 11-12)
We believe that marriage is a covenant established by God between one man and one woman. Any sexual relationship outside the confines of marriage is adultery or fornication and a sin. (Hebrews 13:4)
We believe salvation through Christ is offered to all and that by His Blood and the Spirit, we are born again when we profess our belief in Jesus as our Lord and Savior. (John 3:5-6, 16; Romans 10:9-10)