Five Hallmarks of a Biblical Church

Selected Scriptures

The Goldsmiths' Hall in London exists to test the purity of precious metals. If a piece of metal passes the necessary tests for purity, the Hall stamps that piece of metal with an official symbol called a "hallmark." It's where we get the English word "hallmark." The Goldsmiths' "Hall" puts its "mark" to indicate that the metal has passed its test for genuineness. Tom Pennington opens the pastoral epistles and teaches the five essential hallmarks for identifying and maintaining a biblical church. Where they are present, you'll have a biblical church. Where any are missing, you will have a church lacking in the standard of authenticity. Find out if your church meets the test of Scripture.