Our Bible

We  believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired Word of God and the final authority in all matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16.)  We believe that God has preserved His Word for us intact and without error in the Authorized Version of the King James Bible first published in 1611.

The Trinity

We believe that there is one true and living God. He is declared in the scriptures (Genesis 1:1) and evidenced by His creation (Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20.) This one God has three personages: the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost and they are co-equal in deity, performing different yet harmonious offices (1 John 5:7.) 

Salvation

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith without works (Ephesians 2:8-9.) It is a gift to be received not a reward to be earned (Romans 6:23; 4-5.) This salvation comes through Hesus Christ and is dependent upon the individual’s repentance from sin and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21.) Salvation was paid for by the shed blood of Jesus Christ and offered through the fullness of the gospel, which is Christ’s death for sinners, His burial and His resurrection from the dead according to the scriptures (I Cor 15:1, 3-4.) Thus, Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven (John 14:6, Acts 4:10-12.) We believe this salvation to be a place of joy with God for all of eternity (Psalm 16:11.)

Eternal Security

We believe in the eternal security of the believer. Once an individual is born again, that birt cannot be undone. Once Jesus Christ has been received as one’s personal Saviour, that person has the promise that Jesus will never leave him or forsake him (Hebrews 13:5.) See also John 10:27-29 and Romans 8:35-39.

Second Coming

We believe in the second coming of Christ. Before He establishes His kingdom on earth, Jesus will come for His Church in an event, that is commonly referred to as the “Rapture.” This blessed hope is something we should be praying and watching for (1 Thess. 4:13-18.)

Hell

We believe in a literal hell of fire and torment where the lost will spend eternity (Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-31; Revelation 20:14-15.)

The Local Church

We believe that believers should join themselves to a Local Bible Believing New Testament Church. Here they can grow through the teaching and preaching of the Word of God; they can be edified by their fellowship with other like-minded believers, they can serve the Lors both within the local church, and without, in the surrounding community and beyond. Here they can be educated in the area of worldwide missions, interact with missionaries that come through the church on a regular basis; and here they can strengthen their own personal walk with God. (See the whole New Testament.) If you are looking for a church to belong to, we invite you to visit us and look into the ministry of Gospel Light Bible Baptist Church in Gates, NY.

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