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What We Believe

  

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for belief and life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

 

We believe that there is one God, manifested in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14 

 

We believe that Jesus is the only begotten, eternal, Son of God. His perfect humanity came about through being born of a virgin. He is wholly God and wholly man. He lived a sinless life, died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.John 1:14; 3:16; Matthew 4; Luke 4; Hebrews 4:15; 2 Corinthians 5:21 

 

We believe in the literal, bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth. Revelation 19

 

We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image.Genesis 1:26-27

 

We believe that mankind fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and that all men are sinners in need of salvation. Genesis 3:15; Romans 3:23; 5:12-15 

 

We believe that salvation is a gift of grace from God, received through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.Romans 6:23; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12

 

We believe that every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.John 10:28-30; Ephesians 1:13-14; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14

 

We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible, God’s Word. 1 Tim 2:5-6; Heb 10:19-26

 

We believe that those who die without faith in Jesus Christ spend eternity in Hell and those who die with their sins forgiven, through faith in Christ, spend eternity in Heaven. Revelation 20:14; John 3:15-16

 

We believe that water baptism is only for those who have believed in Christ, in obedience to the command of Christ, and is by immersion. Romans 6:3-10

 

We believe that the local church is the assembly of baptized believers, with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head. Ephesians 1:22-23

 

We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in the separation of God and government.1 Peter 2:13-17

 

We are in fellowship locally with the Bethany Baptist Church/Camp Fellowship, and on a state level with the Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches.