Grapeville Baptist Church 

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Statement of Faith

Grapeville Baptist Church

2416 County Route 26
Climax, NY 12042
(518) 966-5037
2416 County Route 26 Climax, NY 12042

Statement of Faith

We believe that the Bible is the complete and infallible Word of God, divinely inspired, and that it is the supreme and final authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16; Revelation 22:18-19; II Peter 1:20-21).

We believe there is only one eternally living and true God, subsisting in three distinct persons, FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT, the Almighty Maker, Preserver and Governor of all worlds, who will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ in the last great day (Deuteronomy 6:4;11 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19-20; John 1:3; Genesis 1:1; Nehemiah 9:6; Hebrews 1:3; Acts 17;30-31; Revelations 20:11).

We believe in the reality and the personality of Satan, who as Lucifer was the most beautiful angel in God's creation, perfect in all his ways until iniquity was found in him. We believe he is the son of the morning, the prince and the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience, and the one who caused our first parents' sin (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:12-19;Ephesians 2:2).

We believe God made man in His own image and that by Satan's' subtle intervention, our first parents disobeyed God's command and by their disobedience subjected themselves and their posterity to a state of hopeless despair, having neither ability to help themselves nor disposition to seek relief from their Creator (Genesis 1:26-27, 3:1; Romans 1:18-32;5:18-19).

We believe that God the Father by his divine grace moved in love and appointed Jesus Christ His Only Begotten Son, who is very and eternal God as well as man, to become the Mediator between God and man to be accomplished by the shedding of His Blood on Calvary's Cross, which is the only effective sacrifice for sin (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 5:8; Phillipians 2:5-11; I Timothy 2:4-6; Hebrews 9:22, 10:1-14).

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary (Mathew 1:18-20; Luke 1:31).

We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit, who is the third person of the Godhead, whose work is completely in connection with those who have been redeemed by the Blood of Jesus Christ. We believe His Work to be to indwell, to baptize and to seal into the Body of Christ and to infill the Christian; to present the church, which is the Body and Bride of Christ, unto Him at His coming (Ephesians 5:27; Revelation 22:17; Ephesians 1:13; John 16:13-15; Romans 7:4; Ephesians 5:31; II Corinthians 11:2).

We believe that God raised Jesus bodily from the dead (Ephesians 1:20) on the third day according to the Scriptures (I Corinthians 15:4) and that because He arose (Luke 20:28) all men shall rise (John 5:28) the believers unto life, being at the Second Coming of Christ (I Corinthians 15:23; Revelation 20:6) (Revelation 20;11 - 14) and unbelievers at the Great White Throne Judgment.

We believe in the imminent personal, pretribulation, pre-millenial return of Christ whose coming shall be silent and in the clouds to take His church to be with Him, also that Jesus will come again at the end of the tribulation in power and great glory, to reign for a thousand years with His Church over the Earth (Titus 2:13; I Corinthians 15:51-57; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 4: 1-2, 19:11-16).

The Early Sign Gifts of the Church -- We believe that God gives spiritual gifts to all believers. Some gifts of the Holy Spirit are permanent and are to be used throughout the Church Age. Other gifts were temporary and were given in the Apostolic Age for the purpose of founding the Church. Having fulfilled their purpose, they are not necessary and are not given today. We believe the temporary gifts include the gift of apostleship, prophecy (foretelling), miracles, healings, tongues, and the interpretation of tongues (Rom. 12:3-8; I Cor. 12:13-14;  II Cor. 12:12; Heb. 1:1-2; Heb. 2:3-4; Eph.4:7-12).  We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, according to His own will, for the sick and afflicted (I 
Cor.12:7-11; Eph. 4:7-12; II Cor. 12:12; James 5:15).

Security of the Believer -- We believe that once a person has truly been born again, that person can never lose their salvation (John 3:16;10:27-29; Ephesians 1:13-14).

We hold the state of marriage to be an expression of biblical standard and the union of a man and a woman. Violation of this sacred trust includes areas such as fornication, adultery, homosexuality, and co-habitation prior to marriage (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 3:34, Matthew 19:4-5, Romans 2:1,2,26, and 27, I Corinthians 6:9-10, Ephesians 5:3).

Grapeville Baptist Church

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