Its Nature
    We believe in salvation by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9); that it was purchased by
    Christ on the cross (John 3:14-17); that salvation is the free gift of God (Romans 3:24, 6:23),
    neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any virtue or work of any person
    (Romans 4:4-5; Titus 3:5), rather it is received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
    (John 3:16, 6:28-29; Acts 16:30) through the instrumentality of the Word of God (Romans
    10:17) as applied by the Holy Spirit (1 Peter 1:22); that all true believers have as a present
    possession the gift of eternal life (1 John 5:11-12), a perfect righteousness (Romans 3:21-
    22a), membership in the family of God (Galatians 3:26), deliverance and security from all
    condemnation (John 5:24), every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness
    (Ephesians 1:3; 2 Peter 1:3), and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish (John 10:
    27-29); that this salvation includes the whole man, body and soul and spirit (1
    Thessalonians 5:23-24); and that apart from Christ there is no possible salvation (John 14:
    6; Acts 4:12).

    Its Results
    We believe salvation results in righteous living (Titus 2:11-12) and good works (Ephesians
    2:10) as its proper evidence and fruit (1 John 3:9-10); that such evidence of salvation will
    be experienced as believers submit to the control of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18) in
    their lives in obedience to the Word of God (Romans 12:2; James 1:21); and that this
    evidence of salvation is accomplished by conformity of     believers to the image of Christ (2
    Corinthians 3:18), culminating in their glorification at Christ’s return (1 John 3:2).
Statement of Faith
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    Lighthouse Baptist Church
    701 Kossuth Avenue
    Utica, NY 13501
    Paul Bannister II, Pastor
Spreading the message of Christ in Utica and the Mohawk Valley since 1996
Lighthouse Baptist Church, Utica, NY