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).
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    Lighthouse Baptist Church
    701 Kossuth Avenue
    Utica, NY 13501
    Paul Bannister II, Pastor
    315/732-2091
    info@lighthousebaptistutica.com
Spreading the message of Christ in Utica and the Mohawk Valley since 1996
Lighthouse Baptist Church, Utica, NY