What We Believe

We believe God eternally exists in three distinct persons each equal in attributes and power - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  We believe God is sovereign over all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth and His will is being and will be accomplished in these same three realms.  We believe Jesus is God's only Son who is without sin and who came to earth for the express purpose of giving His life to be a ransom for the sins of all people.  We believe Jesus is God.  We believe the Holy Spirit is God.  We believe the Holy Spirit indwells each believer.  We believe the Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ.  We believe the triune God created all things and holds all things together.

The Bible
We believe in the authority of Scripture. We believe that the Bible (the sixty-six books from Genesis trough Revelation) is the plenarily and verbally inspired, inerrant, living Word of God. We believe that God has divinely and faithfully preserved His Word for all people today in the Hebrew Masoretic text and the Greek Textus Receptus. We use only the Authorized King James Bible for faith and practice in English.

The Church
We believe the church is a local, visible assembly of saved persons who have been baptized by immersion after their salvation experience.  We believe the church has only two offices - pastor and deacon.  We believe the church has only 2 ordinances - baptism and the Lord's Supper.  We believe the church's primary and all-important business is to tell every person in the world about the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ, to baptize those who have accepted Jesus as their Saviour, and teach them to obey His Word.

We believe salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour.  We believe a person must repent of his sin in order to be saved.  We believe all persons are dead in sin from their birth and must be born-again by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary.  We believe salvation is the gift of God and unable to be earned by any means.

The Second Coming
We believe the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will be in two parts.  First, we believe in a pre-tribulation return by Christ in the sky to take His church up into heaven; and second, we believe in a physical return of Christ to the earth bringing saints with Him at the end of the tribulation wherein He will defeat all enemies and set-up His earthly, millennial kingdom.

We believe that all men will spend eternity either with Christ or eternally separated from Him.  We believe that the body, soul, and spirit of each person will be resurrected and the body changed to accommodate his or her respective eternal destiny.  Those who have trusted Jesus as their Savior will receive glorified bodies capable of heavenly transport.  Those who die in their sins will have their bodies resurrected and equipped only to stand before Jesus to be judged and condemned to an eternal existence of pain, agony, and suffering in hell --- a place of literal fire and torment.

We believe God is a missionary God.  We believe the Bible is a missionary book.  We believe that the local church is to carry out God’s mission in restoring the image of God in lost man.  We believe that individual believers, being disciples in their local church, are to participate in God’s mission as they work through their local church making disciples.  We believe that God’s mission is not limited to one place but rather He selects certain members of the body to be sent to other peoples with the goal of reproducing that local church.

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First Bible Baptist Church
555 Central Ave.
Lancaster, NY 14086
Tel: (716) 684-5525
Fax: (716) 684-2502

Service Times
Sunday School - 9:00AM
Morning Worship - 10:30AM
Sunday Evening - 6:00PM
Wednesday Evening - 7:00PM