Gospel Light Baptist Church


Where Love Abounds, Come and See

THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired and infallible, authoritative Word of God.  We believe that the King James Bible has been preserved for the English-speaking people.


GOD
We believe that there is but one living and true God, an infinite, all-knowing Spirit, perfect in His attributes, One in essence, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We further believe that each member of the holy Trinity is equally deserving of worship and obedience.


JESUS CHRIST
We believe in the virgin birth of Christ, His deity, sinless life, vicarious death, along with His bodily resurrection and ascension.  We further believe in Christ’s personal, imminent, and pre-millennial return.


HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature.  We recognize His divine activity in creation, incarnation, written revelation, and the work of salvation.


SIN
We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless state; consequently, all mankind are sinners, not by constraint but by choice. Therefore, mankind is under just condemnation without defense or excuse.


SATAN
We believe that Satan is a fallen angel, the arch enemy of God and man, the unholy god of this world, for whom the place of eternal punishment (hell) was prepared.


SALVATION
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.  He arose from the dead and ascended into heaven where He is seated at the right hand of God.  Man is lost and must be born again, through repentance of sin and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


SECURITY
We believe that all the redeemed are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.  We further believe that God’s Word clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for sinful living and carnality.


CHURCH
We believe that Jesus Christ founded the visible local church which consists of a group of believers baptized by immersion who have assembled together for the purpose of fulfilling the Great Commission. We believe the local church to be completely autonomous and self-governing.  We further believe that there are two ordinances: baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.


HEAVEN AND HELL
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and lost:  those that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in heaven and those that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation in a literal lake of fire.


LAST THINGS
We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year tribulation.  We further believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of one thousand years. After this, unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne and be judged and cast into a lake of fire, while the believers will have their works judged at the judgment Seat of Christ.