Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; (Titus 2:13 KJV)
We believe the Bible was written by men, divinely inspired of God. It is God’s revelation to man, to convey what he wants him to know.
We believe God has preserved his word, as he promised he would do. We believe his word is found preserved without error in the 1611 Authorized Version, also known as the King James Version. It is this church’s sole authority in all matters of faith and practice.
2 Peter 1:19-21, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 12:6,7
We believe in One God, manifest in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
1 John 5:7, Matthew 3:16,17, 2 Corinthians 13:4
We believe Jesus Christ is God Manifest in the flesh, commended of God to be man’s propitiation,
by faith through his blood.
1 Timothy 3:16, Romans 3:25
We believe Man is sinful by nature, and unable to save himself. Therefore he is in need of a savior to clear him of his sin debt.
Rom 3:10-20, Is 59:2
We believe redemption is a purchased gift by the Savior Jesus Christ. He was crucified, shedding his own blood to make an atonement for the souls of men, buried and rose again, that man might have the gift of eternal life through faith in his finished work.
Acts 20:28, John 3:16, Romans 5:18,21
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, through which we have the hope of our resurrection.
John 11:25,26, Romans 6:9, 1Corinthians 15:52
We believe in the pre-millennial, bodily return of Jesus Christ for his Church (the sum of Born Again Believers, regardless of denominational labels).
1Thessalonians 1:10, 1Thessalonians 4:13-18, John 14:1-3, Acts 1:9-11
We also believe the Lord Jesus Christ will return with his Saints at the end of the tribulation, in the 2nd Advent, to judge the Antichrist and the world. He will then set up his Millennial Kingdom.
Revelation 19:11-21, Revelation 20:1-7
We believe that the Scriptures are interpreted, in their context, in a literal sense, unless it is absolutely impossible to do so. We believe in order to do this the word must be rightly divided, in what we call Dispensations. This gives the scriptures cohesion, and the apparent contradictions are clarified and satisfied in their context.
The Bible Teaches That You Can Know For Sure
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God…”
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passes upon all men, for that all have sinned…” (Romans 5:12)
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Rev. 20:14-15)
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
(I Corinthians 15:3-4)
“I tell you, Nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3)
“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” (II Corinthians 7:10)
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
Are you willing to ask Jesus to be your Saviour? Then please ask Him to save your soul in a prayer like this:
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I deserve to go to hell. But you said you would save me if I would call upon you. Please take away all my sins, dear Lord, and take me to Heaven when I die. Thank you for saving me! Help me now to live for you. Amen.
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe in the name of the Son of God.”
(1 John 5:13)
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I was born and raised in a good home in Northern Indiana. My mother brought me up in the Lutheran denomination, I thought of myself as being a religious person. I graduated High School, and attended college for two years at Indiana State University, but dropped out because of poor grades. I worked in a steel mill in Northwest Indiana for a year; before enlisting in the US Navy in the winter of 1975. This turned out to be one of the best things I could have done at the time, for a couple of reasons: First of all, the military gave me structure, tempered my pride, and led me to appreciate sacrifice. Secondly, I met three men who were interested in my soul. I was uninterested at first and quite argumentative when they tried to witness to me; at times I was down-right mean to them, but I am thankful for their persistence and the Lord’s longsuffering. On December 29, 1976 I trusted Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour. Nine months later having been honorably discharged from the Navy, I made my way over to Pensacola, FL and attended Pensacola Bible Institute for three years. During that time, I was personally discipled by Ron and Ali Burress, and through them I met my wife Laurie (outside of getting saved, the second best thing I ever did).
Following graduation Laurie and I, along with the first of our 5 children (Steven Jr, Jessica, Jason, David, and Jennifer), made our way by the leading of the Lord, to Lockport, NY. We ministered in the church there for 6 years in various capacities. One of those ministries was personal discipleship; where I invested my time and life into someone who was interested in learning about the Lord and his word. I wanted to show whoever was willing; that the Christian life was a life lived 24/7. Just as Ron and Ali showed my wife and I that the Lord was worth living for, I wanted to show others the same thing. Over the years the Lord has blessed us with many people, whom we have had a small part of their Christian life.
My family and I left the church in Lockport, and started attending another church a little further south, just outside of the Buffalo, NY area. We remained there for 25 years; once again serving in various capacities.
In the late Winter, or early Spring of 2012, the Lord confirmed a call, and direction in my life: to start this church here in the neighborhood of South Buffalo, NY. Blessed Hope Baptist Church held its first service on September 2, 2012.
It has been a joy and a privilege to minister and preach the word of God to this church, and to reach out to this community with Gospel of Jesus Christ. I look forward along with my family, to see what the Lord will do with us here, as we submit to his will.