What We Believe

We are Christians who endeavor to order our personal and church life by the Bible.

  • 1. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is without error in the original autographs (OT: Hebrew & Aramaic, NT: Greek)

  • 2. We believe the Bible is the sole authority of faith and practice.

  • 3. We believe that God is a Triune Being (One essence and three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)

  • 4. We believe that God created all things, that He is All-knowing, All-Powerful, Everywhere Present, Holy, Just, Good, Merciful, and True (there is no falsehood in Him)

  • 5. We believe that He works all things according to His good purposes.

  • 6. We believe that all men (since the Fall) are sinners by nature, under God’s curse and wrath, thereby heading to Hell, and incapable of rectifying the situation if left to themselves.

  • 7. We believe that God came into the world to save sinners. Jesus, God the Son, took on flesh to identify with sinful men by bearing on the cross, the penalty for their sin.

  • 8. We believe that Jesus not only died, but He was buried and that He rose again. His resurrection manifesting His victory over both sin and death.

  • 9. We believe that the Holy Spirit gives a new heart unto those for whom Jesus died so that they most freely repent of their sin and embrace Christ as their Savior and Lord.

  • We believe that true Christianity is more than a profession of faith, it is a life with God. This new life, this new birth, is of paramount importance, as the scripture says, “You must be born again.”

  • We believe that those who have a saving knowledge of Christ and have experienced the new birth (i.e.- they have this new heart for God and desire to walk in His ways) are our brothers and sisters in Christ regardless of their denominational affiliation.

  • We are, however, Reformed Baptists, and although we share the previously stated essentials of the faith with our brothers and sisters, we hold that the Bible more clearly aligns with a Reformed Baptist perspective.

  • Beyond the essentials of Christian belief, as Reformed Baptists, we embrace the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith as that which most faithfully exhibits the doctrines of the Bible.

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Reformed Baptist?

There is so much diversity among Baptist churches that just the word “Baptist” can evoke an image quite contrary to what we believe and what we are like. If you were to drive through the South, you might be surprised to see two or three Baptist churches fairly close together, because they are different.

Mailing Address:

Bible Baptist Church of Galway
PO Box 112 Galway, NY 12074

Street Address:

2095 East Street, Galway, NY
Phone: (Pastor's study)

(518) 882-6387
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