NEW YORK GOSPEL MINISTRIES IS STRIVING THAT
New York Gospel Ministries exists to
• The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings and necessary and sufficient for the knowledge of God and of His will.
• There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
• The World was created in six days (as defined by the expression “evening and morning”) by the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
• The first man, Adam, was created in the image of God. He sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. All his descendants are totally depraved and born with his sinful nature and are charged with his guilt. God created Eve from Adam’s side and ordained that marriage would be between a naturally born man and a naturally born woman. Sexual activity outside the Biblical definition of marriage is sin.
• Jesus, the Messiah, was born of the Virgin Mary. His humanity was produced in her womb without a human father by the supernatural activity of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is one eternal person with two distinct, inseparable natures. He is the eternal Son of God with all the attributes of essential deity. He is the Son of Man with all the attributes of essential humanity.
• Jesus, the Messiah, is the second Adam, the Lord from heaven who perfectly obeyed the Law of God for His people. According to the Scripture, He shed His blood, dying as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice for all His people. This particular redemption has eternally turned the wrath of God from His elect. He rose bodily from the grave and ascended into heaven to the right hand of God the Father, where he as the only mediator presently reigns as our King, Priest, and Advocate.
• God has appointed a day, wherein Jesus the Messiah will descend from heaven to complete God’s eternal plan of redemption. He will judge the world and reign as King in righteousness. Believers are patiently waiting, watching, and looking for His soon return.
• The Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He regenerates and baptizes all believers into the body of Christ which is the Church. He indwells, empowers, enlightens, and guides the individual believer. He gives spiritual gifts to each believer. With reference to the gift of tongues in Acts 2 we believe they were known human languages and dialects.
• Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in the merit of the Messiah alone. Man cannot be saved by his own works of righteousness, but God graciously allows the perfect obedience and atoning blood of the Messiah to count for any and all who will put their trust in Christ as Savior. God in His sovereignty unconditionally elected a people before the world began. He irresistibly calls them to His salvation through the Spirit, who regenerates and gives the gift of a repentant faith. Those whom God has set apart by His Spirit will never totally fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end, kept by the power of God unto salvation.
• All believers are called unto a life of separation from all worldliness and doctrinal impurity unto joyous obedient service for our Lord. This sanctification is the ongoing work of the Spirit of God in the life of a believer.
• Upon death the believer is absent from his body and present with the Lord. At the Coming of the Messiah, believers alive on the earth will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, and dead believers will be resurrected by the Lord, in order to be judged and rewarded for their works. At death, the spirits of the unbelievers will descend into Hell to await their coming judgment. At this judgment, they will be resurrected by the Lord, judged, and cast into the literal Lake of Fire, a place of everlasting punishment.
• All believers are obligated to witness by word and deed to these truths and further the proclamation of the Gospel to the entire world.