Grace Chapel Baptist Church is located on the outskirts of Kingwood, WV. The church began with a handful of families meeting under an old oak tree in June 1979, and has been blessed to remain and grow under the leadership of Pastor Michael Argabrite and other brothers, originally serving as a Governing Board and more recently as fellow elders.
The need for salvation
All men and women, since the fall of our father Adam, are born in a state of spiritual death. Because of their evil nature, they cannot and will not turn to God. They cannot of themselves obey God or exercise faith in Christ (John 5:40, 6:44; Rom. 3:9-19, 5-12; Eph. 2:1-3).
The cause of salvation
From before creation God chose many of Adam”s fallen race to salvation. Those whom He chose deserve God’s wrath as much as the others. However, God chose them in Christ and determined to save them, and this He most certainly will do (Eph. 1:3-6; 2 Thess. 2:13-14).
The work of salvation
The Lord Jesus Christ died as the Substitute for those whom God chose from before the foundation of the world and by His blood made atonement for their sins. He redeemed them from the curse of law and obtained eternal redemption for them. By His death, Christ infallibly and justly secured the salvation of those that God the Father gave Him to represent (John 10:9; Rom. 3:24-26; Gal. 3:13; Heb 9:12).
The means of salvation
God the Holy Spirit effectually calls every chosen, redeemed sinner to Christ. This He does by the faithful preaching of the Gospel. He brings them to life and turns them to Christ in repentance and faith. By His almighty grace, God makes them new creatures in Christ (Ps. 65:4; 110:3; Eph. 2:1-8).
The certainty of salvation
God keeps all whom He chose and redeemed by Christ and calls them by the Holy Spirit. These He keeps and seals by His grace. He never takes away the grace nor the faith that He gives them. Those who are born of God can never perish. They will persevere because they are “kept by the power of God through faith” (1 Peter 1:5; John 10:27-30; Phil. 1:6).