The Means of Restoration
We believe that despite man’s breach of his relationship with the Lord, that God, in His infinite love and mercy, provided the means of restoration for man, by the salvation offered by His grace through Jesus Christ.
We believe that salvation has been provided for man only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, Whose substitutionary and representative death satisfied God as the propitiation for the sins of man. All who have faith in this redeeming work of Christ are justified, or declared righteous, by God and are reconciled to Him, and are spiritually reborn as new creatures before Him. This new life comes only through faith in Christ, is given by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God, and positions the believer as a son of God and an heir with Christ to God.
Leviticus 17:11 | Matthew 20:28 | John 1:12 | John 3:17-18, 36 | John 5:24 | Acts 16:31 | Romans 1:16-17 | Romans 3:23-26 | Romans 8:17 | 2 Corinthians 5:19-21 | Galatians 2:16 | Titus 2:11 | Titus 3:17 | 1 Peter 1:18-19
We believe that because of universal death through sin, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless born again; and that no amount of good works or morality can help the sinner to take one step toward heaven; but only a new nature imparted from above, coming from the redemption offered by Christ and the new life implanted by the Holy Spirit through the Word, is absolutely essential to salvation.
Matthew 26:28 | Romans 5:6-9 | Ephesians 2:8-9