We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ alone (Eph. 2:8-9).
Salvation is a gift of God (Rom. 6:23), purchased by the blood of Christ (Acts 20:28) as He died on the cross for our sins (Rom. 5:9; 1 Cor. 15:3). Salvation is received by faith apart from any works of the Law, human merit, or ritual (Tit. 3:5-7). We believe those who receive Christ as Lord and Savior are regenerated [born again] (John 1:12,13;Acts 16:31), justified in God’s sight (Rom. 3:23,24), sealed by the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:30), forgiven of their sins (1 Pet. 3:18; 1 John 2:2), delivered from their guilt (Psa. 103:11,12), reconciled to God (2 Cor. 5:18), saved from God’s wrath (Rom. 5:9), adopted into God’s family (Eph. 1:5), given access to God (Eph. 2:18), and have peace with God (Rom 5:1).
We believe there are three aspects of our salvation:
- Justification [past] ~ The moment a person has saving faith in Christ, God declares the guilty sinner “not guilty” and the person is born again. (Rom. 8:29,30).
- Sanctification [present] ~ The lifelong process of being set apart for God and becoming more like Christ (Phil.2:12).
- Glorification [future]~ The consummation of our salvation when sin will be absent and we will be in the presence of the Lord for all eternity (1 John 3:2).
NOTE: The Sovereignty of God does not eliminate or minimize human responsibility (Acts 2:38).