We believe that the salvation of sinners is only of grace, a free gift of God in the person of Jesus Christ; that salvation is received individually by a repentance from sin and a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; that through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by the appointment of the Father freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by the shedding of His blood in death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins. He is in every way an all-sufficient Savior.
John 1:12; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:24-25, 10:19, 12:24; I Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 1:5
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new process; that in the new birth, the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that its proper evidence appears in holy fruits of repentance and newness of life.
John 3:33; II Peter 1:4; Ephesians 2:1; Romans 6:23; II Corinthians 5:19; Colossians 2:13; John 3:8
We believe that justification is the judicial act of God whereby He declares us to be righteous by faith in Christ Jesus; that justification includes the pardon of sin and the imputation of God’s righteousness; that it is bestowed, not by any work which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood sacrifice.
Acts 13:3,9; II Corinthians 5:18-25; Romans 5:1, 8-9; Ephesians 1:7; Romans 8:11
We believe that sanctification is an act and a process whereby God sets apart all believers unto holiness. He then conforms them to the image of Christ, completing the process of sanctification at the return of Christ for His saints.
Romans 8:29; Ephesians 1:3-4; I John 3:2
We believe in the eternal security of the elect. Those whom God saved are kept by His power. At the same time, we must be diligent to make our calling and election sure. Scriptures gives no assurance to those who profess salvation yet whose lives are characterized by continued sin.
John 6:37,39; John 10:27-39; Romans 8:38-39; II Peter 1:10; I John 3:7-10
We believe that when Christ comes for the Church, all believers will be changed in the “twinkling of an eye” and will become like Christ at His appearing; that our mortal bodies will become immortal; that our corruptible bodies will become incorruptible.
I Corinthians 15:51-54; I John 3:2