Salvation

We are convinced by Scripture and by reason that:


God provided Jesus Christ as the only solution to the problem of sin.

Through Christ man is reconciled to God because the sin of man was placed upon Christ at the cross. Through His vicarious, atoning death – as the only perfect sacrifice – the righteousness of Christ was placed upon each man who believes upon Him in faith and repents of their sin.

The Nature of Salvation: Man is saved by the grace of God through personal faith in the blood of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9Hebrews 13:12). The salvation that comes to man is a gift from God and is both an instantaneous event as well as a progressive event. At the moment of a man’s conversion, when he trusts in Christ for the first time and accepts Him as Lord and Savior, he is justified. Justification is the judicial act of God in which he declares the sinner free from condemnation (Eph. 2:12-13,Rom. 3:22Rom. 5:18).

The Lord continues a redemptive work in the life of the believer as long as he lives and through this occurs the process of sanctification (1 Cor. 1:18,Phil. 1:6) as directly administered by the Holy Spirit of God. The process of sanctification is God working in us, actively through His Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:4-112 Cor 3:18), in order to grow more like Him and help us overcome our daily struggles in sin.

The ultimate point of our salvation will be the return of the Lord Jesus when each one of us will be glorified (1 John 3:21 Cor. 13:10-12). This is when we will each be made into His image and likeness.

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