Soteriology

What we believe about Salvation

 

 

We believe that all men are born sinners under the judgment of death (Romans 6:23). God has made a way of escape from the judgment of sin through His Son, Jesus Christ.

We believe that one is saved by faith through grace and not according to his meritorious acts. Man can only be saved through sola fide (faith alone), sola gratia (grace alone), sola scriptura (scripture alone), and solus Christus (Christ alone).

We believe that each person, in order to be saved, must undergo the following: regeneration, justification, and glorification.

Regeneration

 

We believe people must have a spiritual rebirth (John 3:3, 2 Corinthians 5:17). This conversion experience is predicated upon the acquittal of wrongdoings, a concept known as justification (Romans 5:2, 2 Corinthians 5:21).

Sanctification

 

Though we are declared positionally cleansed, conditionally we are the same. For this reason, we must undergo a process of cleansing that conforms us to the image of Christ by the Holy Spirit. This process is known as sanctification (1 Thessalonians 4:3). The act of cleansing takes place when we are restored into a right relationship with God.

Glorification

 

The final state of humanity is to disrobe from mortality and to be robed with immortality (1 Corinthians 15:54). This is our ultimate state, when we are changed with a twinkling of the eye!

 

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