The Lostness of Man, Necessity of New Birth, and Maintenance of Good Works.
We believe that man was created by God, in His image, to worship Him, fear Him and enjoy fellowship with Him, but through Adam sin entered the world and all human beings are now sinners by nature, choice and action, spiritually dead and incapable of contributing in any way to their salvation. (Genesis 1:26, 27; Ecclesiastes 12:13; Romans 3:23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:2,3)
We believe that man receives the gift of eternal life through faith alone in the person and work of Christ, on the basis of grace alone, without any merits or works, either before or following salvation. At the moment of spiritual rebirth, he becomes a new creature, spiritually capable to witness, overcome sin, and to honor and worship God. He is called to live a holy life through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. (John 3:6; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 2:11-14)