We believe that salvation can only be found in the person of Jesus Christ and His atoning work. Jesus was without a sinful human nature and lived a perfectly moral and obedient life. He fulfilled the Mosaic law through His life. Therefore, without a sin nature and without committing a sinful act, Jesus Christ was more than a suitable offering to satisfy the wrath of God. Although the salvation of Jesus has infinite worth for the redemption of all mankind, only those who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone will be saved. If mankind were left to themselves they would be completely and hopelessly sinful and depraved without any ability or possibility of redemption. However, because of God’s great love, He chose out of sinful humanity those who would receive His unconditional adoption as sons and daughters and eternal salvation. God was not constrained or obligated to save humankind because of Adam’s sin and our idolatry. Therefore, any electing or saving is completely an underserved and merciful work on God’s part. In eternity past, God the Father chose who would be saved. In history past, God the Son, Jesus having come in the flesh, freely offer Himself in life and death as the substitutionary atonement. After the bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit applies the redemption of Christ to those who believe and obey the gospel. The Holy Spirit regenerates the spiritually dead to make us spiritually alive in faith through the truth of the Gospel. We are then simultaneously justified, adopted, and grafted into Israel. Before the death and resurrection of Christ, those who were chosen by God the Father received God’s forbearance of their sin by grace through their faith in God’s future promises of redemption through Eve’s seed, Jesus Christ.
John 14:5; Matthew 5:17; Galatians 2:16, 21; Hebrews 4:14-5:10, 7:20-28; Ephesians 1:3-14, 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; 1 John 2:2Acts 5:3-4