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Salvation

We believe

a. That the salvation of sinners is divinely initiated and wholly of grace through the mediatorial offices of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who, by the appointment of the Father, voluntarily took upon Himself our nature, yet without sin, and honored the divine law by His personal obedience, thus qualifying Himself to be our Savior,  (Jonah 2:9;  Eph 2:8-9;  Acts 15:11)

b. That by the shedding of His blood in His death He made atonement for us, fully satisfying the just demands of a holy and righteous God regarding sin,  (Rom 3:24-25)

c. That His sacrifice consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust, Christ the Lord bearing our sins in His own body on the tree,  (Isa 53:4-7;  Jn 3:16;  Mt 18:11;  Php 2:7-8;  Heb 2:14-17;  I Jn 4:10;  II Cor 5:21;  I Cor 15:3;  I Pet 2:24)

d. That having risen from the dead He is now enthroned in Heaven, and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior,  (Heb 7:26-28)

e. That faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation,  (Eph 2:8)

f. Repentance is a change of mind and purpose toward God prompted by the Holy Spirit and is an integral part of saving faith.  (Acts 20:21)

 

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