We believe that, through his disobedience to the divine law, man brought sin into the world. Genesis 2:16, 17; 3:6. Thus man’s nature became evil. The result of sin is death. Romans 5:12; 6:23; Psalm 14:3; Job 14:4.
“God is love.” This unfathomable love had provided a way of salvation for lost humanity. The only possibility was for Jesus to accept the guilt and punishment for sin. 1 John 4:16; John 3:16; Isaiah 53:4-6; 1 Peter 2:24.
Forgiveness of sin and justification are possible only through the representative death of Jesus and His righteous life. Romans 4:25; 5:1; 3:24. Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God who carries the sin of the world, provided by God before the foundation of the world. John 1:29; 1 Peter 1:18-20.
Through faith in Jesus as his personal Saviour, shown in faithful obedience, the sinner receives eternal life. Obedience is the genuine fruit of salvation. Romans 8:1-4; John 14:15, 21.
Motivated by love and thankfulness for God’s immeasurable gift, through the power of the Holy Spirit, the believer is obedient to all of God’s requirements. Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 15:10; 1 John 5:3.