We believe that when one repents of personal sin and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, that at the same moment a person is justified, regenerated, and adopted into the family of God, and assured of personal salvation through the witness of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that justification is the judicial act of God whereby a person is accounted righteous, granted full pardon of all sin, delivered from guilt, completely released from the penalty of sins committed, by merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, by faith alone, not on the basis of works.
We believe that regeneration, or the new birth, is that work of the Holy Spirit whereby, when one truly repents and believes one's moral nature is given a distinctively spiritual life with the capacity for love and obedience. This new life is received by faith in Jesus Christ, it enables the pardoned sinner to serve God with the will and affections of the heart, and by it the regenerate are delivered from the power of sin which reigns over all the unregenerate.
We believe that adoption is the act of God by which the justified and regenerated believer becomes a partaker of all rights, privileges, and responsibilities of a child of God.
We believe that although good works cannot save us from our sins or from God's judgment, they are the fruit of faith that follow after regeneration. Therefore they are pleasing and acceptable to God in Christ, and by them a living faith may be as evidently known as a tree is discerned by its fruit.
We believe that after we have experienced regeneration, it is possible to fall into sin, for in this life there is no such height or strength of holiness from which it is impossible to fall. But by the grace of God one who has fallen into sin may by true repentance and faith find forgiveness and restoration.
Acts 13:38-39, Romans 1:17, Romans 3:28, Romans 4:2-5, Galatians 3:6-14, Ephesians 2:8-9, Philippians 3:9, Hebrews 10:38, John 1:12-13, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Colossians 3:10, Titus 3:5, James 1:18, 1 Peter 1:3-4, 1 John 3:1, Matthew 5:16, John 15:8, Romans 3:20, Romans 8:15-17