Article 3 Salvation
The Word of God declares clearly that salvation is a free gift
of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is
the atonement appropriated by faith.
Salvation is affected by
personal repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification), and
personal acceptance of Him into one’s life as Lord and Savior
The new life in Christ includes the privileges
of adoption and inheritance in the Kingdom of God’s beloved Son. Salvation is an act of free will in response to God’s personal
love for mankind.
It is predestined only in the sense that God,
through His omniscience, foreknew those who would choose
Him. It is secure in the eternal, unchanging commitment of God
who does not lie and is forever the same.
Salvation should produce
an active lifestyle of loving obedience and service to Jesus
Christ our Savior.