WE BELIEVE IN JUSTIFICATION, REGENERATION AND ADOPTION
We believe that when one repents of personal sin and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ he is, in that moment justified, regenerated, adopted into the family of God, and given the assurance of salvation through the witness of the Holy Spirit.
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 the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, by faith alone, not on the basis of works.
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 saved are delivered from the power of sin which reigns over all unregenerate.
Adoption is the act of God by which the justified and regenerated believer becomes a partaker of all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of a child of God.