We believe that God is our holy Creator and righteous Judge. He created us to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever; but we have all sinned, both in Adam as our representative head, and in our own individual actions in thought, word, deed, and motive (Romans 5:12; 3:23). We all therefore deserve eternal death and are, in fact, spiritually stillborn, helpless in our sins (Psalm 51:5; Romans 5:6-8; Ephesians 2:1) and in need of God to impart spiritual life to us (Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 3:3).
God sent His Son Jesus Christ, totally God and totally man (Philippians 2:5-11), to die the death that we deserved; and He raised Him up for our justification, proving that He was God’s Son (Romans 5:1; 1:4). We must repent of our sins and believe in Jesus Christ for salvation (2 Corinthians 5:21; Mark 1:14-15) if we are to have Christ’s perfect righteousness credited to us and the penalty for our sins accounted to Him.
This Gospel alone (Galatians 1:6-9) is the one we are commanded to preach (2 Timothy 4:2) because it is the power of God unto Salvation (Romans 1:16).