INTRODUCTION TO THE DOCTRINE
A person comes into a right relationship with God, not by religion, but by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and leader of our lives. Christ is our only hope. Further, authentic faith in Jesus Christ will evidence itself in a “new life” which seeks full devotion to Jesus Christ. Obedience to the teachings of Christ found in the Scriptures lead to freedom expressed by loving service to God and others, and spiritual fruitfulness is normal as empowered by the Holy Spirit.