3. Salvation

Michael Engbers Beliefs

We believe that all (people) are sinners by nature (Mk. 7:23; Rom. 5:12-19) and by choice (Rom. 1:22-32; Rom. 3:23) and are, deserving of God’s punishment. (Rom. 1:18-21).  We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. (Rom. 3:23, 24; Rom. 4:22-25).  We are saved by grace through faith alone. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their complete trust in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. This gift frees us from the guilt, penalty, and power of sin in our lives. And so we are given new life, we are made new by Him. (Rom. 8:11-16; 2 Cor. 5:17).

Therefore, Christians should in response, live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily submission to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of their Savior.