Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
We believe, teach and confess that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord, and that through faith in Him we receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life and salvation. We confess that “our works cannot reconcile God or merit forgiveness of sins and grace, but that we obtain forgiveness and grace only by faith when we believe that we are received into favor for Christ’s sake, who alone has been ordained to be the mediator and propitiation through whom the Father is reconciled” (AC, XX, 9).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven and that all who die without faith in Him are eternally damned. We believe that those who believe in Christ will enjoy a blissful relationship with Him during the interim between their death and His second coming and that on the last day their bodies will be raised.
We, therefore, reject the following:
That we may operate on the assumption that there may be other ways of salvation than through faith in Jesus Christ.
That some persons who lack faith in Christ may be considered “anonymous Christians.”
That there is no eternal hell for unbelievers and ungodly men.