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What We Believe
Sovereign Grace Church in Jackson MO

The Need of Salvation

All men and women, since the fall of our father Adam, are born in a state of spiritual death. Because of their evil nature, they cannot and will not turn to God. They cannot of themselves obey God or exercise faith in Christ. (John 5:40; 6:44; Rom. 3:9-19; 5:12; Eph. 2:1-3)

The Cause of Salvation

From before creation God chose many of Adam's fallen race to salvation. Those whom He chose deserve God's wrath as much as the others. However, God chose them in Christ and determined to save them, and this He most certainly will do. (Eph. 1:3-6; 2 Thess. 2:13-14)

The Work of Salvation

The Lord Jesus Christ died as the Substitute for those whom God chose from before the foundation of the world and by His blood made atonement for their sins. He redeemed them from the curse of the law and obtained eternal redemption for them. By His death, Christ infallibly and justly secured the salvation of those that God the Father gave Him to represent. (John 10:9; Rom. 3:24-26; Gal. 3:13; Heb. 9:12)

The Means of Salvation

God the Holy Spirit effectually calls every chosen, redeemed sinner to Christ. This He does by the faithful preaching of the Gospel. He brings them to life and turns them to Christ in repentance and faith. By His almighty grace, God makes them new creatures in Christ. (Psa. 65:4; 110:3; Eph. 2:1-8)

The Certainty of Salvation

God keeps all whom He chose and redeemed by Christ and calls them by the Holy Spirit. These He keeps and seals by His grace. He never takes away the grace nor the faith that He gives them. Those who are born of God can never perish. They will persevere because they are "...kept by the power of God through faith." (1 Peter 1:5: John 10:27-30; Phil. 1:6)

In Summary......

We believe that Christ is the Gospel. The entire Bible is about Him. The sure and only hope of every child of God is in Him. Every aspect of salvation from beginning (election) to end (glorification) is all of God's grace. Man cannot and should not ascribe salvation to any part of his will, work or worth. "By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Eph. 2:8-9)

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