Article IX – Righteousness

We believe that righteousness is not by the law, but rather is imputed unto the believer by faith alone.1   Believers must stand in the knowledge that it is by faith alone in God and His ability to accomplish His will in and through a believer that the believer is saved and able, by the grace of God, to perform God’s will.2  Walking by faith is not a license to sin, rather faith recognizes that it is God that justifies and that God can even use sin to serve His purpose in completing that perfect work He has begun in you.3

Scripture references:   1Genesis 15:1-6, Romans 4:3 and Galatians 3:6.  2Acts 15:1-29, Galatians 3:1-5, Galatians 4:21-5:6, Ephesians 2:8-9 and Hebrews 3:7-19.   3Romans 6:1-18, Romans 8:28, I Corinthians 1:17-31 and James 1:2-4.