What is your doctrine on Jesus, sin and salvation.

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Please explain to me what your doctrine is. I have a some questions. It is true that all have to be born again of water baptism and be filled with the Spirit? Is it true Jesus died on the cross for our sins? Is it not true you call on the name of Jesus Christ and believe in your heart He died for our sins? It's not by works, it is by faith and grace our Lord and Saviour.
- "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3.23)."
- "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 3.27-31; Ephesians 2.8, 9)'

A full summary of Adventist beliefs can be found at the following website: http://www.adventist.org/beliefs/index.html. The greatest of those beliefs seem to be the ones that you already believe in. All Adventist teaching tries to follow and be faithful to what we find in the Bible.

The bible verses, you are referring to, proclaim the Gospel in a nutshell. The message is: Christ died for our sins and was raised for our justification. That is what He did for us. We are to respond to his great work of redemption. Our response is described in the Bible by the word 'conversion', a translation of the Greek word 'metanoia', meaning 'a resolution taken after a decisive event' . The decision is both spiritual and mental. We have come to the conclusion that in Jesus our lives have a new meaning and an eternal destination. However, it is not enough to say that Jesus is Lord. If He is the Lord, He has a right to our obedience to Him. This is what He says: 'If you love me, if you are my friend, you will obey my commandments', John 14:15;15:14. It is not enough to say 'I love you Lord' and then do as we like. The stories of conversions in the New Testament are clear: the newly converted are asking Jesus: 'Lord, what do you want me to do?' There is something to be done: living the life of an obedient Christian. The admonition of the apostle James is: 'So it is with faith: if it is alone and includes no actions, then is it dead' (2:14-26). Ephesians 2:8-10 are among my favourite verses. Salvation is a gift of God, but as a result of that gift he has created good works for us to do. This is not as a means, but as a result, of salvation. And then he goes on to help us do them as Matthew 11:28-30 points out.

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