We believe that man is justified by faith alone before God and that this is the work of God alone, because man is "dead in trespasses and sins" and must become a new creature in Christ.
"For 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." Ephesians 2:8-9
"Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. " John 3:7
"If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17
"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." 1 Peter 1:23