At First Missionary, the preaching and teaching ministry places a strong emphasis on equipping believers to understand their unique identity as new creations in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17). We believe the sinful nature of a believer has been eradicated through the death of Jesus (Rom 6:6) and the believer is now a partaker of the divine nature through the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:4). Although the believer will struggle with the sinful tendencies of his flesh in this life, his forgiveness in Christ is not partial, but complete. His eternal destiny in Heaven is secured through his new identity in Christ and the sealing of the Holy Spirit (Eph 1:13,14). As teachers of the grace and truth of Jesus Christ, we avoid any legalistic interpretations that erroneously place believers under law and not under the grace of God (John 1:17; Rom 6:14).