We understand that man was created innocent, and that every person comes into this world with a clean slate, and the freedom to choose his or her own path. Unfortunately, in the course of time, we all choose to do something that violates God's principles. Once we are in this condition, there is nothing that we can do to work our way out of it, which is where God's grace finds us. The Son of God came in the body of a man, in order to save us; He died in order to take the punishment for sin that we deserved. Having payed the penalty and then risen from the dead, Christ offers a way back to God to anyone who will respond, no matter what they have done.
The response is fairly simple. God requires us to have faith in Him; not just a belief that He exists, but also a trust that he is willing to reward us. In addition to this, God asks us to acknowledge this belief in front of others, to show that we are not embarrassed about our belief in God. One of the main parts of the plan to save man is repentance, which is a combination of being sorry for having done what hurts God, and deciding that we are going to live differently in the future. The only thing that remains is baptism. One of the last things that Jesus told his disciples before He returned to heaven was to teach and to baptize. Baptism is a re-enactment of what Jesus did for us: Christ died and was placed in a tomb and later came back to life, and when we are immersed under water, it is like we are buried with Christ, and we come back up a new person, with our sins washed away.
If you have questions about our beliefs, we are always available to share our faith.