Salvation, the free gift of God, is provided by grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. Anyone turning from sin in repentance and looking to Christ and His substitutionary (in our place) death receives the gift of eternal life and is declared righteous by God as a free gift. The righteousness of Christ is credited to him. He is justified and fully accepted by God. Through Christ's atonement for sin an individual is reconciled to God as Father and becomes His child. The believer is forgiven the debt of his sin and, via the miracle of regeneration (new birth), liberated from the law of sin and death into the freedom of God's Spirit.