God the Son

God The Son

  • In the incarnation (God becoming man) God the Son added a human nature, but His divine nature remained unchanged. He possesses all the attributes of deity (Heb.13:8, Rev.1:8,21:6, 22:12-16, Mt.28:20, Php.2:10, Heb.4:15, Jn.5:25, Lk.5:20-22), yet as a man He experienced hunger, thirst, weakness, fatigue and even temptation (Mt.4:2, Jn.19:28, Jn.4:6, Mk.4:38, Heb.4:15). He is one Person with two natures (human and divine).

  • We teach that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary(Matt 1:23, 25; Lk 1:26-35).

  • We teach that our Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through the shedding of His blood and sacrificial death on the cross and that His death was voluntary, substitutionary (in our place), propitiatory (satisfying God’s wrath), and redemptive (purchasing our salvation)(Jn 10:15; Ro 3:24-25; 5:8; 1 Pet 2:24). His sacrificial death is the one, true sacrifice to which all the sacrifices of the Old Testament pointed. While none of those ever actually paid for a person’s sins, Jesus’ sacrifice covered all sins(Heb.10:11-14, 9:28). His resurrection and ascension prove of the validity of His claims (Acts 17:31). He is our only High Priest and Mediator, interceding for us with the Father (Heb.7:25, 9:24; 1 Jn 2:1). Jesus paid an infinite price for sin, so that the offer of salvation can be legitimately extended to every human being (Rev.22:17), however forgiveness of sins and salvation are applied only to those who believe (Jn.3:16-18).

  • We teach that Jesus Christ will return personally and bodily at a time known only to God and will reign with His people over the New Earth forever (Mt.24:30-36, 2 Pet. 3:13, Rev. 21:1-4). We must therefore live in holiness (2 Pet. 3:14). and in constant readiness but also be prepared for lengthy delay (Mat. 25:1-13), working hard for His purposes as stewards who must give an account (Mat. 25:14-30).

  • We teach that the Lord Jesus Christ is the One through whom God will judge all people who have ever lived (Jn. 5:22-23), both believers (1 Cor. 3:10-15; 2 Cor. 5:10), and unbelievers (Rev. 20:11-15).