We teach that Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, possesses
all the divine Excellencies, and in these He is coequal, consubstantial,
and coeternal with the Father (John 10:30; 14:9).
We teach that God the Father created according to His own will and through
His Son, Jesus Christ, by whom all things continue in existence and in
operation (John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:2).
We teach that in the incarnation (God becoming man) Christ surrendered
only the prerogatives of deity but nothing of the divine essence, either
in degree or kind. In His incarnation, the eternally existing second
Person of the Trinity accepted all the essential characteristics of humanity
and so became the God-Man (Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 2:9).
We teach that Jesus Christ represents humanity and deity in indivisible
oneness (Micah 5:2; John 5:23; 14:9-10; Colossians 2:9).
We teach that our Lord Jesus Christ was virgin born (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew
1:23, 25; Luke 1:26-35); that He was God incarnate (John 1:1, 14); and
that the purpose of the incarnation was to reveal God, redeem men, and
rule over God’s kingdom (Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:29; Philippians
2:9-11; Hebrews 7:25-26; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
We teach that, in the incarnation, the second Person of the Trinity laid
aside His right to the full prerogatives of coexistence with God and
took on an existence appropriate to a servant while never divesting Himself
of His divine attributes (Philippians 2:5-8).
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, vicarious, substitutionary, propitiatory, and
redemptive (John 10:15; Romans 3:24-25; 5:8; 1 Peter 2:24).
We teach that on the basis of the efficacy of the death of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the believing sinner is freed from the punishment, the penalty,
the power, and one day the very presence of sin; and that he is declared
righteous, given eternal life, and adopted into the family of God (Romans
3:25; 5:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18).
We teach that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical
resurrection from the dead and that He is now ascended to the right hand
of the Father, where He now mediates as our Advocate and High Priest
(Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:38-39; Acts 2:30-31; Romans 4:25; 8:34; Hebrews
7:25; 9:24; 1 John 2:1).
We teach that in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave, God
confirmed the deity of His Son and gave proof that God has accepted the
atoning work of Christ on the cross. Jesus’ bodily resurrection
is also the guarantee of a future resurrection life for all believers
(John 5:26-29; 14:19; Romans 1:4; 4:25; 6:5-10; 1 Corinthians 15:20,
We teach that Jesus Christ will return to receive the church, which is
His Body, unto Himself at the rapture, and returning with His church
in glory, will establish His millennial kingdom on earth (Acts 1:9-11;
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20).
We teach that the Lord Jesus Christ is the One through whom God will
judge all mankind (John 5:22-23):
- Believers (1 Corinthians 3:10-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10)
- Living inhabitants of the earth at His glorious return (Matthew
- Unbelieving dead at the Great White Throne (Revelation 20:11-15)
As the Mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5), the Head of His
Body the church (Ephesians 1:22; 5:23; Colossians 1:18), and the coming
universal King, who will reign on the throne of David (Isaiah 9:6; Luke
1:31-33), He is the final Judge of all who fail to place their trust
in Him as Lord and Saviour (Matthew 25:14-46; Acts 17:30-31).