What We Believe (3 of 6):
This continues a series of belief statements that you might find handy on certain doctrinal areas.
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ:
We believe that the second person of the Triune Godhead is the Son, whose name is the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1; 14:9; Hebrews 1:3-4). In the incarnation, He became a man through the miracle of His divine conception and virgin birth without change in His deity (Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 1:34-35; Matthew 1:20-22). As the only mediator between God and man (I Timothy 2:5), He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 2 Corinthians 5:21) and died a propitiatory, substitutionary death, bearing the full penalty of God’s wrath to save His people from their sins (I Peter 3:18; Romans 3:25; 2 Corinthians 5:21). We believe Christ’s death was designed to be efficacious for the elect alone (John 10:15; Ephesians 5:25-27; Revelation 5:9). We also believe that Christ’s death demonstrated love for all men, is to be offered to all, and sufficient to save all (Acts 17:30; Romans 10:10-13; Luke 24:46-47). He was buried, rose bodily, ascended into heaven, and is presently fulfilling His intercessory and mediatorial ministry at the right hand of the Majesty on High (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25).