We believe that, moved by love and in obedience to His Father, the eternal Word became flesh: fully God and fully human, one Person in two natures. The man Jesus, the promised Messiah of Israel, was conceived through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary. He perfectly obeyed His heavenly Father, lived a sinless life, performed miraculous signs, was crucified, arose bodily from the dead on the third day, and ascended into heaven. He now is seated at the right hand of God the Father, exercising authority in heaven and on earth, and is our High Priest and Righteous Advocate. We believe that by His life, death, resurrection, and ascension, Jesus Christ acted as our representative and substitute. Bearing sin on the cross, He canceled the penalty of that sin, reconciling to God all those who believe. He did this so that in Him we might be counted righteous before God. By His resurrection, Christ Jesus broke the power of death, defeated Satan, and brought eternal life to all His people. By His ascension, He has been forever exalted as Lord and given us the confident hope of one day being with Him. We believe that salvation is found in no one else. This gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ - God's grace as His gift of unmerited favor to sinners in Christ.
Scripture References: John 1:1, John 1:14; Matt 1:18-23; Heb 4:15; Acts 2:22; Matt 28:4-6; Heb 8:1; 1 John 2:1; Col 2:14; 2 Cor 5:21; Heb 2:14; Acts 4:12