The Nature, Person, and Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ, “being the eternal Son of God, became man,” (Heb. 2:16, John 1:14, Luke 1:35), and that he “continueth to be the God-Man, in two distinct natures, and one person, FOREVER” (John 1:14, Rom. 9:5, Col. 2:9, Heb. 13:8).
We believe that He died upon the cross a vicarious, substitutionary death, thereby making atonement for the sin of the world (John 1:29). We believe that He is the ONLY REDEEMER (Acts 4:12), and that His atonement is SUFFICIENT for the sins of all the world (Heb. 7:25, I John 2:2), and EFFICIENT for all who believe (John 3:16, John 3:36, Isa. 45:22).
We believe that He bodily arose from the dead, that He ascended into heaven; that there in His state of glorification He is now the interceding High Priest, Intercessor, and Advocate for all believers (I Cor. 15:20, Luke 24, Acts 1:3, Heb. 7:25, 4:15, 2:17; I John 2:1).
We believe that as in His first advent He became incarnate and dwelt on earth personally, bodily, visibly, in an earthly tabernacle of flesh, the body of His humiliation; even so in His second advent He will return personally, bodily, visibly, but in the body of His glorification to set up His kingdom and to judge the world in righteousness (Acts 1:9, 11, I Thess. 4:13-18, Matt. 25:31-46, Rev. 20:4-6, 11-15).