Beliefs

God

At core of God's being we find love. God is three distinct person - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - yet one God. This mystery of the Trinity is where we see God's love expressed and displayed even before there was any created thing. And so when God calls his creation good (Genesis 1), he does so because he is good and the fullness of love (1 John 4:8; Psalm 73:1; 109:21). God is good, he is loving. Also, he is wise, just, holy, righteous, eternal, everywhere and outside of time. God's ways our not our ways, and we stand in awe of him who is so beyond anything we can think or imagine. 

Jesus

Jesus is God the Son who has assumed human flesh (Phil 2:6-8; Col 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-4), although without sin (Hebrews 4:15). Because he is both God and man, he was able to bear our sins so that we might be reconciled to God (Galatians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Offering the perfect sacrifice once for all by his death on the cross (Hebrews 7:27; 9:12, 26; 10:10), he now intercedes at the right hand of his Father as our great high priest (Hebrews 7:25). Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and so we have life with him and the promise of being raised from the dead, enjoying life, peace and joy with God forever (Romans 8; Corinthians 15; Revelation 21-22). 


Salvation 

Jesus is the full revelation of God (Hebrews 1; John 1) and, as such, it is in him that we find salvation (John 14). We are saved from the reign of sin and death, to which we were once prisoners and slaves (Romans 6; Hebrews 2:15; Ephesians 2:1-3). Now, we have have been freed by the Spirit of Christ to live for God (Galatians 5), enjoying the life ever-bounding and the freedom that comes with knowing God. This salvation is not due to anything we've done or can do, good or evil, but by a childlike faith in God through the work of his Son (Matthew 18:3; Ephesians 2:8). Because salvation is freely given as a gift, nothing can separate us from the love of God if we abide (live) in Christ by faith (Romans 5 & 8:; John 15). Lastly, to know Christ is to truly know the love of God and have love toward others; it is to be truly human, made in the image of God (Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 15:49; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18). 

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