GOD THE SON We teach that Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, possesses all the divine excellencies, and in these He is co-equal, consubstantial, and co-eternal with the father.
We teach that in the incarnation (God becoming man) Christ surrendered only the prerogatives of deity but nothing of the divine essences, 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.
We teach that our Jesus Christ represents humanity and deity in invisible oneness.
We teach that our Lord Jesus Christ was Virgin-born, that He was God-incarnated and that the purpose of the incarnation was to reveal God, redeem men and rule over God’s Kingdom.
We teach that, in the incarnation, the second Person of the Trinity laid aside His right to the full prerogatives of the coexistence with God, assumed the place of a Son and took on an existence appropriate to a servant while never devastating Himself of His divine attributes.
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.
We teach that our justification is made sure by His liberal, 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.
We teach that at 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. 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.