There is only one God and He eternally exists in three persons: Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity and came to earth and modeled a perfect life of connection and obedience to the Father. Fully God and fully man, He is the only mediator between God and man. His death on the cross and resurrection changed the world and now provides forgiveness of sins and a fuller, freer life to all who come to Christ by faith. The salvation of mankind is a God initiative and a work of grace as the Holy Spirit comes to live in all believers.
The Scriptures give eyewitness accounts of this and are authoritative and true. From Genesis to Revelation, we learn of the great movement of God to save man from himself and the consequences of sin and to bring man back to a restored relationship with our Creator and to the real life given by our Creator. Those who have been rescued by God join a new and lasting family called the Church and continue the cause of Christ in the world. We believe Jesus is coming again and will bring with Him a new heaven and a new earth.
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