God the Son, Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is true God and true man.  He is man’s only hope of salvation from sin.  He will return for His church, which He will take with Himself into heaven.  This can happen at any moment.  He will also return come to this earth to set up His 1000 year kingdom (Is. 7:14; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-4; John 14:6; 1 Tim. 2:5-6; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 20:4-6)

Jesus Christ exists eternally with the Father and the Holy Spirit (Jn. 1:1-2; 17:5; Tit. 2:13).  The Son is equal in essence with the Father and the Holy Spirit (Jn. 14:9-11).  In Christ dwells the fulness of the Godhead in bodily form (Col. 2:9).  The Son physically came into the world to die for the sins of the world (Jn. 1:14-18; 3:16; Phil. 2:5-7; Heb. 1:3).  Christ is the image of the Father and through Christ all things were created (Col. 1:12-16).  Christ participates in sustaining the universe (Col. 1:16-17).  He is unchanging (Heb. 13:8-10).  He is the Head of the church (Col. 1:18-20).  He is aware of all things, actual and possible (Mt. 11:21-30; Col. 2:1-3).

Jesus was supernaturally conceived in the womb of virgin Mary (Mt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:28-35).  Though Christ was born without sin (2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Jn. 3:5), He was tempted in all points like us (Heb. 4:15; Mt. 4; Luke 4).  He grew in wisdom and stature with God and with man (Luke 2:52).  The miracles of Jesus are historical events and not simply metaphors.  While on earth, Jesus voluntarily gave up the independent use of His divine attributes (Phil. 2:5-8).

Jesus’ death perfectly satisfies the demands of the Holy and Just Father (1 Jn. 2:1-2).  He physically rose from the dead on the third day and appeared in bodily form to many witnesses before ascending into heaven and taking His place at the right hand of God (Mt. 28:5-6; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Acts 1:9-11).  He is the only mediator between God and man (1 Tim. 2:5) and currently presides as High Priest, Intercessor, and Advocate for believers (Heb. 4:14; 7:23-25; 1 Jn. 2:1-2).