We believe that there exists an eternal God who is supremely powerful, knowledgable, and Holy. This Holy God perfectly created all that there is for His Glory, and all that there is belongs to Him. But in the beginning mankind rebelled against God’s design, and because of that - sin and death entered into God’s perfect creation. This corruption has tainted everything in the world - it is the reason for pain, evil, and death. All who sin and commit evil are deserving of God’s just punishment, and all have sinned and fallen short of God’s standard. Therefore, mankind stood condemned…
But the God who created us did not abandon us when we fell from perfection - far from it, God became a man and dwelt among us. This God-Man’s name is Jesus, and when He came to earth He lived a perfect life - not sinning in action or thought even once. Though He lived a perfect life, He allowed Himself to be crucified on a cross in order to offer his death as a substitute for our own. The punishment we all deserved, Jesus took all at once. Being Man - He could die in our stead, since He was tempted as we are but did not stumble. Being an infinite God - his death could cover every sin. Jesus laid dead in a tomb, but on the third day, He was raised to life! It is in this resurrection that the power of God truly shines through, for it proves that death was not stronger than God. After His resurrection, Jesus did not die again, but ascended into Heaven and sat down at the right Hand of God the Father where He remains today.
We have faith that in believing these things about Jesus’ saving work on the cross, and confessing that He is Lord of our lives, we too will be saved from death and raised to life as He is.
We come to belief in these truths by the power of the Holy Spirit, who indwells believers to enable them to love God, obey Him, and worship Him rightly.