Who is Jesus “Doctrine of Jesus Christ”

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We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second person in the Godhead of the trinity or triune Godhead.  We believe that the Old Testament on several occasions lends prophetic knowledge to His person as one who in his advent (coming) to this earth should be called by several names (Genesis 3:15, 48:10; Isaiah 5:5, 7:14; Haggai 2:7).  The New Testament on numerous occasions calls him the Son of God, Son of man, Lamb of God, and others (St. Matthew 16:16, 26:33, 27:43, 8:20; St. John 1:29), but in most cases, Son of God, Son of man, etc.

We believe that Jesus was and is eternal in his person and nature as the Son of God who was with God in the beginning of creation (St. John 1:1).  This Son of God is spoken of in the Gospel of John as the “Word” or being interpreted in the Greek as “Logos”, meaning the word.  This Logos was the truest manifestation of God ever presented to man in this world’s history.  This “Logos” was sent to declare God to man (St. John 1:18).  This Logos took the form of human flesh, which we call the “Incarnation” or “word” of God made flesh, to dwell among men (St. John 1:14).  As one puts it concerning the incarnation, God becoming flesh never ceasing to become man (Hebrew 5:7).

We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born of a Virgin called Mary according to the scripture (St. Matthew 1:18), thus giving rise to our fundamental belief in the Virgin Birth and to al the miraculous events surrounding this Phenomenon (Matthew 1:18; 25).  The Old Testament also bears witness to this (Isaiah 7:14).  Jesus being this Logos also assumes the title of “Son” and the role of “Sonship” and has in the scripture referred to his Father as Father or “Father in Heaven” (St. Mark 11:25).

We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, served his paternal father, Joseph, in the City of Nazareth, Judea, and that during his earthly ministry preached the Gospel and performed miracles in the area of the Sea of Galilee.

We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, became to man, the “Suffering Servant.”  This suffering Servant came seeking to redeem man from sin and to reconcile him back to God, his Father (Romans 5:10).  The volumes of written testimony in the four Gospels tell us that Jesus lived in this world, suffered afflictions, was condemned by man to die, did die on the cross, was buried and on the third day rose again from the dead. (Hebrews 10:5-10).

We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is standing now as mediator between God and Man. (I Timothy 2:5).  This we believe he shall do until the final overthrow of Satan and evil in the Final Judgment.