God eternally exists as Father, Son & Holy Spirit as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, of the same Being and nature.
Jesus Christ pre-existed as the Word, God the Son, with the Father and the Spirit. Fully God and fully man, He came to earth in covenant with the Father and was born of a virgin. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; And He rose on the third day raising us with Him, according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father having reconciled all flesh to Himself; And He will come again with glory to judge the living and dead. His kingdom shall have no end.
The Holy Scriptures as characterized by the 66 canonized books written over the course of more than 5,000 years are fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice. The Bible is not to be changed to accommodate culture. The Bible should always be studied and understood through the lens of it's main point–Jesus Christ.
Jesus established His Ekklesia (Greek word for "assembly") to be a thriving, unified body of believers that He Himself is the Head of. Believers should regularly gather together to celebrate our Lord Jesus, worship, study the scriptures, receive the sacraments, exercise the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and pray for each other. We recognize that the global Body of Christ has many expressions, forms of worship, and varying doctrinal interpretations. Believers should remain in relationship except when someone who calls themselves a brother or sister is conducting themselves or teaching in a continued fashion and without repentance that is contrary to Scripture.
The Holy Spirit comes to live in us as believers and brings love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control into our lives. The Spirit also gives us spiritual gifts including speaking in tongues, prophesying, and healing among others as written in Scripture.
Holy Matrimony is established and authorized by God in Scripture as the union of one man and one woman. The relationship of husband and wife, as family, reflects the covenanting self-giving love between Christ and His Bride, the Church. Any expressionsof sexuality not ordained in Scripture is generally a manifestation of human brokenness that God, in His infinite goodness, desires to heal.
Jesus has reconciled the world to Himself in His act of obedience leaving each individual person with full access to God and the opportunity to be reconciled in their own hearts and minds by having faith in Christ. Believers in Christ participate in God's Life both here and in the ages to come, while those who refuse to believe are subject to eternal judgment as Scripture states. Every person who has ever lived will receive a bodily resurrection to face Jesus. It is fully God's desire that none should perish, as stated in Scripture.
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