Confession – The Person of Christ

Christ ontologically

I BELIEVE… 

Christ is the eternal Son of our triune God, eternally begotten of the Father.

Christ is God; that He is the Creator, Sustainer and Redeemer of all that exists.

Christ entered time, space and history by means of the Holy Spirit, who planted a seed in Mary’s womb; that He was born of Mary, a virgin, grew in perfect humanity into adulthood, and then began a three year ministry of calling people to Himself so they may enter the Kingdom of God.

Christ is the promised Jewish Messiah from Old Testament Hebrew Scripture; that He was prophesied as early as the fall of man, including his birth, life, suffering, death, and resurrection; that He would bring salvation and freedom to His people.

Christ became the sacrificial substitute on the Cross, paying for our sins and satisfying God’s wrath toward us and sin; that He died, was buried and on the third day rose from the dead, appeared to over five hundred witnesses, ascended to Heaven and is now seated at the right of hand of God the Father

Christ is fully God and fully man; that He has laid aside His heavenly and eternal glory in order to live and minister in perfection among humanity; that He is our example in perfect humanity, the last Adam, to demonstrate what we should be like; that even though He was tempted, as we are, He chose not to use His divinity to rescue Himself, but relied on prayer with the Father, knowing God’s Word, and being in fellowship with God’s people.

Christ morally

I BELIEVE…

Christ is compassionate; that He cared for and healed the deaf, blind, lame, poor, and outcasts of society to demonstrate His great love and power, being the Son of God.

Christ is truthful; that everything He ever said is true, and we can rely on His teachings and promises.

Christ is holy; that He desires His followers to be holy.

Christ is just; that He will reward and vindicate the righteous and punish and subdue the wicked.

Christ is loving; that He loves us and desires us to love Him and our neighbors.

Christ is humble; that He has taught us in both His word and His example to serve one another selflessly in humility, putting others ahead of ourselves.

Christ is faithful; that He will always be there for those He has saved, redeemed, and sanctified; that He will never leave us nor forsake us.

Christ is gracious; that salvation is His gift of grace to us.

Christ is merciful; that He does not punish us as we deserve.

Christ is powerful; that He cast out demons and commanded the seas.

Christ is angry; that sin has caused Him great anger toward those who promote evil & wickedness.

Christ is nurturing; that He calls little children to Himself and cares deeply for his friends and followers.

Christ is perfect; that He lived a sinless human life in obedience to God as Adam should have lived his, demonstrating humanity in perfection, the way God intended.

Christ is determined; that He pursued His calling to the Cross and overcame great temptation along the way.

  Praise be to Jesus Christ, our Savior & Lord, that we may know Him and worship Him!

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