The Son of God

The one true God, the Jehovah of the Old Testament, took upon
Himself the form of man, and as the Son of man, was born of the
Virgin Mary.
As Paul says, “and without controversy great is the mystery of
Godliness; God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit,
seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the
world, received up into glory”
(I Timothy 3:16).

“He came unto His own, and His own received Him not”
(John 1:11)

This one true God was manifest in the flesh, that is, in His Son
Jesus Christ“…God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto
Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them…”

(II Cor. 5:19).

We believe that, “… in Him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fullness of
the Godhead bodily”
(Col 2:9)

“For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell”
(Col. 2:9)

Therefore, Jesus in His humanity was man; in His deity was and
is God.  His flesh was the lamb, or the sacrifice of God.  He is the
only mediator between God and men, the Christ Jesus”.
(I Timothy 2:5).

Jesus on His Father’s side was divine, on His mother’s side,
human; Thus, He was known as the Son of God and also the Son
of man, or the God-man. “For he hath put all things under His
feet.  But when He saith all things are put under Him, it is
manifest that He is excepted which did put all things under Him”
(I Cor. 15:27)

“And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the
Son also Himself be
subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be
all in all”
(I Cor. 15:28).

“I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith
the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the
Almighty”
(Rev. 1:8).
The Name

God used different titles, such as “God Elohim,” “God Almighty,”
“El Shaddai,” “Jehovah,” and especially, “Jehovah Lord,” the
redemptive name in the Old Testament.

“… Unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given, and His name
shall be called Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The
Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace”
(Isaiah 9:6)

This prophecy of Isaiah was fulfilled when the Son of God was
named, “And
she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus:
for He shall save His people from their sins”
(Matt. 1:21)

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other
name under heaven among men, whereby we must be saved”
(Acts 4:12)



Creation of Man and His Fall

In the beginning God created man innocent, pure and holy; but
through the sin of disobedience, Adam And Eve, the first of the
human race fell from their holy state, and God banished them
form Eden. Hence by one man’s disobedience, sin entered into
the world.
(Gen. 1:27; Rom. 3:23; 5:12)
Repentance and Conversion

Pardon and forgiveness of sins is obtained by genuine repentance,
a confessing and forsaking of sins.  We are justified by faith in the
Lord Jesus Christ
(Romans 5:1)

John the Baptist preached repentance, Jesus proclaimed it, and
the Apostles emphasized it to both Jews and Gentiles.
(Acts 2:38; 11:18; 17:30)

The word “Repentance” comes from several Greek words which
mean, change of views and purpose, change of heart, change of
mind, change of life, to transform, etc.

Jesus said ”…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish”.
(Luke 13:3)

Luke 24:47 says, “And that repentance and remission of sins
should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at
Jerusalem.”


Water Baptism

The scriptural mode of baptism is immersion and is only for those
who have fully repented, having turned from their sins and a love
of the world.  It should be administered by a duly authorized
minister of the Gospel,
in obedience to the Word of God,
and in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to
(Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5; thus obeying and fulfilling

Matthew 28:19).