wondering about God?
Can we describe God in one page on a website? I hardly think so. But we can hit the high points of what we believe.
God- The God we worship is the one and only Most Holy God. He is the creator of all things. Out of the vastness of nothing our God created all there is. He is supreme over all His creation and he controls all that is in the vastness of His creation. He is holy, just, righteous, powerful and perfect. He will one day judge all of creation and have the final victory over death and Hades.
Jesus- There is one God who has revealed himself in three persons. One of those persons is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He was born of a virgin and lived on earth for 33 years. He is the only one to have walked on earth and lived a perfect, sinless life. He is fully God and He is fully man. His death on a cross served as the sin sacrifice for all of humanity if they accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. His physical death was temporary lasting only three days. His resurrection is completely physical and he ascended into heaven where he reigns and will one day judge all of humanity.
Holy Spirit- The Holy Spirit is the third expression of God to mankind. He is living and active and dwells within each Christian. The Holy Spirit of God convicts us of sin, leads us to a closer walk with God, helps us in communicating with the Father and comforts us in times of sorrow and suffering.
Man- Humanity is created in the image of God. Male and female, God created both in his image. That means mankind posses an eternal spirit. Man is both spirit and body. Therefore, we all battle that war between the spirit and the flesh. Being human also means that we are all sinners. All have sinned and are in need of God’s grace. There is no hope for any man who is outside of a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Salvation- Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the only sin sacrifice that can pay for your sins. His purpose in living on earth was to pay for your sins. All your have to do to receive God’s free gift of forgiveness is to confess the truth that you are a sinner, recognize Jesus Christ as the Son of God, decide to follow God’s plan for your life and begin your new life by washing your sins away in the waters of baptism. God longs for you to come to him. He gave His very best for you. A new eternal life is God’s gift to you through Jesus Christ.
Eternity- The human nature is made up of two parts, spirit and flesh. The body or flesh, is temporary, the spirit is eternal. Our soul will last forever in one place or another, heaven or hell. Both are very real places. One can never “work” their way into heaven. It is only by the grace of God through the gift of Jesus that we will ever change from a destiny of eternal suffering to eternal bliss.