The foundation of our beliefs is found in the gospel, or good news, or the person and work of Jesus Christ. The good news is about Jesus: being God, he took on flesh and lived the life we should have lived, a sinless one. Jesus died the death we should have died, as our substitute. Jesus rose from the dead, conquering sin and its effects. He thereby proved that he was an acceptable sacrifice upholding God’s justice, defeating sin & death for all those who would believe. The fruition of this good news is in God making all things new-complete restoration, peace, joy, and justice forever.
The core of our beliefs is summed up in the Apostles Creed:
“We believe in God the Father Almighty; Maker of Heaven and Earth; and in Jesus Christ His only begotten Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into the lower earthly regions; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven; and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. We believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.”