We believe and confess that God the Father, not desiring to leave man in his state of misery and death, gave His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to be the redeemer of mankind. Jesus Christ is Himself true, eternal, and almighty God, who shares in all the divine attributes and is the very treasure of all wisdom and knowledge. At the appointed time, the Father sent the Son to be born of the Virgin Mary, and He shared our humanity in all things, though without sin. These two natures – the divine and the human – remain always distinct and without mixture, yet are forever united together in one person.
Our Lord Jesus satisfied the demands of the law throughout His life; being, thus, holy and undefiled, He was made ready to take upon Himself the yoke of the cross, on which He offered Himself as a propitiatory sacrifice to the Father, satisfying His wrath by willingly giving Himself to be punished in our place and on our behalf, bearing in His body our sin, misery, pain, and death, and purchasing reconciliation and an inheritance for those who believe. Having conquered sin, death, and hell, He emerged victorious from the grave three days after He died and ascended into heaven to take His seat at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, where He, as our faithful High Priest, continually intercedes for His saints. By His death, resurrection, and intercession, He restores us to the image in which we were created, an image which, though not totally lost, was horribly corrupted by the sin of our first parents.
From thence also He exercises His kingly authority in ruling over the affairs of men and protecting those who are His. Jesus Christ, our prophet, priest, and king, remains present with His church by His Spirit whom He sent, guiding, preserving, and guarding her, even until the end of the age, when He will return for judgment with unspeakable majesty, power, and glory. On that day, Jesus, our perfect and unshakable hope, will descend from heaven a second time to consummate His kingdom which He inaugurated at His first coming.
There are no means to free us from our slavery and condemnation but the means offered and given in the Lord Jesus, who is, thus, the only way of salvation for all mankind. He alone possesses the authority to reveal the Father to whom He wishes and is most worthy of our worship, honor, adoration, and praise. We cling to Christ as we cling to nothing else, for He alone is our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.