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We believe in one God, who is the Creator of all things; and in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, by whom all things were made. He came bodily to the earth, lived among mankind, and although tempted in all ways, He alone was without sin. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified and died in payment for our sins. He rose again and ascended into heaven, and from there He shall come to judge both the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from God, and is one substance with the Father and the Son. He dwells in the believer and operates through the church, which is the collective body of Christ. The Holy Spirit has spoken through the prophets in Holy Scripture, which is God’s revelation to all people. We believe that all people are made in the image of God, that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and that all constantly err by seeking to live independently of God. We believe that we are justified by faith through Christ’s atonement for our sins on the cross of Calvary. In believing that all men and women are created in the image of God; we therefore, believe all people to have inherent worth and dignity, and we strive to uphold this belief. Mankind is fallen, but regenerated in Christ. This is an ongoing process which has begun, yet will never be completed in this age. As such, we encourage each person towards ongoing spiritual, emotional, physical and mental development in relation to their teleological potential as they strive towards maturity within themselves, and in their relationships with others and God.