God the Son

We teach that God the Son is co-equal with God (John 10:30, 14:9) co-eternal with God (John 8:58) and consubstantial and as such is the pre-existent Son (Isaiah 9:6).

We teach that the Pre-existent Son became man (John 1:1-2, 14, 6:33, 41) and that He was Jesus of Nazareth (Luke 24:19; Matthew 1:21, 25; 21:11; Mark 1:9) who, though human was without a sinful nature (Hebrews 4:15) and thus stood apart from sinners (Hebrews 7:26). In becoming fully man (Luke 2:40; Philippians 2:8) by the virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23-25; Luke 1:26-35), the Son did not cease to be God (John 5:23, 14:9-10; Colossians 2:9) but possessed all the perfection and attributes of God, and that His earth-life sometimes functioned within the sphere of that which was human and sometimes within the sphere of that which was divine. Taking the form of a servant, He voluntarily surrendered His right to be immediately and constantly worshipped as God (Philippians 2:5-11) veiling His splendour with assumed humanity (Hebrews 10:20).

We teach His purpose in coming into the world was to reveal the Father (John 1:18; 14:9-11) which task was accomplished in His earthly life and teachings (John 17:4-8), redeem mankind (Psalm 2:7-9; Hebrews 7:25-27, 9:26; John 3:16-18; 1 Peter 1:18-19) which task was completed fully and finally in His substitutionary propitiatory redemptive death (John 1:29, 10:15, 1 John 2:2; Romans 3:24-25, 5:8, 2 Corinthians 5:14; 1 Peter 2:24, 3:18). That His death was acceptable to the Father is evidenced in the resurrection of Jesus (Hebrews 1:3; Romans 1:4, 4:25; Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:38-39; Acts 2:30-31), which was literal and physical. He is therefore, the only Saviour of the lost (John 14:6; Hebrews 10:5-14; Acts 4:12).  He also came to reign over the earth in judgement and blessing (John 5:22-23; Matthew 25:31-46; Isaiah 9:6; Revelation 20). Until that appointed hour (Acts 1:7, 9) He is the Christian’s ascended Lord (Acts 1:9; Luke 24:51) to be worshipped (Philippians 2:9-11) at the right hand of the Father, Advocate (1 John 2:1) and Intercessor (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25, 9:24), and Head of His body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22, 5:23; Colossians 1:18).

We teach that in fulfilment of prophecy, Christ came first to Israel, the chosen nation (Exodus 19:5), as her Messianic King, and that being rejected by the nation He gave His life as a ransom for all in keeping with the eternal plan of God (Matthew 10:5-6, 12:18-20, 21:31, 43, 26:24-32; Acts 14:46-48; John 1:11; Acts 22:22-24; 1 Timothy 2:6). He is also the one through whom God will judge all mankind (John 5:22-23; Acts 10:42).

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Redemption Church Christchurch

PO Box 65,

Darfield 7541 

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