Chapter Five: Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son, is the image of the invisible God. To accomplish our redemption, He became fully human, being conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus Christ, who is true God and true man, by His perfect obedience and substitutionary death on the cross, has purchased our redemption. He rose from the dead for our justification in the body in which He was crucified. He ascended into heaven, where He is now seated at the right hand of God, the Father, as our interceding High Priest. He will come a second time personally, bodily, and visibly to gather the believers unto Himself and to establish His millennial kingdom. He will judge the living and the dead and make an eternal separation between believers and unbelievers. His kingdom shall have no end.
—Church of the Lutheran Brethren Doctrinal Statement of Faith, Paragraph E
Jesus Christ is the key to a correct understanding of the redemption God has provided and the Bible is the key to a correct understanding of Jesus Christ. Christ alone and Scripture alone are important truths that must be maintained. Holy Scripture is the only source and norm of the Christian faith and life. Not our opinions, or our traditions, or our experiences, but only Scripture is to be our canon in determining truth.
Paragraph E of the Statement of Faith examines who Jesus is, the purpose for which he came, and the works that he did and continues to do.
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