We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ,
in His virgin birth,
in His sinless life,
in His miracles,
in His vicarious and
atoning death through
His shed blood on the cross,
in His bodily resurrection,
in His ascension to the right hand of the Father,
and in His personal return in power and glory.

Matthew 1:23 ; Matthew 1:23 ;

Behold, the virgin shall be with child,
And shall bring forth a son.
They shall call his name Immanuel;
Which is, being interpreted, "God with us".

John 1: 1-4 ; John 1: 1-4 ;

1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God.
1:2The same was in the beginning with God.
1:3All things were made through him.
Without him was not anything made that has been made.
1:4In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 1 : 29 ; John 1 : 29 ;

1:29The next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said,
"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

Acts 1:11 ; Acts 1:11 ;

"You men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky?
This Jesus, who was received up from you into the sky
will come back in the same way as you saw him going into the sky."

Acts 2:22 ; Acts 2:22 ;

2:22"Men of Israel, hear these words! Jesus of Nazareth,
a man approved by God to you by mighty works and wonders and signs
which God did by him in the midst of you, even as you yourselves know,
2:23him, being delivered up by the determined counsel and foreknowledge of God,
you have taken by the hand of lawless men, crucified and killed;
2:24whom God raised up, having freed him from the agony of death,
because it was not possible that he should be held by it
See also ; See also ;

Romans 8 : 34
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
2 Corinthians 5:21
Philippians 2:5-11
Hebrews 1:1-4
Hebrews 4:15

COMMENT
The process of cherry-picking "proof texts" from the Bible
is hard to come to grips with
and even harder when the texts selected
do not directly support the concepts presented.

Many of these ideas are medieval, constructs;
developed to support a very dubious theology.
They are concepts which have consoled many,
though Jesus never claimed divinity.

It is these concepts which deny the reality of the life of Jesus,
ignore the example that we are called to follow
to focus instead on a dogma without veracity,
except through constant repetition.

Yet we dare not bridge the bubble of metaphore and sacrament
to expose the frailty that shields reality from common view.
For it is lack of reality and practical purpose,
that stands between most of mankind
and its Creator.