We believe that Jesus Christ was more than a humanitarian, wise teacher or a prophet. The Bible teaches that Jesus was God living in a human body, Immanuel -- God with us (Matt. 1:23; John 1:1-5, 14).
As a divine being, Jesus’ death provided the basis of forgiveness for the sins of all mankind (John 3:16; Rom. 5:6-10). The resurrection of Jesus from the dead provides hope for existence beyond this earthly life (John 5:28-29; 1 Cor. 15:50-57). Jesus is now exalted in heaven and has all authority over heaven and earth (1 Pet. 3:22; Eph. 1:20-23). As our Savior and King, Jesus is to be honored and obeyed.
In honor of our Savior, who loved us and gave Himself for us (Gal. 2:20), we call ourselves “Christians” (Acts 11:26) and refer to ourselves as a church of Christ (Rom. 16:16). His death established His church of saved people, and we consider ourselves to be part of that church, nothing more and nothing less.