The Bible's Message

God caused his thoughts to be written down in the Bible through human authors spanning many generations. The Bible, sometimes referred to as the Scriptures or the Word of God, is the source from which you correctly understand God, history, yourself, and how you may please him, empowered with his Spirit to live by faith on earth. The Bible's central message is a Father sending his son, the Lord Jesus Christ, into the world to die on a cross to pay the penalty for the sins of his people. Christ's sin-bearing work meets your greatest need for faith and repentance. Once he finished suffering and died on the cross, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven from where he rules and reigns over all the motions of creation and actions of men until he returns to gather all his people into eternal glory in the new heaven and earth.

The church in both the Old and New Testaments was blessed to know and serve God. He made himself known to human beings, and in so doing he called them to be his covenant people in order to deposit in them his written Word, his very presence, so that his people would be a habitation for God to dwell by his Spirit. Through the ancient history in the Old Testament and into the New, God prepared his people by repeatedly focusing their attention on a savior who would one day appear to save his people from their sins. The central focus on every page in the Old Testament is to unfold Christ's suffering, resurrection and ultimately the proclamation of the gospel to all the nations. God fulfilled his promise to his people by sending his Son, the only savior for mankind.