We believe that God in His infinite wisdom and love, sent His Son, Jesus, to fulfill His plan for the redemption of mankind which was made before the creation of the world. Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. In taking on flesh Jesus did not forfeit His divine nature but was both fully God and fully man. All authority in heaven and on earth was given to Him by God. Jesus lived a sinless life, though tempted in every way, revealing the Father through miracles and teaching. He willingly suffered and died in our place, on a cross, bearing our punishment and appeasing the wrath of God toward us. He was buried and, after three days He arose bodily from the dead, was seen by over 500 persons, and returned to heaven to prepare a place for us.