We believe that, by an immediate act of God, mankind was created in his image. God intended that mankind should fill and rule the Earth, and should be holy and blameless before him to give him praise.
We believe mankind's loyalty and freedom were tested in the garden of Eden. Adam voluntarily and consciously disobeyed God's command, so mankind fell, and his relationship with God was broken. The whole human race was condemned, separated from God and subject to death, the consequence of sin. Mankind is now alienated from God.
We believe God, consistent with His nature, cannot have fellowship with anyone whose sin has not been judged. Jesus Christ, God's Son, offered Himself voluntarily on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for sin, the just suffering for the unjust, bearing sin's curse, and tasting death for every man. Nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on Earth, except unbelief: his voluntary rejection of Jesus Christ as the substitute for the penalty for sin.
We believe every person will be raised bodily from the dead, the believers to eternal life, the unbelievers to eternal separation from God.
References: Gen. 1:26-28, 2:15-17, 3:1-3, 6, 16-19, 9:1-2; Psa. 34:16; Isa. 59:1-2
John 1:29, 3:14-16, 36, 5:28, 29, 10:17-18; Acts 16:31; Rom. 5:12, 18; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13; Eph. 1:4-6; 1 Tim. 2:5-6; Heb. 9:11-12; 1 Pet. 3:18; 1 John 2:2