In the “Why It Matters” series, we will be taking a look at some of the essential tenets of Christianity. In this first post, Chris offers a compelling case for why we should care about the doctrine of the Trinity - Father, Son and holy Spirit. What is a doctrine that you would like explored in this series, or how can we help you grow in your understanding? Let us know!
Why it Matters – The Authority of Scripture
This is the second piece in our “Why It Matters” series where we look at the important beliefs of Christianity. Every year, writers and preachers articulate the authenticity of the Bible authors and its track record of accurately fulfilled prophecies. However, the evidence that Chris shares in this piece is the power and authority of Scripture is his personal life.
Why it Matters – The Humanity of Christ
Believe what you want about who Jesus was, but there is no doubt that he was. Jesus of Nazareth lived at a fixed time in a real place. These are historical facts attested to by non-religious historians, ancient writings, the Bible, and the world’s most-recognized calendar for 2,000 years. The humanity of Christ is a real fact - the question is - why does it matter?
Why It Matters – The Atonement
The atonement is the work of God, in Jesus, to reconcile man and himself and to conquer sin and death forever. The atonement makes it possible for humankind to know God, and to experience life as he intended it; free of sin and the fear of death. Atonement was completed in the perfect life and sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.
Why It Matters – Imago Dei (Image of God)
Imago Dei is reflected in how we were built, how we live in relationship with God and others, and who we will become when all is made whole in the return of Christ. This is what the Imago Dei (being made in the image of God) is. But do we not still overlook the image of God in others as we critique, judge, and look down on them? Today, let’s see the image of God, our loving Creator, in each other.