This post has stuff about religion. My perspective has changed
Well it’s been a few days since I last posted and Alejandro’s been aching for a debate so I thought I’d hit you with all the controversy I could possibly muster. Yes that’s right, I’ll be talking about fundamental Christian Doctrine.
This is the stuff that Christians are made of—in other words you can’t be a Christian if you don’t believe the following five points. Matthew Slick, of CARM .org puts it pretty darn well:
- > Jesus is both God and man
- > Jesus rose from the dead physically
- > Salvation is by grace through faith
- > The gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus according to the scriptures
- > There is only one God
Of course these doctrines aren’t new. In fact, this basic Christian doctrine goes back to at least 325 AD. That’s pretty impressive! Needless to say, there’s a lot of history here. But just because it’s got some history doesn’t make it right; and because a lot of people believe doesn’t make it true. So how do we know it’s true?
I’ve always been of the belief that if God is really real, and seriously the creator of the universe, and author of logic and emotion, that He’d be able to prove himself. And He certainly has. Contrary to popular belief, faith in God and in Jesus Christ does not constitute a “blind faith.” I’m confident that if you really put the faith to the test you’ll discover what I and many others have discovered: Christianity is one of the most logical and systematic beliefs there is. It’s solid through and through and most certainly the best choice for someone seeking to get in touch with their spiritual side.
Over the coming months I’ll try and prove each of these points to the best of my ability. I hope that we can get some open-minded and respectful dialog going (and not just some flame war). So, let’s put these five points to the test.
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