Here are some Faq (facts). Did you know that :
- One of the features of the transformation of the Christian mind by the Spirit of God in response to Jesus is to “demolish arguments“? “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 10 (Whole Chapter). To some extent, the demolition of arguments involves questioning, weighing things up, and challenging others. This is by nature provocative to some, particularly those who have much to lose. Most Christians are “conditioned” to demolish everything that is “other” to their tradition, but to never apply this demolition to the established order of their own Church traditions and practises. This can make Christians very annoying people [editor].
- Christians are often accused of being on “a different planet“. There is an element of truth in this jibe because the Bible says “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ”, Philippians 3:19-21 and Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” John 18:35-37. Yet Christians are citizens in this world. Therefore the Bible says “Pray for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness”. 1 Timothy 2:1-3
- Though Christians may advocate change in society because their values are inherently from elsewhere and therefore subversive, their aim is to be allowed to live in peace as Christians wherever they are found.
- The Bible teaches that Jesus “redeemed” us. That is, he purchased back our lives by paying the cost of our sins when he died on the cross. It’s a little like buying something on-line using a redemption code, or a promo code. The code is entered, and effectively pays the cost so you can take possession of the item. Jesus does that with our lives.
- This is termed ‘substitutionary atonement’ and is the core of authentic Christian teaching and understanding. Therefore, the cross of Jesus is ‘crucial’. Anything else misrepresents the Bible.
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