Monthly Archives: September 2010

God, the Trinity

There is only one living and true God. Anywhere. Ever. He is personal and immanent even as he is transcendent and infinite. Without beginning or end, God was not created, but he is the creator of the universe. He is … Continue reading

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God, the Father

God as eternal Father reigns with care over his universe, his creatures, and the flow of human history according to the purposes of his grace. He does this in an inexplicable way that balances his perfect will with humanity’s legitimate … Continue reading

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God, the Son

Having no beginning and no end, Christ is the eternal Son of God. In his incarnation as Jesus Christ, he was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of Mary. In this arrangement, what Christians call “the incarnation,” Jesus simultaneously … Continue reading

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God, the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the eternal Spirit and Wisdom (Sophia) of God. She convicts of sin and facilitates righteousness. She enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in sanctity, worship, evangelism and service. The Holy Spirit’s purpose is to … Continue reading

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The Church

Church is not a building; it is a community of faithful people who recognize who Jesus is and have given their lives to him (1 Cor. 12:12-13). The church of Jesus Christ is a universal body of believers who are … Continue reading

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The Bible

Have you ever found it odd that so many churches’ belief statements start with the Bible? It seems to me that we should start with the most important first, which (at least for me) is God and each member of … Continue reading

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Humanity

Humans were created by God in his image. By free choice humans rebelled against God and thus brought sin and death into the human race. Christ died for us to redeem us; therefore every human possesses dignity and is worthy … Continue reading

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