Christianity and Dogma

I recognize that there is some room for dissenting beliefs among authentic Christian communities, but there are also some nonnegotiable issues. Short of proof that he does not exist, I cannot affirm any belief that denies the Almighty and Triune God. Neither can I give up Jesus’ being both fully God and fully human as God’s unique and incarnate Son in real time and in a real historical context. I cannot authenticate any ideology that denies Jesus’ physical resurrection from the dead or his unique offering of salvation to humanity (2 Tim. 4:1-4). There is simply no other person by which people are saved (Acts 4:12). Finally, I must affirm that being a Jesus follower is not merely about personal belief, but about the way we live and love. By necessity, one impacts the other for a true disciple of Christ. The incarnation and resurrection of Christ is my faith’s foundation and it is nonnegotiable so long as I remain a Christian.

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About C_Lambeth

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor's of Science and from George Fox Seminary (now Portland Seminary) with a Master's of Divinity. In addition to knowing Christ and helping others know him, I am passionate about peace, the environment, Christian feminism, justice for all (not just the wealthy) and being a lifelong learner. Please feel free to comment on any of the posts here or to suggest new posts altogether. Thank you for reading me! -CL
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