The world has a lot of opinions about Christianity. And truth be known, we deserve some of the maligning some of the time. But sometimes they make my blood boil!
Many opinions are formed when parts of scripture are taken out of context and used to make wide-reaching statements about God and Christianity as whole.
In this episode Michael encourages us to study the scriptures from a wider perspective, in context, in order to understand Why We Believe What We Believe.
Join us as we continue our series with the second part of Michael’s teaching on the Doctrine of Inspiration.
When we think about this doctrine of the Trinity – that there’s three persons in one Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – even for academics and Theologians, it’s a mind bending subject. It’s complicated.
Yet, Scripture has a lot to offer about the relationship not only within the Trinity, but as human beings relate to God.
Interestingly, apart from a Trinitarian Godhead, no one could be saved. In other words, if we don’t understand the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the role of those three persons; we don’t understand how a human being could be saved.
In this episode, Michael addresses questions about Jesus as both man and God on earth, whether we can walk out of the hand of God after we’re secure in our salvation, whether Jesus’ blood atones for the sins of everyone or just for a select group, what Michael thinks about when people say they ‘hear from God,’ and Jephthah’s rash vow to sacrifice whatever walked out his door to greet him when he returned from battle.
Chapter 5 of Ephesians calls on Christians to “imitate” God. How can we, who are so un-Godlike, represent a King? In the first installment of our Walk in Wisdom series, we unpack the concept of loving as Christ through forgiveness.
The tension of Christianity is measuring ourselves by a behavioral scale we’ve created for ourselves, comparing ourselves to others. However, our transformation in the Sprit is not behavioral, but of a mindset. Here’s what that means.