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Throughout our series "Bones of our Beliefs" we're discussing what we believe and why we believe it. As a parent, I believe it's important to also explain what you believe and why to your children. This week we talk about the Bible and how it is the inspired Word of God.
If you have listened to the podcast or if you saw the name, you might be wondering “Who is Jon Bellion and why is this podcast NOT featuring him?” First, Jon is an artist that I extremely enjoy. Every part of his craft works together to an amazing end result. Secondly, since we are talking about humanity this week Josh appropriately took this chance to poke a little fun at me by naming the podcast the way he did, but unfortunately for me Jon is not being interviewed :(
Repentance is more than just saying you are sorry for doing something bad. It is more that just planning to do better next time. It is turning away completely from the bad choice we made and turning towards God instead.
Of all the things we have discussed so far in our podcasts, the Holy Spirit is probably the most confusing and misunderstood for me. There isn’t a single article that I’ve read or conversation about the Spirit that makes it any less perplexing. Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit do? Why does God use the Holy Spirit as a means of getting things done?
Throughout our series "Bones of our Beliefs" we're discussing what we believe and why we believe it. As a parent, I believe it's important to also explain what you believe and why to your children. This week we talk about the Holy Spirit and how He gives us power and fills us with joy.
Many trinitarians have a lacking understanding of the Holy Spirit, making Him less than a person, which compromises their theology of the trinity. I think that a lack of teaching on the Holy Spirit has left people lacking in their understanding of who He is, to the point that He is no longer a who.
Religion and science are often at odds with one another. Scientists tend to stay away from God and pastors tend to stay away from science. Why is this?
A large part of the Christian faith is that Jesus was and is in fact God. Some groups want to say that Jesus was a really good person, a great teacher, and maybe a prophet. You might be thinking, “what’s it matter if He wasn't God He still did great things, believing that is what matters right?” No.
Last week we talked about how we believe God created everything. This week, we'll be talking about God's son, Jesus. We believe that Jesus is God's only son and he came down to earth from Heaven to restore our (people's) broken relationship with God.
It is, perhaps, the preeminent question of Christianity. Why did Jesus have to die? With many questions in theology, this question has numerous answers and infinite follow-up questions. The answers will always depend on how you approach the question.
This week I am at a total loss as to what to talk about for my blog seeing as how Josh and Sean went off on a tangent and I simply offered a chuckle here and there in the podcast as I so often do. I’ve literally waited until the last minute to write my blog because I have wracked my brain for the last week as to what to write about and nothing has come to mind. Honestly, I’m tired of writing about God and Jesus and stuff I don’t believe in. It’s exhausting. I go to church and I have been churched so I know things to write about for our weekly topics but it’s not what I’m interested in and it’s a challenge every week to write about a subject that I know little about.
If you know anything about the Bible it is probably that Adam and Eve ate an apple, made God mad, and ruined everything. At least that is the story I remember being told as a kid. The very first sin, the preeminent sin was eating a forbidden fruit. Or so I thought.
Christians want to say that Jesus is not enough for people who go on vacation and are gone on Sunday, but the problem with this mentality is that we make assumptions about people based on things we can see verses what we cannot.
It can be very easy to just say, “God created everything.” Sometimes the deepest truths, when reduced to a pithy maxim, lose their significance in our lives.
Do we as Christians take this truth for granted? Probably.
Do the non-religious passively roll their eyes and dismiss it without giving it an honest look? Probably.
We as people can also trip up over the concept of God.
We want to address two foundational principles wrapped in one succinct sentence:
There is One God who created and sustains everything.
Throughout our series "Bones of our Beliefs" we're discussing what we believe and why we believe it. As a parent, I believe it's important to also explain what you believe and why to your children. This week we discuss how we believe that in 6 days, God created everything!
“I AM” has nothing to do with who we are and everything to do with who God is. God is the only God who is and was and is to come. The power of the I AM is not a power that comes from us but the power from the only Being that was not created and stands outside of time to be eternally self-sufficient and self-existent.
Reviewing your core beliefs is healthy, both as a church and as an individual. For the next few weeks, the EC crew is doing just that by walking through the Bones of our Belief. You cannot act in a way that is consistent with your belief unless you know the consistency of your beliefs.