For all who might desire the essence and character of what I AM will be healed and saved from the power of sin and death. – Trig’s translation of Romans 10:13
Our identity in Christ is never based upon who we are, what we believe or what we do…
… but rather upon HOW WE LIVE and HOW WE LOVE!
This is the original basis for identity in early Christianity: commonality in good works, not for the sake of our salvation, but in response to our salvation. This is how the world shall know who we are.
In fundamentalism, they put the entire focus of faith upon the salvation of the individual. They claim:
“Salvation” is something one can lose, and must “do” certain things to “attain”.
“Belief” in Jesus is what must be done to “attain” salvation.
Jesus was born, lived and died on the cross to pay the price of our sins so we could have eternal life instead of wrath for our sins.
There are so many problems with these “fundamentals” I’m practically frothing in anger right now. These are not “fundamentals”, these are falsehoods.
Bible Readings for Wednesday April 13th, 2011 – The 5th Week of Lent *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 143 1. [A Psalm of David.] Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me in your righteousness. 2. Do not enter into judgment with your [...]
Bible Readings for Wednesday March 30th, 2011 – The 3rd Week of Lent *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 81 1. [To the leader: according to The Gittith. Of Asaph.] Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob. 2. Raise a song, sound the tambourine, [...]
Bible Readings for Thursday March 3nd, 2011 – The Week of The Transfiguration *Click on each bible passage to expand the text. Psalm 2 1. Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain? 2. The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and his [...]
Our modern society is a mirror. A mirror of our souls as a people. A mirror of our souls before God. And what does our reflection show? A society full of lines of demarcation, self-imposed separations between those who are “clean or unclean”, “cool or uncool”, “rich or poor”, “gay or straight”, “male or female”… [...]