Most Christians believe that the entire Bible, from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, is the inspired word of God. It is all we need to understand and serve God and we need all of it. I have encountered some who believe that all we need are the words Jesus spoke while he was on earth. They believe that the words of Paul and the other writers of the New Testament are of no value whatever. Which view is correct? Read the rest of this entry
Christianity is based on love. It was love that made God send Jesus to die for our sins.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
All that God wants from us can be summarized in two commands.
And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:35-40)
We are saved through faith but love is more important than faith and is the only acceptable motivation for what we do. Read the rest of this entry