Basics of Christianity

Posted on September 7, 2013 by


Our Father

The very first thing I want to tell you about is your Father. No, I’m not talking about your dad. I am talking about your Heavenly Father who created you.  He created you an individual like no other in this universe and never will be. A person with a will, emotions and character which set you apart.

Who is God ? When we talk about God the character it is staggering to comprehend His vastness. He is a Spirit Being that is all-knowing. God knows everything that happened in eternity past and everything that will happen in the eternal future.  God knows and created all knowledge. There is nothing in our past or future that God didn’t know before the creation of the universe. He knows every thought you’ve made and are going to make prior to your knowledge of it.  He is all-powerful and His power is without measure. The power of all the stars in the universe is but a flickering candle to Almighty God. He is every where all the time. He resides in the eternal past, present and future. God is infinite and without measure. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  Start at any point in this universe and travel for all eternity and God is there. God is self existing and has no origin or beginning. He is the “ I am that I am.” God is eternally self sufficient and needs absolutely nothing but Himself to survive. In contrast, He designed us to be totally dependant upon Him for survival. God is perfect in wisdom, knowledge, love and righteousness. He is perfect in all His ways and is incapable of change.  God is the supreme ruler and is in control of all things. He alone determines the outcome of every event down to the tiniest detail.We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28 HCSB

What is the Trinity? “There are three Persons in the Godhead: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.”  They are one nature, the same in Their attributes, in Their will and in Their purpose. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  John 1:1

Thinking is an easy thing to do, but to think rightly is the hardest thing we will ever achieve. The more knowledge of God we have the greater our understanding of the purpose God intended for us. He did not create us with the intention of failing so He could expel us out of His kingdom later. He created us to have an everlasting relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.

We were created  to have fellowship with God, to have a personal relationship with Him like you would a parent, a friend or a loved one all wrapped up together. He loves us more than we can possibly comprehend.In this post I will try to show you how you can communicate with God; How you can relate with Him on an individual basis that will prove you were not left here alone to figure this world out by your self. He constructed a plan of salvation through faith so you can have a personal relationship with Him. The basis of this salvation is free by the grace of God and it only requires you to believe to receive it.

  What Happened?

We were all born with a disease . A disease that in the end will kill us all. No one on this earth can escape.  We inherit it from our parents. It has been past down from generation to generation since the beginning of time. The name of the disease is sin. Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens.  For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love  He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will,  to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.. “Ephesians 1:3-6

The design of this world was in Gods mind before He ever created the first speck of dirt. God created the physical universe in response to what happen in eternity prior to our creation. Our physical universe is controlled by time and space, however eternity is a place where there isn’t time – hours, days, weeks, months and years, and there isn’t any space or dimension – height, width or depth. Eternity is what God is.

Satan is what God made him and Christians today spend far too much time worrying themselves over an adversary who was defeated by the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Who once and for all defeated death and the grave. The only power that Satan has over us is what we give him through our disobedience  to God. When we believe in Satan’s lies it prevents us from having faith in God and His Christ and disobedience is what the Bible calls sin. The main reason for disobedience or sin is unbelief.

The Law

The Law is a mirror that reveals man in his sinful condition. Many people look in the mirror and try to convince themselves they are right, however, instilled inside of every one of us is the knowledge of right from wrong. The mass majority of people today try every way they can to avoid this knowledge. We use drugs, alcohol, food, television and many other things to separate us from our conscience. Sin separates us from God.

Now we know that whatever the law says speaks to those who are subject to the law, so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God’s judgment. For no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law. Romans 3:19-20 HCSB.

If you ask someone about God the first two words you hear is I think or I believe. They create a God that suits their lifestyle or a God they form to their own needs.  That is not how it works. We are a fallen people. Without God there is no good within us whatsoever. Man paints a rosy picture of himself and the future, but if you’ve been on this earth for very long you know for  yourself that man is continuing to become more and more evil. God makes it very clear that He is not saving men through the keeping of a moral code. There is nothing wrong with the moral code, the Law, but there is something radically wrong with us. God’s standard is nothing less than perfection. God is holy, and even one sin is enough to keep you from Heaven. The Bible warns:“For whoever keeps the entire law, yet fails in one point, is guilty of breaking it all.” James 2:10 HCSB

The Cure

  “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 HCSB.


Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap that is between us and God. “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” 1 Tim. 2:5  HCSB.

So that through Jesus Christ our sins are forgiven.  All we have to do is accept  Jesus as our Savior. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,  not a result of works, so that no one may boast..” Eph. 2:8–9 ESV. Jesus says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Rev. 3:20 ESV.

Would you like to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior right now? “Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Romans 10:9-10 ESV. If you will hear His call and obey His word, you can be born again this very moment. He will save you now and make you a member of His family.  Through prayer you can invite Jesus into your life. Start by saying

“Dear Heavenly Father,  I admit that I am a sinner. I believe Your Son Jesus Christ died for my sins and was risen from the grave so that I can have fellowship with You.  Please come into my life and lead me in Your ways.

In Jesus Christ name I pray,  Amen.”