Whose Afraid of Doctrine?

Who's Afraid of DoctrineIn the world of kinesiology the maxim:  “You are what you eat” is true.  In the realm of real life there is a statement that is equally true:  “You do what you believe.”  Belief is the foundation for all of life.  Not what you say you believe but what you actually believe affects your entire life.  As is popularly noted, “Actions speak louder than words.”  Actions however are always rooted in a belief that one hold to be true.

 

Some beliefs are true and others are false. Some beliefs are good for you and others are bad for you.  Some lead to life while others lead to varying forms and shades of death.  What you believe matters.

So as Christians what do we believe about God, nature, human beings, freewill, salvation, the Church, the Bible, and the purpose of life.  Is there a purpose?  Do we have a Creator?  If so what His relationship to the world?  Where do I go for these answers? If it’s the Bible, can I trust it? 

These are the kinds of questions we will be dealing with for the next 7 weeks, starting this coming Sunday, January 17th.  Invite some friends to join you. Take notes. Ask questions. Dig into the essential tenets of our faith and see how they can shape your life for the good so you experience the abundant life promised by Jesus. (See John 10:10)

~Pastor Richard