What we believe about the One and Only God is important. He is Creator and Sustains all things. Infinitely Perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is not only Powerful and Purposeful but He is Personal. This God comes to meet with you, in fact wants to change your life through His Son Jesus Christ who is the full and final revelation of God. God from the beginning purposed to bring everything together in Christ. Purpose speaks to God’s reality. There is a plan, a pattern to what He has created, to life, to salvation. If there wasn’t it would be so disorderly and uncertain. Meaning and purpose gives confidence even in the darkest valley.
Cor. 2:9 (Isa. 64:4) “No eye has seen no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.” V. 10, “But God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.” 2 Cor. 4:18, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
In Christianity Today (“Beyond Buddha to Beloved”) Pastor Alexander Chu said: “I found that, contrary to the media’s portrayal of it as narrow, crazy, and judgmental, Christianity was the most intellectually stimulating worldview I had ever encountered. October 1997, during my junior year, I decided to take a study break. I started reading John Stott’s pamphlet “Becoming a Christian,” which I had picked up at an IVCF (Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship) gathering. While reading, I grew convinced of my sin and need to be forgiven. I drove to an open forest area that night, knelt down on the grass beneath the stars, and committed my life to Christ. I had grown up in a sea of deities, yet never had a relationship with any of them.
On that day, I experienced the living God, Emmanuel: “God is with us.”
A peace overtook me as I gazed at the sky. That night I became the first Christian in our family’s lineage.
United Bible Society: “The salvation event is never something that is looked upon as being by accident or chance; it is always related to the eternal purpose of God.”
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