the only real thing

February 5, 2015

christ on cross

One of the most important fields of theology is Christology, which is the study of the person and work of Christ. Within that field of study, when we want to get at the aspect that is most crucial, the aspect that we may call the “crux” of the matter of Jesus’ person and work, we go immediately to the cross. The words crucial and crux both have their root in the Latin word for “cross,” crux, and they have come into the English language with their current meanings because the concept of the cross is at the very center and core of biblical Christianity. In a very real sense, the cross is the very essence of what Christianity is all about. Without there would be no church, no salvation, there would be no hope.

Because Christ is the center of all that we believe in, it is important to realize that any distortion of who Christ is, is the reason we must fall on our swords and be ready to combat any error and call any one that deviates, denies, or distorts the biblical and historical figure of Christ, must be branded a false teacher,, or a cult leader or even worst case scenario “demonically deranged” and purposely attempting to lead you astray.

This was the view of the apostle Paul. In his first letter to the church at Corinth, Paul made an astonishing statement about the importance of the cross to the entirety of the Christian faith: “And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:1–2). Paul was a man who had the equivalent of two Ph.D.s in theology by the time he was 21 years of age, a man who wrote with great insight on the whole scope of theology. Nevertheless, he said that the focal point of his teaching, preaching, and ministry among the Corinthians was simply “Jesus Christ and Him crucified.”

There can be no compromise on this issue, all in Christ, Christ in all. It has been the central theme of scumlikeuschurch.

Like shooting a rifle, if our aim is off just a millimeter it might not seem like a big deal, but the target at 100 yards will be missed. So the same applies to the theology of Christ, if someone teaches a little off the mark, a small error, a small doctrinal blip, then the target of heaven and eternity might be missed.

When you step over to your eternal reward (heaven) we will be asked just one question; “what did you do with my Son?”

Was he Lord and Savior to you, did he die for you, did you accept the biblical Christ?

All of your eternal future hangs on the “right” knowledge of Christ.

To that aim we are dedicated, to know the truth about Jesus and to destroy those that preach a false christ, or a diminished christ.

God bless and thank you for all the encouraging emails and prayers.

Send any all prayer requests, comments and questions to scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

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