The facts of our faith

RE Verse reading–1 Corinthians 15 (day five)  “For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that He was buried, and that he was raised on the third day.”  (v 3-4)  Good reminder.  Christianity is not, first, an organized church, nor a theology, nor a moral system.  It is first a set of facts.  A report that God has acted in the world in a particular way with a particular meaning.  1)Christ died.  For our sins.  He was a substitute.  “By His stripes we are healed”.  2)He was buried.  His death was real.  Not a swoon.  3)Christ was raised.  Part of God’s character and activity is supernatural, super-scientific, miraculous.  God is above the laws of nature because He created them.  4)All as scripture predicted.  “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet.”  Christians believe/report these facts.  Faith in them gives LIFE.  Always has.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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