May 08

What is the Main goal of the Christianity?

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th (1)The Bible is filled with many different teachings on  sub topics such as marriage, family, work, and etc. It also has a lot to say about major ideas such as: sin, redemption, covenant, and forgiveness. However, the Bible was never intended to be a book of loosely related codes of ethics, or a simple  self help guide to a better life.

If I had to sum up the main goal of Christianity as found in  the Bible  it would be to first of all know God, then secondly to make him  known.

This thought is echoed in Paul’s words found in 2 Corinthians 5 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.[b] The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling[c] the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God  

For Paul our sole purpose as a Christian is to be reconciled  to God thus restoring the connection that was severed in the beginning during the fall of man. The secondary purpose is that we   are to now operate as the hands and feet of God and reach out to fallen mankind as we urge all people to reconnect with their awesome creator. The church is then seen as the community through which intimacy with God is experienced, in a sense it is a type of Eden which will be fully experienced on the other side of eternity.

All of the Bible is either pointing too, preparing for, waiting on,  or living in the reality of a intimate relationship with God the father. This idea flows from Genesis’ seed prophecy to the promise to bless all nations, to the promise of the messiah found Old testament Prophets.

All of our ethics and morals are based on the fact that since we are children of God then we need to be transformed into the image of our father. What is the message of Christianity? What is church all about? Is the message one of peace, love and good will to all men? Is it doing good deeds and loving your neighbor? Or is it kindness and nonviolence?

The overarching main theme that flows throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is that we were created to know God in an intimate way.

Now that we have established this fact, what does knowing God look like?  How do we make him known to others?

-if they would have understood what these words meant- Dewayne Clardy

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