The question of origin for the Christian must begin with the belief that God exists and that the Bible is the true and living word of God. (Colossians 1:16) If we, as Christians, believe that God is truly who he says that He is, then our faith starts at the very beginning, where God says in Genesis that He is the Creator of all things and did so in a 6 day period. (Exodus 20:11)
God created man intentionally unique and set apart from the rest of His creation. Mankind was made in Gods own image. We are able to think, feel, and discern right from wrong, unlike the animals and plant life. God then placed mankind in dominion over His creation. We are to use wisdom and discernment to treat Gods creation with great care and responsibility and at the same time, give glory to God alone.
Man was created by God and for God. We were created so that we might know Him and give HIm all glory and praise. Although man chose to separate himself from his Creator, God offered a solution through His Son, Jesus Christ. It is through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus that we are able to fulfill Gods desire for mankind to have a relationship with Him. Our identity is in Christ Jesus, our Savior.
Morality comes from God and God alone. Although God wrote His law upon the hearts of man, (Romans 2:15) mankind rejected God and went his own way. It is because of mans disobedience that God had to send His Son to be the perfect example of obedience. The only way we are able to discern right from wrong is through the very essence of who God is and that is found in God's word.
The Bible teaches that there are two fates for mankind: to spend eternity in heaven with God or eternity in hell, a place of complete absence from God. It is not fate that determines our final outcome, rather it is placing our trust and faith in Jesus Christ. It is only through Christ that we are sanctified. Through Gods word, we are able to know that rejecting His Son Jesus Christ and seeking...
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