Fundamental foundational truths of Christianity are not optional.

On September 14, 2009 · 6 Comments

Polls indicate that many that call themselves Christians today do not even believe the essential fundamental foundational truths of Christianity.

Can anyone be a Christian and not believe in the foundational truths of Christianity? That is not for me to judge but if you have doubts about believing these things you might judge yourself. Do you just not understand basic Christian truths because you were never taught them or do you deny them and thus deny the Christian faith?

I do not think that the fundamental foundational truths of Christianity are optional or that they can be explained away by those trying to redefine Christianity to fit their own belief system. These foundational truths of Christianity are absolute truths from God and if you deny it, what does that say about your claim to be a Christian?

Foundational truths of the Christian faith

  • Salvation comes by God’s Grace through faith (belief in God promises) in Jesus Christ. Your own good works cannot earn you salvation.
  • There is only one way to God and that is through Jesus Christ. Other religions are not alternate paths to God.
  • Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, the only visible image of God, and is the Creator of everything seen and unseen.
  • Jesus lived a sinless life and was the innocent Lamb sacrifice of God whose blood was shed to take away sin.
  • Jesus was both fully God and fully human.
  • All Humankind is sinful and therefore all must come to Jesus Christ to be cleansed of their sin or they will be eternally separated from a Holy God.
  • Those that deny the Son of God also deny the Father because they are one God (they are unified).
  • Jesus died and death could not hold Him.  God rose the Body of Jesus from the dead and Jesus ascended to the throne of God in heaven.
  • All in  Christ have the Holy Spirit as a witnesses and a helper, all members of the Body of Christ are new spiritual creations.
  • Those that trust in Jesus Christ for their eternal salvation can never be lost.
  • Satan also known as the Devil is real and is a powerful spiritual adversary. (A Christian’s defense from Satan is putting on the whole armor of God – Eph 6:7)
  • Jesus authenticated the Old Testament scriptures as coming from God. The New Testament scriptures are authenticated by the eye witnesses of Jesus Christ, and by the Holy Spirit within the Body of Christ. The Christian Bible is the very word of God when transcribed and translated accurately. Therefore. all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Ti 3:16).
  • There is a Lake of Fire reserved for those who oppose or reject Jesus Christ.
  • Jesus is coming again in Glory and every eye will see Him when He comes. He will judge the living and the dead and God will  then create a new heaven and a new earth where there is no more sin, sickness, death or sorrow.

I might have missed some foundational truths of the faith.  If so you are free to add them.

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 Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.


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6 Responses to “Fundamental foundational truths of Christianity are not optional.”

  1. KenNo Gravatar says:

    Excellent article. However, I did not see anything about the virgin birth. As you know, this fact is mocked by unbelievers and is under attack like never before. Jesus could not have a sinless nature if he had a human father.

  2. DonNo Gravatar says:

    I agree with what you said the virgin birth is a fundamental foundational truth of Christianity. However, I left the virgin birth out here because those uninformed and those lacking understanding of this fact can still be Christians. For example, when the early Christians believed and were saved I doubt if they initially understood this. Even in the Churches today people come to Jesus on the bases of faith without knowing many doctrinal truths. Having said that, I think if someone were informed and studied why Jesus had to be born of a virgin and then denied the virgin birth they might need to question why they think they are a Christian if they are denying foundational truths.

    Of course that also could be said about many of my points in the article so I guess I should have included it. It was just a judgment call to leave it out.

  3. Aquila says:

    While I agree with all of the fundamental beliefs you posted and believe in them myself, interestingly enough in Romans 10:9-10 it lists only two points that are needed for salvation: 1. that Jesus is Lord 2. that God raised Him from the dead.

    The idea that we are given faith by grace to believe these truths is astounding and humbling to say the least. Once I believed none of it and suddenly 26 years ago I believed it all overnight. God is good!

  4. DonNo Gravatar says:

    True, but one might wonder if they are even in the faith if they deny these foundational truths after these biblical truths are shown to them from the scriptures. That is the real point of the article.

  5. Diane SalNo Gravatar says:

    Great article! I ask your permission to allow me to use it in one of my Bible Studies. My Bible studies involve various topics with using Bible Verses, History Book and Newspaper. I really try to bring the word of God into peoples lives with what is happening today. The Holy Bible is alive and well, yesterday, today and tomorrow!
    One of my friends wants me to go over with the group Christian Foundational Truths, and after reading your article, I feel this will be a great tool.
    Please feel free to use any material from my ministry Jesus No Walls Ministries.
    Thank you again Don.
    God Bless you and your family!

    Diane
    JesusNoWallsMinistries.com

  6. DonNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Diane,

    Anyone can use my writings if they say or link to wherever they got it from.

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