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.
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.