- Jesus (Yeshua) is the Messiah
- Jesus (Yeshua) is the Word of God
- Jesus (Yeshua) was crucified and rose again on the 3rd day
If you disagree with those three basic truths, you’re going to have a really hard time with the content on this site.
The following are truths that I consider to be non-negotiable “pillars” of my faith. Not everyone agrees with me on these truths, but the Bible seems to.
- God doesn’t change
- “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” (Malachi 3:6)
- Jesus Christ doesn’t change
- “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
- Jesus was the exact representation of the Father
- “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;” (Hebrews 1:3)
- “Jesus saith unto him, ‘Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?'” (John 14:9)
- Jesus spoke the Father’s Words
- “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.” (John 14:10)
In my opinion, these points should be basic pillars for any believer, of equal importance to the top 3 pillars.
Most believers are quick to profess that the above points are true, but their doctrine doesn’t always agree with their profession.
The following are also pillars in my Walk with Him.
- Sin is disobedience to God’s Law
- “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” (1 John 3:4)
- Jesus came to save us from our Sin
- “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)
- Repenting is turning away from sin
- “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;” (Acts 3:19)
- In the New Covenant, we have God’s Law in our hearts and minds
- “But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (Jeremiah 31:33)
These basic doctrines are very cut and dry for me.
They are either True …. or False. There is no in-between.
If we come across any doctrine that conflicts with these truths, no matter how acceptable it may be in the eyes of the “church,” we should re-examine that doctrine.
If you agree with these basic concepts, then this blog will probably make sense to you. However, if you find yourself rationalizing these points with sentences that start with “Yeah, but ….” then you may have a problem.
Hopefully, you can stick around and glean some good information from this site. If not …. farewell.