What and how we believe

Since God exists, we have been inspired to love him and see him as the epicenter of life and Christianity. He has transformed us from doubters to believers, from skeptics to followers, from cynics to humility, and from death to life. We clearly understand the vast amount of lists, reasons, religions, and historical issues to disbelieve God, and even so, he withstands the test of time. He brings us to hold fast to who he is and what he genuinely does in people to trust him.

We have learned that our life purpose and identity either will be based upon ourselves, this world, a belief, or him. And if he is who he says he is, then life is caused by and becomes centered around him, as he is the resounding and effective epicenter to life and especially Christianity. No matter what one believes about God, something or someone will always be the center, aim, and identity of our life. Therefore, what centers {telos} our hearts, identifies {telos}, and aims {telos} our life. Instead of life being about us, we understand and trust that life is about God. Our lives then become used for his purposes, good, and glory.

To understand God, Christianity, and especially 'church,' one must end up learning of who God is as well as what he does. He is the point {telos}. Beyond him, nothing makes sense though we have tried to make sense of life without him. The clearer he is, the more certain one becomes of Christianity, 'church,' and even so, life. So, here is a way to understand what and how God works, in which he begins by humbling people (broken) to ultimately transform them to love (friendly).

We are

  1. Broken Sinners: Humility of Beliefs
  2. Christian: Source of Beliefs
  3. Evangelical: Boundaries of Beliefs
  4. Gospel-Centered: Core of Beliefs
  5. Biblical and Theological: Specifics of Beliefs
  6. Missional and Confessional: Results of Beliefs
  7. Beloved and Friendly: Love of Beliefs

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