Guide To Christianity
Christ-To-You Ministry
1. God, Our Father in Heaven
2. Christ, the Son of God
3. The Holy Spirit

1. God, Our Father in Heaven

A large number of modern people believe in evolutionism. School teachers teach it to their pupils.Evolutionists insist that an amoeba( a single cell life ) suddenly was born from the lifeless world, and evolved from an amoeba to a monkey, and from a monkey to a man.
The theory that a monad which wise men could not make did appear by itself is as unbelievable as a story that a baby assembled the parts of a watch disassembled into a complete unit only by toying with them.

Why are modern men eager to believe evolutionism rather than creation by God? It is because they want to live anthropocentric life without God.
The Bible call the modern people believing in evolution fools who build their life on the sand (Ps 14:1; Mt7:26,27).

In the opening the Bible tells us "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" and it does not try to prove the existence of God.
But it tries to persuade us that as products of men betray the wisdom and the knowledge of them, so all the creatures prove the existence of the Creator who has far greater knowledge and power than men do (Rom1:18-23; Ps 19:1-6).

One example is enough to do it. It has not passed 200 years since men invented a camera to take a still picture. But Our Creator God gave a set of color stereo video camera (a set of eyes) to our progenitor Adam.

The Creator of Adam sent His Son Christ to us in order to give us the new life which is superior to the old one lost by his sin and to make us see who God is.
The new life is the forgiveness of sins and the eternal life. Those who believe in our Lord Jesus are given both the fellowship with Our Father God and the eternal life which Adam was not permitted to get in this age and the next following age.

The motivation of God to sent His only Son Jesus to us is mercy and love to us who are to be judged because of our sin.
"But God proved his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us" (Rom 5:8).

2. Christ, the Son of God

The God of the Bible is triune God, that is being three in one, who is one God having three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Trinity is proper state of being for God of the Scriptures, the same state of being with Whom we can not find out anywhere else. It is beyond our understanding, but within our understanding through our faith. As we can use our personal computers without understanding it's structure, so we can receive salvation of God trough faith without understanding the trinity of God.

Jesus Christ came being sent from the Father in order to show Him as He was to us, who did not know Him.
"Jesus said, 'Whoever has seen me has seen the Father'" (Jn14:9).

" The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-of whom I am the foremost." 1 Tim 1:15

Christ Jesus came into the world to save us sinners. Christian church should, therefore, proclaim both sins of man and the salvation from them. The churches who do not bring sins of people to light are not faithful and true to the Scriptures.

"Jesus said to him,'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.' " Jn14:6

Jesus is the way not only of salvation from sin, but also for us to walk like Him on the earth. So those who confess to believe in the Savior Jesus, but do not make efforts to follow the steps of Jesus do not belong to Christ.

Our Lord Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit ,born of the virgin Mary, in a manger at Bethlehem in Judea about 2000 years ago as a descendant of the king David of ancient Judea. It happened according to the prophecy of the Old Testament.

He entered into the public life as the Christ at about 30 years old, and went around all the areas of Judea with His disciples preaching the Gospel, "Repent your sins and believe in the Gospel of Kingdom".He taught people with the power and authority and proved by lots of and various kinds of miracles that He was sent from His Father.

The feeding of 5000 people is one of the most important miracles Jesus did except His resurrection. It reveals the truth that He is the bread from Heaven for us to be made alive by eating it.
So this miracle is the only one recorded in all four Gospels.
When we pick up some of miracles written in the three Gospels, we find out that Christ is the sovereign Lord who has authority over the spirit, mind and body of man and all the creature.These miracles are casting out demons from two Gadarena demoniacs, healing a man with Hansen diseases, making paralyzed man get up and walk,opening the eyes of two blind men to get their sight, calming the storm and walking on water.

The leaders of people who felt envy at His fame arrested Him under the guidance of Judas Iscariot, and handed Him over to Pilate the Roman governor.Pilate did not recognize sin in Him at all, but yielding under the pressure of people agitated by the leaders of Judea sentenced Him to death on the cross on a charge of making Himself God.
Jesus was hanged on the cross being put to shame by people, but He prayed on the cross, "Father, forgive their sins" according to His teaching "Love your enemies".

And He died on the cross and was buried, but on the third day after death He resurrected from the dead into the glorious and immortal and heavenly body.
He showed himself in the presence of his disciples, and made them touch his heavenly body. The body was the heavenly body indeed, because He could enter his disciples' room without unlocking and can disappear to move elsewhere while his dinner with his two disciples.

The prophecies of resurrection of Christ are written in the Old Testament and were told by Jesus to His disciples several times.
Nevertheless witnessing the resurrection of Jesus they at first could not believe it for so much surprise that it could not be their invention.

There are many happenings allusive to resurrection in the created world. For example a grain of wheat bear fruits a hundred times by it's own death in the soil.
A dragonfly nymph lives uncomfortable life in water. But getting out of water to cast off the skin, it becomes a smart insect flying freely in the sky.
The Holy Scriptures promises that we who believe in Christ will be transformed into the same imperishable body with the resurrected one of Christ in the time of second coming of Him (Phil3:21) and will enter into the New Heaven and New earth created again to live the blessed eternal lives (Rev21:1-4).

"Therefore his faith' was reckoned to him as righteousness.' Now the words, "it was reckoned to him", were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification." Rom 4:22-25

The Savior who saves us mankind from sin and it's curse must be a sinless and true man. A sinful man can die for his own sin, but can not do for another one. And the Savior must be God who can defeat death. An ordinary man can not defeat death and rise from the dead.
Jesus Christ proved himself to be a sinless and true man by his holy and righteous life and to be God by the resurrection from the dead to the immortal and glorious body.
You can not find Him anywhere else either in the heaven and in the earth (Act 4:12).

Confronting the arrest and cross of Jesus, his disciples run away from him in all directions, so without his resurrection Christian church would have no power to continue to exist until now.
The driving force, however, to have had the church continue to exist was not only the resurrection, but also the existence of the Holy Spirit who was poured into the spirits of the disciples and every believers after them according to the promise of Jesus (John 16:7-15).
The Holy Spirit who lives within us Christians bears witness with our spirits and gives us firm belief that the death on the cross and the resurrection from the dead of Jesus are true indeed (Eph 1:13,14).

3. The Holy Spirit

Immanuel is synonymous with Jesus Christ, which means, "God is with us"(Mt1:23). The promise of Immanuel was fulfilled by the third Person of Trinity God, the Holy Spirit, who was poured into the disciples on the day Pentecost, the 50th day after the resurrection of Christ.
Since the day Pentecost the disciples has been changed greatly. Apostle Peter who feared people and denied Lord three times at the time of the cross of Jesus, was greatly strengthened to preach the Gospel in the presence of a large crowd assembled in front of the temple of Jerusalem and led into repentance 3000 peoples in the day.
And when Peter command a begger lame at birth laid at the gate of the temple, "I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk", he jump up and stood and began to walk praising God.

Thus the Words of Jesus bellow were fulfilled;

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth". Act 1:8
"Very truly, I tell you,the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father". John 14:12

Did the Holy Spirit have not lived in the disciples before the Pentecost? No, He has lived in them since they believed in the Lord (John14:17).
It is as if the world was covered by the water: both rain from above and welling forth of underground water, at the time of Noah's deluge (Gen 7:10-13). That is that disciples were immersed in and covered by the Holy Spirit who was both locked and then released and poured upon them and they went around the world proclaiming the gospel like horses of fire.
The Holy Spirit is not the power of God, but God with personality. The Scriptures portrays the Spirit as having personality and it's proper components: intelligence (1Cor2:11),sentiment (Eph 4:30) and will (1Cor12:11).
It is the Holy Spirit who leads men in their all conducts from knowing sins to believing in Christ and being born again. The Holy Spirit works with the Holy Scriptures in guiding people into repentance and salvation.

By this Holy Spirit the belief to forgiveness of sin and the holy and righteous life and the peace and joy unable to be deprived by anyone dwell within the hearts of us believers with Holy Spirit(Rom 14:17).
Thus we began the life of heaven at the time of our having believed our Lord Jesus dwelling on the earth (Eph 2:4-6).
The end of our Christian life is to become like Christ (Rom 8:28-30),not only inwardly, but also outwardly that our bodies will be changed into the same immortal and glorious ones with His at the Second Coming of Him.

"But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself." Phil 3:20,21.

10 Dec. 2007 Published