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The aim of this page is to contend for the faith that was ‘Once delivered to the saints’ (Jude 1.3).

To identify exactly what that faith is, what it entails and who who exactly it is faith in.

To the aim that we might ‘obtain like precious faith’ (2 Peter 1.1) as the apostles and early church.

That we might come to the knowledge and experience the ‘Faith of Jesus Christ’ (Gal 2.16) and that our faith ‘truly is in Jesus Christ’. (Eph 1.15).

WHY?

Why does humanity need a saviour?

Why are there ‘wars and rumours of wars’? (Mat 24.6)

Why do we need faith in God?

As it is written ‘…says the preacher, all is vanity, and a striving after the wind’ (Ecc 1.2)

In this world we battle daily with the reality that ‘the dead know nothing… and even the memory of them is 

forgotten’ (Ecc 9.5).

We can scarcely entertain the notion let alone face the fact that we are a vapour and that no matter our status 

or achievement, no matter how great or how small, how esteemed or reviled, we all vanish and come to nothing.

All the riches, knowledge, religious superstition and theorising cannot fill the void.

An existential crisis indeed!

How and why is the universe like this?

Because the creation, though demonstrating God in it’s organisation, wonder and majesty, 

at this stage, is separated from the creator.

The creation finds itself in the situation that in and of itself it cannot bridge that gap.

No matter the knowledge, effort or achievement the ‘creation itself is subject to vanity’. (Rom 8.20)

Yet subjected to vanity in the hope that it will be liberated from that vanity into the 

‘Glorious liberty of the children God’. (Romans 8.21)

HOW?

The book of Genesis recounts the creation of the universe by the Word and Spirit of God (Gen 1.1) 

made from the substance of Jesus Christ. (Col 1.17)

It is a complete work and deemed to be ‘very good’. There is no disconnection or schism in the whole body of 

creation, it would seem to be spiritual and natural all at once. (Get 1, 2.1)

God breathes into Adam and he becomes a ‘living soul’, ‘beautiful in his time’ (Ecc. 3.11) 

but not a ‘life giving spirit’. (1 Cor 15.45)

He had opportunity to eat from the tree of life but did not.

Perhaps the original sin.

Then transgression enters by way of a deceiver.

The consequences are cataclysmic - the ‘ground is cursed on account of the man’. (Gen 3.17)

Him and his descendants immediately reaping the harvest of the action of free will and disobedience.

Separated from God and the tree of life.

Humanity’s God given dominion over the creation resulting in nothing but ‘blood, fire and vapour of smoke’. 

(Joel 2.30, Acts 2.19)

An outcome on full display up to the present moment where all too often life is shown to be 

‘nasty, brutish and short’ both for humanity and the whole natural world.

The quest for meaning in the face of tragedy and futility continues.

THE MIND IS NOT SOVEREIGN

So mankind has dominion, but only over the material world.

The human mind can only achieve so much and is powerless to bridge the chasm of the reality of a fallen and 

separated world.

Unless the creator reaches out with an unconditional offer of contact, dialogue, acceptance and reconciliation 

there is no hope of a metamorphosis for the human mind and body and through mankind the whole creation.

God gave us Jesus Christ to be the ‘way the truth and the life’ (John 14.6) to bridge that gap and usher in a new 

spiritual creation.

How do we make this promise a reality in our lives?

How can we experience the ‘Glorious liberty of the children of God’?

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD

‘…The word dwelt among us (was human).’ (John 1.14)

So that we could be ‘born not of the will of the flesh, or of human decision, but of God’. (John 1.13)

Literally a new creation.

We must believe the promise and take it to heart to the extent that we take action.

Faith without works is dead. (James 2.26)

Without the prescribed action we won’t meet God, the separation still exists.

So ‘…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, 

you will be saved…’ (Romans 10.9) consider this:

You are saved conditional on going through the prescribed steps to being ‘born again’. (John 3.3)

Confession of a deed you haven’t committed is perjury.

In other words a confession without the symbolic burial (baptism) into Christ’s death (Romans 6.4) and the 

baptism of the Holy Spirit (Luke 3.16) with the manifestation of speaking in tongues (Acts 2.4) is just another 

powerless decision from a human mind and is not salvation or a full Gospel teaching.

Why?

Because you cannot reach God through your mind, only by His Spirit.

Acts 2.38 outlines the process where God will meet with us and come to make ‘His abode in us’ (John 14.23).

These are ‘Precious promises’ in deed, (2 Peter 1.4) but real and attainable in these the final hours of the age.

‘Whosoever shall call on the name of The Lord will be saved’. (Acts 2.21, Joel 2.32).