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Foundations Of Christianity

If you had to teach someone foundational teachings on being a Christian, what would you teach them and in what order would you teach these principles?

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 ---Donna9759 on 11/2/06
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Outstanding question, Donna. I would first teach them who Christ is beginning with OT prophecies such as Genesis 3:15, Deut. 18:17-19, Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7, etc. (word count prohibits the listing of them all) and then delve into the NT fulfillment of each. I'd teach them the importance of salvation and about the character of Christ of which we are to mimic and uphold and instruct them to carry on His work through delivering the Gospel to others.
---AlwaysOn on 8/8/07

The foundations of Christianity begin on page one of the Bible, our Saviour being the God who created us & who willingly came to die in our place. Adam sinned & brought about the fall-the whole of creation groans in bondage to sin & decay as Scripture says. So great to have such a powerfull creator God who also suffered & died that we sinners may be forgiven. No struggle to be perfect just forgiven by His free gift, available for all.
---Warwick on 3/22/07

duane--Perfectly in agreement with you. Thanks.
---catherine on 3/22/07

Im sorry theo....Things just hit me wrong at times.
Our identity is in Christ now, we are a new creation, therefore, made righteous and are now saints. That is why I stated we are not sinners anymore. Sin has no power over us. We are set free from sin.... agree????
---duane on 3/22/07

Grammatically, then, C, we are sinners.
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So, someone who sins is a sinner.
---alan_of_UK on 3/22/07

That is grammatically.
I agree that in our relationship with God, he will not regard us as sinners when our time comes, because we will have been washed clean.
---alan_of_UK on 3/22/07

True, you cannot be a Saint and a sinner. God's people are called Saints simply because we are saved. Yet we still sin not on purpose not habitually, but we still sin. Trust me on that one. Because we are bought with the blood of God [His Son] we can be forgiven. And that makes us Saints.
---catherine on 3/22/07

I thought I was writing on how to convert a prospect. Guess I didn't get the question well. Of course Christians are not under the bondage of sin.

I wish you were a little more polite, dear brother(?).

Thanks for the reminder anyway.
---theod3582 on 3/22/07

How silly can you get...
Christians are NOT sinners...We are all forgiven children of God. Sin has no power over us. We live through faith. Set free from sin.
Its so plain but we dont see...
---duane on 3/21/07

It is important to know that we are sinners. Explanation of sin is necessary to make one sober, especially when they know sin's consequence. Then, like the people asked Peter on the day of Pentecost, they will want to know the remedy for sin. This then will create the opportunity to teach about Christ and his purpose for coming to this world. The rest depends on how receptive the prospect is.

The best thing one can do for his neighbour is to lead them to Christ. God is pleased.
---theod3582 on 3/21/07

Its a very good question. I deal with illiterate christians in a village church and this question is all the more challenging from their perspective. I am trying to work this out. I believe, all said and done that its the work of the Holy Spirit to guide a person to all truth. I ask people to pray so as to arrive at the right foundation.
---aurunoday on 11/3/06

In a nutshell: God created paradise. God created man. Man disobeyed God. Paradise became a living hell in which became what we see in the world today. But God has a plan to bring his creation, man and woman, back to paradise through Jesus. And only living an obedient and godly life, to love God with all your heart and soul, and to love everyone will Jesus bring you to God. That is the Gospel. That is The Good News.
---Steveng on 11/2/06

"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." Matt 22:36-40
---augusta on 11/2/06

Hebrews 6:1,2
---Linda6563 on 11/2/06

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