A Short Christian Theology Essay

960 words - 4 pages

Personal Theology
Philosophy of Religion
September 3, 2010

I believe in one God, who exists eternally in triune nature. That is to say, there is one God, yet He exists in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The three are eternal, identical in nature and attributes, equal in power and glory, and one in essence and being. I believe that God is personal, meaning that He is intimately interested in the processes of the universe, and the proceedings of humans. I believe God is perfect and infallible in every way, and will always remain to be. By this I mean that God is wholly devoid of all erring, failure, evil, depravity, or insufficiency of any kind. God is pure actuality, that ...view middle of the document...

However, because of God’s indescribable love and mercy, He provided a way for us to take on His righteousness, and receive His gift of everlasting life in the existential presence of God, if we only accept His free gift by believing in His work on the cross. God the Son came to earth, without ceasing to be truly and fully God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, Mary. In the Son’s incarnation perfect humanity and undiminished deity were united in one Person forever, without confusion of the divine and human natures. The Son was called Jesus Christ. Because of his undiminished deity, Christ remained perfect throughout His entire life, i.e. He never once sinned. Christ was arrested, out of envy and fear, underwent several illegitimate trials, and was sentenced to be crucified on a cross. Christ had conquered sin, and so conquered death, the ultimate penalty for sin. In Christ’s death, He became a substitutionary sacrifice for us all. He was then physically resurrected from the dead, and was seen alive by many before He returned to Heaven. Christ physically ascended from the earth into Heaven, and now sits at the right hand of the Father as Intercessor, Advocate, and High Priest for His people.
As far as evidence for God goes, I believe any firm belief must be based, at least in a large part, on evidence. I think it is only logical then, that belief in a god must also be established in rational evidence. Yet I also am convinced that there is more involved than just the evidence. I think that faith plays a major role in the development or...

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