Biblical Christianity Works

The post is titled “biblical Christianity works.”  Much of what passes for biblical Christianity is not.  For example, it is not biblical Christianity to neglect the care of orphans and widows (James 1:27).  Might I also add that it is not biblical Christianity to engage in racial prejudice.  Just ask the Apostle Peter, who was rebuked for a behavior that was not in step with the truth of the gospel (Gal. 2:11-14).

Neither is biblical Christianity the thing of the crusades, the Reformers persecution of the Anabaptists and others, nor the enslavement of fellow human beings.  Rather, biblical Christianity is based on revelation and the proper appropriation of this revelation.

I conclude with this: biblical Christianity is first and foremost a person, the person of Jesus of Nazareth, the God-man, and the movement he gave birth to in his death and resurrection and bestowal of the Holy Spirit, to accomplish his mission in the world (Matt. 28:18-19; Luke 24:44-49; Acts 1:8-2:47).

When this is believed and appropriated in our lives, our ongoing challenge against a culture that is becoming more and more anti-Christian and against the biblical values for which we stand, we engage on the basis of biblical Christianity–not its aberrations.

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