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There are so many aspects to living a Christian life. Consequently, I expect we all have a question or two at some point in time. I’m sure that in some cases the questions are rhetorical but in many they are not
This space aims to identify what Scripture says on topics/questions I have heard or been asked over the years. Including whilst on an overseas mission field.
Without wanting to sound frivolous the Bible is always a great place to start. “Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ”, said St Jerome (c. 347 – 420AD). He is also recorded as claiming …. “The Scriptures are shallow enough for a babe to come and drink without fear of drowning and deep enough for theologians to swim in without ever reaching the bottom”. So it is, we should expect to find the answers to life’s questions in the Bible, the living Word of God (Hebrews 4:12)
However, one must remember, the church, likened to the Body of Christ (by Paul in 1 Corinthians 12), has many different members (parts). Whilst these parts may respond very differently to the head (Jesus Christ) they are meant to be joined together by ligaments of Love (1 Corinthians 13). “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” (Ephesians 4:16)
Therefore I don’t intend to present an argument, a formal statement or even a personal opinion but rather just present the Biblical perspective
Being confident of the character of God, that He is Love and He is Good etc, is foundational to the answer of lots of questions.
[See “what’s with suffering – part I” in particular to sure up your Scriptural basis for this]
I hope you find this an easy read. Also, that it brings clarity on issues living a Christian life about which you may have wondered but didn’t ask. Or did ask, but didn’t receive a helpful answer. Please feel free to comment here or on any post. On the other hand, please feel free to ask a question (related to living a Christian life), if it is not already covered.
The Key to Living a Christian Life
Don’t have a Bible? There’s plenty online. Here’s a copy of the New International Version