Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour
I am a Christian, or follower of Christ. Specifically, I am
a Protestant (Southern Baptist) who believes that Christ is the Son of
God, the Bible is absolutely true, and God will come again someday.
To me, being a Christian is not about religion, but about a
relationship with God through Christ, so don't bother talking to
me about hypocrisy in the religion of Christianity; that
issue has nothing to do with the Truth of God.
Yes, people do sin. That's a fact. And sin won't get you into
Heaven, that's for sure. It's all a matter about
what you decide to do about that.
I became a Christian on August 8, 1992.
That meant acknowledging the fact that Christ fullfilled the
law of the Israelites in being the sacrifice for all humans
who accept that. See, back in the day, the Israelites had
to bring a sacrifice to the priests to atone for sins. You
can read all about that in the Book of Leviticus. The animal
brought for sacrifice had to be perfect; without blemish.
In coming to Earth as a human, Jesus Christ was that ultimate
sacrifice for human sin. He was without sin, and therefore
a perfect offering of atonement. All we have to do then as
humans under this New Covanent is 1) realize we are not God,
2) realize that we're imperfect next to God's standards, and
3) accept the fact that Jesus did actually come as God's
perfect Son and die for us.
If you're curious, I suggest you read Luke, Romans, and
Ephesians. They're all in the New Testament in the Bible.
If you only read one verse in the Word of God, please let
it be Romans 6:23.
If you have any questions about becoming a Christian or wish to
discuss other related topics, please feel free to contact me at my
Relating to theological issues,
I'm particularly interested in eschatology, or the study of last things.
This is the field of study that has to do with the end of the
world, and how Christ will come again. That mainly concerns the
books of Revelation, Daniel, and Ezekial, but end times prophecy
is consistently throughout the Old and New Testaments.
I believe in a more literal translation of Revelation that some
would see fitting. However, most people who try to take the
book at an overly-symbolic level do not understand what is written
for a simple reason; they have not read the rest of God's Word.
The Old Testament especially provides the key to interpreting
this vision as recorded by John on the island of Patmos.
My view is Pretribulational Premillenialist, which means the
church (body of believers) will be taken, the tribulation
outlined as Daniel's 70th week will occur, and then Christ will
return (the "Second Coming") to set up his millenium reign on
Eschatology resources:Daniel's 70th week
A Revelation Commentary
KJV and NIV variants in Revelation