Theology for the Masses

November 15, 2006

My Creed

Filed under: Uncategorized — Henry Imler @ 11:30 pm

Going off of Andy’s first post, I thought I would detail what I believe constitutes a Christian.

  1. Christians are those with eternal life
  2. To have Eternal life one must have faith in Jesus Christ as best as they know them
  3. :. A Christian is one who has faith in Jesus Christ as best one knows them.

I base this off of John 3:16:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 ESV

Anything beyond this, such as Andy’s list, might be correct theology, but is non-essential for salvation. Salvation is the chief thing I am looking at here when talking about the essentials. When it comes to non-essential items, such as many of the things Andy has on his list, they are things that are good to believe in, but will not go to hell if they are wrong about them. For instance, consider the person who is an honest believer, but thinks that the Bible is not infallible. They would still go to heaven, but would be wrong.

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