Dear Mosaic Family,
C.S. Lewis famously wrote, "Christianity must be from God, for who else could have thought it up? ... This is one of the reasons I believe Christianity. It is a religion you could not have guessed." The more I study the Scriptures, the more I agree.
You can't make this stuff up.
What's the human condition? Christianity: we are wicked, evil, and depraved to the core and we all deserve eternal damnation in hell.
What's God like? Christianity: There's one God, and He exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
How do we get right before God? Christianity: We can't.
Is there hope then? Christianity: Yes, if you trust in Jesus Christ, you will be saved.
Who is Jesus? Christianity: He is fully God, and fully man. He lived the holy life we didn't want to live, and died the death we deserve to die. If we trust in Him, all our sins (past, present, and future) are forgiven.
All I need to do to be saved is to believe in Jesus? Christianity: Yes. Though you deserved eternal hell, you get to spend eternity with God in Heaven, simply by trusting in Jesus.
How did you learn about this? Christianity: from the Bible, which is God's Holy Word, written by God's people as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
And people believe this stuff? Christianity: yes. Billions have and do.
Why? Christianity: because it's true.
You can't make this stuff up.
This is essentially St. Paul's argument in Galatians chapter 1, where he writes, "the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ."
Join us tomorrow as we dive into the depths of the God-given Gospel by looking at Galatians 1:11-2:10.
Praying for you,
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