Living as a Christian in Australia in 2014 can be very confusing. On the one hand we believe in God and we believe that He is good and so that living his way will be the best for us. Yet, we make our way in life amongst friends who do not believe in God and who are, more and more, living in ways contrary to what Christians have taught. So, do we stick to the “Christian” way of living or not? And how do we know what God’s way is, really? With so many people disagreeing over the Bible and what it says, can we really know?
This term we look at some Christian foundations – in particular, we’ll be thinking through the doctrine of Scripture, the doctrine of creation, the doctrine of God’s providence and the doctrine of humanity. These studies will require some preparation, thought and research because they point us to deep questions. They raise practical matters of the very basis of belief in God, to what we think we are, as human beings, and we will seek to do these things, each time exploring whether we can really see Jesus Christ as the answer to our questions. And, if so, what that then means for living under God today.
Kerry Nagel // April 2014