2009/12/16

TRUTH PERSONIFIED

According to the New Testament definition, what is the work of the church, and in contrast, what is the work of the saint? Where do their responsibilities overlap and which areas are unique to either the church or the saint? The first item that pertains to the church is that it is the keeper of the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. Inherent in this definition is the church’s task of maintaining truth. The truth that we are challenged to maintain has little to do with the many items that theologians have attached to it over the centuries but rather the fact that there is one God. There is one Mediator between God and man and that person is Jesus Christ. If one maintains these fundamentals, many other aspects will fall into place in a timely manner. The church needs to return to the simplicity advocated by Christ. Christ stated that truth was a person and that he is that person. It is one’s view of Christ that determines their view of truth. The foundational question that the church must answer is, “Who is Jesus Christ?” The church’s response to this question must not be diluted or compromised. It must be maintained at all costs that Jesus Christ is the incarnation of God. God became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ in order that human beings would have a clearer picture of who God is. This is not to be turned over to the domain of the theologians but rather the church must seek the anointing of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who will guide the church into all truth. In following this statement of scripture, truth is not entrusted to human beings to debate and define. Rather it is revealed to humans through the Holy Spirit. It is intended to empower the church to acts, the equivalent to that recorded in the book of Acts. If the church is to experience the miraculous workings as recorded earlier, it must return to the simple teachings of Jesus Christ.