The Basics of the Christian faith

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  • Is there more to life than this? (previously Christianity: Boring, Untrue and Irrelevant?)
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can we have faith?
  • Why and how do I pray?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • How does God guide us?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • What does the Holy Spirit do?
  • How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
  • How can I resist evil?
  • Why and how should I tell others?
  • Does God heal today?
  • What about the church?
  • How can I make the most of the rest of my Life?

Read more about the Alpha Course.

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2 Timothy 4:6-8
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6For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.
7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
8As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27
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24Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize? So run that you may obtain.
25And every one that striveth for the mastery, refraineth himself from all things: and they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible one.
26I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as one beating the air:
27But I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway.

2 Timothy 4:6-8
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6For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.
7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
8As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27
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24Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize? So run that you may obtain.
25And every one that striveth for the mastery, refraineth himself from all things: and they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible one.
26I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as one beating the air:
27But I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway.

The Basics of the Christian faith

220px-Alpha_logo

  • Is there more to life than this? (previously Christianity: Boring, Untrue and Irrelevant?)
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can we have faith?
  • Why and how do I pray?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • How does God guide us?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • What does the Holy Spirit do?
  • How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
  • How can I resist evil?
  • Why and how should I tell others?
  • Does God heal today?
  • What about the church?
  • How can I make the most of the rest of my Life?

Read more about the Alpha Course.

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Baptism

In the 1970s, the United Church reached an ecumenical agreement with the Presbyterian, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Anglican churches in Canada that baptisms within these churches are mutually recognized as valid. Further to that, the United Church recognizes the validity of any baptism by another denomination that was performed with water and in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.[1]

©2013 Mr. D. Sader | World Religions | All Rights Reserved

2 Timothy 4:6-8
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg Greek

6For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.
7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
8As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27
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24Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize? So run that you may obtain.
25And every one that striveth for the mastery, refraineth himself from all things: and they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible one.
26I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as one beating the air:
27But I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway.

2 Timothy 4:6-8
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg Greek

6For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.
7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
8As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg Greek

24Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize? So run that you may obtain.
25And every one that striveth for the mastery, refraineth himself from all things: and they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible one.
26I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as one beating the air:
27But I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway.

Atonement

Scriptures used in support of unlimited atonement
These are Scriptures commonly used by those who support Unlimited atonement:

  • John 1:29
  • John 3:14-18
  • 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
  • 1 Timothy 2:3-6
  • 1 Timothy 4:10
  • Titus 2:11
  • 2 Peter 2:1
  • 2 Peter 3:9
  • 1 John 2:2

©2013 Mr. D. Sader | World Religions | All Rights Reserved

2 Timothy 4:6-8
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg Greek

6For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.
7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
8As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg Greek

24Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize? So run that you may obtain.
25And every one that striveth for the mastery, refraineth himself from all things: and they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible one.
26I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as one beating the air:
27But I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway.

2 Timothy 4:6-8
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg Greek

6For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.
7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
8As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27
View in: NAB NIV KJV NJB Vulg Greek

24Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize? So run that you may obtain.
25And every one that striveth for the mastery, refraineth himself from all things: and they indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible one.
26I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as one beating the air:
27But I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway.

John 1:29
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29The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him, and he saith: Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who taketh away the sin of the world.

John 3:14-18
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14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15That whosoever believeth in him, may not perish; but may have life everlasting.
16For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
17For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him.
18He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15
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14For the charity of Christ presseth us: judging this, that if one died for all, then all were dead.
15And Christ died for all; that they also who live, may not now live to themselves, but unto him who died for them, and rose again.

1 Timothy 2:3-6
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3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour,
4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
5For there is one God, and one mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus:
6Who gave himself a redemption for all, a testimony in due times.

1 Timothy 4:10
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10For therefore we labor and are reviled, because we hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of the faithful.

Titus 2:11
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11For the grace of God our Saviour hath appeared to all men;

2 Peter 2:1
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1But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

2 Peter 3:9
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9The Lord delayeth not his promise, as some imagine, but dealeth patiently for your sake, not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance.

1 John 2:2
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2And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

John 1:29
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29The next day, John saw Jesus coming to him, and he saith: Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who taketh away the sin of the world.

John 3:14-18
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14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15That whosoever believeth in him, may not perish; but may have life everlasting.
16For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
17For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him.
18He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15
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14For the charity of Christ presseth us: judging this, that if one died for all, then all were dead.
15And Christ died for all; that they also who live, may not now live to themselves, but unto him who died for them, and rose again.

1 Timothy 2:3-6
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3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour,
4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
5For there is one God, and one mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus:
6Who gave himself a redemption for all, a testimony in due times.

1 Timothy 4:10
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10For therefore we labor and are reviled, because we hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of the faithful.

Titus 2:11
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11For the grace of God our Saviour hath appeared to all men;

2 Peter 2:1
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1But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

2 Peter 3:9
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9The Lord delayeth not his promise, as some imagine, but dealeth patiently for your sake, not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance.

1 John 2:2
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2And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

Baptism

In the 1970s, the United Church reached an ecumenical agreement with the Presbyterian, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Anglican churches in Canada that baptisms within these churches are mutually recognized as valid. Further to that, the United Church recognizes the validity of any baptism by another denomination that was performed with water and in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.[1]

Atonement

Scriptures used in support of unlimited atonement
These are Scriptures commonly used by those who support Unlimited atonement:

  • John 1:29
  • John 3:14-18
  • 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
  • 1 Timothy 2:3-6
  • 1 Timothy 4:10
  • Titus 2:11
  • 2 Peter 2:1
  • 2 Peter 3:9
  • 1 John 2:2