In the West, the church and Christianity is looked at as arrogant and exclusive. Western culture has decided that tolerance is the greatest virtue we can have. This pushes truth to the side. The Bible says in Judges 17 that everyone did what was right to them. Proverbs 16 says there is a way that seems right but in the end it brings death. There is an idea our culture that absolute truth is either arrogant or ignorant. On the surface it may sound like Christianity is exclusive: John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 1Timothy 2, John 3:16, John 7:37, Matthew 11:28, John 11:25.
What is the story of God?
- Creation – God created everything by speaking. He created us for love.
- The Fall – The Fall of man is only possible because of the love of God. If He didn’t want lovers, He would have created robots. He wanted sons and daughters. Everything was affected by the sin of humanity. The return of Jesus will change everything. It will make even the grass greener.
- Separation – The wages of sin is death so when we chose against God we died.
- Redemption – The death and resurrection of Christ begins a process of redemption. Everything is becoming new. It will all culminate in the return of Christ when He makes everything perfect.