Building a Faith - Introduction
By Grace Alone | Through Faith Alone | Of Scripture Alone | Saved by Christ Alone | For the Glory of God Alone
I've grown up and lived in upstate South Carolina, my entire life smack dab in the middle of the Bible Belt, and let me tell you, it has been a blessing. I have grown up in a biblically-based, strong church that taught and nurtured me from the beginning. They gave me a great structure to stand in my faith and the ability to say that I know my savior and that I am saved by His Grace through my Faith. But I'm scared that this is not the norm.
With the rise of the "celebrity pastor" and mainstream prosperity gospel teachings, the true word of God has been skewed into something it is not, and this scares me. I don't say this from a viewpoint of arrogance or pride, but one of experience as a college student and ministry leader at a predominantly non-Christian, Christian college. Now if that sounds weird to you, it should, because in my time in college, most everyone I met said they were a Christian when you asked them, but their actions and lifestyle said otherwise. It scares me that people may be going to church, have grown up in the church, or even be professing their faith, without ever truly hearing or understanding what the Gospel is... and it should scare you too.
In this blog series, I will be taking you along on my journey to understand what biblical faith is, and the ways that we may have been deceived into thinking that we can do it on our own. By looking at scripture and applying biblical context to modern-day teachings, I will seek to grow and learn what the Bible truly says about our faith, salvation, and life of ministry.
I'll also be sharing stories of my stumbles and mistakes along the way that hopefully you will learn from and avoid.
Thank you so much for visiting the Introduction for Building a Faith and I pray that you'll be back next week for the first edition...trust me, you won't want to miss it!
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