Christianity is a marvelous religion. There are five truths which are worth mentioning:
- It’s known for its timelessness of ideas
- It’s eternal concepts greet believers
- God shows his all-encompassing nature
- He reveals his interconnectedness of creation
- Humankind is shown to have natural limitations
Timelessness of Ideas
Throughout the millennium of our existence such notions have evolved which are traditionally and culturally bound. From age to age, these ideas have been passed down orally and have become part of the world’s literature. About timelessness, Paul Rand (1914 – 1996), art director and graphic designer, wrote, “The principal role of a logo is to identify, and simplicity is its means … Its effectiveness depends on distinctiveness, visibility, adaptability, memorability, universality, and timelessness.” Inevitably, Rand, although he was referring to graphics, touched on the characteristics of Christianity, which have lasted throughout the ages.
In all cultures, there’s a belief in an eternal existence. From the beginning of time, people from different faith traditions debated and expressed confidence in this reality. Christianity stands out prominently as one of these faiths, where our creator is worshiped and adored. Clearly, the promise of living in an afterlife is central to this faith. In Jesus Christ – the son of God, our greatest teacher, who died on the cross at Calvary, rests our eternal hope. Henry Adams (1838 – 1918), historian and member of the Adams political family, reminded us: “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Undoubtedly, Jesus was the premiere teacher of all time, his life’s history, and teachings are vividly recorded in the Gospels.
God’s All-Encompassing Nature
Christian religious leaders focus on the omnipresence of God. Jesus Christ is part of the Trinity and a monotheistic God. Because of him, Christians can deduce, according to Albert Pike (1809 – 1891), attorney, writer, and Freemason: “One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is the World in miniature.” Interestingly, it was sin that came into the world through Adam and Eve, when they both ate of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. To this day, as their descendants, we continue to be harmed by their defiance. It was through Jesus Christ – the new Adam, who later became the pioneer of our salvation.
Interconnectedness of Creation
There are linkages all around us that clearly demonstrate our interconnectedness, to all living, and non-living entities. Such matters appear simple, but still they are complex. Just image the existence of energy fields, the air we breathe, the water we drink which sustains us, and our relationships with other animals, creatures, insects, and plants. Let us celebrate the solar systems, galaxies which are vital to our lives, and existence. What a great God he is, who has brought into existence the elements, landscapes, of the earth – mountains, valleys, seas, oceans and rivers, putting our unique ecological systems in place.
Limitations of Humankind
Humans are finite beings, unlike our creator who’s infinite in every way. Our minds are limited. Individuals who depend only on their logical minds in making decisions are considered by theologians to be rather foolish. Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943), Serbian American inventor and futurist, explained, “It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the more gratifying results of intellectual revolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.” It’s clear that men and women tend to stress their minds, as the primarily seats of knowledge, and learning, but God looks at our hearts. This is why the Bible reveals how God bases his knowledge of us, in determining the condition of our souls, concerning if we’ll be fit for his eternal blessings, in heaven.