notes on foundational truths

So I’ve had some major issues connecting to the internet yesterday and this morning. I just love computers…

At any rate, the next series here at the underground + is going to be on the foundational truths of Christianity. I’m thinking about approaching it from two different directions.

One will be to take a hard look at the ancient creeds of the Church, such as the Apostles Creed and the Athanasian Creed. The Church has had a number of Creeds since its earliest history, and the Apostles Creed is probably the best known. The Athanasian Creed was created to combat the Arian Heresy of the fourth century that denied the Diety of Christ and the Triune nature of the God-head.

I understand that many denominations and autonomous / independent churches reject all creeds as merely human documents, but nevertheless, every orthodox gathering of believers hold to the truths behind the Apostles Creed and the Athanasian Creed.

Second, I want to approach the Fundamentals of the faith from a position of history, going back to before the modern “fundamentalist” movement, to examine the biblical foundations of our faith. These will include, first and foremost, the doctrine of inerrancy. I’d also cover salvation by grace alone through faith alone (soteriology), the diety of Christ, His virgin birth, the vicarious substitionary atonement of Christ’s death, His literal, bodily resurrection, and the historicity of His miracles.

So that’s what’s coming, at least once I finish doing some research and some serious pondering of some heavy questions. Stay tuned…

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