The five pillars of the Christian faith
We hear a great deal about the Five Pillars of Islam, but what are the five great teachings of Christianity that distinguish it from everything else. Based on the word FAITH, David Harding shows that Justification by Faith, the Atonement made through the death of Christ, the divine Inspiration of the 66 books of the Holy Scriptures, the Trinity, and Holiness of life as the indispensable evidence of true salvation, are the five pillars of Christianity.
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||Justification by faith in Christ alone is the first pillar of true Christianity and true conversion. David Harding
||If we are to be saved, we need a Saviour. Only a sinless substitute can offer Himself to make an atonement by bearing the sinner’s guilt and punishment. David Harding
||Holy men of God were carried along by the Holy Spirit. The 66 books of the Holy Scriptures are the only written, complete, eternal and sufficient revelation of God, His will and ways. David Harding
||There is only One Being that can be eternal, infinite, unchanging, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and self-existing. The Bible teaches that the Father is God, the Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God. It teaches that the Father is not the Son and the Son is not the Spirit. It teaches there is only One who is God. Is it confusing, contradictory or incomprehensibly true? David Harding
||“If we are forgiven, it doesn’t matter how we live, does it?” The Bible teaches that salvation has two main aspects. There is forgiveness, and there is new life. God comes to live in the new and living heart of believer. The inevitable, though imperfect, outcome includes a new love for all that pleases God. That is what holiness is and it involves separation from sinful thoughts, words, attitudes and actions. It also includes growth in goodness and godliness. David Harding