Biblical View of Christ

Shouldn’t the correct view of Christ be found in the church’s fundamental doctrines? Yes, but is it? I would say that on the surface, yes, most churches understand that Christ is all, in all and above all. So to speak. However, in many churches, the doctrine of the deity of Christ has been replaced by other means of entertainment and mass seeker friendly environments. In the epistle of I John, the Apostle addresses this very issue. In the first four verses of I John he addresses the Gnostic view (that matter is only sin but spirit is good) as heresy.

What was an apparent heresy in the early church was some did not believe that Jesus was come in the flesh as God. John addresses that by affirming, without any room for debate, that Jesus was the son of God in the flesh. John affirms this in I John 1:2 “The life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us.”

Maybe this type of heresy, in the form that existed in the early church, doesn’t exist today but a lack of exalting Christ does. We replace the deity of Christ with other forms of modern day evangelism. This can be dangerous as it produces a false conversion. A conversion where people assume their actions save them. God help us to avoid this.

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