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December 5, 2014

Christianity At Its Core: Jesus is God

It's not about self-help, it's not about human's inherent weakness in our search for 'higher existence', and it's definitely not about human psyche trying to find a substitute 'release' of our worldly anxiety. Christianity isn't related to who we are or what we do. Christianity surpasses cultural shift and social eras. It's not a mere 'modern european trend' or 'rebellious youth trend'.

It's about defining God and who He is. I'd love to influence people to see Christianity in a perspective of school subject, not Christianity as a religion. The biggest difference between school subject and religion is, I think, when you're talking to people about academic subjects, everything will be treated as factual knowledge instead preferential truth. Similar to scientific experiments, there'll be challenges to the present truth and in the case when new hypotheses/discovery arises, there are scientific measures to test the present truth and see whether the truth prevails over challenges.

Somehow there are just too many people who get all sensitive when it comes to religious talks. Does choosing a religion as our personal belief mean other's personal faith is inferior? It seems that some people take things too personally and there's a lot of personal pride attached to the subject of the conversation, ie. personal belief of who God is.

I don't know how other religion explains their Gods, but in Christianity, God is defined as the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. If you believe Jesus is the Son of God, came down on earth to save mankind by acting as a blameless substitute for the curse of our sin, then that is Christian's truth.  Furthermore, Christians also believe that our truth is the truth. Why? 

First, the truth that has been circulating for over than 2 centuries without change must be a truth. Mankind believed the world is flat and that the universe revolved around our earth until Galileo challenged those truth and proved them wrong. Cavemen believed fire comes from the gods and time proves that fire is easily created through frictions. Some modern-age Christians believed that the science of human-marking would mark the day of Jesus' second coming, and guess what, the technology has been circulating for over than a decade and has been widely used for scientific breakthrough, specially to help tracking medical records of chronically ill patients or prison inmates.

To put it simply, in science, truth is assumed as truth unless proven wrong. Does that make sense?