Why Did God Call Abraham and Enter into a Covenant with Israel?
After humanity fell in the Garden of Eden and entered into rebellion, God began to unfold a plan of redemption. It involved two key features. First, God called a people to himself, entered into a covenant with them, and revealed his righteousness to them. The purpose of the covenant was to enter into a committed […]
What Is Sin and How Did It Enter into the Human Race?
Sin is all the ways we rebel against God and resist his work in the world. However, sin is not ultimately rooted in our disobedience to a set of commandments. Sin is, at its root, the sign of a broken relationship. We were created to live in perfect harmony with God and our neighbor. Sin […]
What Is the Purpose and Meaning of Life?
One of the most well-known catechisms in Christian history declared that the purpose of our existence is to “love God and to enjoy him forever.” It is one of the most famous and powerful statements about the purpose of life. If we only live for ourselves and our own enjoyment, we experience a nagging sense […]
What Does It Mean That We Are Created “In the Image of God”?
The idea that we are “created in the image of God” generally refers to three distinct capacities which have been granted to the human race. The first is a spiritual capacity. This means that we are meant to reflect his nature in the world. The image of God is like a mirror. We are to […]