Gospel Articles





Does God exist?


The existence of God cannot be proved or disproved, but the Bible says that we must accept this fact by faith: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). His creation declares His existence as Psalm 19:1 says “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands”. God has also set eternity in the hearts of men as seen in Ecclesiastes 3:11: “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end”. For those who deny the existence of God, the Bible says in Psalm 14:1: The fool[a] says in his heart, “There is no God.” As Christians, God’s existence must be accepted by faith and the relationship with God grows as we speak to Him and let Him speak to us, through His word and His spirit. He is God the Father, the first person of The Trinity.


Who is Jesus Christ?


Jesus is generally accepted as a man who walked on the Earth 2000 years ago. Many consider Him to be a prophet or a good teacher. But Jesus said “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). Jesus is God who came in the form of a man as John 1:14 says: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” This clearly shows that Jesus is God in flesh. He is God the Son, the second person of The Trinity.


Who is the Holy Spirit?


There are many misconceptions about the person of the Holy Spirit. Some view Him as a force or a power. But the Bible declares the Holy Spirit is God: “Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit…You have not lied just to human beings but to God.” (Acts 5:3-4). The Holy Spirit is God because He possesses the characteristics of God. His omnipresence is seen Psalm 139:7: “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?”. The Holy Spirit is a divine person who has as mind, emotions and a will. He can be grieved; He intercedes for us; and He is our comforter and counsellor.


What is The Trinity?


There is no way to perfectly explain The Trinity. The Trinity is a concept a human mind cannot fully understand. God is beyond our understanding. According to the Bible, the Father is God, Jesus is God and the Holy Spirit is God. At the same time, the Bible also teaches that there is only one God. The word Trinity is not mentioned in the Bible, but is used to describe God existing in three persons. An infinite God cannot be explained by finite illustrations. As Christians, we believe in the unsearchable knowledge of God as stated in Romans 11:33-34: “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and[a] knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?”.


What is Salvation?


Salvation is being saved from the “wrath of God” which is the judgment of sin: “Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!” (Romans 5:9). We are separated from God by our sins and the consequences of sin is death. As Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.” Salvation only comes through the death of resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is an undeserved gift of God, and only available through the acceptance of Jesus as your personal saviour, according to Romans 10:9-10: “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”


What is Church?


Church is not a building. According to the Bible, church is an assembly of believers and the body of Christ, as described in Ephesians 1:22-23: “And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” The body of Christ is made up of all believers in Jesus Christ from the day of Pentecost until His return. There is a universal church and the local church. The universal church is all the people in the world who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The local church is the local body of such believers. Members of the local church may or may not be a member of the universal church, depending on the genuineness of their faith. The local church is the place where believers get encouraged, taught, and build one another up in the knowledge and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.