Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
As Christians we believe something, not just anything. By that, I mean that our faith is something specific. It has content. There are specific truths we must believe and affirm if we are to be considered Christians. And there are likewise lies (falsehoods) we must reject. In other words, what we believe matters! And the reason what we believe matters, is because the Christian faith is a faith that is rooted in actual events of history. The God who made us and the world has continued to interact with this world. He’s entered the stream of history and made himself known, first by speaking to the prophets of Israel in the Old Testament, and then by entering this world and living among us in the form of His Son, Jesus Christ (See Hebrews 1:1-2). So He is not a silent God! And He has refused to be a distant God. He has come near and spoken to make Himself known to us. He has given us real truth for us to understand and obey.
For that reason, what we believe matters. Faith, for the Christian, can never be just a matter of feelings or even of our chosen commitments. For us, The Faith, begins with objective Truth revealed by God – things we must acknowledge and believe and build our lives upon. At the heart of these truths is what the Bible tells us about Jesus, who He is and what He’s done. That’s why the Christian faith has always been a confessional Faith. We confess that certain things are true – the things revealed in the Bible. We are not free to change these things, or alter them to suit ourselves or our times. We must simply receive these truths by humbling submitting our minds and lives to them! In times like these when there is so much to divide us from one another, let it be this, our confession of Jesus, that holds us together.
Confessing Him Together!
Pastor Scott Lee