Purpose

Applied Faith has a biblical worldview.   If you had to boil the Bible down to two passages, you’d do very well with a life following two:

Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV)

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Matthew 28:19 (NIV)

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

My purpose is to advance the cause of Christ with articles that promote a biblical worldview.  Often, you will see posts on world events, when an event offers an opportunity to have greater insight into Yahweh, God of the Bible.  Jesus is God incarnate, and the entire Bible points to Him.  The Third Person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit, has been with humanity since His arrival was recorded in Acts 2.  A Christian worldview must include an understanding of the whole Godhead and His influence on the world He created.

You will also see posts here that help Christians balance the two books of God on earth: (1) the Book of God’s Word, and (2) the book of God’s works.  Until we understand God’s Word, we will often find it difficult to understand how He works on earth today.  My purpose is to offer articles on discipleship that help Christians understand how to apply biblical principals with the world of today.  Events large and small provide opportunities to see the world as the book of His works.

I spend a lot of time in sessions as a pastoral counselor and minister.  These sessions give me a great window on the lives of Christians who encounter the world, finding a need to understand their lives with a biblical worldview.  I also serve ministering with a group that applies recovery principles to a broad number of life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits.  I’ve yet to meet someone who didn’t need recovery, for issues ranging from impulse-control, depression, chemical dependency, co-dependency, fear and phobias, and other issues.  This ministry gives me an opportunity to inform and encourage others with articles that connect our hurts with God’s healing hand.

Finally, let me share a brief word to what this blog-site is not aboutI’m not running a debate site for anti-Christian rhetoric.  There are plenty of blogs out there bent on hating God and Christians.  If a reader happens across this site with the intent of hating God or Christians, I’ll do my best to screen that out through moderation.  That said, if you are a non-believer who is interested in knowing more about Jesus Christ, I’d love to talk with you.  Please respond to this page… that’s exactly what we are about.  Loving God and our neighbor is our purpose, as is sharing the Gospel with those who are called to seek it.  You’re why Applied Faith exists, and I’m happy you found this blog-site.

Please feel free to contact me with a response below.  I will answer as soon as possible.

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