The Incarnation Of The Triune God

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At the core of our faith is the living Christ, the incarnation of the triune God. During his time among us Christ brought us a new covenant based in grace and salvation through alone, setting up the beginning of theological tradition that would become the Christian. After his death and resurrection Jesus ascended into heaven leaving the immediate task of continuing his mission to us. How we carry the mission of Christ out today is known as our theological task or the process by which we are “drawn into a deeper relationship with ‘faith’s pioneer and perfecter.’” This is no simple task and so as United Methodists we turn to Wesley for guidance. “Wesley believed that the living core of the Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason.” Of these four lenses, our primary source is scripture believing that “through scripture the living Christ meets us in the experience of redeeming grace.” It is through scripture than that we come to the saving knowledge of Christ. Nothing needs to be added to it because all things necessary for salvation are contained within its pages and serves as the “true rule for faith and practice.” Sometimes, however, we need more understanding of to carry out our theological task and this where tradition experience and reason enter the picture, bringing further clarification to what scripture has already revealed. Tradition can be understood as the combined history of…
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