Christian Grapevine    



At this site we intend to show with increasing clarity what it means to be a Christian, how we grow and where we can be fed good spiritual food for maturity. Topics addressed here about Christianity are more basic in content. Hopefully they lead readers to a greater hunger and thirst for the knowledge of God. It is important to state here, the first and final authority for Christianity is the Bible, the Word of God. Whatever Christians may say or declare should find its basis in God's Word and be in tune with the whole of God's Word. Any individual claiming to be giving a Christian message should be able to show you the “chapter and verse” and “in context” (or makes sense in the whole chapter).

The Bible is not subject to private interpretations or negating the meaning by explaining it as mystical, outdated or irrelevant in this day and age. God Almighty is “well able” and He watches over His Word. (2 Peter 1:20 & 21, Isaiah 55:11) It even sounds foolish to worship an Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient God and then say He is not an effective communicator over the ages. God wants to communicate and have a relationship with us. He does not make it difficult to do so. God made that message loud and clear through Jesus. What He teaches in His Word is for our benefit.

The Holy Bible tells of two blood covenants with one goal; the redemption of mankind. That simply means there is a blueprint of how mankind can be redeemed or pay for the cost of the curse. The whole earth was enslaved or put under a curse by Satan's trickery of Adam {to give up his God given dominion or power in the earth}.

In the Old Testament, (old covenant), the blood of animals and the law given to Moses for Israel was to keep and protect mankind. Israel watched over the Word until its requirements could be fulfilled in the New Testament, (new covenant). That fulfillment was made through Jesus, of the tribe of Judah, of the nation of Israel who was at the same time, the Son of Man and the Son of God through divine creation. That good news is told in the New Testament and foretold in the old.

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are the first four books of the New Testament. They are called gospels because they tell the “good news” of the birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus. This New Testament, (or new covenant), was made by the blood of Jesus the Christ, the only begotten Son of God. Remember, Jesus is both Son of Man and Son of God, and there is such purity and power in His blood it was taken into the Holy of Holies in heaven, (Hebrews 9:12), a once for all time sacrifice to redeem all of mankind. Anyone who chooses can believe and join themselves to this covenant and the family of God.

To encourage Christians to grow from milk to the meat of God's Word, this site will also serve as a portal to faithful ministries around the world. Check out online churches and ministries like Lakewood Church and Joseph Prince Ministries where the music worship, prayer and preaching all teach the Word of God. For more information, check out the resources menu.