Intro to Sundays with Mac and Mike

Intro to Sundays with Mac and Mike

Mac and I have discussed the Christian faith before. We have now decided to start a section called “Sundays with Mac and Mike”. At the beginning of the video, I jokingly say we are going to call ourselves “Father Mac” and “Pastor Mike”. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mac comes at things from the Roman Catholic viewpoint and I come from a general Protestant viewpoint. Either way, we are brothers as God is our Father and Jesus is our Savior!

When people ask me what denomination I belong to I reply: Ask me what I believe about a particular Bible passage or theological position and I will tell you. Sometimes the answer will be “I don’t know”. Good people differ, including the professional clergy and scholars. The simple truth that Mac and I both believe is all who believe in the Biblical and historic person of Jesus Christ are Christians.

The Church (ekklésia) is called to be one:

Jesus Prays for All Believers

John 17:20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

Denominations are a construct of man over the centuries. The Christian Church centers on the person of Jesus Christ. He was not the son of a Roman soldier, He was not the son of Joseph and He was not an alien from another planet. He is the Son of God and died for our sins. Those who believe anything to the contrary cannot rightly call themselves Christian. I do not intend this in a nasty way, simply a factual way. As Mac rightly points out, no leader of any major religion said they were God except for Jesus.

Who do you say Jesus is?

By Mike Kelly

22 years 8 months 11 days USAF AFSOC retired. Webmaster and author

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