A fault line is where the earth shifts and creates a divide between two parts of the earth. Spiritual fault lines, then, are beliefs about God that divide humanity between a place of flourishing and a place of brokenness. Every part of life, including our identity, gender, sexuality, race, political views, relationships, or responsibilities, is build upon spiritual fault lines.
Three spiritual fault lines that we find in the opening scenes of the Bible are God’s goodness, God’s truthfulness, and God’s justice. We often mistake the symptomatic divisions in our society as the primary cause of our brokenness instead of a faulty understanding about one of these areas about God. When we do this, we make fixing the societal divisions our ultimate hope, which has no lasting power to bring about salvation or human flourishing.
Here is the good news. The gospel says that when we put our faith in Jesus, His Spirit begins to live within us and enables us to love in such a remarkable way that we see flourishing again.
Any solution to the problems of our society apart from the gospel of Christ is a false hope with only temporary benefits. It’s like building a house directly on the sand that only needs a storm to wash it all away. But God has made a way through Jesus for us to build our life upon an unshakeable rock that lasts forever.
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In this sermon, Pastor Frost walks through the chain of events showing the Bible’s historical reliability. He examines its inspiration, eyewitness testimony, canonization, preservation, and translation. The sermon affirms the Bible as God’s authoritative, coherent story of redemption in Christ. It encourages reading Scripture, trusting its hero Jesus, and leaning on his affirmation of the Bible.
In this sermon, Pastor Frost argues the Bible is not a myth but God’s truth inspired by the Holy Spirit. He highlights the Bible’s historical accuracy, fulfilled prophecies, and power in people’s lives. Applications include trusting Scripture over experiences, daily Bible reading and obedience, and believing the Bible’s message about Jesus.