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Paradoxes in Christianity

The truth taught in the Bible are not only fundamental, radical, deep, answering questions such as the beginning of the universe, the origin of humans, but also often two-sided two paradoxical, addressing complicated issues such as life and sins. As Christians, we need to learn to think, view, and understand the truth not as black-white, clear-cut, segregated, “Either/Or” but as complicated, paradoxical, integrated, “Both/And.” We need to learn to progress into the unknown and mystical.

1. Is God one or three?
2. Is Christ divine or human?
a. Is Christ the Son of God, or the Son of Man?
b. Is Christ the root of David or the Lord of David?
3. Is salvation by God’s mercy or Human’s will?
4. Is salvation by grace or by deed?
5. Do we lose soul life so as to gain soul life?
6. Does God live in the heavenlies or in our spirit?
7. Is the genuine church divine or human?
8. How do we die so as to resurrect in life?
9. How do we submit to authoirty so as to be authority?
10. Is God the judge or Christ the judged?
11. How do we rejoice in grief?
12. How do we see light in darkness?
13. Men fell for sin due to God’s arrangement or human will?
14. Is God outside of us, inside of us, among us, or through us?
15. Is Christ the vine, us the branches? Or both Christ and the church as the vine and the branches?
16. Is God human? Or is man God?

All the answers to the above questions can be yes, and no. But we need to see that, in the end, all logic and reasoning fail to address above questinos and the fundamental problems in the universe. Yet the truth God revealed to us is able to address fundamental prblems with solution-like guidence. In the end, we may understand the truth not as black and white, but as a living person Christ.

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