For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
Early Christians used the fish as a secret code to identify meeting places, tombs, and even other Christians. Legend has it that if a believer met a stranger, he could draw half of the Ichthys on the ground. If the stranger completed the sketch, they would both know they were Christians.
This is a theology resource. It cuts through religious jargon and says in plain language what everyone should know about God and his plan for us. The central theme is that it’s possible to know God personally, resulting in a new kind and better quality of life.
God is more than just a creator, principle or force. He’s a divine being who wants a personal relationship with us, individually.
Everyone wants the good life that God offers, but most people don’t know how to get it. In fact, most people don’t even know that this kind of life is possible, as a free and immediate gift. On the authority of the Bible, this site tells how to be permanently renewed and spiritually energized.
This site summarizes the important things everyone should know about God and the new life he offers.
This information may have come to you at a time when you’re weary and troubled, searching for the meaning of life and/or worried about what will ultimately happen to you. The content presented here is the best news you’ll ever hear.
‘If I just had enough money...’ is often said as a justification for our problems and a hope for solving them. But the older and wiser we become, the more we realize that money is not the solution for depression, addictions, fears, relationships, crime, or myriad other individual and social problems facing us today.
More and more, people are realizing that the solution for most of our problems is spiritual, not economic. We brought no money into this world, and we’ll take none out. In the meantime, money is a helpful tool, but it can’t give lasting happiness.
When we finally learn that money and the things money can buy are unable to satisfy our deepest needs, the sensible thing to do is to go back to the basics and take a fresh look at the spiritual part of us. That’s the purpose of this resource – to summarize God’s explanations of life, as stated in the Bible.
For easy comprehension, these explanations – here called topics – are categorized into seven sections which form much of the content on this site, as seen below.
Early Christians used the fish as a secret code to identify meeting places, tombs, and even other Christians. Legend has it that if an early Christian met a stranger, he or she could draw half of the Ichthys on the ground. If the stranger completed the sketch, they would both know they were Christians.
The fish is also used by Jesus to describe "the Sign of Jonah". (Matthew 12:38-45) This is symbolic of Jesus's resurrection, upon which the entire Christian faith is based.
In Latin Christian symbology, the fish is related to Christ. Jesus told Peter (the first apostle), a fisherman by trade, that he would become a "fisher of men" if he were to follow Christ. For its connection with Christ it has also come to embody resurrection and immortality, as well as the savior.
It is a proverb found in two different places in the Bible, specifically in The Gospel of Matthew and The Gospel of Luke. In both instances, it is used as advice to help the needy. The full proverb is "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."