The Christian Experience answers some of the questions most people ask about what it means to be a Christian. What do I have to do? Where do I start? What should I expect? Why should I go to church? Can I trust people in church? Why is there so much suffering in the world?
There are two camps that will be discussed in this book while discussing Christianity: “The Milk and the Meat of the Word.” If you aren’t familiar with the expression “The Milk,” it represents new or ‘baby’ Christians who are just starting out in their relationship with Christ and need to feed on “The Milk” of the Bible. “The Meat” represents the mature Christians who are established in their relationship with Christ and feed on “The Meat” of the Bible which is its deeper meaning.
The walk with Christ can be confusing for new Christians and mature Christians can become complacent or even misguided. Our goal in writing The Christian Experience is to discuss the different aspects of Christianity and for the reader to come away with a more in-depth understanding of the subject matter. It is not intended to offend anyone or represent the absolute authority of what we as the authors believe is the only and absolute path to Christianity.
On that note if you are offended by a topic in this book then it is probably speaking to your heart.
Take a knee and examine your walk with Christ.
All aspects of The Christian Experience are biblically based and meant to encourage new Christians and at the same time edify mature Christians. Though this book cannot possibly cover everything, it will help you focus on a few rudimentary and a few in-depth topics and hopefully give you a more insightful perspective to help with your personal walk of faith in Christ.
As with all aspects of the Bible and our walk with Christ we should follow Paul’s word to Timothy.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15. KJV