We believe that God is love. It is because of His nature and out of His love that He created the world, all creatures seen and unseen, and people. All things were good and in harmony with each other.
Then the people traded the Truth for a lie. They settled for something less. They thought that they could somehow achieve being like God on their own rather than believing the Truth that God had already made them in His likeness, given them their identity as His children, and provided everything for them. Because they believed something less, they broke the relationship between God and people, between each other, between people and creation, and even how they viewed themselves. They experienced shame and guilt and realized that things wouldn’t be the same as before.
Because God is love, He didn’t want people to experience this brokenness and time and time again worked to redeem His people and bring them back to Himself. People would continue to rebel, or sin, but God in His faithfulness continued to pursue His people. This is largely His story as told in the Bible where people rebel and turn away, but God continues to pursue and forgive His people. His ultimate act of acceptance was by giving His own Son, Jesus the Messiah, as a once and for all sacrifice that would bring His people back to Him. Jesus’ death on the cross paid for the penalty of sin for all people, for all time. By giving of Himself, God showed His love to His creation again, and to His own Son. Jesus did not remain dead but rose again from the dead. Restoring Jesus back to life was just the first step of restoring creation to how God originally wanted it to be.
Now He has given us His Spirit to help us believe this amazing story and all that God has done. He walks with us daily to help us hear His Truth instead of lies that we are often bombarded by. He restores our identity of how we view ourselves and works in us to restore our relationships with each other, with creation, and with God Himself. Every day is a day closer to seeing things set back to how He made them. On the day that Jesus returns, God will restore all things to it’s original state and will bring harmony to all of life again.
Veritas Community is part of a larger church body called the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Learn more about the LC-MS and what our larger church body does throughout the world.
Veritas Community is also part of a church planting network called Eternity Matters Most. This network is located primarily in the DFW area and working to support new church plant starts in the Dallas area and missionaries overseas. Learn more about our network and how you can support some of the people involved.