We believe it is vital for Christians to not only keep our eyes focused on the path God has laid before us but also to understand the foundations of our faith. This faith is rooted in historical events, most notably the core tenet of our belief; the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. By studying history, Christians can gain a deeper understanding of the historical context in which these events occurred and how they shaped the beliefs and practices of the early church.
We can also learn from the mistakes and successes of the past. Christians believe that history provides valuable lessons about human nature and the consequences of our actions. By studying the church’s history, Christians can learn from the mistakes and successes of past leaders and communities and apply those lessons to their own lives and communities.
Studying and examining history can also connect us with the global Church. Christianity is a global religion with a rich and diverse history. By studying the history of Christianity, Christians can connect with the broader global church and appreciate the contributions of different cultures and traditions. Preserving the faith for future generations: Christians believe it is important to pass on their faith to future generations. By studying and preserving the church’s history, Christians can ensure that the faith is passed down accurately and faithfully.
History is an essential tool for Christians to deepen their understanding of their faith, learn from the past, connect with the global church, and preserve the faith for future generations.