Our logo to the left is intended as a symbol of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. The logo's main symbol is called a triquetra (pronounced "try-KET-ra"). The three outer sections of the triquetra are symbols of the three persons of the Trinity. We know God in the person of God the Father as the Creator. We know God in the person of Jesus Christ the Son as the Redeemer, the one who saves us from eternal death. We know God in the person of the Holy Spirit, who can dwell in our hearts by trust in God's promises. Christians believe that these three persons of the Godhead are each equal to God, but are not equal to each other. So each outer section of the symbol has one of the three primary colours, which when mixed in the central section, produce white. The central white area where the three outer sections overlap, then, is an unfortunately inadequate, but close, symbol of God in three persons.
The symbol of the cross stands at the heart of God. It represents the love God has for us, in that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross, to pay the penalty of death for our sins. If we receive the Holy Spirit of Jesus and His forgiveness, we will live eternally with God. This is how to receive Jesus:
Acknowledge that, although God has a wise and loving plan for our lives, we all fall far short of reaching God's best for us, the abundant life, because we've sinned.
Believe that God has reached out in love to us in His Son Jesus, whose death on the cross paid the penalty for our sin so we could have abundant life.
Confess your sin to Jesus and receive Him, His forgiveness, and His abundant life.
It is not enough to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is God and that He died on the cross for your sins. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. We receive Jesus by an act of the will, trusting His promise: "Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him" (Revelation 3:20). To receive Jesus, you could pray like this:
Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sin. I now open the door of my life and receive You as my Saviour and Lord. Thank You for coming into my life, forgiving me, and making me the kind of person You want me to be. Amen.
If you would like to pray that prayer but need to have some questions answered before you do, please write me, Robin Ross, the Administrative Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
If you prayed that prayer, you can know that Jesus came into your life because He promised that He would come in if you opened the door. He is trustworthy, and you opened the door, so He came in. Write me so I can encourage you!
Sincerely in Christ,
Robin Ross <email@example.com>>
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