My goal in this website is “the simplicity that is in Christ,” 2 Corinthians 11:3 (KJV), as explained in the following (slightly edited) statement by a well-known minister:
“The main thing about being a Christian is to see that the main thing remains the main thing – that at the heart and centre of your life is the simplicity that is in Christ. I have noticed over many years of observation that when religion becomes complicated it is always a sign that it is drifting away from the realities and centralities of faith.”
But what did he mean by the simplicity that is in Christ?
“The answer from everywhere in the Word of God is the daily companionship of the Lord Jesus. Do you sense, therefore, that Christ is yours all day long? Do you reckon upon that, think about that, and live out of that relationship and out of that sense of the expectation of his presence? We say Christianity is not a creed, it is living with a Person. But it’s so easy to lose sight of that in Christian activity, or in delving into the fascinating aspects of Scripture, or in the pressures of daily living. You can get so busy and so worried and so anxious about yourself and the things that are happening to you that you lose the sense that Christ is with you, and he is adequate.”
(That’s why I call this site “Buck to Basics” – the “Buck’ part being me, Jonathan Buck – but the focus being the “Basics” part, the basic simplicity that is in Christ.)