Christianity and the Three Legged Stool

Let us first understand what we mean when we refer to “Christianity”.

Please be very clear, “Christianity” is not the teachings of Jesus (p.b.u.h). Instead it’s the traditions and dogmas of the Church which evolved over time. This evolution started very early on and hence we have St. Paul (or Saul, as was his real name) the biggest contributor to this initial derailing. These tenants have deep imprints from the pagan Roman culture that was the world super power at that time. These “Christian” doctrines can broadly be covered under 3 heading (or 3 legs) which are so completely interdependent that the whole building logically falls apart if you take out even a single one (and hence we have in the analogy of the 3 legged stool).

These 3 legs are:

1. Original Sin
2. Incarnation
3. Atonement Continue reading