The perspectives contained on this site are derived from presuppositional analysis (in line with the heritage of Abraham Kuyper). In particular, I am relying on the teaching and writings of Dr. Glenn R. Martin (1935-2004), long time professor of history and social sciences at Indiana Wesleyan University. His seminal paper Biblical Christian Education: Liberation for Leadership provides a summary of this approach to knowledge, reality, and life. Biblical Christian World View: What does it mean? is a shorter exposition.
Modern Christian churches tend to be much more concerned with how humanity can be saved from a universal condition of sin and death than the question of how both Jews and Gentiles can be in God's family. According to both Catholic and Protestant doctrine, salvation comes by Jesus' substitutionary death and resurrection . The Catholic Church teaches that salvation does not occur without faithfulness on the part of Christians; converts must live in accordance with principles of love and ordinarily must be baptized.   Martin Luther taught that baptism was necessary for salvation, but modern Lutherans and other Protestants tend to teach that salvation is a gift that comes to an individual by God's grace , sometimes defined as "unmerited favor", even apart from baptism.