The Treasure Chest of Christianity, Its Key and Its Treasure

Jesus was the treasure chest. The Crucifixion was the key. And the Resurrection was the treasure. The treasure of Christianity is God's self-portrait. It is the Autobiography of God. It is a high fidelity representation of the reality of God given to us by none other than God himself. It is God's answer to the question, "Who is God?". When we impaled him on the Cross as a fisherman impales a worm on a hook, we inserted the key into the treasure chest. It opened and the truths that emerged, like the bright flash of lightning, illuminated the darkness of our understanding of God in a glorious burst of epiphany.

More Zeal Than Understanding

The greatest danger to Christianity is posed by Christians whose zeal for Christianity exceeds their understanding of Christianity. Their zeal is to be admired . Their lack of understanding is to be corrected. Many zealous Christian are not privy to the conversation between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection even though it is the most apocalyptic conversation that has ever taken place between us and our God since Moses and God conversed at the burning bush on Mount Horeb ! Are you privy to the conversation? In the conversation between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, the treasure of Christianity is buried . Many zealous Christian, however, have never picked up a shovel, dug up the treasure and made themselves rich. They prefer zealous poverty to a rich understanding of God. They have no clue about either the existence of the treasure or its location. They are ignorant of the three central facts of Christianity:

1) Jesus was the treasure chest,

2) the Crucifixion was the key, and,

3) in the Resurrection was the treasure.


The good news of great joy is found in the treasure chest; yet, many Christians, whose zeal exceeds their understanding, do not have an understanding of precisely what constitutes the good news of great joy and cannot articulate it. When we impaled him on the Cross as a fisherman impales a worm on a hook, we inserted the key into the treasure chest, opened it and the truths that emerged, like the bright flash of lightning, illuminated the darkness of our understanding of God in a glorious burst of epiphany. The veil of the temple was was rent in twain from the top to the bottom and Jesus stepped through the rent in the veil to reveal the nature of God to us . The treasure of Christianity is a high fidelity representation of the reality of God given to us by none other than God himself. We beheld, in the opening of the treasure chest, God's answer to the question, "Who is God?". In the conversation between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, Jesus wrote his Autobiography - he painted his self-portrait. Have you read the Autobiography of God? Have you gazed upon God's self-portrait? The heart and soul of Christianity is the conversation between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. It is the hub from which all other aspects of Christianity radiate. We who have listened to the conversation between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection can say with confidence that God is our friend not our foe - He is our almighty lover. Knowing the benevolent nature of God makes it easier for us to trust in him.