The author tell if removing the historical section of the Bible we would still have a good portion left to support that it is the word of God, which the author sees clearly that they enter twain with each to prove history. Here is Oswalt concluding observation to the second question- does it matter in the end whether these accounts are historical or not? “The answer to the question is “no.” The conclusion with the scripture of Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 15:13-17, speaks very clearly about if Jesus Christ be not raised from the dead then believing of the gospel is in vain. That God did raise Christ from the dead and we whom have accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior are still in sin, if there be no resurrection.
People ignore that and believe they can be their own gods. This is not right because Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me.” Meaning that the only way to not end up in Hell is to except Jesus Christ into your heart. “It is to be ascribed to nothing else, that you did not go to
I am also curious to know if God can save Godself, because reflecting on the words of Jesus on the cross, would it wrong to say that God the Father had left God the Son to die on the cross? With this claim, God could save Jesus because they were separate, distinct and different as they are the persons of the
This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also. ” I cannot agree with any of the aspects of process theology and the only thing I can agree with is its critics who claim process theology is non-Christian
Simply professed, I believe Jesus is God. In the Gospel of Matthew 1:22-23, His Divine identity is revealed to his biological father Joseph as the fulfillment of the messianic prophecy spoken in the book of Isaiah 7:14. Traditionally, the divine qualifying attributes such as: his “sinlessness” or his “teachings” pointed to define his divinity. The two can points can easily be diminished by identifying Jesus as an “extraordinary individual”. His death alone, offers very little affirmation of his divine nature, due to claims of Jesus simply being a political victim or martyr.
Arguments swing widely between them being either accurate in their portrayal of historical events, or that very few of the events described took place. Many scholars would agree that Christ is a historical figure. The issues that cause controversy are the miraculous events surrounding His life. For this reason, researching the historical accuracy of the setting in the Gospels is crucial to the argument regarding the authenticity of
According to Christianity the true greatness can be achieved only with God’s blessing. Doctor Faustus by refusing the creator of universe, the God, he is condemned to mediocrity. He has gained the limitless power, but the problem is that he does not know what to do with such a power. 7.5 The Divided Nature of Man Doctor Faustus from the beginning when he signs the pact with Lucifer till the end is undecided if he should consider repenting and return to God, or continue to obey his pact with the devil Lucifer. This doubt goes throughout the play whether if he should to be good and return to God, but after his pact with the devil he is obsessed with power, and so he struggles what to do.
Andrew let silence all over the humble dinner, for without it Andrew would have raised his voice, and his blood pressure. Thomas, to break the silence, said, “I mean you have freedom of believing anything you want, unless it is the religions of the Judo-Christians, or the Muslims. This is true because they believe God gave some humans his holy word to tell others about.” (Paine, 1794, P.96) Andrew’s blood at this point came to a boil, which invoked him to ask “So none of the bible is real according to you?”
Summary: Green begins his chapter by outlining two of the main ways that he sees popular Atonement Theology spreading. The first is the popular “Penal Substitution” doctrine, and the other is a disregard for the doctrine of Atonement Theology altogether. He then begins to form an argument against “Penal Substitution” by attacking the concept of God as the subject of the cross and Jesus as the object, an image that, to Green, paints God as an abusive father. In the same line of thinking, he debates the literal take that most Christians adopt when it comes to the New Testament metaphors.
Augustine refutes Caelestius’ ideas by using Scripture to show that we are righteous only by the grace of God through Jesus Christ. He showed that Caelestius is unable to explain many texts that speak of the sinfulness of all humans. Caelestius challenges the idea that the fall resulted in our nature being corrupted so that it is unable to do
Written in a time of increased secularization The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoyevsky examines the corruption caused by Christ’s rejection of temptation. The character the Grand Inquisitor argues that the human race is burdened with the responsibility of free will, though this contradicts the teachings of the Church. This contradiction sets up a religious counterpoint, as the general role of an Inquisitor is to purify the Church of heretics and false believers. Therefore, since the Grand Inquisitor himself is partially a heretic, this demonstrates the corruption with the Church. However, all of the Inquisitor’s claims seem valid, but they all fail to recognize crucial aspects of human life.