His sermons thought shows that he was a man of ideas and aims which fill the scholarly atmosphere. His book, pilgrim progress shows us that he was a man of evangelical. This book was written in an allegorical method. He was the man of preaching. The content of his preaching were the gospel, hope, and the world that to come.
This is a vital question and one that may have many different answers in the course of history. Some would proclaim that the Holy Ghost, also entitled the Holy Spirit, is an impersonal being, perhaps even a mystical force that is the power of God in motion. Others would say that the Holy Ghost is just another manifestation of the one God with a different name and therefore denying the trinitarian nature of God. This is contrary to the Bible which clearly shows that the Spirit is a distinct person, and even more than this He is the third person of the Godhead. That the Spirit is such is taught in passages like Acts 5 where it is said that Ananias lied to the Holy Ghost and therefore had lied, according to verse 4, “… unto God.” Not only does this reveal that the Spirit is God, but that He can be lied to shows that He is a person; you can’t lie to a mere energy or force.
Different denominations have varying worldviews however the Christian view is a worldview that is Christ centered and based upon the teachings of those found within the bible. Like a normal worldview, it is a framework of ideas and beliefs through which a Christian individual interprets and interacts with the world. It is to essentially love and server God. It allows a Christian to make sense of their world and life. This is a view that begins with a God who embraces those outside of himself, who planned a redemption that centered on sacrificing himself of behalf of the Christian people.
The anagogical sense shows us how the events we read about in scripture point to what we will know in Heaven. The moral refers to the ways the Bible tells us to live our lives. The allegorical, however, reveals how people and events in the Old Testament point forward to the people and events in the New Testament. The stem of the word allegorical comes from the word allegory, which is the hidden meaning behind events and people and symbols in literature. Allegory can also be split into three groups: social, political, and religious.
1 Biblical Proof of the Existence of the Godhead 1.1 Defining trinity The doctrine of the Godhead can be summarized in a single quote from the prophet Hinckley: “They [the Godhead] are distinct beings, but they are one in purpose and effort. They are united as one in bringing to pass the grand, divine plan for the salvation and exaltation of the children of God… It is that perfect unity between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost that binds these three into the oneness of the divine Godhead.” (Hinckley, 1998, 2.) The word ‘trinity’ is not found in the bible, but the concept does. The term is a theological word Christians use to describe the triune God—three coexistent, co-eternal Persons who make up God. That is, God is a trinity of persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
The bible itself disproves the theory that the three entities, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are three separate beings, operating together to bring the will of God to the world. Examining the first chapter and verse of the Gospel according to John, Trinitarians believe “The Word” is Jesus. One must remember this is simply an interpretation, or a version of the original text. Another statement in the text is chapter 10 verse 30, in which Jesus say’s “The Father and I are one”, furthering the claim that both Jesus and God the Father are one being. This saying, taken literally doesn’t make sense.
My purpose in this essay is to explain and analyze the Divine Command Theory. Divine Command Theory states that morality is ultimately based on the commands of God. I disagree with this theory because how do we know what concepts of God are true and what other concepts are false? There are so many religions making their own claims and interpretations that they believe are true. Therefore, how do we know then what God approves or disapproves of?
Forgiveness and Religion Religion is essentially an encounter between God and man. God is concerned with man; he turns to him; he reveals himself to him. This makes religion possible. And man turns to God; he answers him (Peschke, 2004). Oxford Dictionary defines Religion as “the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
As for the significance of the Tonghak religion which was founded by Ch’oe Cheu, is a teaching that is an amalgamation of numerous belief systems. It is combination of Neo-confucianism and indigenous Korean spirituality with traits of Taoism. While his conception of God may have been inspired by christianity it differs in an enormous way, while still maintaining that God had created humans, he quotes this divine power saying, “MY mind is your mind.” This differs a lot with the Christianity as this God says that it could lead society into harmony, the individual into personal salvation through the requirement of constant self cultivation of mind and material force. In an essay written by Ch’oe Cheu, he states that there are similarities yet
Thomas Aquinas on his treaties on the creation of Man. He produced various questions in the first part of the Summa Theologiae, question 93, Aquinas starts his argument by asking; “Is the image of God in Man.” In responding to this question, he refers to St Augustine who teaches that, “there is an image of God, but it is imperfect in the sense that we are not equal to God. But, Man is said to be an image of God as an exemplar. The image of God is perfect in the first born that is Jesus Christ who has identical nature with him.” In this way we can say that, man is said to be made in the image and likeness of God not because he is equal to God but because of his intellect which raises him to the level of being like God. Thomas continues in his arguments by quoting St Augustine in (Gen. ad lit.