This brings us to the third aspect of Paul’s pnuematology. Paul is truly Trinitarian in that he understands that God is truly one and personal, that the Spirit is the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ and that they are both personal and divine. In spite of this, the Spirit is distinct from the Father and from the Son. Fee also observes that Paul’s interest in Christ and the Spirit is “not with the nature of their being God, but with their role in salvation and Christian experience” (Fee, 33). Christ and his work help define the Spirit and his work in the Christian life (Fee, 32).
An anonymous person once said that “we aren’t called to shine our own lights; we are called to reflect His.” A born again Christian, once fully understanding the gospel and putting his or hers trust in Jesus, will desire to want to grow and obey God in order to honor and glorify Him, and since the only one who kept God’s law perfectly was Jesus, then one will want manifest and imitate Christ in everything he or she does. Not only does reflecting Christ’s image glorify God, it stands out to others as well. All true believers experience radical change because of the Spirit, and that change shines like a bright light towards other people leading them to ask, wonder, and desire that change and growth in their own lives as
The irony being that God not giving her a sign, held a secret sign. A sign that it was her time to let go. Granny Weatherall's willingness to push through her first jilting and raise her children alone shows how strong she was forced to be, and her relentlessness towards hiding the secret letters portrays her ability to be manipulative. Her strained relationship with God is brought on by a last minute request for more time that goes un-granted. Because God denied her last request Granny denies God on her deathbed and dies.
This line was significant to me because although Marie is recalling something traumatic, she demonstrates great courage to continue to the story of her time at the convent with the twisted character of Sister Leopolda. Additionally, she wonders if Sister Leopolda hurt other children, but she knows the answer to her question. Through manipulation of Catholicism, many church figures, like Leopolda would take advantage of native children. Marie thought that Sister Leopolda was the key to her becoming a Saint. Thus, she believed and followed everything she asked of her.
STATEMENT OF BELIEF The following is the statement of faith from the Godfirst church. The following are statements, which the church holds onto as being truths taken from scriptures. The statements are broken down into section regarding: the trinity, God the father, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, The Bible and many more. For the purposes of this assignment we will take a look some of the statements of truth. The statements of faith that we will look at closely will be: the trinity, God the father, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit and the Bible but also giving a overview of the other statements of faith.
Brueggemann explains inherency as the way christianity has developed and the structure over time. Christians have an image whereas believing, trusting, and having faith in Him will lead living their life as God expects them to and blessings will overflow. God is the Holy Spirit, everlasting
Paul encourages the believer in Rome that there is a still hope and that not all is lost. He insists that there is a way to righteousness thru none other then Christ the Son of God, The God that they have left outside of their margins. In continuation to that, everyone regardless of culture, language, skin color and of customs may be safe through faith in Jesus Christ. That discrimination may be our own misunderstanding of God’s perspectives. Perhaps God has created us equal to one another, in regards to that, the same blood that cleanses one person is the same one that cleanses me and everybody else.
Katie Waterman Professor Bussey CHED 301 16 September 2016 “Sermon on the Mount” The Sermon on the Mount given by Jesus found in Matthew chapters 5-7 embodies a variety of characteristics that point to healthy relationship with the Father in Heaven. These chapters can be separated into three general sections to be broken down further. They include: the Beatitudes, the Lord’s prayer, and instructions on how to treat others. The Beatitudes found in chapter 5 are a list of behavior characteristics that Jesus describes as “blessed.” Following the Beatitudes he teaches that as Christ-followers we are to allow others to see our light shine and point all glory back to the Father. He then goes onto to correct his audience’s thinking in that he came to fulfill the Law instead of abolishing it.
Through the universal applications of its teachings of ethicality the 10 commandments is able to maintain its validity through the lives of Christian adherents. Due to its simplistic nature of its philosophies, the Decalogue spans a broad range of ethical guidelines which Adherents can apply to not only their lives but onto others. For example in Catholicism the 5th commandment *You shall not kill* teaches adherents to show reverence for life as they are creations of God and by defying Gods words of *You shall not kill* you are therefore disgracing his creation of life which you are also. All 10 commandments preached each share the same moral imperatives thus creating a series of general ethical guidelines where all adherents will be willing to follow throughout
In the various works of Christian writers, we find the profound desire for God which in most cases leads to action for others. The passionate desire for God, (eros,) leads to a desire for the good of individuals and the world, agape. This message is therefore at the core of Benedict’s exposition of