The doctrine of Christ’s incarnation asserts God coming in the human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ without ceasing to be God. Sinless He lived and died on the cross for the salvation of the flesh He assumed. Thus, this paper will attempt to investigate the doctrine and its significance in the salvation of the world. The term incarnation The term incarnation is a Christian doctrine which asserts that “God himself without ceasing to be God has come among us, not just in but as a particular man, at a particular time and place” ((Hebblethwaite, 1987:1; Cf. ).
Scriptures makes clear in many instances the full deity of the God the Son. “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God…. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made” (Jn 1:1,3). The Son then is equal in all attributes to God the Father. Even so, the terms still imply subordination, but not subordinationism, that ancient heresy that Christ and the Holy Spirit are subordinate to God the Father in nature and
Certain Christians prefer one day as the best while others believe another is or some simply don’t really care. St Paul’s point in mentioning these two issues among Christians is all that matters is the fact that people believe in God and put their faith in him. You can eat what you choose to eat and honor God you choose to honor Him, as long as you are honoring Him. It is not their place as people to pass judgement on one another because at the end of the day, everyone will have to answer to God. St. Paul tells the Romans not to destroy their kingdom over these trivial
Hinduism is a religion that advocates tolerance. It teaches that all religions are different paths leading to one goal; all religions are different means to one end. Hinduism is not exclusive and accepts all religions as valid. Christianity, however, teaches that Christ is the only way to God. John 14:6 says, "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life.
He also tells him the one of Christian philosophy:”… that wealth, accumulated through the grace of God, must be shared unselfishly.” This is used to remind Beowulf of himself, and his pride. Throughout the story, at times he shows too much pride and forgets about God. Through the story Beowulf acknowledges God as his protector. When Beowulf compares his battle with Grendel 's mother, he states that, "The fight would
Religious practice generally discourages suicide, drug abuse crimes, divorce, and abortion; social problems that we never want in our society. Religion encourages for helping the young and the poor to get educated and escape poverty. Religious people are more likely to be happier: “Those pursuing a personal relationship with God tend to have improved relationships with themselves and with others”
First the word “faith” refers to someone 's ability to believe having commitment and trust. Paul presents early that his master is Jesus Christ, his office as an apostle, and his purpose is to proclaim the gospel of God. Further, he is able to summarize that he has come to call from all of the Gentiles to the obedience of faith. (Rom 1:5) This faith (Greek pistis) is the foundation for the obedience. If genuine, the believer will have obedience as the outcome but that obedience must also be accompanied by that faith.
When people are concerned more with their families, friends, beauty, strength, and worldly possessions than with pleasing God He will declare depart from me (unto death?). With faith and believing in the words of the Bible man can be saved, and acquire a desire to complete good deeds. As Everyman is forsaken by his Kindred, Cousins, Goods, and Fellowship he begins to gain Knowledge and learns of Confession and this causes his Good Deeds to become stronger meaning he gains a desire to complete Good Deeds and please God. In the end one can only take good deeds with them when judged by God. Good deeds do not give Christians salvation.
He had a true zeal to learn the word of God for himself and pass it on to other. “Luther trusted Christ, and that Christ was with him in his and all people’s suffering; God was accompanying, calling, bringing him and all fellow sufferers into the life of hope and resurrection.” “Most fundamental is the first step, Luther’s teaching that by faith alone we are united with Christ. Protestants loved to talk about “accepting Christ by faith,” which certainly owes a great deal to this fundamental teaching of Luther’s. Usually, however, it is presented as a decision we must make, as if it were by our own free will. Luther, by contrast, hates the very idea of free will when it is applied to matters of salvation, for our confidence in our own free will lies at the core of our efforts to be justified by good works rather than faith alone.
Christianity is the teachings of jesus and he is from Nazareth, who later became the one and only jesus christ himself. Being a christian you have to live a very careful life. Such as Judaism and Islamic culture, Christianity is a monotheistic religion.” For God so Loved the world that gave his one and only son , that whoever believes in him shall not perish but shall have an eternal life.” This quote is a very important ascent to the Christianity religion because christians thinks that if u believe in jesus that u will have a great afterlife. Christians mainly believe in jesus being God’s son but has a big impact on their lives. As a result, Christians live a careful, sinful, and very faithful life.
The first belief is “Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Son of our loving Heavenly Father” (Mormonism 101). This is described to be said, as the Saints believe that God himself sent his only son, Jesus Christ, to save all mankind from their sins. God is said to be the Heavenly Father who listens and answers all prayers and feels sympathy towards them. Later on God was worshipped as the Redeemer, the central guy, to all mankind of the church. He accepts mercy and grace that the followers seek including baptism, communion, praying, and doing good deeds to others around.
This concept of having a buffet style (take what you want, leave the rest) Christianity is not something new. But how many of us struggle with it and don’t realize it? Sometimes, we go through the bible or we attend service, and pick and choose what exactly we desire. If the apostle Paul wasn’t afraid to proclaim the “whole counsel of God...”(Acts 20:27), then does that mean we are only expected to observe some of it and some of the time? Peter in 2 Peter 1:3 informs us as Christians we have been given by God “All things pertaining to life and godliness.” There’s nothing that God has instructed his Body, his bride, the Church, that is okay to not apply to your life.
Judeo-Christian Roots of Freedom in America The founding fathers considered the Christian faith to argue that we should be independent from the English throne because “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights...” It was the Christian belief that all men are equal before God that motivated the founding fathers to disregard having a king, and to forbid any royal titles to American citizens. As one looks through the documents of the early settlers and founders, it is evident that Christian values had a lot of influence on the structure of this country 's laws and values. Many of the early writings were covenants made before God, such as the
In part II of Lewis book he describes several different scenarios of Christians beliefs. He first talked about the difference between Christian Pantheism and the Christian idea of God. (pp.36). I myself as a Christian believe that God is beyond good and evil, that he is good and righteous, he loves love and hates hatred. Whereas, in Pantheism, one believes that God is part of the universe, without the universe God would not exist.
God manifests himself in what Christians regard as true and in our daily actions. C.S Lewis outlines in Book Two of Mere Christianity what we, as Christians, believe and why we have come to these conclusions. He explains opposition to Christianity and how we must quell the outbursts of non-believers. Using succinct and simple language he not only legitimizes God’s existence but His effect on humanity. In the first subcategory of Book Two, Lewis discusses his conversion from atheism to Christianity and how it relates to his worldview.