Furthermore, Emerson misuses this as “proof” of why the soul is all-powerful and should be worshipped. However, Christians know this to be false and in direct opposition to the Bible, which teaches that salvation through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross determines the soul’s outcome after
Christianity explains salvation as redemption by God’s grace through faith from unrighteousness and sins to Cleanliness, also known as Salvation. The Bible explores salvation in different perspectives including reconciliation, redemption, ransom, forgiveness, and justification. Even though the Bible is a unitary book, the new and the old testaments present salvation in different aspects. However, the different aspects are complementary. In fact, the Old Testament presents many prophesies about salvation that was fulfilled in the New Testament (Kärkkäinen 87).
Being very direct he describes, that telling a random stranger that God loves you is not biblical evangelism. Although, God loves them and the people should know that, they should also know the details. Paul provided a question for evangelist to ask instead, “Is the Holy Spirit so at work in your heart through the preaching of the gospel that a change has been wrought so that the sin you once loved you now hate and the sin you once desired to embrace?Do you want to go to heaven?” The idea to ask more direct questions rather than saying God loves you,say this prayer, now you will go to heaven is something that I can fully agree with. Paul put into perspective of how to talk to someone who is not a believer and provided
Our world today has fallen into the trap of thinking that believing whatever you want is okay. That it is acceptable for everyone to have their own right and wrong, and on the flip side, has made Christianity out to be this fairy tale religion that has no evidence to back it up. We as Christians need to be ready and able to defend our faith, all the while in a diplomatic and non hostile way. In order for us to do this, we need to understand evidentialism, basic beliefs, the Sensus Divinitatis, and who and what the skeptics are saying. The belief in Evidentialism has grown widely throughout the people in our world.
A biblical worldview is the lens we use to trust the word of God and how we apply it to everyday life. Our worldview is something we deem true and valuable. Hence, by applying God 's all-knowing truth and wisdom, we allow it to be the groundwork of everything we think, say, and do. Biblical Worldview According to Graham, the Bible sets the tone for a Christian worldview and unseals the eyes of sinful people so
And last, he states that there is a perseverance of saints, therefore all who are saved are saved for eternity. Calvin expressed these ideas in the Institutes of the Christian Religion. This work of his was received with both criticism and intrigue. Calvin’s ideas were very radical, but he sought to back each of them up with what he believed was the ultimate authority of the Scripture. Calvin combats the idea that the church gives Scripture its authority because he believes that the Bible offers “as clear evidence of its truth, as white and black things do of their color, or sweet and bitter things of their taste” (31).
The first eight chapters of Romans show themselves to be a particularly favorable resource for learning about the Biblical Christian World View. These chapters outline a Christian World View regarding such subjects as the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture; views often in direct contradiction to the popular view of modern society. This particular section of scripture describes our inability to achieve salvation through works, and highlights the importance of God’s grace to Christians and humanity as a whole. We know, through the creation story in Genesis, that God spoke the world into existence. On the subject of the natural world, Paul says “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature,
As shown above, God did create everything, so, if He did create all things, and He did not create evil, then evil must not be a thing (Augustine on Evil). This is an argument made by Greg Koukl. He has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, a Master’s in Christian Apologetics, and is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University. His argument helps to further prove the points already made above, and really helps to explain the existence of evil. However, if evil is not a thing, then what could evil be, and how can it possibly exist?
Also, the Council affirms that consubstantial with us in our humanity does not exclude the fact that Christ was unlike us in regards to sin. St. Leo points out that, Christ 's sinlessness does not separate from his humanity, however, it perfects it. The doctrine of the Incarnation expressed in the Nicene Creed is affirmed and explained, as the Son is eternally begotten from the Father with regards to his divinity, but also born of the Virgin Mary with regards his humanity, because he is one and the same Christ, the Virgin deserves to be called "God-bearer" (Theotokos). Therefore, because Christ is the only-begotten Son of God, there is only one Son in both the human and divine natures. The two natures (being the essences of what it is to be human or divine), do not change because One person exists in both of them.
Augustine, in his work The Perfection of Human Righteousness, combatted the heresy of Pelagianism as described by Caelestius in his treatise, The Definitions Attributed to Caelestius. Following Pelagius, Caelestius by logic and Scripture argued that the Fall did not destroy man’s natural capability to do right. Caelestius argued that God made us free to do the good and thus we all have the power not to sin, and that both the devil and Adam’s original sin are unable to destroy this power. As proof Caelestius gave examples of Old Testament saints who he claimed lived holy lives. Augustine refutes Caelestius’ ideas by using Scripture to show that we are righteous only by the grace of God through Jesus Christ.