Casy would try to be a positive influence on every situation. Casy wanted to live “in a way Jesus did” by preaching and teaching about Christianity (McCoppin par. 11). He often referred to the Bible throughout his time in the novel. Casy was a living portrayal of Jesus through his personality, leadership, and influence.
But Bible indicates although Abraham family also had in idol worshiper he decided to follow the true God. And God chose him,called him as the father of many nations. The writer ponting out here if there is any fear to God that is only one God who can destroy all things because He is the honour of all
He places the verse in context by mentioning the "unbelieving Israelites," then passes judgment on the doctrinal situation by saying that the scripture "seems to imply" the points to be illustrated in the rest of the document (Edwards 194). Edwards is very aware of his audience's loyalties to the Bible as the word of God. He is also aware of the influence his position as a preacher has on the congregation. Edwards makes use of his knowledge of his audience's allegiances in order to add the most impact to his argument. He uses two authorities to which he knows his audience claims allegiance; that is, he exercises both his own authority and the authority of the Bible to make his arguments about the nature of sinners more powerful.
It is always in the light of the Father and the Son that the work and person of the Holy Spirit is seen. I hope briefly to clarify the role of the Spirit within the Godhead and then show how he relates to mankind, more specifically believers in their receiving Him and in the role he plays in the lives of the believers. 2. The role and personhood of the spirit in the godhead In the Apostles’ Creed we confess "I believe in the Holy Ghost…” this provokes the question: Who is the Holy Spirit? Michael Reeves recently wrote a
As obedience is one of the main factors in God’s definition of righteousness, the fact that God dismisses Moses’s acts of disobedience signifies the major importance God places on the future of his people. As when the Moses but once again questions God’s motives as he says “Since I first came to the Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has mistreated this people, and you have done nothing at all to deliver your people”(Exodus 5.23), God then establishes his covenant with the people just as he had previously done before with Abraham and Jacob. So as Moses continually brings forth these challenges to God, the justification for the allowance of these challenges is due once again
Stedman adds on the topic of, ‘Kings spreading influence,’ that “prayer is our powerful secret weapon” (Stedman D.E 1999:242). Love and evangelism will also work for attracting disciples to God’s family. Those who join the family of God by extension become citizens of the kingdom of
Therefore, people that profess to be “good” also break God’s law and have hard and unrepentant hearts, we can see In book of Romans 2:1-5. Because of the way they are doing, they brought condemnation and judged to all men. So who can save them from condemnation and judgement? How can they have a salvation? Therefore, Paul told that the only way to save them from condemnation is to have faith in Jesus Christ, that’s reason why, he wasn’t ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it’s the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, Romans 1:16.
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).
Paul instructs Timothy to "fan into flame the gift of God" to encourage him to look to God for guidance so that he can use his gift as God intended him to and to draw strength, power, love and self-discipline that can only come from God. He also tells him not to be ashamed to tell others about God. Paul knew all too well