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). He was constantly searching for ways to prove the consistency of the Bible, so he could further establish how authoritative it was. Calvin and Luther did not agree on the sacraments or the use of the law, but both were very influential theological figures of the Protestant Reformation and they both claimed that Scripture, not the church, was the true
As coming from a religious background this is a good influence to give off to employees, but it does not serve for everyone. Being that this company bases their influences on a Christian background, it can interfere for those who do not follow the same religious background. I don't think it is the best idea to mix in their religion with the company because it gives off the impression that you must follow the Christian principles in order to work for the company. Although I do not think it is the all that great to combine religion with work, the company has been extremely successful basing their work on biblical principles. The code has shown positive effects and has given positive influences on their company for their company is a well-respected brand.
It basically just throws God in without even talking about him. The argument does a great job at showing that there is a creator, but does nothing to explain about God. Once you believe that there is a designer then it opens up many doors by diving into the topic of God and maybe doing research. What makes more sense to believe in God is actually trying to learn about God. If you learn about the Judeo-Christian God, you’ll find out that he wants to be known.
If they have a too much humanistic view such Classical Liberalism did, we can consider them as a heresy or consider their theology bad theology. However, in this case, it seems quite different. In a case of Saltmarsh, it is hard to say that their faith is not Christ centered. This book is not enough to understand Antinomians’ core motivation of their thinking, but they seem to incline toward the saving work of Christ heavily. They may surely love Christ, but in spite of their sincere love, Christological apologies of Mark Jones look to be certainly reasonable and irrefutable.
In my opinion, I think that the Bible is sufficient and I also do believe that he is correct about the fact that many churches turn to social experts when they cannot figure out something, which causes many problems. In summary, the churches should not rely on the spiritually dead, but rather on the Word of God that’s been proven time and time again to be sufficient. An ignorance of God, is the second indictment that Paul Washer explains. He used his past story to share an example of what he meant about the subject. Paul later went on to
Arguments swing widely between them being either accurate in their portrayal of historical events, or that very few of the events described took place. Many scholars would agree that Christ is a historical figure. The issues that cause controversy are the miraculous events surrounding His life. For this reason, researching the historical accuracy of the setting in the Gospels is crucial to the argument regarding the authenticity of
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
Milos Kulina Elie’s faith towards God changes a lot as the story goes on. In the beginning of the work, his faith in God is complete. In chapter one when asked why he prays to God, he says, “Why did I pray? ... Why did I live?
I would not trust Nestorianism for the same reasons that many other people have not trusted it; Jesus having two minds in one body is just too stretched, and strange, for me to follow or to understand. Although we are told to study and to try to understand the Bible, along with what it means, for ourselves, and to mold our own beliefs on our study, with the leading of the Holy Spirit, rather than to blindly believe everything we’re told, while trying to convince everyone else to believe as you do, without
Paul’s pneumatology found in his writings has been a matter of interest in recent New Testament scholarship. Gordon Fee has been a great contributor in this area and in Paul, the Spirit and the People of God he outlines the various elements found in Pauline pneumatology giving us greater insight into this subject. In this paper I will highlight some of these elements that are unique to Paul and are not found in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts. The first distinctive of Pauline pneumatology is the way he sees the Spirit as God’s personal presence. For Paul, the coming of the Spirit meant that God had fulfilled the promises He had made to Jeremiah and Ezekiel when He said, ‘I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel’ (Jer. 31:31), and
Based on historical facts found in the bible, as well as physical landmarks that validate the scriptures, the Christian faith is sound. Christians find encouragement knowing the God they worship is relational and personal. Believing that the Word of God is truth, Christians trust that they will receive the gift of eternal life through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. However, there also are areas that cause many to question the Christian faith.
When questioned about who will get into heaven, most Christians provide a simple answer. This answer usually is along the lines of “only those who are Christians,” or “those who have accepted Christ into their hearts as their Lord and Savior.” Now there is nothing wrong with these thoughts, as I believed these to be the case for a long, long time. More recently, however, I’ve begun to take on a different though process which is more along the lines of that which is seen in C.S. Lewis’s
This history was not only important for them but the now generation which could learn from the mistakes that was made. The history also show how God interact with humanity whereas the pagan god’s history did not show
Pearcey talks about how Christians should be able to freely serve God. To serve freely people have to live the way God wants them to and that includes serving him through every fiber of their life which includes their daily jobs. Religion hasn’t always been pushed aside and many countries around the world view religion as one of the major factors of how people
Jesus and the holy spirit are just different forms of God. It is up to us how we see them. Our churches may have a certain image of them, but reading this book made me think it is up to ourselves how we see God, Jesus, and the holy spirit. It is easy for us to see Jesus as a handsome, tall, strong man, but he was not. He was just like us, his people.