I feel insecure and have concerns. However, Scripture encourages me that even at the end of my days, the love of God will not leave me alone as "[He is] with me" (Psalm 23:4). It is the presence of God that provides me with security throughout my life, even at the time of my death. Also I realize that my relationship with God will not just end at my death, but it is forever, as John 10:28 says "I give them eternal life". Jesus comforts us in John 14:1-3 that we are going to a place, heaven, which Jesus has prepared for us.
Also, pagans cannot prove that there is a hereafter life; but Christians have the faith and the courage that there is an afterlife, much happier and fruitful for those who will enter Heaven and will be next to God. Finally, pagan cults were connected to a specific locality, as an illustration the Eleusinian mysteries were limited to a specific and irreplaceable site and required initiation. In contrast, Christianity knows no geographical boundaries and ties, and through baptism, one would experience a moral rebirth and would leave his past sinful life
He has revealed our purpose. A plan for our lives revealed “In Christ.” 2. Example- Organizations that succeed understand their purpose and mission. Same is true for those “In Christ.” 3. Our mission is to Glorify God, Praise God, act on God’s plan for our lives, so that people can see God living in us!
With the immersion into water represents the death of Jesus for the sins of mankind, and the rise from water emphasizes the resurrection and conquest of Jesus over sin and death. However, baptism is not a rite that one has to engage to in order to obtain salvation, for the New Testament clearly states that salvation is given by God's grace when a person by faith believes (Ephesians 2:8-9). Yet over the time, as Catholic Church came to power, the ideology of baptism, from a portrayal of salvation, gradually transformed to a ceremonial necessity/tradition in order to get into heaven. Which yielded the usage of “christen”, where baptism is performed on infants, hoping by validly initiating the otherwise clueless child as a Christian, the child would then be consider as saved. Whereas the need of baptism is supposed to follow the belief in Jesus Christ, not the other way around.
Through this post- apocalyptic world, he puts his Christian faith first in order to survive. “Against hopelessness and fear, a little bit of God goes a long long way.” (Tunner. Web) like every Christian, we believe that God will clear the way for
They may surely love Christ, but in spite of their sincere love, Christological apologies of Mark Jones look to be certainly reasonable and irrefutable. I believe that one of the crucial points of Jones’ for Antinomian is that even Christ also depended on the Holy Spirit and needed assurance. The second Adam obviously showed how Christian should live and should be sanctified. Comprehension about this human nature of Christ may encourage a fallen believer to love and believe our Lord Christ because Christ also felt what we feel and struggled what we struggle, but finally He accomplished what we cannot do instead of
And to be more obedient and mindful of our relationship with God and with one another as we continually care, feed and nurture each other, in the ways of Jesus’ life and ministry. The resurrection story is a story of victory over selfishness and pride, over cowardice and denial, over fear and doubt. The power of resurrection is not offered to people who have accepted Jesus’ death, but have not accepted His new life. A certain writer, in his article said, “resurrection life is not just about having your sins forgiven. Our religion is not just sin management.
8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. 9 He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear? 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are” (Bible Gateway NIV) I agree to what Peter stated in Acts 15:7-11because it goes accordingly to what the gospel is for; it is for all the people not only Jews. Thus, I believe we are not under the Law because it draws away Gentiles form the truth.
For instance, God considered Abraham, who was faithful to him, as a man through whom he would raise a great generation that would please and obey Him. God promised Abraham that He would bless him, and bless all the nations through him. He also promised Abraham land due to his obedience and faith in God. When Abraham obeyed and trusted God, he was credited with righteousness and faith, and consequently delivered from sin by the Lord (Gen
Amen” Accepting Jesus as your Savior and being baptized in water in the name of…“The Father, Son and Holy Spirit”, will go a long way in getting and keeping you on the right track. Finding a good Bible based church and reading the Holy Bible can help with that. It will explain how the true God, sent His Son, to die for you…so, you wouldn’t have to. It’s that lovingly, simply. Or you can suffer the alternative.
We take our blessings for granted, only reach out to God in times of need or when convenient, and view faith and our relationship with God as a sort of piece of us (our "Sunday" selves, if you will) rather than the most important, all-encompassing, and defining feature of our lives. I believe that Jesus is more relevant in the world today than ever, and I feel that people questioning the importance of Christianity is a direct cause. The vast majority of Americans
So within the courses seems plain that we can bring back to our local church body what we had learned. And helping others develop their faith Christ “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (I Cor. 3:11). NIV For these courses like what The Apostle Paul was inspired to tell the saints at Corinth the importance of having the right foundation. Nonetheless, we cannot build upon the wrong foundation and expect to be faithful or fruitful.