All that's left for you to do is to accept the gift that Jesus is holding out for you right now. [Romans 10:9-10 – KJV] That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” The purpose of the following essay is to explore the wider theological context in which one can speak, like Theresa, about the relation between human life and divine agency.
God revealed himself in the Old Testament, by detailing His fundamental plan, for humanity. Dr. Korver suggested that the theme of the Bible is about God’s sovereign restoration of His earthly kingdom. Likewise, Paul Enns states, the Old Testament can be summarized under the central theme of kingdom (39). Therefore, the Scriptures are about God’s kingdom and God restoring His kingdom on earth.
Universalism teaches that a change of heart is not necessary, when the Bible clearly states, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17). Yes, indeed, salvation extends to all humanity, but sin still separates, and sin must be judged. “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:1-2).
He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and services. The Holy Spirit is a person of the trinity. Not an it. Please do not refer to God as an it.
It is something that modern believers for the most part do not understand rightly. My brothers and sisters Christ loves and died for the church, Christ builds His church, Christ Adds to His Church, and the purpose of the church is to worship Him, to evangelize the world. We must take the church very serious. The church has been given a clear purpose and that is to make God known throughout the
The significance or effect of this sacrament is fellowship of all the saints. Hence it is that Christ and all saints are one spiritual body, just as the inhabitants of a city are one community and body, each citizen being a member of the other and of the entire city. All the saints, therefore, are members of Christ and of the church, which is a spiritual and eternal city of God. It also fails to realize that Jesus is speaking of a spiritual reality. But other protestant Christians view it as a symbolic of the real elements, “… did not change into … nor did they somehow contain the body and blood of Christ… symbolized … and they gave a visible sign of the fact that Christ himself was truly present.”
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
The Anabaptists were unique in holding that the local congregation should control its own affairs, determine its membership, enforce its discipline, and choose its leadership. In their understanding, the body of Christ is composed of self-governing congregations that have fellowship with one another. Freedom of the Will Their view was that saving faith involves conscious, personal repentance from sin and commitment to Christ.
Pentecost The Holy Spirit started to guide and influence the church at pentecost, and it continues to guide to this day. The Holy Spirit guides the apostles to preach the good news. The Church would be lost without the guidance of the Holy Spirit. In Church history there are many instances where the Holy Spirit guides people to make the right decision.
Below are some references: Ex. 10:3 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.
Our duty as outlined in Ephesians is to resist Satan, not to remove him. In spiritual warfare the battle is the Lord’s. At times, God simply commands His people to “stand still” and watch the Lord win the battle, without any human help. Here we wage the spiritual war, not in terms of grand battles and heroic actions, but in terms of simple faith as in the teachings of Paul in chapters 1-3 and in terms of our obedience to the commands of Paul as in chapters 4-6.
"This is what I 'm committed to trying to prevent. I don 't want that kind of hemorrhage." Boyette said that WCA was not founded to break away from the UMC. "WCA is seeking to provide a form for traditionalists to come forward and discern the best way to continue to work in UMC and global pan Methodist family to advance a historic Christianity," he was quoted as saying by
What are the things in Christianity that you often put secondary or feel doesn’t apply to you? If you’re a buffet style Christian, you can choose to follow Christ and his entire Word and instruction. Don’t pick and choose what you like or feel that Christianity should contain. You’ll miss amazing things and aspects of life that’ll guide you to