The Bible word for this is "repentance" - to change our thinking about how grievous sin is, so our thinking is in line with God's. 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. The reason is that several important theological concepts depend on some idea about divine agency. Among them is, most obvious, the concept of divine revelation.
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. In fact, the whole purpose of God sending His only begotten Son was to destroy the works of darkness through Jesus; moreover, Jesus’ gospel is the kingdom of God.
Man must believe, receive, and repent. 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. He is separate from His power: Luke 4:14 Grammatical agreement not present: in original Greek
You see this news was ground-breaking that even angles were amazes. Church is no small matter. 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.
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.” The third view is persuasive, because Jesus and the apostle remind the believers to observe it as symbol in remembrance of him. The views which are mentioned above fail to recognize the symbolic character of the Lord’s
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.
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. The Anabaptists emphatically rejected the concept of individual predestination (unconditional election). Here, they left completely from the other Protestants of their day, particularly Luther and Zwingli.
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. Many people decide to set aside the Holy Spirit in there lives.
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. Mt 18:1 Christ tells disciples to be humble as a little child Jas 4:6 We are to struggle against covetousness 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore the scripture saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. Mt 18:4 Christ tells disciples to be humble as a little child 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
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.
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Peter in 2 Peter 1:3 informs us as Christians we have been given by God “All things pertaining to life and godliness.” There’s nothing that God has instructed his Body, his bride, the Church, that is okay to not apply to your life. 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