In Creation the Word said, “Let there be Light.” And the Spirit “moved upon the waters.” And creation was accomplished. But then the great disobedience supervened and we needed to be redeemed. In redemption the Holy Spirit provides the gift of repentance and the Word provides atonement.
JESUS AND HIS FATHER The key to the Trinitarian doctrine is the Father-Son relationship. In Christian theology, God is symbolised as a divine Father primarily because Christ is symbolised as the divine Son. Not the other way around. The Gospel of Mark describes Jesus as the Son of man and the Son of God. The contrast and connection are dramatically portrayed in the anguish of the Gethsemane prayer where Jesus begins: “ “ Mark 14:36.The untranslated Aramaic address to the heavenly Father, abba, seems important.
The Angelification in the Gospel of Matthew 1. Introduction In his well known The Resurrection of the Son of God, N. T. Wright, following the thesis of Oscar Cullmann, suggests that early Christians did not believe in any form of angelic afterlife. As a response to their view, this essay seeks to argue that some early Christians, especially the author of the Gospel of Matthew, probably believed in angelification in line with Late Second Temple Judaism. I will first investigate the notion of angelification in the light of Second Temple Jewish writings. Then I will explore how this notion relates to the Gospel of Matthew.
This led to conflicts in theological teachings between Protestants and Catholics. The theological teachings of Catholics were centered around scripture and tradition, whereas Lutheranism focused solely on scripture. Luther believed the scripture revealed that a soul was justified through faith alone, because the sacrifice of Jesus atoned for all sins; one had to only believe to be saved. Yet, he also believed that the elect to be saved were chosen
The rise of literary criticism (or form criticism) most eminently triggered by Herman Gunkel's commentaries on Genesis, effected a shift in that the said material came to be viewed as myth. In this paper, the writer will focus on Genesis Chapter 3, its authorship and date historical setting, theological implication and today how we read this text in Myanmar context especially verse 15. This verse has been read as the prediction of the coming of Messiah to the world in my context. So that in this paper I would like to discuss and discover especially v. 15 what the text itself means in that
And all that fell or stood in the way he went about it. For Luther the initial structure of the Biblical doctrine of grace was the denial of free will, and it was also was a stepping stone for someone who would be seeking to come to the faith of God and understand the Gospel. Anyone who has not understood or attempted to learn about the bondage of his or her own sin has yet to understand any part of the Gospel. I believe that Justification by faith alone is very important and crucial that it be interpreted correctly. The “by faith alone” principle cannot be properly understood until it is seen with its partner, the principal of “by grace alone”.
According to James Barr, the concept of literal is the useful one in the understanding of the bible. In his article, he mentions reading the Bible through two ways of readings: the literal and the allegorical. Later allegorical interpretation was mostly used. Sometimes, many people think that reading the bible literally is wrong, and for some people reading literally is meaningful. In some cases, the Bible can read literally and in some cases if we read literally its meaning is changed.
The Word of God and Revelation In the Christian world view the Bible is the Word of God and Jesus Christ the Son of God is the essential emphasis of revelation. God has shown Himself equally in the transcribed Word which is the Bible and in the mortal word which is Jesus Christ. (Muehlenberg, 2013) The Christian world view holds that Jesus Christ didn’t just bring a revelation from God the Father, but is He Himself the revelation of God. All Scripture (the entire Bible) is inspired by God, and is authoritative in all it upholds. (Muehlenberg, 2013) The New Testament canon ended of with the book of Revelation, and more statements of inspired literatures are to be excluded.
Write an essay outlining your understanding of two of the following New Testament images of Jesus. Jesus as a Rabbi/Teacher and Jesus as a Healer. The New Testament can be viewed as God at work in Christ. It is through the New Testament we can examine the images of Jesus as a Rabbi and a Healer. Generally people view the New Testament as more modern and realistic than the Old Testament which allows us to see a clearer image of Jesus.
One condemns works without faith; the other, faith without works. The Holy Spirit Finally, Bible interpretation must involve the Holy Spirit. If we are to know the message of the Bible, we need the aid of the heavenly Interpreter, the Holy Spirit, who has promised to lead us into all truth. The Bible requires study. Its hidden depths will not be revealed to the superficial reader.