5:5), these passages in no way indicate ontological subordination, particularly the case of Jesus submitting to His parents. In Ephesians 5:21 where believers are urged to submit to one another, it seems that ontological equality is what Paul has in mind here and not ontological subordination. The same image is portrayed in 1 Cor. 15:27-28, where everything is subject to the Son, depicting the subordination of creation to the Son. The text also says the Son subjects Himself to the Father, but this is not ontological subordination.
ii) Those who believe in Christ become sons of God (John1:10, 12) and they will not be condemned (John3:16-18), the believers are entitled for eternal life. iii) INCARNATION: How Christ the Word became flesh/man and came to dwell among mankind. (John 10)Though many dispute the deity of Christ, it is the truth. God himself at Jesus baptism attested to Jesus as his only begotten son (Matthew 3:14, 15). IV) Justification Doctrine: The believer should learn and eternalize the message of redemption and justification.
He will come in and go out, and find pasture." (John 10:9). Salvation is found through Jesus because He is the gate to the Kingdom nobody one can enter except through Him (John 3:3, John 14:6). According to Aquinas the door is Christ, entrance in tho this door is entering and becoming one insync with Jesus. This is mentioned in the beatitude that for no one can enter the door unless they accessed by the truth because the beatitude is finding joy in the truth of God.
He argues from his Pentecostal background that Spirit-baptism is distinct from and subsequent to conversion. He argues that “Luke does not present the reception of the Spirit as necessary for one to enter into and remain within the community of salvation.” This perspective is based on the gift’s function which is to provide “power for witness and not justification before God or personal cleansing.” He continues that it is “prophetic enabling that empowers one for participation in the mission of God.” When Jesus received the Spirit at the Jordan, it was to empower Him to fulfill His messianic assignment. Menzies buttresses his point by adding that Luke understands the Pentecostal gift to the disciples as being parallel to Jesus’ Jordan experience and it is for empowering for mission and this Pentecostal experience is paradigmatic to all believers. He strengthens his case by adding that “the Spirit came upon the disciples at Pentecost (Acts 2), not as the source of new covenant but as the source of power for effective witness.” Since it is a separate event from conversion, the gift of the Spirit is bestowed upon those who are already converted. Therefore for Jesus the Spirit was to empower Him for His preaching and miracles and later for the disciples it was to empower them to be witnesses.
And the part that the Law misses is Jesus and salvation through him and he came to this earth to fulfill it. As it is stated in Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” He said this in my opinion to emphasize that completing the law is impossible thus salvation is a really difficult thing to achieve without Jesus as he tell us in Matthew 5:20 “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Bible Gateway NIV). Another example of this is seen in Acts 13:38-39 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the Law of Moses”(Bible Gateway NIV). Therefore, I believe that we cannot obey the law to its totality because it is humanly impossible without the figure that fulfills the Law this being
Besides the plan of salvation, there is also a Body of Christ with its modus operandi (its way of operating). Salvation is great but the Body of Christ is the only place where you can be taught about overcomers, the Bride of Jesus-Christ and how you get to participate in the first resurrection. What is the Body of Christ? How should we function as the Body of Christ? Is the Body of Christ healthy today?
that Mary is truly ‘Mother of God’.” (theotokos) (CCC 495) Mary is an extra-ordinary Mother as we see her maternal role in the life of Christ, the Word of God made flesh. She played an important role by giving birth to the Emmanuel. The one she gave birth to is truly God therefore, she is the Mother of God as we see in the verses of the bible. “Hail, favored one”, were the words the angel saluted Mary with when he came to announce to her the plan of God for the salvation of humanity. She would conceive and give birth to a child who will be God in human flesh and blood.
This shedding of Jesus’ blood is the founding of the new covenant that cleanses sins (15:3). Anthony C. Thiselton describes that the “covenant refers to the continuity of God’s faithful promises to Israel, to the ratification of God’s promises through the free gift of grace made operative in and through Christ, and to the glory of the new covenant ratified through the blood of Christ and visibly articulated in the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:25)”. I see that Paul saw the blood comparing with the Old Testament description of the purification. God made a new covenant with his people by the blood of His Son, so that even though his sacrificial death includes both, it goes with the
This leads to other questions such as why Owen knew everything that he knew, and why he had such faith in a God that eventually let him die so young. Though this may sound like John is questioning religion as a whole, Owen still affects him and causes him to move closer to God and change his feelings towards religion. The concept of trust is difficult to grasp. J. Denny Weaver states, “Somehow, it is claimed, apart from and without our understanding of it, God uses or needs or works through and directs the evil in the world as well as the good. And faith then means to accept and to believe that it is good in the evil that happens” (Weaver 12).
This is what the word mystery means today. But, that’s not exactly what Paul means by the word mystery here in this text. Paul, uses this word to express something beyond natural knowledge, but has been opened to us by divine revelation through the Holy Spirit. This means that we could not understand it on our own, until God revealed it to us. Colossians 1: 24-27(Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake