' (Psalm 2:7) Or, again 'I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? ' (2 Samuel 7:14; 1 Chronicles 17:13) Further, when he brings his first-born into this world of men, he says: 'Let all the angels of God worship him ' (Deuteronomy 32:43 in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Greek Septuagint version of the Jewish
Having his origin from the Jewish clan of Benjamin, he himself described about his personality as a man who was Hebrew of Hebrews; in respect to the Law of Moses, a self-righteous Pharisee; as for passion, oppressing the Christian Church through threats and by force, as for legalistic justice, impeccable. (Philippians 3:4-6) Even after so many grudges for the Holy Christ and Christianity, he got converted as one of the highest and most profound Disciples of his time in spreading the words of Christ and serving Christianity after his miraculous meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus in which he was granted evangelism by the Christ himself. While he was fighting against Christianity, Saul put all his efforts devotedly to attempt and halt the progression of Christianity. Undeniably, when Stephen (the first Christian martyr who has been documented in the New Testament) was persecuted, Saul was present there and his martyrdom inspired him so much that he himself became a
Moreover, modern challenges are plagued with myths and fallacies about the triune God or the Trinity. Worshipping three divine entities as one is a creedal responsibility for believers, that is met with faith and shielded in Grace. Subsequently, nonbelievers as Freud sees a belief in God as an infantile illusion believing our needs are met by an omnipotent parent. (Migliore 67). The author explicitly informs us that the doctrine of the trinity is the church’s effort to give coherent expression to this mystery
Only those who remained blameless and free of sin would reach God’s presence. Salvation in the Old Testament is viewed primarily as a means of going to heaven, which calls for obedience of Gods commandments to be worth before Him. Although this is similar to the New Testament, the New Testament mainly emphasizes on deliverance from sin through Jesus Christ, the son of God, who died to redeem his people from sin and its consequences. Salvation in the Old Testament was mainly based on faith in God (Kärkkäinen 63). 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 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.
They get messages from God directly. The assignment of the prophets was to announce the present truth of their people. They spread-out the God’s messages to their contemporary people. The prophet of the Old Testament is the forerunner and model of the Christian preacher.
Paul’s pneumatology found in his writings has been a matter of interest in recent New Testament scholarship. Gordon Fee has been a great contributor in this area and in Paul, the Spirit and the People of God he outlines the various elements found in Pauline pneumatology giving us greater insight into this subject. In this paper I will highlight some of these elements that are unique to Paul and are not found in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts. The first distinctive of Pauline pneumatology is the way he sees the Spirit as God’s personal presence. For Paul, the coming of the Spirit meant that God had fulfilled the promises He had made to Jeremiah and Ezekiel when He said, ‘I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel’ (Jer. 31:31), and
A Throne for All Ages The biblical covenants that God makes displayed in Piper’s Article, all of which fulfilled by Jesus, invite mankind to the Kingdom of the Father. Throughout the Bible, these covenants are made between God and people like Abraham, Moses, and Noah. They serve as a spectacular source of faith and help people on earth to realize the Father’s wisdom, power, and love he has to share. His covenants with man can be referred to as His own “self-written job description,” how He works to keep people on a good path in life.
Jesus is also seen as the Word of God in which all this were created. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:1-3 (The Holy Bible: The New International Version, n.d.)
The scripture texts mention Jesus as one who breaks all walls that divide humans under certain categories or label them with captions. In other words, if we are able to see God’s love manifest in the love of Christ, we would be able to understand the love of God too. On the other hand, Burton Z. Cooper states that “God has acted in Christ to redeem us.” This satisfies Jesus’ claim that our faith in Christ will help us be one in Christ as he is one in the Father, as mentioned in John 14:20.
He is open about his faith in his fictional writing. A Christian will be very familiar with the worldview of The Chronicles of Narnia. His main character in the Chronicles of Narnia, Aslan, represents Christ, God, and the Holy Spirit. In The Magician’s Nephew, Aslan has always existed and he creates Narnia from nothing with his voice. In Genesis 1:3, God says, “Let there be light” and there was light.
Both Christianity and Judaism believe that God has created man in his image and that He has made man to take care of creation (Doc. 5). Christianity also upholds the belief that God was in the beginning and he was the creator of all things. Christians also believe in messengers, or disciples, who were sent to spread the word of God and to “bear witness to the light” (Doc 6.). However, the messenger and God himself was not always accepted. Similar to Islamic faith, the reason for existence for Christians is to please their God, and receive salvation through Jesus Christ so they may live eternally in