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
PERSONS OF THE TRINITY We serve One God. The Bible supports the oneness of God, but we must understand that all three persons of the Trinity are God. Throughout the Bible we see indications that God is the “Heavenly Father”. For example, 2 Corinthians 6:18 tells us, “And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (NLT). Psalm 89:26 says, “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation’” (NKJV).
God Gives Us Free Will Jonathan Edwards preaches that if people follow God and obey him they will experience his great mercy. “Sinners in The Hands of an Angry God,” he explains this concept in his sermon. Most people back in 1741 and to this day would be persuaded by his sermon about the Lord because of how passionately and strongly he spoke about his beliefs’. In this sermon Edwards refers to Gods everlasting wrath. He describes Gods anger towards those who do not follow and believe in Him.
Wilkinson says that Isaiah 40 is written to people who felt God betrayed them and question if they can trust God again (195). Wilkinson goes on to say that God has power over the cosmos, the nations, our imagination and that His creation can trust Him (199). The Latter Prophets also reveal the theme of new creation. In Isaiah 65, the Sovereign Lord says that He will create the new heavens and a new earth (vs. 17a) and that the former things will
FRESH FIRE FROM HEAVEN Jesus The Messiah Came In Obedience John 1:1-2 in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. God sends whoever He wants, when He wants and how He wants. In the beginning the Word. God sent his Word manifested in the flesh (John 1:1, 14).
This was the key answer to St Thomas on his argument; “whether image of God is found in every Man.” For St. Thomas, the image of God is possessed by Man in three stages: first is the image of creation which is found in all men, second is the image of re-creation in the sense that all men who are in state of grace, and third is the more perfectly when there is supernatural knowledge and love of God that is act of faith wisdom and charity. And image of Glory or of likeness which is for the blessed. Furthermore on “whether image of God is found in all men.” St Thomas explains that, not implying that the image of God comes through the distinction of sex, but the image of God belongs to both sexes, since it is in the mind wherein there is no sexual distinctions. The female sex with male sex belongs to the perfection of human nature. Petri tells us that, when St. Thomas was commenting on Augustine’s position that man is in the image of God but woman is in the image of man, he agrees, but only in a secondary sense.
Also, He is ‘’holy, righteous, and just while at the same time loving, forgiving, and merciful’’. God created the universe without help and He is beyond time, interested in each individual and do anything at all. • They have the same belief in the need for a messiah to rescue God’s people. They believe in the existence of heaven, the external dwelling place of righteous, and hell, the eternal dwelling place of the wicked • To Christians, the central tenet of their religion is the belief that Jesus is the Son of God, part of the trinity, the savior of souls who is the messiah. He is God's revelation through flesh.
The moral of this paper is to exemplify who Jesus is, his existence, purpose of him coming into the world, and Christ as Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Godhead). Jesus is more than a mediator meaning someone between God and man, he is not just a third party between God and humanity, Jesus brings God to mankind. Christians generally consider Jesus to be the Christ, the long-awaited Messiah, as well as the one and only Son of God. Over 2000 years ago Jesus lived in Israel, at that time an outpost of the Roman Empire, he was the son of a carpenter and spent three years travelling locally and teaching people about God. Eventually Jesus was put on trial and executed by the Romans as a criminal, therefore given these credentials, you might think that Jesus would have been long forgotten, yet this is far from the truth.
We deserve his punishment, but God gives us his undeserved grace. All mercies have their origin in God and can only be received from him. The Bible speaks of the riches of God's mercies (Ps 5: 7; 69:16), his tender mercy (James 5:11), and the greatness of his mercy (Numbers 14: 19); also the bible speaks of the multitude of his mercies (Ps 51: 1): "Have mercy, God, according to your gracious love, according to your unlimited compassion, erase my transgressions." Each day, God's mercy can be experienced, for it never ends: " Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his gracious love is everlasting.” (Ps 136:
The first book of the New Testament is the Gospel according to Matthew; in which Matthew kicks off his introduction to Jesus with a genealogical record beginning with Abraham—the father of Israel. This beginning of Matthew’s Gospel points to his clear picture of Jesus—the Jewish Messiah who came as God’s promised gift to bring salvation to the whole world (Strauss 214). Clearly, Matthew builds upon Mark’s account of Jesus in his Gospel, but with an extra emphasis on Jesus’ Jewish connection and his life being the God’s fulfilled promise for the nation of Israel. Matthew displays Jesus’ connection with God’s chosen people through his narration, similarities to Moses, and announcement of the Kingdom of Frist off, Matthew records Jesus’ speaking