‘Dynamism’ is the medieval view that God is the driving, animating force within all matter. However in the modern day, dynamism is an almost nonexistent view of God and the world. Religion and the soul are now matters of faith and faith only, not the matters of reality. This view of Christianity was built upon a major progression in human thinking - individualism. For a good part of human history (especially the medieval times), people counted on authority and tradition to decide their beliefs, views, and morals; Religion being a hugely-focused on truth in society.
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. Ephesians 1:9-10, (KJV), tells us, having made known the history of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him. The Scriptures declares a future dispensation in which Jesus Christ will ultimately rule in His Millennial kingdom.
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
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.
Predestination is the aspect of foreordination whereby the salvation of the believer is taken to be effected in accordance with the will of God, who has called and elected him, in Christ, unto life eternal (Bromiley, 1979). Throughout Christianity, the various sects and branches of this religion often have their own understanding and notion of this doctrine. According to the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, in Protestant Christianity, specifically Calvinism or Reformed Protestantism, Predestination is seen as the eternal decree of God, by which He has decided with Himself what is to become of each and every individual. For all, He maintains, are not created in like condition; but eternal life ordained for some, eternal condemnation for others. In short, the definition of Predestination is Protestant Christianity is that each of our paths, whether
“The Allies model is premised on the belief that God’s truths are revealed in the book of God’s Word (Scripture) and the book of God’s Works (creation)” (Entwistle, 2015). As Christians, our main source of knowledge should be from God. At the same time it is also important to understand that God is the author of both nature and scripture. In accordance with this, John 1:3 says, “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (Holy Bible, NIV). As stated, God has created all of nature and thus His truth should be able to be found through it.
Luther taught that salvation and, consequently, eternal life are not earned by good deeds but are received only as the free gift of God 's grace through the believer 's faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin. His theology challenged the authority and office of the Pope by teaching that the Bible is the only source of divinely revealed knowledge from God and opposed sacerdotalism by considering all baptized Christians to be a holy priesthood. Those who identify with these, and all of Luther 's wider teachings, are called Lutherans, though Luther insisted on Christian or Evangelical as the only acceptable names for individuals who professed Christ. Martin Luther contributed much to both the Renaissance and early Modernity. One of his chief contributions was the translation of the New Testament into German.
able consternation within the framework of society's beliefs and knowledge. For the most part, much of mankind has been taught to believe only in the Holy Spirit of God, Jesus Christ, and other envoys. We are told that the Holy Ghost will dwell within us, and by being saved or becoming Christians we will ultimately get to live with God for all eternity after He returns to earth. Our spiritual entity is not fully recognized, and we are told that the spirit of God will dwell within our hearts if we follow His rules, and then we will earn the reward of living eternally after He returns to save those that have followed His law of love. Now is the time for mankind to learn of their immortal spirit, and the fact that the laws of God are to be obeyed
I don’t understand why Universalism is so wrong. Hasn’t salvation been offered to every man, regardless of lifestyle and belief? Universalism or the gospel of inclusion is true in part. God extends His hand to all humanity. Man must believe, receive, and repent.
In the discussion with the Pharisees about divorce (Cf., Deut 24:1), instead of arguing about what is liable or about the juridical motivations, the Lord places the issue directly at the level of creation. His answer is a fundamental resolution, not a casuistic solution: “what God has joined together, let no one separate” (v. 9). Christ knows very well the pro-divorce praxis of his time and he rejects it. The principle which he refers to is not to be understood as temporal moment in the history of salvation; on the contrary it is to be taken as the original authentic will of the Creator. The unbreakable unity of marriage reflects its genuine meaning which, in fact, calls back to creation itself: a marriage acknowledged in this way becomes a means of salvation for the partners.