In Romans 8:28 it said, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” In Isaiah 41:10 it said “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” I could feel God’s voice-- soft and pleasant. It seemed like God was soothing me with His words. God surely solved my life
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.
He describes Gods anger towards those who do not follow and believe in Him. It is explained that God is the only one who is able to save people from going to Hell. Edwards wants people to imagine how evil and distressed life would be without Gods love and mercy. He explains that to not burn in Hell people need to ask for forgiveness from God, experience Gods mercy, and continuously practice the Lords word. Edwards really lets the message of “Gods wrath” sink into our minds to show how mighty, powerful, and capable the Lord is.
All have fallen short of the glory of God. Foster says it magnificently, “We are not sinners because we commit sinful acts; rather, we commit sinful acts because we are sinners.” After the realization that all people are sinners, then comes the repentance. People must ask God for forgiveness; they must confess their sins; they receive God’s forgiveness, and they are to obey His
He has put himself in danger to help the homies. He also has sacrificed the life he could have had to live with them. God, I guess is the reason we have compassion and kinship. One story Father Boyle tells in “Tattoos on the Heart” was about Rascal. He is not one to take advice.
Question #1: What would you say is the main theme of the Bible? Answer #1: Jesus Christ is the main message of the Bible, God’s plan for mankind and the Universe, as Bickel and Jantz wrote on pg. 61. The good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. ~John 3:16 (NIV)~ For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not parish but have eternal life.
Because he did not withhold his son from God, Abraham is promised the same covenant that is talked about in earlier chapters of Genesis. He proved himself worthy of such a promise as he exhibited his devotion towards god. The moral lesson of loyalty within religion can be further explained by the narrative elements of setting, character, and plot. Abraham and Isaac’s story takes place in the land of
A major similarity that I found in Genesis and Gilgamesh is who they picked to save from the Flood. In Genesis, God picked Noah because Noah worshiped God and stood beside him. It clearly states, “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord” Noah saw the good in God and what he was doing. God trusted him and his well-being to build the ark and take control of it. God wanted Noah on the Earth because he saw no evil in him unlike the rest of mankind.
Why should Christ died for all when He foreknow and predestined that the atonement would only be effective for some people? God foreknown how we would respond and how we would use our free will and yet why does He still decided to atone those whose heart would not be budged toward Him later? I get the impression that God want to give all of us the same opportunity of salvation because all of us is the same according to God, all of us are His image and creation, and the fulfillment of the salvation will depend on our respond to His calling. So is it possible for the pronounced believers to be the unintended object of salvation plan all along? There is still some part that remain unsolved for me and I am still trying to seek for the
John Winthrop uses Tenets of Calvinism in his writings by "and so teaches us to put a difference between Christians and others. ' Do good to all, especially those of the household of faith'. Winthrop shows total depravity in that he recognizes the difference between sinners and Christians using his beliefs that man was born sinful. He also uses limited atonement in that Christ died for his certain people but it is those certain people that are supposed to influence others to follow Christ. He also says that we are "to serve the lord and work out our own salvation under the power and purity of his holy ordinances."