God’s holiness has not changed, but our status through Christ’s death and resurrection has changed. We have been cleansed through the confession of our faith and repentance of sin (1 John 1:9). What is more, something very significant happened when Jesus was crucified. The Scriptures say that the curtain separating people from the Holy of Holies was torn in two (Mark 15:38). This symbolizes both our direct access to God through our high priest Jesus; and also, the fact that God’s holiness is no longer something to be protected, but a contagious force to transform the world (Ephesians 4:16).
Man became sinner because of the Adamic nature and needs a savior (Romans 3:23, 6:23). 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.
“It is yourselves who have called us to this office… we have our authority from God”. The “little speech” delivered by John Winthrop after his impeachment of “having exceeded his authority” made a strong impression on his view of natural liberty as corrupt and moral liberty as “proper end and object of society” and his authority to rule “by God to maintain law”. Winthrop’s view of authority is upon God, the divine ruler that “maintain law”. Winthrop creates a tone of seriousness to showcase his view.
He especially reacted against the sacraments of penance and purgatory. Luther built his case based on his studies of Paul’s letters to the Romans and the Galatians. For him, saving grace comes not from the righteousness we perform, but is entirely an alien (foreign) righteousness from Christ credited to our account. He called this the doctrine of Justification by Faith alone. While Luther understood faith as the means of justification, he also understood the ground of justification to be nothing more than the grace and mercy of God shown to sinners because of the perfect life and work of Christ.
Aquinas’ argument connects the life of Christ with his work of redemption rather than hang only on that one incident that happened on the cross. He argues that the cross was not the ultimate goal, that the life of Christ, taken as a whole imparts virtue and righteousness in us more than our belief on his death and resurrection. Aquinas argues further, that since Christ's humanity had to be evident for him to partake of the punishment meant for human, he at the same time took with him the imperfection of humanity. The process by which Christ does this through his works of exorcism, healing and through taking upon himself the sins of the world to die for the sinful humanity. Through the cross, Christ bears with him the sins of humanity and in exchange, he gives humanity salvation.
My favorite part of the book was when Wright started to address some misconceptions of the good news. One in particular that really stood out to me was the misconception that heaven is a place far away, and that as Christians we should live a life that is pleasing enough to God in order to reach
Though this salvific and redemptive work, God manifested His love for mankind. God wanted to save everyone from all kinds of evil by giving His Only Begotten Son. Pope John Paul II in his words expresses as, God gives his Son to “the world” to free man from evil, which
Bunyan draws heavily from both Luther and Calvin 's ideas, and their influence is palpable in The Pilgrim 's Progress. One of the hallmarks of Reformation theology is that it articulates a system of justification by faith alone, as opposed to justification by good works, as the Catholic Church once encouraged. For Luther, faith in God and the gift of God 's freely given grace erased the sins of humanity, rather than good works or indulgences issued by the Church. Though Calvin is famous for his very strongly articulated doctrine of predestination, which states that God has already decided who will be saved and who will be damned, Luther 's theology can also be considered to be predestinarian, albeit more generous than Calvin 's definition. The question of election aside, both maintained that humanity 1had wholly fallen, and redemption was only possible through faith and God 's grace, which was made manifest in the Crucifixion, and continues to be bestowed on sinners.
It is a call for total commitment and love towards God as the object of our desire. The first point Kempis puts an emphasis on unworthiness. Humans are deemed as worthless in God's eye. Jesus has always honored the sinners, he preached to the
Jesus is the position of authority, power, and how to use the power. Jesus is also seen as a blessing for all those who choose to follow him and a judge for those who do not. The church at Thyatira, Jesus is the one whose eyes are as blazing fire and his feet are like burnished bronze. Jesus is able to penetrate with insight and wisdom in all things. He is also swift to action, and will do quickly whatever is necessary.
After explaining the beliefs of Dualism and Pantheism, Lewis raised a question: "If a good God made the world why has it gone wrong?" According to him, there are two views that face all the facts. One is the Christian view that this is a good world that has gone wrong, but still retains the memory of what it ought to have been. Firstly, for Christianity, evil is a parasite, not an original independent thing. The powers which enable to carry on are powers given it by goodness.
Manipulated Religion: Words of Martin Luther Twisted It can arguably be said that no religion has undergone more changes since its inception than that of Christianity. At its beginning, there was Catholicism and Catholicism and Christianity were one in the same. This was the case until a very revolutionary man came around. This revolutionary man was Martin Luther.
Martin Luther, a German professor and monk, made a large impact on society in the fifteen hundreds. His new ideas of Christianity changed the concept of how religion was viewed and practiced in the 16th century. Within his Ninety-five Theses, he questioned the authority of the Roman Catholic Church and brought to light the corruption surrounding the church while stating how Christianity should be practiced in different ways rather than what is being taught. It is important to understand his stances on religion to explain how different groups reacted to his ideas. While some parts of Europe accepted his ideologies into practice, others reject Luther for many different reasons.
Martin Luther wasn’t always a monk until he almost got struck by lightning and then it struck him (not literally) that he needed to clean up his act. Martin wrote the 95 thesis, which did spark a little bit of a revolution in the religion aspect of it. Even more of a mess formed when Martin Luther refused to recant. With this Martin Luther made a doctrine and thought that the bible should be the the basis of religion life and available to everybody.