The second word in the statement ‘us’, proves 2 separate beings… not one. The statement itself; to make man in God’s image, if there were three entities that made this omnipotent creator who he was, wouldn’t man be made up the same? No humans of any religious domination claim themselves to be a trinity! The strongest argument against the dogmatic doctrine of the trinity comes from the Gospel according to Matthew, 3rd chapter verses 15 through 17, when Jesus was baptized. The Gospel clearly states when Jesus was baptized, the heavens were opened, the Holy Spirit descended in the form of a dove upon Jesus, and the voice of God came from the sky claiming “This is my ‘son’, the beloved, with whom I am well pleased”.
The Source of this Miracle We have already disclaimed previous miracles by the fact that they were not performed by that which is divine. That is the necessary element in any miracle; the volition of God. The Lord God is the only true God and anything performed outside of His authority and power is counter-fit. We consider the words of Matthew 10:1 “Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.” We see here that the disciples, being ordinary men, could only perform miracles by the authority of the God Man. This is attested again by Peter in Acts 3:12 “And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel,
In Mark Jarman’s “Unholy Sonnet 1” the Trinity is represented though vivid images and language to illustrate that comprehending the Trinity is something out of a person understanding. Jarman, to provide the reader with the knowledge that he is talking about the Trinity refers to God in three ways in a single line, “Dear God, Heavenly Father, Gracious Lord” (1). This line shows the use of language to describe the Trinity which is made up of The Father, Son, and The Holy Spirit. Then the author goes on throughout the first half of the poem capitalizing words that relate to God to show each word as a pronoun, “Mother Love and Maker, Light Divine…Oasis That All Sands Are Running Toward” (1,8) Not only does the capitalization of the words suggest
The remainder of the immense baroque painters of Seville, Andalusia (which is an autonomous community of Spain), Juan de Valdés Leal was additionally a stone carver and etcher of impressive capacity and was commended as a planner by his counterparts, albeit no structures by him are known. What's more, he composed on craftsmanship, however none of his compositions is surviving. Except for uncommon representations, his works of art are altogether religious. The visual energy of his style mirrors his religious intensity. Vanitas paintings are works of art that are worried with the delicacy of man and his universe of yearnings and joys despite the certainty and
Thomas Paine is one of the great thinkers of all times, his notion of Human rights is Relevant even today. He advocates the Rational Outlook to life in his The Age Of Reason “I believe in the quality of man, and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavouring to make our Fellow-creatures happy. I believe many other things in addition to these. I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, not by Church that I know of; my own mind is my own church. All national institutions of churches whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than invention set up to terrify and enslave, monopolize
Throughout the entirety of Mark’s gospel, there are numerous examples that show the importance of having faith. In Mark’s gospel, the importance and power of having faith is shown through the healings that Jesus performs, through Jesus’ conversations with the Twelve, and also through the exchange with the rich man. In each of these instances, an individual’s faith is shown and that individual is granted salvation, or an individual lacks faith and that individual will remain absent from God’s kingdom. An individual’s faith ultimately leads to God’s kingdom, however in Mark’s gospel many confuse God’s kingdom with human expectations of what a kingdom should entail. This is the root of the rich man’s misguided faith, and it also leads to Jesus’
Psalm 46 is a paradigm shift in that thought process. In 2 Chronicles 20:21 King Jehoshaphat embodied that paradigm shift in Psalm 46. Some scholars have even inferred that the King’s actions actually inspired Psalm 46, but we cannot know for certain. King Jehoshaphat put his complete confidence in God as his refuge, and not in worldly strength. If you recall the story, • Jehoshaphat was facing a great multitude • Jehoshaphat declared a fast • God answered – 1 Chronicles 20:17 (you will not need to fight) • Sing to the Lord and praised him - 1 Chronicles 20:21 • The Lord sets an ambush – 1 Chronicles 20:22 What we believe about God, is vitally important in putting our complete faith & trust in Him as our refuge.
Jarriett Hicks I think that each of these three stories a very unique as they seem to be directly addressing a person or a group of people about religious equity. The response from Red Jacket to Joseph Cram, really speaks from the heart and shows that he has no remorse for Cram’s ridiculous statements. Who is Cram to say that there is only one religion and one correct way to praise God? The instance when Cram refused to shake hands with Jacket shows pure ignorance as he suggests that the Seneca religion to be the works of the devil. I find that the beginning of the speech shares some similarities with some of the creation stories we have read.
The first three—Matthew, Mark, and Luke—are known as the Synoptic Gospels (from the Greek synopsis, meaning “viewed together”) because they view the life and ministry of Jesus from a similar perspective, follow the same general outline, and record a great deal of common material. The Gospel of John presents a strikingly different perspective. The author of the Fourth Gospel omits much material found in the Synoptics and includes much unique material. John also writes with a different style and dwells more on the theological significance of Jesus’ words and deeds. Scholars debate whether the author knew the Synoptic Gospels and supplemented them or was writing independently of them.
I. K. Smith stated that many scholars disagreed over the occasion still agree on Paul’s response. No one knows all the details of the Colossian errorists, but it was easy to see that Colossian serves as a Christ-centered correction. “Paul made at least three main points in Colossians: (1) all the fullness dwells in the preeminent Christ; (2) believers are complete in Christ; and thus (3) they should seek to know more of Christ in his fullness by seeking the things above where he dwells, not the things on the earth” (KKQ,