Arianism is named after Arius, a man who believed Jesus was created, instead of eternal like God the Father. This in turn implied that Jesus was inferior to God, and therefore could not completely be God. Docetism was a heresy that concluded Jesus only appeared human, but in
Here then is the basis for Paul’s attack on idolatry which follows: “Therefore since we are God’s offspring”; thus, humans are the true image of God. So, no image made, “by human design or skill.” could possibly be anything other than a falsification of the image of God (17:29). Paul ends his sermon by announcing that the time of ignorance is over and calling for eschatological repentance (17:30-31). Now Paul’s purpose is clear. He is not seeking to add a new god to the Athenian Pantheon; he is rather seeking the Athenians’ repentance.
Christians believe Jesus is a divine embodiment of God walking on Earth, but they also believe he is the Son of God. In the Bible, it states: “And there are varieties of ministries and the same Lord. And there are varieties of effects but the same God who works all things in all persons.” (1 Cor. 23:4-6) Christians construe this statement from their Holy book, as evidence that there are three distinct Persons- Father, Son and Holy Spirit and yet it is one of the greatest misconceptions that significantly differentiates Islam and Christianity as separate religions. Secondly, Christians believe in the violent and barbarous crucifixion of Jesus, that resulted in being rose from the dead three days later.
Paul is then expressing that change of belief in this passage (Harris 174 – 184). It is important for us to notes that Paul is not writing out a systematic theology on eschatology. He just tries to communicate the truth of ministry and life to the people in his time. Paul has made a point to the Corinthians and against the false teachers in his time. I like that way Penna writes, “The mistake of the commentators has perhaps been to try to be clearer than Paul himself…Paul does not offer dogmatic solutions but rather offers only certain suggestions, opens up certain ways of looking at the at it, confirms or excludes certain perspectives typical of the Christian faith” (Penna 232).
Stating that he should not tempt God. Because Luke 4:12 says “it is said, thou shalt not tempt the lord thy God.” But the Grand Inquisitor says that Christ should have given the people a miracle, for most people need to see the miraculous things from the person they worship to believe and have faith. Man needs a supernatural being to worship, and Christ refused to appear as
As a Christian student, my academic studies give me opportunities to explore other perspectives, refine my biblical worldview, and identify similarities and discrepancies between the two. Placing my worldview at the forefront of my life helps me write with a purpose (to be an effective ambassador) and to an audience (people who might not share my worldview). I strive to write clearly and respectfully, approaching controversial topics with an informed perspective and a reasonable, concise opinion. And while I am open to considering new ideas or changing my mind on some issues, my goal and first duty will always be to represent Christ as His
In Chapter 43 of Second Isaiah, the prophet argues that “even when proper sacrifices have been offered, they have not been satisfying because of other iniquities” (Ackerman 1016). The people of Israel believe that if they do everything they can to make sure that their sacrifices are worthy and appropriate, God will accept them. However, Isaiah points out that the behavior and actions beneath the sacrifice will not be ignored. Similarly, in Chapter 58 of Third Isaiah, the Lord speaks to the prophet and seeks to define what is considered false and true worship. According to the book of Third Isaiah, “The Lord rejects fasting that is accompanied by oppression (v.3) and strife (v.4).” (Ackerman 1037).
However, according to Christians, this may contradict certain aspects of scripture. For example, in the King James bible, James 2:10 says “For whosoever shall keep the law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all” (King James Bible, James. 2.10). Moreover, I also read in the biblical text that God judges those according to their spiritual competence; too much is given much is required. The King James Bible in Luke 12:48 confirms “But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.
Although the Bible does not speak specifically on the issue of torture, followers of Jesus are called to love one another. In my opinion, Christian-principle based ethics is the route that should be taken. Instead of torture, people should take care of and love one another, as Christ loved
Augustine refutes Caelestius’ ideas by using Scripture to show that we are righteous only by the grace of God through Jesus Christ. He showed that Caelestius is unable to explain many texts that speak of the sinfulness of all humans. Caelestius challenges the idea that the fall resulted in our nature being corrupted so that it is unable to do
Therefore we must either choose to accept or reject the idea of Him and either become a member of the Christian faith or not. We now possess knowledge of God and His gifts to us as humanity and are also aware of the steps needed to be taken in order to be saved. We can no longer use the excuse of ignorance to God. He also bestowed us with our own free will in order to love him and follow Him on our own, as He only wants moral and honest people as his followers. Throughout Book Two C.S.
Transcendence: Basis of Biblical Here the author drives home his point when it comes down to defending monotheism between the Old Testament and Israel’s neighbors. According to history Israel was taught to believe in the One God. In the Ten Commandments God forbid them of making any graven images of things in heaven or earth to worship. Oswalt gives accurate details of how Israel believe in one divine being and goes on to name in today’s society there are only three monotheism religion ; Christianity, Judaism and Islam. These three religion have one thing in common; Old Testament.
When the New Testament refers to Jesus as Christ, it is not referring to Jesus’ surname but to Jesus’ title as messiah, as king.” (Diffey, 2015)Jesus was believed to be the Son within the Holy Trinity: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is also seen as the Word of God in which all this were created. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:1-3 (The Holy Bible: The New International Version, n.d.) Jesus was put on earth to dwell amongst man and spread the teachings of God.
Origins Reflection There are many different perspectives, and theories on how the universe and human life came about. One perspective in particular really trumps the knowledge of us as human beings. The Christian worldview comes down to faith. According to the textbook, faith “is the process of committing to particular presuppositions; the act of trusting in Jesus Christ to define oneself, which constitutes a transformation of a person 's spirit from selfishness to selflessness.”(Waddell, 2014) Now that we have an idea of what the Christian faith looks like, we can go deeper into the Bible, and take a look into the creation of the universe, as well as the beginning of human life, and intimacy. In addition, this essay will address evolution,
St. Iraneaus debated that Gnostics are those who are spiritual with growing knowledge of God, lack the true faith because Gnostics deny the “Incarnation and bodily Resurrection of Christ,” [p. 182]. Iraneus described in p. 4 of Selections that believers should mirror Christ 's life. The purpose of establishing an uncomplicated simplicity of just believing in one God while understanding that redemption of the entire human race is only through Jesus Christ. [ p. 13].St. Iraneaus debated that Gnostics are those who are spiritual with growing knowledge of God, lack the true faith because Gnostics deny the “Incarnation and bodily Resurrection of Christ,” [p. 182].