This forces us to continually seek him with our own accord to strengthen our relationship with God, because our purpose for creation is to worship him, and sin is a reminder for which Graham articulated, “that we cannot live without a god, even if it is a god of our own making” (Graham, 2009, 29). After the fall comes redemption, redemption is the doctrine that shows how merciful God is towards his sinful creations. God, through his mercy, provides his son Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice to redeem and cleanse the sin of his worshipers. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ allows anyone that accepts Christ as the one true Lord and Savior may enter into the kingdom of God and live eternally without any pain or sorrow. Through these doctrines, Christian’s can stand firm in their beliefs and
When Jesus spoke, the winds were calmed. When Jesus spoke, the power of God was in His words. And that 's the way we are to be. Speak the Word and the will of God the Father, and what we speak will come to pass. Not because we are commanding God, but because we are speaking His promises, not our will.
Also, the Council affirms that consubstantial with us in our humanity does not exclude the fact that Christ was unlike us in regards to sin. St. Leo points out that, Christ 's sinlessness does not separate from his humanity, however, it perfects it. The doctrine of the Incarnation expressed in the Nicene Creed is affirmed and explained, as the Son is eternally begotten from the Father with regards to his divinity, but also born of the Virgin Mary with regards his humanity, because he is one and the same Christ, the Virgin deserves to be called "God-bearer" (Theotokos). Therefore, because Christ is the only-begotten Son of God, there is only one Son in both the human and divine natures. The two natures (being the essences of what it is to be human or divine), do not change because One person exists in both of them.
“Men of sound judgment will always be sure that a sense of divinity which can never be effaced is engraved upon men 's minds.” In this as well is Calvin’s argument for humans having an innate sense of divinity which goes along with the seed of religion. According to Calvin, the seed of religion provides mankind 's most promising avenue toward knowledge of God. The seed of religion is the argument that everyone everywhere has an idea of God because humans have an innate awareness of
How might /should a biblical worldview influence the way you treat interact with the environment and non-human creation? God created the heavens and the earth and we should treat it with respect the same way that we treat people. We should love our world and everything in it because it could be gone in an instant. It is a beautiful
Being very direct he describes, that telling a random stranger that God loves you is not biblical evangelism. Although, God loves them and the people should know that, they should also know the details. Paul provided a question for evangelist to ask instead, “Is the Holy Spirit so at work in your heart through the preaching of the gospel that a change has been wrought so that the sin you once loved you now hate and the sin you once desired to embrace?Do you want to go to heaven?” The idea to ask more direct questions rather than saying God loves you,say this prayer, now you will go to heaven is something that I can fully agree with. Paul put into perspective of how to talk to someone who is not a believer and provided
Jeremiah 17:9 tells us the state of man’s heart: it is “deceitful and desperately wicked.” In our natural, unregenerate state, we are carnally minded, not spiritually minded. “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the Law of God, neither indeed can it be” (Romans 8:6-7). These verses tell us that before we are saved, we are at war with God, we do not submit to God and His law, neither can we. The Bible is clear that, in his natural state, man is incapable of choosing that which is good and holy. In other words, he does not have the “free will” to choose God because his will is not free.
John Winthrop 's sermon “A Model of Christian Charity” serves as an imaginative framework for which individuals must follow in order to create a better community— a community that is unified by the will of God. Two hundred years later in ‘Song of Myself”, Walt Whitman imagines a new community with a new set of guidelines. He emphasizes the importance of individuality and equality. Whitman’s vision is used as a lens through which Winthrop 's sermon is read. Although Whitman would agree with Winthrop that within a community there is a unifying force created by the individuals, he would argue that Winthrop’s imaginings of having a community modeled after god is not adequate because it will result in unfairness.
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.
God backed it His promise. As human when we promise to someone we use our authority and we did efforts to make it complete our promise and sometimes we are fail. God is not human, God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable. I was thinking why God made this promise to Abraham, of course there was more people on the earth and Almighty God is full of love and mercy for everyone.