He wrote a sign for Jim that says, “Sick Arab—but harmless when not out of his head”(132). The Duke’s words are extremely hypocritical towards Christianity because as a Christian one must practice what our religion preaches, and the Duke does not have an ounce of tolerance. Religion does not define oneself. Does it mean that Arabs are bad just because they do not share one’s believes? Bad is the Christian that dares to think this way.
For instance, taking the phrase "God is love" (1 John 4:7-16) out of its context, we might come away thinking that our God loves everything and everyone at all times with a gushing, romantic love. But in its literal and grammatical context, “love” here refers to agape love, the essence of which is a sacrifice for the benefit of another, not a sentimental, romantic love. The historical context is also crucial because John was addressing believers in the first-century church and instructing them not on God’s love per se, but on how to identify true believers from false teaching. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding (Psalms
These three philosophers present their own arguments about the existence of God. One philosopher Thomas Aquinas present the better argument in one’s opinion because he argues that everything that has breath must have a creator and this is the only thing that makes sense of what these philosophers say. God does exist not for what these three philosophers say but God exists for the faith of what the Bible says. Anselm’s argues that he is supposed to seek God with his whole heart, but how can he seek someone he has not seen. Anselm argument is about God’s existence, comparing God’s, existence of a painting.
Psalm 89:26 says, “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation’” (NKJV). Many other religions acknowledge that Jesus was a good teacher, but they strip Him of His Deity. With the Word of God as our source, we can see that Jesus is just as much God as the Father and Spirit. In Phil. 2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT).
I. SYNTHESIS At the mention of “Divine Revelation”, my thoughts on it before were very narrow and simple. Back then, I would have mostly thought of revelations that occurred during the time when Jesus Christ was still alive. I had this expectation that the revelations would be mostly relating to the prophecies that we know from the bible, or what the church is constantly saying is the message of God. However, after getting to know the lesson more in detail and better, I realized that my perception of the topic was wrong, as “Divine Revelation” is much broader and more meaningful than we realized. Furthermore, I able to understand better how “Divine Revelation” or simply God’s revelation is still very much present in modern times today.
“After the Holocausts, it is impossible to believe in an all-powerful and loving God?” In the past there has been debates about God’s existence. 6)Texts from the bibles such as Ephesians 1;18-23 and Isaiah 44:24 indicates that God is omnipotent and God is all good. 7) Some other texts from the bible such as Revelation 12:9 and 20:2 state that there is evil. Therefor Thiessen concluded: “God is all powerful and able to do whatever he wills. Since his will is limited by his nature, God can do everything that is in harmony with his perfections.
Is the Spirit not what Jesus sent to be a Guide and Counselor for His disciples? Is the Spirit not what resides in believers today? Why is it, then, that the Holy Spirit tends to get "forgotten"? Why is it important that we do not forget Him? "When we ignore Him or neglect Him, we risk cutting ourselves off from the source of divine power and having to sputter along as best we can, relying on our own resources."
“When God began to create heaven and earth- the earth being unformed and void with darkness over the surface of the deep…Hence a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, so that they become one in flesh.” At first glance, the fact that the bible has two creation stories is puzzling. Which story should be the basis of the Catholic belief system? Why put both stories in the bible? Many people agree that the two stories cannot be reconciled with one another. However, when reading these two stories, it seemed like the two stories were somehow linked.
Sufficiency Does Scripture tell us everything? The Scriptures tell us everything we need to know for salvation, they do not tell us everything. Some people claim the Bible tells us everything we need to know, so we don’t need any other books. This is incorrect. A good example is the creation account.
(Lament 3:37, NLT) In essence, humanity can only find and know and understand the ultimate and absolute truth and the hidden meaning behind human and material existence if they seek God with all their heart, mind, soul and strength, and to likewise submit to His Authority by obeying His Divine commands/ statutes, laws, precepts that are written in the Bible. Emphatically, the Bible fundamentally teaches that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is concrete understanding, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7, NASB) This particular verse educates people that the fear of God is the foundation of true wisdom and all other aspects of learning are insignificant unless they are built and established upon the knowledge of the Creator God. The same verse likewise exhibits the profound distinction between a godly person and a foolish person. A godly person fears and obeys the Lord but a fool despises