You see this is the amazing part of God’s plan that we are not enemies but we join together with Christ as new people. Verse five states the mystery had been hidden. No one ever knew anything about it until Paul. The prophets in the Old Testament knew many things but didn’t know this. You see this news was ground-breaking that even angles were amazes.
Who among them does not know that God 's hand did all this? Of course, they do not know it consciously. The point, as with the heavens, is that their nature and existence proclaim this message to us. Observing them should convincingly demonstrate the truth, so these are lessons we can learn from them. Acts 17:24-19 Paul taught heathen idol worshipers that there is a true and living God who made the world and rules over it.
In Fred Sanders’ sermon “Theology of the Trinity,” which focuses on 1 John, Sanders explains that John summed up his theology of God in a single statement: “God is light” (Biola University “Fred Sanders”). Although Sanders notes that summarizing is not always helpful, especially when discussing specific, complicated truths, John’s statement is actually sufficient to summarize the entire Gospel because different nuances of light are implied. First, Jesus is the ‘light’ who accurately “…reveals the Father” because “Light is naked truth” (Biola University “Fred Sanders”). Moreover, the idea of light reminds us that God is holy. As Sanders states, “Darkness is absolutely incompatible with the God who is light…[and] we can’t walk in darkness and
Antinomians attack Puritans regarding the assurance issue “instead of promoting justification by faith, … instilled a deep dependence on legal works of sanctification … The result was rampant legalism and formalism.” (p. 99) Also, Saltmarsh describes “Christ has believed perfectly, … repented perfectly, … obeyed perfectly, [and] mortified sin perfectly.” (p.100) Thus, the faith in Christ is the most significant for assurance of salvation for Antinomians. Nevertheless, Mark Jones assesses them “Again, this is a classic example of the either-or fallacy.” (p.100) Reformed theologians also agree their argument on the importance of the faith, and their point is certainly true; however, the reformed theologians put stress upon not only the object of faith but also upon the sanctification. The divines believe that the sanctification of believers is essential on the issue of assurance, so they explain that the faith causes the justification and the sanctification both because of the law and the gospel and the complacent love of God. Thus, although the sanctification cannot earn the justification, the justification can cause sanctification. It means that if a believer deeply understands the value of saving work of Christ and the justification, he will love the law to be sanctified and will make efforts to do good works, that is the sanctification could be a
And the part that the Law misses is Jesus and salvation through him and he came to this earth to fulfill it. As it is stated in Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” He said this in my opinion to emphasize that completing the law is impossible thus salvation is a really difficult thing to achieve without Jesus as he tell us in Matthew 5:20 “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Bible Gateway NIV). Another example of this is seen in Acts 13:38-39 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the Law of Moses”(Bible Gateway NIV). Therefore, I believe that we cannot obey the law to its totality because it is humanly impossible without the figure that fulfills the Law this being
Isaiah 53 should be a very critical prophetic chapter of the Bible when it comes to establishing without ambiguity that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is indeed the Jewish Messiah long awaited for in Judaism. Popular in evangelical circles, this prophecy clearly describes some of what Jesus of Nazareth experienced while here on earth. Contrary to the systematic way the translation of the Word of God has been divided, my belief is that this prophecy began in Chapter 52:13 and continued until Chapter 53:11. Although this passage clearly talks about the suffering messiah Jesus, we know that the Jews in general rejected Him as the Messiah and are still awaiting for the messiah to come although He came 2000 years ago. This prophecy begins in verse 13 to 15 of chapter 52 and describes the Messiah as one who would be firstly wise.
Even despite his creation of the world if we are to agree and follow God’s guidance without question this theory shows us that we are actually instead only undermining God’s goodness. Another major issue with the Divine Command Theory is the non–moral commandments listed in the Bible. If we were to strictly abide by the theory we would have to follow every command God makes as if it were moral code. Certain commands God makes are still applicable in every day life, the 10 commandments and even others can easily be followed by a dedicated individual. However it is when non-moral commands come to play where the DCT begins to lose its meaning.
In this regard, Gordon et al argues in this wise, “One dare not think he or she can properly interpret the gospels without clear understanding of the concept of the kingdom of God in the ministry of Jesus Christ. Gordon further argue concerning the ethic of the kingdom that, “Is a no retaliation ethic as depicted by Matthews gospel (Matthew 5:38-48). That helps believers to be true sons of the father’s kingdom” (Gordon et al, 2006). The argument above helps a believer to understand the argument of the Gospels about the Kingdom of God. Influence of the Kingdom of God: The influence of the kingdom of God is amazing.
The Significance of the Rapture event • While we await the gentile age to end in the catastrophic era of the great tribulation, but the Bible promises us hope for the Church. • The hope in question is encapsulated in the supernatural event called rapture. “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ , who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep we should live together with him”(I Thessalonians 5:9,10). • The word “rapture” does not appear in the Bible. However, the use of the word is implied in the scriptures.
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Jehovah" (6: 4). It is necessary to give oneself of heart, soul and vital force to love it, and Israel must teach its children and tell them of the great signs and miracles that Jehovah performed in Egypt. There must be no matrimonial alliances with the Canaanite idolaters. Jehovah has not chosen Israel to become his special property because he is a populous people, but because he loves them and will fulfill the sworn statement he made to his ancestors. Israel must avoid the deception of the demonic religion, destroy the images of the earth and adhere to Jehovah, who is truly a "great God and inspiring fear" (7:21).
Heaven is upon us here on earth, and the devil is using every bit of power he has left before being cast out for good, and Jesus returns to claim his new world. 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
Why did I breathe?” (Wiesel 34). Based on this indication, it is obvious that the writer believes in the need for every individual to pray to God constantly and trust in Him at all times. Eliezer believes that praying to God faithfully should be at the core of everyone’s existence. By showing his unconditional love for God, who is all-powerful and kind, Eliezer is of the opinion that his life would be meaningless if he did not have faith in this divine being. Nonetheless, his deep-rooted faith is challenged following the occurrence of the Holocaust.
Our duty as outlined in Ephesians is to resist Satan, not to remove him. In spiritual warfare the battle is the Lord’s. At times, God simply commands His people to “stand still” and watch the Lord win the battle, without any human help. Here we wage the spiritual war, not in terms of grand battles and heroic actions, but in terms of simple faith as in the teachings of Paul in chapters 1-3 and in terms of our obedience to the commands of Paul as in chapters 4-6.
Peter in 2 Peter 1:3 informs us as Christians we have been given by God “All things pertaining to life and godliness.” There’s nothing that God has instructed his Body, his bride, the Church, that is okay to not apply to your life. What are the things in Christianity that you often put secondary or feel doesn’t apply to you? If you’re a buffet style Christian, you can choose to follow Christ and his entire Word and instruction. Don’t pick and choose what you like or feel that Christianity should contain. You’ll miss amazing things and aspects of life that’ll guide you to