This brings us to the third aspect of Paul’s pnuematology. Paul is truly Trinitarian in that he understands that God is truly one and personal, that the Spirit is the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ and that they are both personal and divine. In spite of this, the Spirit is distinct from the Father and from the Son. Fee also observes that Paul’s interest in Christ and the Spirit is “not with the nature of their being God, but with their role in salvation and Christian experience” (Fee, 33). Christ and his work help define the Spirit and his work in the Christian life (Fee, 32).
The Church is called “to take part in the divine work of formation, both through a sharing of her very life, and through her various pronouncements and actions.” The diocese, as representative of the universal Church, has the responsibility towards formation for laity. “The Bishop in his person has a responsibility towards the lay faithful, in forming the animation and guidance of their Christian life through the proclamation of the Word and the celebration of the Eucharist and the
As Christians, we are supposed to stand out from the unbelievers and have people be able to tell a difference because of our actions. We should constantly be trying to live more like Christ and walk in the light. To represent my theme, I would use 1 John 1:5; 2:15; 3:11; 4:8; and 5:11. The verses I chose to emphasize my theme for 1 John because they all strongly support how to become more like Christ. They state who God is, what we are to Him, and how we should live it out in our daily lives.
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. “A Model of Christian Charity” establishes a representation of a community working together, rather than, working by themselves. With the help of each other and by following God’s will, the community shall be successful and harmonious. It is essential to note the importance of a relationship between man and god as god stands as the one true source of authority in this community. Winthrop explains the importance of loving God.
He backed up his research by using verses in the Bible and not by applying just his own thoughts. He also had to have knowledge of God and God’s creation to be able to get a better understanding of what the Holy Spirit is and why he is there. What value does the article have for Christian ministry, and life in general? Palmer explains that we should be thankful for the Spirit being a person as He saves us from our sin and He also leads us to God. If there were no Holy Spirit, no God, then we would never have seen His beautiful creation.
(Web Bible Encyclopedia) Likewise, biblical inspiration is the doctrine in Christian theology that credits the authors and editors of the Bible as ordained or influenced by God thus rendering their writings the word of God. When we speak of the Bible as inspired, we are simply acknowledging God divine influence on the human authors of the Scriptures. As members of the faith community, our belief in this divine inspiration is solid, and that the writings were/are the very Word of God. In the context of the Scriptures, the word “inspiration” simply means “God. The Bible is the will of God; it is His authoritative word.
Christology explains Christ’s role of salvation, his acts and teachings, and his ministry, in other words it helps us understand his nature. “Son of Man” is a known term used to refer to Jesus’s divinity, meaning how he was the Son of God. “For the Son of Man is Lord even on the Sabbath day” (Bible, Matthew 12:8) this statement is proof of the one nature of Christ, human. Founded by Jesus Christ and named throughout
Therefore, Paul told that the only way to save them from condemnation is to have faith in Jesus Christ, that’s reason why, he wasn’t ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it’s the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, Romans 1:16. Paul knew it was the only way of salvation, the one power of God that was effective in forgiving and chaing man and bring them at least to heaven.Now we can see here Paul wrote this letter, the main idea what He wrote was to show what salvation means in the book of Romans. It includes justification, peace with God a new Holy life and glorification. The only power to accomplish all this is the gospel of Christ. Salvation is offered through faith in Jesus, the Messiah, as we can see in the book of Romans 3:21-23; 10:9, through in Jesus we believe that He is the representative of the righteous by His faith, He brought internal life and He brought
Luke also highlights the behavior and deeds of certain characters as role models of Christianity. In addition, he emphasizes the innocence of Jesus and other characters against Roman accusations. The Acts are in fact, the narration of the fulfillment of God’s promises to the Israelites through the acts carried out by Jesus and his disciples. This biblical book covers the idea of universal salvation by accentuating that Christianity is a means of deliverance for all communities. On that same note, the author goes further by providing examples of God’s promises being fulfilled for non-Jewish people which began in Samaria and Syria.
The Systematic theology in this essay will explore God (theology proper), God’s attributes, the Trinity as followed by trinitarian christians, et cetera. The early church fathers were surrounded by cultured world and they made comprehensive use of reason and philosophy to defend Christianity. Justin Martyr stressed the ineffability, omnipotence and impassibility of God. Others like Athenagoras and Theophilus focused on God's simplicity, indivisibility and universal providence. Irenaeus emphasised on self-sufficiency and perfection of one God to counter Gnostics.