This is supported by Alexander (2006) when he says that the word canon signifies a rule and it was used by Christian Fathers to designate the inspired scriptures. http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/Topics/Bible/Bible_Canonization.html defines canonisation as the process by which the community of God's people accept certain scriptures as divinely inspired and authoritative. According to https://www.thefree dictionary.com/canonization canonisation is to include in the biblical canon, to approve as within canon law or to treat as sacred. Considering the above definitions I can define canonisation as a process by which the Christian community determine whether writings are inspired by God so as to consider those scriptures sacred and to include them in the biblical canon. When a book conforms to the canon or passes the test of authenticity it becomes a canonical book.
An overview of Homiletics: Historical, Theological and Homiletic Development and Significance. Introduction: Preaching is the central acts of Christianity Preaching is a vehicle for promoting the changes in the churches as well as in society. Preaching also assumes that it is the fundamental aspects of the church. The church cannot function properly without the direction of it. .
Biblical interpretation- also known as hermeneutics- forms the basis of theology, tradition, and church organization. While the word of God is unambiguous about issues, other commands can often be subject to the culture of the period in which the Bible was written. Determining what the author originally meant is critical, yet also determining what a passage means today is essential for living as modern Christians. Therefore, one must determine the passages of the Bible are fundamental to the faith and those which are simply a product of the era. It is tempting to divide this issue among lines; those who favor the literacy of the Bible over the culture in which the church inhabits or those who favor the legitimacy of the church as a worldly
Therefore in that respect, my ethical code while it may vary to some extent from the typical Christian is largely based on teaching from the bible. What is more, we also review the concepts that are illustrated to us either in the law or in the bible and even our environment. Furthermore,
They might differ from each other but that is because they were written by four different authors. They’re Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Some of his most trusted apostles. The gospels inform us on Jesus teaching and life. This is why we know the correct way we should live our lives and how to achieve the ultimate goal, heaven.
Generally, parables are primarily used to illustrate a message. Since teachings at the time were passed down verbally from memory, the memorable quality would aid in memorizing. In Jesus’ teachings, parables and parabolic messages are widely used. Jesus would use illustrations from daily life to deliver a message. Most of Jesus’ parables were Palestinian and Galilean in nature due to His audience and where He was teaching.
The Message of the holy spirit:the spirit of the encounter is a theological book written by Keith Warrington and published by Intervarsity press. He is vice principal and director of doctoral studies for Regents Theological College, Worcestershire, England. He has also authoured many other theological books. This book is part of a series of other theological books that explore biblical topics. The focus of this book is as the title says the Holy Spirit.
Biblical typology can be defined as the study of Scripture “types“, or speaking more broadly as search for links between historical events, persons, or things within salvation history (Virkler, 2007, 182). The concept typology derives from the Greek word typos, to which the word type is closely related, the synonyms of this concept are the concepts of likeness, resemblance and similarity (Virkler, 2007, 181). The word type stands for the terms: prototype, model, image, example (sample). The main idea which lies behind biblical typology is the assumption that while carefully examining salvation history one can find clear patterns in God's work, or put in more simplicified way – God prefigured His redemptive work in the Old Testament (this
Covering all the topics would really take a research paper, but in this reflection paper I would like to express my understanding about the study of Christ in the preferred reading and the Old Testament and New Testament. Without the Old Testament we cannot derive the knowledge about Christ, Ignoring the Old Testament is like ignoring a considerable portion of the Scripture about Christ. Before getting the prominent view of Christ in the New Testament, Christ was actively portrayed in the Old testament as well. In the Old Testament the areas of prominence were Creator and the Provider. Furthermore, the basic