This means that Scripture gives us everything that we need in order to be obedient to God. It teaches us truths about God, salvation, and everything of eternal significance. DeYoung claims that one reason this doctrine is so important is because Jesus is often identified as the Logos or Word (John 1). God speaks though Jesus because he is “God’s full and final revelation of himself (50).” This is a truth that is deeply woven into Scripture and shows us the importance of Scripture in pointing man to God. The doctrine of sufficiency also means that no one should take away or add to scripture.
Every man, woman, and child has a purpose. Some find their purpose early in life and others spend their life searching endlessly to never find it. With a specific individual, however, God personally reshaped their life for the good and made an example of how He can do glorious work to even the most questionable people. After years of rebelling, God saved the man who became the Apostle Paul and his purpose was simple, he was to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to the Gentiles. Paul than did just that, he set out and spent years bringing the news of Jesus and the Glory of God to the Gentiles.
As Christians, we are given the task of spreading the Gospel and making Jesus known to people who have never heard his name before. We can show them the love they deserve that Jesus showed to us even through all of our sins. This paper will cover who God is, human nature, who Jesus is, restoration, an analysis of the Christian worldview, and a reflection of the Christian worldview. God
The story of Paul is a story of redemption in Jesus Christ and a testimony that no one is beyond the saving grace of the Lord. However, to gain the full measure of the man, we must examine his dark side and what he symbolized before becoming “the Apostle of Grace.” Paul’s early life was marked by religious zeal, brutal violence, and the relentless persecution of the early church. Fortunately, the later years of Paul’s life show a marked difference as he lived his life for Christ and the advancement of His kingdom. God can save anyone The story of Paul clearly teaches us that God can save anyone, this remarkable story of Paul repeats itself every day as sinful, broken people all over the world are transformed by God’s saving grace in Jesus Christ. Some of these people have done despicable things to other human beings, while some just try to live a moral life thinking that God will smile upon them on the Day of Judgment.
How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
Likewise, Bible’s one of the essential theme and the message is all about atonement, that God has given a means to mankind to return into peaceful connection with, that is apparent everywhere in Scriptures. The other kind of explanation will be, atonement is to languish the punishment over sins, in this manner expelling the impacts of sin from the ashamed and enabling him or her to be reunited to God. Jesus Christ is the one, adequate of completing the Atonement for all humanity. As a result of His Atonement, all individuals will be restored from sin and
Furthermore, by tying the significance of Jesus for the church so tightly to a specific series of historical occurrences in Palestine in the third decade of the first century, Mark has ensured that the church, if it is to be true to its canonical documents, never abandons the real humanity of the Christ whom it worships. By reminding Christians that their salvation depends on the death and resurrection of Christ, Mark has inextricably tied Christian faith to the reality of historical
As we know Jonah was commanded to go and preach to the Ninevites, Israel's worst enemies, so that they’ll be saved from destruction. But it almost seems like Jonah wanted to see the Ninevites destroyed, but God was compassionate towards them when they repented. The book ends with a theme that Salvation can be given to anyone who accepts God and repents. We should understand that God is not just a Creator but he is still creating and everyone in this world is part of his creation and they play their own unique role in the kingdom of God. Johannes Verkuyl says "If a person draws his lifeblood from the one greater than Jonah and yet declines to spread the Good News among others, he in effect is sabotaging the aims of God himself.
In the same line of thought Hebblethwaite (1987:22) rightly asserts that “to believe in God incarnate, then is to believe that God has chosen this way to make himself known and drawing us to himself”. Consequently, man can only come in contact with God the Father through the incarnated Son who is the true revelation of the Father . In this way, God communicate to us something of Himself so that we can know him and get into relationship with Him and such knowledge causes us to put faith in him, as Torrance (2008:37) would say “Christian faith starts with the Knowledge of God in Jesus Christ”. Therefore, from this consideration we can now assert that incarnation is part of God’s revelation acts which carries out the purpose of atoning man’s sin to reconcile him back to the
In the bible, the book of Isaiah, chapter 41, verse 10 says, “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you…” Owen resembles Christ when he too says to John not to be afraid. Owen is there for John just as he always has been, resembling Christ in the book of Matthew, chapter 28, verse 20, “I am with you always.” Owen is Christ-like in many ways. Everyone wants to touch him like in the Gospel of Luke the crowd presses towards Jesus, wanting to touch him because of his healing abilities. Christ describes himself as the light of the world and Owen is constantly associated with light. His skin reflects and absorbs light, “as with a pearl, so that he appeared translucent at times.”