John presents another aspect of the Logos; he asserts that the Logos is God. The word was not just the faithful Servant beside God as in the Jewish tradition. The word was not just God’s faculty to create the world as in the Greek philosophy- but that the Word was God. The Word is the full expression of God’s nature and power. John addressed his Gospel to the Jews and to the Greeks (Gentiles).
The Bible is God’s word, and it should be treated as such. It is the divine Word from the one who has created the universe and each person in it. This truth should drive people to desire to hear from their creator. In this book Kevin DeYoung acknowledges that the majority of those reading this book are Christians, and his goal for each reader is to see the beauty of scripture and understand how this should impact their lives. In order
Those who do not consider the gospel an inferior extract of Matthew and/or Luke may well find Mark’s significance to lie almost entirely in his supplying to these more verbose evangelists the basic raw material of their own gospels. On this view, Mark’s significance could be considered mainly historical: he was the first to compose a gospel, the first to set forth an account of the ministry of Jesus in this peculiar and largely unparalleled genre. But that accomplishment in itself should not be underrated. Mark is the creator of the gospel in its literary form an interweaving of biographical and kerygmatic themes that perfectly conveys the sense of meaning of that unique figure in human history, Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God. 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.
From all these, we can deduce that Jesus appears before the people as the great prophet of the eschatological time, the messenger of the Kingdom, the one who is so close to the Father that he is able to call Him “Abba” (Mk 14: 36 NAB). We can say that Mark has one objective: to record in writing all the important events about the life of Jesus, in order not to forget and keep them against distortion or falsification. In doing so, Mark clearly shows us who the Jesus who lived among us is and how great is his Gospel message. This message offers us life in the Kingdom of God with whom we have been reconciled. Moreover, Mark wants to highlight the human traits of Jesus.
Since I am a Christian I go to church and study the Bible to better understand the content in the text, one main idea is that Jesus is the prophet, and the son of God brought to earth to die for our sins. Christianity is worshipped globally so there isn’t a specific language, and in all languages spoken the Bible will tell you the founder of Christianity is Jesus Christ. Christianity has its own religious holidays which are Easter and Christmas, that eventually got changed to appeal the masses. Christianity and Islam are very similar to each other, first, they are both Abrahamic faiths likewise monotheistic religions which means the belief in one god. Secondly, Islam and Christianity have a place of worship and holy book with a mosque and Qur’an for Islam, and also a church and bible for Christianity.
Five views on sanctification is an interesting book. Before the further reading this book, there are things that readers must know. First, “all agree that the Bible teaches a sanctification that is past, present, and future” (p. 7). Second, “all agree that the process of sanctification requires believers to strive to express God’s love in their experience” (p. 7). Finally, “all agree that the Bible promises success in this process of struggling against personal sin, through the power of the Holy Spirit” (pp.7-8).
The three major branches of the Christian church are Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. There are similarities and differences between those two branches, which very to issues like practices, beliefs and holidays. Symbols are very important in the Christian religion. Christians "people of the book", which means that they read in the Bible, they are also "people of faith”, which means that they believe in something that can’t be seen. Even though they believe in something that can’t be seen, symbols play an important role in the Christian life.
Reflection: Missions in the Old Testament When God calls His people to be part of his kingdom, he always gives us a purpose or a mission. Most of Gods people in the Old Testament are given a mission; there is always a commission. God always has a great plan to save the world, to initiate this plan; he needs to use us as instruments to reach out to others. (Isa. 45:22).
With a solid scriptural foundation, we can intelligently and convincingly present the Good News. The Bible is the source of Christianity in that the Bible contains the inspired words of God and how Christians are to apply it to their lives. It is not a man-made faith arrived at by the faulty guesses of men. God chose to give man a trustworthy account of His revelation of truth. The record of this revelation is given by God to man for His edification, guidance, and blessings.
I was raised in a Christian home and have regularly attended church throughout my life as well as going to chapel every week at my Christian School first through twelfth grade. Specifically, I have made it a priority to stay in His word and try to live according to His commands. I know that if I continue to love others even when it is hard the rest of the commands should follow and that even though it is hard to follow His commands all the time, it is for the best. I have also gone on many mission trips to an orphanage in Mexico. Not only did we help the needy and outreach to the neighborhood, but also it strengthened my relationship.