However, John does not state them directly in the book. Most likely, the paramount recipients of John were Jewish Christians. Messiah is used to refer to Jesus, and the use of terms bread, water, and light in John 5-10 are “closely connected to their use in Jewish rituals” (Hwang). However, a contradicting theory states, due to the author’s “hostile manner” in referring to them, that the gospel was written for the Jews who do not believe. This is disbelieved due to those against Jesus mainly involving scribes and Pharisees, a quality that has been used to testify that the author of John is, in fact, Jewish (Guthrie).
Only those who remained blameless and free of sin would reach God’s presence. Salvation in the Old Testament is viewed primarily as a means of going to heaven, which calls for obedience of Gods commandments to be worth before Him. Although this is similar to the New Testament, the New Testament mainly emphasizes on deliverance from sin through Jesus Christ, the son of God, who died to redeem his people from sin and its consequences. Salvation in the Old Testament was mainly based on faith in God (Kärkkäinen 63). For instance, God considered Abraham, who was faithful to him, as a man through whom he would raise a great generation that would please and obey Him.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” Genesis 1:1 is the opening sentence of the Holy Bible which seeks to bring about how this world was created and how God created it in a Christian perspective. This Biblical creation view according to James Houston “form a necessary and central part of any part of Christian Belief and also it is believed through faith. Because it is impossible to prove scientifically how and when the earth originated, it is “through faith” that we discern the hand of God in creation. Hebrews 11:13 states that “It is by faith that we understand that the universe was created by God’s word” There are a lot of reasons that can be considered in order to believe the biblical view of creation but in this case we are going to consider a few. The DNA is also an evidence of creation by God.
The Christian view of their God is very different; theirs is a God of purpose. Christian ideology might have been shaped by years of creeds and confessions as it tried to make sense of this incomprehensible Being, yet the basics of these creeds remain fairly faithful to the portrait given by the Bible. God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4) yet speaks of a second person (Exodus 23:20-21) who is equal with God (Philippians 2:6). The Bible also speaks of a third person (Psalm 33:6) who is also equal with God (Job 33:4). Christianity thus believes in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit who are separate but equal aspects of the same God.
Christians believe the God of Christianity to be transcendent (ultimate and independent) and immanent (involved in world) (Erickson 87). Christian belief of immanence and His affection for humans and humanity does not necessitate Him constituted from the similar essence as
As Paul educated his devotees, God had assigned to each of His creature numerous favors and actions of reliance (Rom. 12:3-8;1 Cor. 12). Therefore, even if one remained devout to the Lord, there would be verdicts of divergent consequences in all ministries. The Discipleship of Apostle Paul was to establish the biblical doctrines that administered his ministry and pursued to spread over to the lives of ordinary humans with whatever favors and prayers God may had bestowed one.
Something that Islam, Christianity and Judaism have in common, is that they all believe that there is only one god (which makes them monotheistic), which obviously lead to conflicts between the religions. The central idea of Islam is that there is only one god, named Allah (which translates to “The God” from Arabic). Just like Christianity, Islam believes in the afterlife. They believe that on the day of their death, they will be determined whether they will go to Heaven (Paradise) or
Another similarity that Christians and Muslims have is the belief of Jesus, despite that fact, Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God birthed by Holy virgin Mary, while Muslim believe that Jesus is a messenger sent from God to convey the people. Despite all of their similarities, the Christian and the Muslim religion have a lot of differences. Christians believe that God Exists in three distinct persons (The Trinity) the Father, the son, and the Holy spirit (Matthew 21:28). While Muslims believe that God (Allah) is not a trinity, and is looked through an Islamic view called strict Monotheism. Another difference that Christians and Muslims have is the book that they follow by.
The problem with this is that it overlooks a lot of rules of interpretation. It does not take a large spectrum on the whole scripture and see what God is up to in his redemptive plan. God has been unfolding his redemptive plan from Adam and it will find it’s consummation in Christ when he reigns bodily on the throne of David as King of kings and Lord of Lords. “Ammillenial deny the promises made to the physical seed of Abraham as a race and they claim that the promised are only given to the spiritual seed and the other implication is that the physical seed have no claim to the promises because they are not part of the spiritual seed of Abraham.” . They ignore the New Testament confirmations of the Old Testament covenant promises which Jesus Christ himself confirmed such as; i) (Matt.
Religious law To commence, the religious law is the major and most common disparity Christianity and Buddhism. In Christianity, the God is the one who created the entire world, everything he had said will undoubtedly be true, people should believe and follow what he had done without hesitation or judgement. According to (APA STYLE), what God revealed to us is that, ‘I am the Light of the World’, which in the other way means, ‘all things were made by the God, and without Him was not anything made that hath been made.’ Christian declare that believing and following the doctrine of god is the most essential rule of their region. Buddhism does not believe in god, it advocate its adherent to follow the Buddha’s teachings. Some people may misunderstand that following the teaching of the Buddha is similar or same as what Christian does, however Buddhism urge people to follow the Buddha’s teaching but not worshiping of obeying him.
Christianity and Judaism are similar and different in many ways. Christianity has a close relationship with Judaism, both historically and theologically. Jesus’ family followed Jewish customs and Jesus frequently quoted the Hebrew Bible. The first Christian council, convened by the apostles, concluded that pagan converts to Christianity did not have to follow Jewish ritual laws. Today, theological disagreements between Christians and Jews remain, but greater understandings and respect between the two great faiths.
This concept of having a buffet style (take what you want, leave the rest) Christianity is not something new. But how many of us struggle with it and don’t realize it? Sometimes, we go through the bible or we attend service, and pick and choose what exactly we desire. If the apostle Paul wasn’t afraid to proclaim the “whole counsel of God...”(Acts 20:27), then does that mean we are only expected to observe some of it and some of the time? 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.
Transcendence: Basis of Biblical Here the author drives home his point when it comes down to defending monotheism between the Old Testament and Israel’s neighbors. According to history Israel was taught to believe in the One God. In the Ten Commandments God forbid them of making any graven images of things in heaven or earth to worship. Oswalt gives accurate details of how Israel believe in one divine being and goes on to name in today’s society there are only three monotheism religion ; Christianity, Judaism and Islam. These three religion have one thing in common; Old Testament.
Some people suppose Gnosticism and Christianity eventually merged because the Gnostic texts are scriptures that were left out of The Bible. Gnostics believed they had the divine knowledge because they knew what Christians did not. Many Christians believed these texts were untrue, and forged by Gnostics. (Robinson) ) Although these two religions share stories, they are two entirely different religions. Gnosticism is closer to a polytheistic religion with all of its different Aeons; Christianity is monotheistic.
In all these religions, God is the supreme-being whose power is never questionable (Fisher 247). However, there are different views on the monotheistic God from each of these religions. For example, Zoroastrianism views God as the source of good and not evil at any single instance. On the contrary, Judaists and Christians see God as the source of both evil and good. Moreover, the recognition of God as monotheistic was founded on the revelation key prophets received in each faith.