Being very direct he describes, that telling a random stranger that God loves you is not biblical evangelism. Although, God loves them and the people should know that, they should also know the details. Paul provided a question for evangelist to ask instead, “Is the Holy Spirit so at work in your heart through the preaching of the gospel that a change has been wrought so that the sin you once loved you now hate and the sin you once desired to embrace?Do you want to go to heaven?” The idea to ask more direct questions rather than saying God loves you,say this prayer, now you will go to heaven is something that I can fully agree with.
Motes view on religion is that if you don't believe in christ those rules and regulations don't apply to him because he believes the opposite and he decides for himself that there are no rules in his “Church Without Christ”. Another example of religion in the novel Wise blood by Flannery O’Connor for example "Listen," he said, "get this: I don't believe in anything.” “I don't have to say it but once to nobody,” Haze said. The driver closed his mouth and after a second he returned the piece of cigar to it.
Gnosticism is closer to a polytheistic religion with all of its different Aeons; Christianity is monotheistic. Gnostics did not endure time because they did not reach out for followers, they did not always accept, and they did not promise salvation. Christians reached out for new followers, accepted all, and promised salvation through
The Theologian I. A. Dorner did not believe the Protestant Reformation was complete (p. 247). Dorner believed the protestant reformers were so preoccupied with doctrine of salvation that they neglected medieval ideas of God, which were heavily influenced by Greek philosophy. (p. 248). Dorner did not believe the description of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were real in a literal sense, but each are aspects of God (p. 256). I believe we tend to limit God into this nice little childlike triangular package called the Trinity.
Mi nombre es mio, but I don 't want a name to overshadow my persona. Yes, I 'm aware I have the word Jesus in my name . And to be honest I hate it when people say that I 'm blessed or make fun of it because its so exotic. I remember people would tell me to pray for them, like I was some wish granting dety or a saint, which I 'm not and to this day nothing 's change. Grwoing up in a religious household I felt pressured to uphold his name instead of me proving my worth to Jesus himself.
In Chapter 43 of Second Isaiah, the prophet argues that “even when proper sacrifices have been offered, they have not been satisfying because of other iniquities” (Ackerman 1016). The people of Israel believe that if they do everything they can to make sure that their sacrifices are worthy and appropriate, God will accept them. However, Isaiah points out that the behavior and actions beneath the sacrifice will not be ignored. Similarly, in Chapter 58 of Third Isaiah, the Lord speaks to the prophet and seeks to define what is considered false and true worship. According to the book of Third Isaiah, “The Lord rejects fasting that is accompanied by oppression (v.3) and strife (v.4).”
Which makes sense because when you change from being atheists to Christianity, people would say you have had a change of heart, that results in a different end. The phrase “resulting in a different end” is also critically important to understand what is meant when Finney means “change of heart”. When someone swaps from one religion to another they start to praise the God they switched over to. In the example given above, if someone switches from atheism to Christianity, they would start to praise and glorify the Jesus Christ. This means this person that converted into Christianity gave up sinning of the flesh, and selfishness since he now looks up to the Lord, which can be proven when Finney added, “A change of heart, therefore, is to prefer a different end.
You are confusing the definitions of apologists and scholars. The apologists only goal is to defend his opinion. Not to pass on knowledge that I believe is an evangelist 's job. No, you are confusing a term with its application; a Christian apologist is first and foremost an evangelist.
Humans are driven to transcendence. “God is a holy mystery so radically different from the world that human beings can never form an adequate idea” (Johnson, pg. 38). Rahner believes there is only one mystery in Christian faith which is God as a self-giving love. I agree that God is a mystery who is very
Augustine refutes Caelestius’ ideas by using Scripture to show that we are righteous only by the grace of God through Jesus Christ. He showed that Caelestius is unable to explain many texts that speak of the sinfulness of all humans. Caelestius challenges the idea that the fall resulted in our nature being corrupted so that it is unable to do