Augustine again asserts in Book V that God cannot exist without the ability for him to know the future. Overall, both have the ability to exist at the same time without interfering with one another. God is aware of the choices we face and the outcome of them, yet does nothing to meddle. Despite all of this, one can’t help but wonder, does the Lord really refrain from meddling with humanities choices all the
The Lord needs a yielded vessel that will do the will of the Father and not their agenda. There is no need for you to prove yourself the Lord will validate. God has us in the business of winning souls. In fact, a study of the scriptures and researchers, citing them apparently at random and for various or a superficial intention is necessarily superficial, since time prevents you from testing them properly. Scriptural rambling can bring confusion to younger Christians because they are not equipped yet to follow.
Should a Christian be afraid to be judged? I believe that all real Christians, I mean people who really dedicate their life to serve YHWH should never be afraid to be judged, because if you are not at fault, you have nothing to worry about. Now, whoever is judging someone should be aware of the high consequences to come if they themselves are practicing the sin that they are judging the others for. If you are a thief, be sure that you quit stealing and pray, ask GOD for forgiveness before you start telling your friend to stop taking what isn’t his. GOD understands human
In this chapter we are going to look at the problem around Christology, in which there are many issues and polemics in this topic. There are many wrong interpretations related to the two natures of Christ. Christ, the Son of God is the second Person of the Trinity, yet He has two natures; human nature and divine nature. He must have these two natures to become a Mediator between God and human. Therefore, many churches have lost their true understanding concerning to the two natures of Christ, because they interpret it according to their own understanding.
That is not to say that places of worship shouldn’t exist, people just shouldn’t force their religion on others or believe their god to be superior. As someone said, “Religion is different lamps that all give the same light”. I conclude that though religion has good intentions people use it for their own benefit. Religion may have been a point of unity in the past and it may be so today too but religion is a contentious issue now and seems to be creating a wedge among
This violates the guidelines because full information was not disclosed about the study, and it led to distress among several participants. On the other hand, Milgram could justify his position by explaining that deception was needed to make the study more accurate and reliable. As long as it was followed by a debriefing, the participants would have an understanding as to why they were being
(Westminster Confession of Faith 1:7) Even regarding those teachings of Scripture that are less clear, we may not use that obscurity as an excuse for our ignorance. God has provided teachers, and has promised wisdom to those who ask (James. 1:5). No Scripture is unclear to the one who asks for wisdom. As a general principle: Scripture is always sufficiently clear to make us aware of our present responsibility to God.
A new thing learnt in this research is that plagiarism can occur intentionally and unintentionally. It may not be an intention to plagiarize but it will be marked as academic plagiarism if proper citations, quotations and references are not given. So understanding and learning how to cite and quote the references is significant. Most students do not realize the extent of the damage that plagiarism causes on their own intellectual growth. While working on one’s own idea, it would push their limits and compel them to think out of the box.
1. Why do you think Cross does not use the term “sacrament” in his chapter title? Cross believes the word sacrament is misunderstood. He “doesn’t use the term sacrament in this chapter title because he believes it indicates we must perform or participate in them to receive a blessing from God.” (p. 84). The process of such rituals implies that I can do some action to receive a special gift from God.
8. 23). Faustus knows what the scripture says, but he abandons the meaning of it and takes it out of context. The “gift of God” that he leaves out and avoids is the truth that could save him from damnation, but we see Faustus give in to those fleshly desires instead of clinging to Christian values and Christ’s promise. Because his pride and ego push these values aside, we see that Faustus is striving for more than what he feels his doctorate can give