(1 Cor 2:10-11) In the Old Testament, God spoke through prophets and leaders of his people, but in the last days has revealed himself by his Son (2 Pt 2:20-21; Heb 1:1-2). The Spirit has the role of glorifying God and pointing to Jesus (Jn 16:14). It is always the Spirit’s role to stir our hearts that we will gaze more fully on Jesus and God the Father. He always makes little of himself but brings to our minds the words of Jesus. John puts it this way as he reports Jesus’ words: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you“ (Jn 14:26 unless otherwise stated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the English Standard Version).
Just as God inspired the Scriptures to teach doctrine, so God inspired leaders throughout the history of the church to introduce additional doctrines and practices. The collective writings of the early church “fathers,” the decisions of the ecumenical councils, and the decisions of the popes constitute this authoritative church tradition. The council included as part of the Bible the Apocrypha, books from the inter-testamental period that the Jews and the Protestants excluded. The Council of Trent officially pronounced eleven books of the Apocrypha to be Scripture. The result is that the Roman Catholic Bible today includes in the Old Testament seven extra books and four additions to existing books.
The Bible is the will of God; it is His authoritative word. (Jackson 2017) Jesus Christ said, “and the scriptures cannot be broken” (Jn. 10:35). (NIV). God does speak to his followers sometimes one way and sometimes another even though people may not understand it” (Job 33:14) (NCV).
In fact, Paul wants us to see ourselves as the Body of Christ as he emphatically wrote: “Ye are the body of Christ and members in particular.” (I Cor. 12: 27). In previous chapters, it is well demonstrated how the human body is built to reveal the plan of salvation of God for humanity. What the apostle had learned from the doctor fit so well with his vision and understanding of the things of God. Besides the plan of salvation, there is also a Body of Christ with its modus operandi (its way of operating).
Catholics are a Christian sect and believe in one God. Like other Christians, they believe that Jesus is God 's Son which goes hand-in-hand with the belief in the Holy Trinity. God the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit are what makes up the Holy Trinity. The Catholics basic beliefs are the bible; which was created by God and is the path to follow. The Ten Commandments are what the Catholics live by for moral and ethnic reasoning (Elston, 2010).
The contribution of Luther: Luther’s preaching and teaching was influenced by his personal experience. He tried to correct the one sided emphasis, which existed in the church of his time. The theology of medieval period was the doctrine of sacraments. But, Luther tried to construct the doctrine of the Word of God. So Luther’s theology is called as the theology of the Word of God.
The second tenant is Atonement. Atonement can literally be taken apart to mean “at one” with, and it represents that those who believe in Christianity and the Bible will become at one with God and find themselves in harmony with the Lord. There are various ways that atonement can be interpreted throughout the different sects of Christianity, but
He backed up his research by using verses in the Bible and not by applying just his own thoughts. He also had to have knowledge of God and God’s creation to be able to get a better understanding of what the Holy Spirit is and why he is there. What value does the article have for Christian ministry, and life in general? Palmer explains that we should be thankful for the Spirit being a person as He saves us from our sin and He also leads us to God. If there were no Holy Spirit, no God, then we would never have seen His beautiful creation.
When we talk about fighting with the weapon of God, it's not worldly weapons, but spiritual weapons. The Word of God is our spiritual weapon that will firstly allow us to walk with the Word of God inside our hearts as we study God's Word. We have a purpose of spreading the good news of God in order to fight against the evil one who has confused so many to deny the truth. God is the truth and with the Word of God we are able to speak the truth into other's lives. People are always looking for proof before they can believe in something, but with God we first need to believe in Jesus Christ before we can receive eternal life from God.
Luke also highlights the behavior and deeds of certain characters as role models of Christianity. In addition, he emphasizes the innocence of Jesus and other characters against Roman accusations. The Acts are in fact, the narration of the fulfillment of God’s promises to the Israelites through the acts carried out by Jesus and his disciples. This biblical book covers the idea of universal salvation by accentuating that Christianity is a means of deliverance for all communities. On that same note, the author goes further by providing examples of God’s promises being fulfilled for non-Jewish people which began in Samaria and Syria.