James 1:17 says “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” This verse speaks of the Unchangeable Nature of God. Prior to this verse James describes Spiritual maturity, and part of this maturing process is the testing of faith, and subjection to temptation which is a constant inner struggle of a sinful human nature. Verse 17 is the encouragement that in the midst of testing and temptation we can be sure of God’s “invariable goodness.” He only gives good gifts and “His own perfection and invariability are seen by contrast with the heavenly light-giving bodies, the variation of lights and shadows.” God isn’t like the sun which shines for a time and then hides in the shadows of clouds or of night for a while before shining again. God is always good, and “God’s gifts are invariably good. In all the changes of a changing world they never vary.” A God who never differs from Himself means that “In coming to Him at any time we need not wonder whether we shall find Him in a receptive mood.” We can trust that “He is always consistent with his character of love and righteousness.
PERSONS OF THE TRINITY We serve One God. The Bible supports the oneness of God, but we must understand that all three persons of the Trinity are God. Throughout the Bible we see indications that God is the “Heavenly Father”. For example, 2 Corinthians 6:18 tells us, “And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (NLT). Psalm 89:26 says, “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation’” (NKJV).
Jesus is the perfection and the role model for all the spirits. Jesus came out the Father but the creation came out the Son: “Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, He sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3). THE INTIMACY OF JESUS TO THE FATHER The son of God knows the Father and the Father knows him; Jesus is in the Father and the Father is in him. Jesus knows fully the Father and the
Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” The purpose of the following essay is to explore the wider theological context in which one can speak, like Theresa, about the relation between human life and divine agency. The reason is that several important theological concepts depend on some idea about divine agency. Among them is, most obvious, the concept of divine revelation.
One must always look to help your neighbor and have in mind that selflessness with one another is justice. Moreover, peace and order are the circumstances in which justice can be achieved by Augustine. When order is achieved within oneself, a man is ready to treat others with justice, and it is the constant seeking of peace what drives men search for a just society. Augustine, however, linked the notion of justice with his Christian beliefs and truly believed that Christians that are devoted to God are the only
Christian refer to Christ, as one who has reconciled Humanity to God. Metaphysic believes that we take on the charge to refer all of Humanity to the knowledge of the Christ in you. The Practical view of early Christian Doctrine is to take the Holy Scriptures by faith. The Bible is divinely inspired in the operation of interpretation through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Scripture reveals insight of Christian beliefs and practices.
We deserve his punishment, but God gives us his undeserved grace. All mercies have their origin in God and can only be received from him. The Bible speaks of the riches of God's mercies (Ps 5: 7; 69:16), his tender mercy (James 5:11), and the greatness of his mercy (Numbers 14: 19); also the bible speaks of the multitude of his mercies (Ps 51: 1): "Have mercy, God, according to your gracious love, according to your unlimited compassion, erase my transgressions." Each day, God's mercy can be experienced, for it never ends: " Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his gracious love is everlasting.” (Ps 136:
They get messages from God directly. The assignment of the prophets was to announce the present truth of their people. They spread-out the God’s messages to their contemporary people. The prophet of the Old Testament is the forerunner and model of the Christian preacher. D.W. Cleverly Ford stated that the preaching was a late comer in the history of
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:” Psalms 111:10 (Kind James Version) To fear the Lord means to please God by obeying His commandments; praying all the time; reading the Bible which enables the Holy Spirit to speak to us concerning our life. The Holy Spirit is the one who produces the spirit of wisdom in us, giving us the ability to discern the right action and the right way to proceed making right choices. The wisdom which is from above is pure, peaceable, gentle, and full of mercy and good fruits; without partiality, and without hypocrisy. According to James
God the creator is the foundation of life and He is the truth behind the existence of all things. The Bible distinctly reveals that all things came into being through Him, and apart from Him, nothing came into being that has come into being. (John 1:3, NASB) Therefore, everything that exists and dwells in heaven and on earth, under the sea, and all that they contain, both the visible and the invisible, are all under the Authority and Lordship of the living God. Who can command things to happen without the Lord 's permission? (Lament 3:37, NLT) In essence, humanity can only find and know and understand the ultimate and absolute truth and the hidden meaning behind human and material existence if they seek God with all their heart, mind, soul and strength, and to likewise submit to His Authority by obeying His Divine commands/ statutes, laws, precepts that are written in the Bible.