What does it mean to be human? Having my own thoughts of how things are and why they are make me human in contrast, we were made in the image of Christ with our own thought process but we process data differently. Isiah 55:8, “Humans are no more important than animals. Humans were made to care for the things of the kingdom. Genesis 1:31, “God made us all and everything he made he saw it to be very good” (KJV).
The hope of the coming of an eschatological Davidic king is found in many second-Temple Jewish texts, some of which are composite and difficult to date. The Old Testament messianic expectation, however, undergoes some further development. First, this Davidic king is explicitly said to be without sin. Second, based on messianic interpretation of 2 Sam 7:14; Ps. 2:7, the Davidic messiah comes to be designated as the "son of God."
Genesis 1:26, shows the conversation between God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...” By making man and woman in His image, He made us different from the rest of creation. These verses show how special you are to God. God told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply, and to fill the earth and subdue it (or take care of everything He had made). This is the purpose for
JESUS AND HIS FATHER The key to the Trinitarian doctrine is the Father-Son relationship. In Christian theology, God is symbolised as a divine Father primarily because Christ is symbolised as the divine Son. Not the other way around. The Gospel of Mark describes Jesus as the Son of man and the Son of God. The contrast and connection are dramatically portrayed in the anguish of the Gethsemane prayer where Jesus begins: “ “ Mark 14:36.The untranslated Aramaic address to the heavenly Father, abba, seems important.
Through God’s interactions with mankind, he uses certain individuals to perform tasks to reach specific outcomes and rewards them for their actions. But as conflicts arise throughout man's existence, challenges arise and people begin to question God. A challenge to God’s authority as portrayed by Abraham, Jacob, and Moses is justified by its prevalence to the underlying effects each challenge possesses on the future of mankind, in other words God accepts these challenges through the realization that each will consequently change the future and carry out his goals. Abram was one of the many prophets in which God quarrels with in response to questioning God's righteousness. God chooses Abraham, reckons him as righteous, and creates a covenant
Wolfram begins his look into religion in through the eyes of a young Parzival who asks “Oh mother, what is God? (Pg 71)” While seeming to be an innocent and simple enough question, it in fact is one of the most complex and controversial questions that the human race has ever come across. In this question we also see some of the parallels Brian Murdoch discusses between Parzival and Adam. Where Parzival grows up in “idyllic surroundings but in isolation (Murdoch 147)”, much like Adam who was created into a perfect world but was isolated. Both will then go into to commit their own mistakes/sins and renounce their faith in God.
His argument is known as reductio ad absurdum, which demonstrates through a contradiction that God exists. Anselm delivered the first known ontological argument in a prayer. He claimed, 1) God exists in the understanding, 2) good might have existed in reality, 3) if something exists only in the understanding, then it is possible for it to be greater, 4) suppose God exists only in the understanding, 5) God might have been greater than it is, and 6) the greatest possible being could have been greater. There is a contradiction between #4 and #6. Guanilo counters Anselm’s argument by demonstrating that one could substitute different words with God and make absurd claims.
Covenants in the Hebrew Bible In the Hebrew Bible, the relationship between God and men expressed differently and it gradually transforms with different descendants. In the end, it leads to an increase of power of God not only toward an individual, but also toward all human beings through codifications called “covenants”. The Evangelical Dictionary of Theology defines Covenant as “A compact or agreement between two parties binding them mutually to undertakings on each other’s behalf” (). To understand the whole principle of covenants’ development, we need to begin with a story of creation in Genesis. God made the world as a pattern for Adam and Eve and guided them how to live and what to do: “Be fruitful and multiply;
Simply professed, I believe Jesus is God. In the Gospel of Matthew 1:22-23, His Divine identity is revealed to his biological father Joseph as the fulfillment of the messianic prophecy spoken in the book of Isaiah 7:14. Traditionally, the divine qualifying attributes such as: his “sinlessness” or his “teachings” pointed to define his divinity. The two can points can easily be diminished by identifying Jesus as an “extraordinary individual”. His death alone, offers very little affirmation of his divine nature, due to claims of Jesus simply being a political victim or martyr.
However as the name of the fresco suggest it gives a crucial clue on the intend subject by Masaccio the trinity or three in one, or one God with three entities (Kloss, Lecture 13, 25:40) God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God the Son is the most noticeable for both Christian and Non-Christians alike in the literal form of Jesus Christ. God the Father is not quite as noticeable but the uniqueness of the perspective of the divine man in the foreground brings out an aura that he is occupying both spaces and logically God the Father is the only divine figure that could be in two places at once (Kloss, Lecture 13 25:31). Even more ambiguous is God the Holy Spirit, which is traditionally seen as a dove through out the holy texts; God the Holy Spirit can be overlooked easily since it is found with wings outstretched in front of God the father, it almost looks like it is a part of his robe or perhaps a white shirt or