This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also. ” I cannot agree with any of the aspects of process theology and the only thing I can agree with is its critics who claim process theology is non-Christian
These three philosophers present their own arguments about the existence of God. One philosopher Thomas Aquinas present the better argument in one’s opinion because he argues that everything that has breath must have a creator and this is the only thing that makes sense of what these philosophers say. God does exist not for what these three philosophers say but God exists for the faith of what the Bible says. Anselm’s argues that he is supposed to seek God with his whole heart, but how can he seek someone he has not seen.
“Man cannot grasp how death could be the source of life and love; yet to reveal the mystery of his saving plan God has chosen precisely that which reason considers "foolishness" and a "scandal" (John Paul pg. 21). The main justification that Paul provides is the truth about the deeper meaning of the Cross of Christ. The cross provides the wisdom needed to understand the motives of God and the amount of love that humans are truly capable of. In total, reason alone cannot fully eliminate the reason for the crucifixion itself. Faith is needed to fully understand His death and that faith in the Cross can lead to the ultimate answer of
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
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.
No one comes to the Father except through me. ' " Philosophically, it is impossible for religions with mutually exclusive doctrines to be equally valid. Where we find contradiction, we must find errors. Either Christ was wrong or He was right when He claimed to be the only path to God. It is simple arithmetic, not spiritual
Augustine also did not have a perfect answer, but he believes that God must let mankind through the experience of ignorance and difficulties. “It is true that, in the works studied by Ogliari, Augustine says that not all people will be saved by the grace of the second Adam, Christ. Everyone is treated justly and some will receive the mercy of God” (Van Geest, Paul). Augustine thinks that not everyone has the right to be saved. God knows who will be saved, so some of the humans are destined to be saved.
The plan of God’s salvation in the book of Romans. According to Christian belief that salvation is from God, and salvation is the free gift from God to those who are believe. I believe too, the reason why salvation of God accured to people because of love, grace and because of the promise of God from the descendants of Adam, however, God also has planned salvation to His people in this world. But in this generation there are many people don’t believe that salvation comes from God instead salvation comes from the effort of man, and the good work of man, but the Bible itself does teach about that, its wrong, its not true at all. Reformed theologian believes that, man was corropted by sinned, and he done nothing to get the gift of God’s salvation,
The concept of pluralism for a christ-centered theist is, unsupported because in christianity there cannot be more than one reality true or valid at the same time. The concept of relativism for a christ-centered theist is, unsupported because there is a defined moral law based on God. The concept of exclusivity for a christ-centered theist is, supported because if you don 't believe than you wont get the benefits of believing. The concept of inclusivity for a christ-centered theist is, unsupported because God wont take nonbelievers into heaven.
This shows that just as I mentioned, Mark’s purpose was to prove and show facts of how Jesus was the Messiah. As mentioned in the course manual, if Mark’s gospel ended on the crucifixion, then the gospel would be missing facts, which could be essential of the belief of the reader and not to mention that it would be ending on quite a tragic ending that shows more injustice . It means that in order for Mark to capture more than just the injustice committed against Jesus, he had to differ him from all the other famous executions such as Socrates’s or Joan of Arc and let’s not forget to mention that it was vital to the Christianity faith for the reader to understand what exactly differentiated Jesus Christ from all those other
To relate this theory to the Bible, Apollinarius’ interpretation could be related to the Bible verse found in Galatians 5:17 which states, “For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” He relates to this verse, but twists it to say that Jesus could not have had a human mind/spirit because it was corrupt and against the divine nature. What he missed though is that Jesus is not just partly human and partly divine, but He is one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man. The Christian belief of the incarnation of Jesus is quite different from what Apollinarius believed. Christians believe that Jesus in the flesh was not only fully man but also fully God; not half and half, not a mixed nature, not a divine mind with a human mind and soul, but all God and all man!
These beliefs depend on a fear of God rather than sole worship, as He is portrayed to be a spiteful, all-powerful being. In my teaching, the fear of God was not placed within me. Instead, a deeper trust in God’s saving powers was instilled upon my beliefs, which attempted to draw belief from love rather than fear. God was portrayed as an all-loving being attempting to free us from the control of sin, which quite evidently contradicts the image of a vengeful God. Religion has shaped the way the
7. Arius believed that since Jesus is called the son of God, he cannot be equal and identical to God the father. Jesus was more than man but less than God. 8. The Council of Nicaea was a meeting of Bishops (a convention of Clerical bureaucrats) to decide on a definitive interpretation of the Trinity, and setting a date for Easter along with many other important issues.
I am also curious to know if God can save Godself, because reflecting on the words of Jesus on the cross, would it wrong to say that God the Father had left God the Son to die on the cross? With this claim, God could save Jesus because they were separate, distinct and different as they are the persons of the
Introduction ... If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. —1 Corinthians 15:14 (King James Version) Since the crucifixion of Jesus, opponents of Christianity have directly criticized the religion’s foundation, attempting to belie the historicity of Christ’s physical resurrection. Aiming to nullify Christianity and confute the prospect of supernatural intervention or divine involvement, skeptics and opponents of Christianity continually disseminate naturalistic alternatives, or conspiracy theories, to contradict the resurrection account.