Examining the first chapter and verse of the Gospel according to John, Trinitarians believe “The Word” is Jesus. One must remember this is simply an interpretation, or a version of the original text. Another statement in the text is chapter 10 verse 30, in which Jesus say’s “The Father and I are one”, furthering the claim that both Jesus and God the Father are one being. This saying, taken literally doesn’t make sense. There are many like sayings, in
This is a vital question and one that may have many different answers in the course of history. Some would proclaim that the Holy Ghost, also entitled the Holy Spirit, is an impersonal being, perhaps even a mystical force that is the power of God in motion. Others would say that the Holy Ghost is just another manifestation of the one God with a different name and therefore denying the trinitarian nature of God. This is contrary to the Bible which clearly shows that the Spirit is a distinct person, and even more than this He is the third person of the Godhead. That the Spirit is such is taught in passages like Acts 5 where it is said that Ananias lied to the Holy Ghost and therefore had lied, according to verse 4, “… unto God.”
A Christian worldview is also seen as when you believe the bible is entirely true in that you allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do. Why is this view important to people? If you don’t believe in the truth of God and live by it, then all witness’s will be confused and mislead by the idea and teachings of the bible. This is a way of life that helps people live by the word of their
Throughout the entirety of Mark’s gospel, there are numerous examples that show the importance of having faith. In Mark’s gospel, the importance and power of having faith is shown through the healings that Jesus performs, through Jesus’ conversations with the Twelve, and also through the exchange with the rich man. In each of these instances, an individual’s faith is shown and that individual is granted salvation, or an individual lacks faith and that individual will remain absent from God’s kingdom. An individual’s faith ultimately leads to God’s kingdom, however in Mark’s gospel many confuse God’s kingdom with human expectations of what a kingdom should entail. This is the root of the rich man’s misguided faith, and it also leads to Jesus’
However, I do not think this alone can prove that the Divine Command Theory is true. The Divine Command Theory implies that we know what God approves or disapproves of, but really no one knows for sure. So, we must rely on our own understanding
I. SYNTHESIS At the mention of “Divine Revelation”, my thoughts on it before were very narrow and simple. Back then, I would have mostly thought of revelations that occurred during the time when Jesus Christ was still alive. I had this expectation that the revelations would be mostly relating to the prophecies that we know from the bible, or what the church is constantly saying is the message of God.
Part one concerns the existence of God and the creation. Part two establishes the purpose of man. Part three determines the incarnation and resurrection of Christ. Thomas Aquinas wants us to understand, not only for the churches sake, but to know why there has to be a beginning and an end. Why does a man’s belief matter, should one take another’s word for it, or shall one examine deeper with more intimate meaning such as St Thomas Aquinas did?
The teaching had to cover backgrounds from tax collectors to Pharisees. By his telling of the three parables, Jesus effectively communicates God’s nature as, “God does not do what the hearers expect God to do, for in the kingdom of God grace is always bestowed upon those who least warrant or presume upon it.” Upon grasping this understanding, there are a few certain applications the modern Christian can understand. First, Grace is unearned and undeserved. Throughout the parable, the Father is giving and showing his sons those things that they do not deserve; with the younger son, his inheritance then his forgiveness and celebration and with the older son, patients and understanding.
To change things that are ruled by nature. We’re lazy. We expect one image of someone we’ve never met to cause miracles in our lives because we live by the word of the church, therefore we deserve it, because we’ve only been loyal to him. With the belief of God we’ve put an excuse for everything, instead of using logic and making a change for ourselves. Praying is essential when believing in God, but praying should be meant to thanking the invisible, not asking for more.
The examples in the Old Testament are practically general revelations. When we sing of this request, we are basically asking God for a special revelation and we should not take that lightly or casually. The next lyric begins by saying, “All I am, I surrender. Give me faith to trust what you say, that you’re good and your love is great.” First, we humans cannot physically surrender all here on this Earth because we
“And they will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord.” This is the terrifying inevitable truth found in 2 Thessalonians 1:9. Many people have come up with interpretations of Heaven and Hell to provide a better understanding of life after death. C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is just one of many stories written to give Christians and non believers insight. The novel follows a man who finds himself presented with a choice to stay in Hell, where he originally found himself, or to make a decision to journey to Heaven.
In the Strategies for Reading and Writing, two essays were presented on the idea of religion: Theology and Religiosity and Religion. Theology is the study of God and nature of religion. C.S. Lewis questions the validity of faith based on experience. He explains the need for both theology and experience in a relationship with God. Theology helps outline and summarize the notations know or theorized about faith.
We came up with the conclusion of Jesus assuming that the centurion is challenging his honor by sending the Jewish elders instead of going to Jesus himself for assistance. In a broker client relationship there is not mediated between the two by having the elders mediated implies that he wants to shame Jesus publicly. The centurion sees Jesus as broker between him and god so by publicly challenging him ensure that if the servant was not healed, people’s doubt about Gods power will continue. To answer the second question we believe that there is honor challenged between clients, brokers and patrons when favors are asked this is proven when Malina and Rohrbaugh state that by “Giving a gift is a positive challenge and requires reciprocation in kind (Kindle Location 1185).”