This shows that because God has no darkness in Him, ultimately, He is perfect. John the Apostle writes how whoever loves his brother abides in the light. This is important because the goal as a Christian is to become more like Christ, so if we love others we abide in Christ. The more we love our brothers, the more we become like Christ. In 1 John 3, it talks about how we should act as children of God.
(Web Bible Encyclopedia) Likewise, biblical inspiration is the doctrine in Christian theology that credits the authors and editors of the Bible as ordained or influenced by God thus rendering their writings the word of God. When we speak of the Bible as inspired, we are simply acknowledging God divine influence on the human authors of the Scriptures. As members of the faith community, our belief in this divine inspiration is solid, and that the writings were/are the very Word of God. In the context of the Scriptures, the word “inspiration” simply means “God. The Bible is the will of God; it is His authoritative word.
A path that diverges into two, revealing two options that one must choose from, can be overwhelming when trying to make the right decision. As Christians, it is a comfort to know that believers have an ever-present help to hold them in all situations. As said in Proverbs, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" (Proverbs
Therefore, Paul told that the only way to save them from condemnation is to have faith in Jesus Christ, that’s reason why, he wasn’t ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it’s the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, Romans 1:16. Paul knew it was the only way of salvation, the one power of God that was effective in forgiving and chaing man and bring them at least to heaven.Now we can see here Paul wrote this letter, the main idea what He wrote was to show what salvation means in the book of Romans. It includes justification, peace with God a new Holy life and glorification. The only power to accomplish all this is the gospel of Christ. Salvation is offered through faith in Jesus, the Messiah, as we can see in the book of Romans 3:21-23; 10:9, through in Jesus we believe that He is the representative of the righteous by His faith, He brought internal life and He brought
Only those who remained blameless and free of sin would reach God’s presence. Salvation in the Old Testament is viewed primarily as a means of going to heaven, which calls for obedience of Gods commandments to be worth before Him. Although this is similar to the New Testament, the New Testament mainly emphasizes on deliverance from sin through Jesus Christ, the son of God, who died to redeem his people from sin and its consequences. Salvation in the Old Testament was mainly based on faith in God (Kärkkäinen 63). For instance, God considered Abraham, who was faithful to him, as a man through whom he would raise a great generation that would please and obey Him.
Christ "reveals man to himself and makes clear his supreme calling, which is to share in the divine mystery of the life of the Trinity" (n. 13). Faith is man's obedient response to God's revelation (n. 13). By faith man accepts the truth of Christ's revelation which is guaranteed by God. Because an act of faith involves freely entrusting oneself to God and freely accepting His
His compassion never struggles with His righteousness, virtue and holiness, as there is harmony in His honourable character. God is a Holy Father who loves all people equally and longs to have companionship and intimacy with them. (Muehlenberg, 2013) However, His sanctity demands that we approach Him washed of our iniquity, which the salvation work of Jesus Christ on the cross makes conceivable. (Muehlenberg, 2013) The love of God is an important part of God’s nature. (Muehlenberg, 2013) Christ God’s ultimate and faultless word to humanity is Jesus
In 2 Timothy 3:16 the apostle Paul states: ‘All Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, for rebuking, for correction, for training in uprightness.’ As followers of Jesus Christ it is essential that we hold fast to what this verse teaches. God has designed the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments to teach us truth for what we need to know. The Bible can rightly be called ‘The Manual for the Human Life’. So the Bible teaches what is true. And it consistently teaches what is true.
Sin is a part of life throughout an average human and nobody 's perfect by any means, but God wants us to realize we can overcome these sins, actions, and bad behavior. The Bible itself has several subject topics and stories that relate to everyday life and temptations with his disciples, how they overcame these situations and still managed to live for God regardless of their past. Brueggemann believes that in order to understand and obtain information from the book of God you must have an open imagination. Having an open mind about christianity and reading the Bible will help obtain a clear visual and understanding what is expected of us as God’s people ensuring these signs, warnings, and blessings will happen if you believe in God’s word. Brueggemann encourages to have an imagination of our own to interpret our own understanding in ways we are comfortable.
Remember, prayer is the key but faith opens the door for you. Faith is very important to have when you pray you must believe that God will hear you and will answer you. You see, prayer is having real confidence in our heavenly father, God almighty. You see, faith is more important to God than anything. Without faith it is impossible to please God for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.