For instance, taking the phrase "God is love" (1 John 4:7-16) out of its context, we might come away thinking that our God loves everything and everyone at all times with a gushing, romantic love. But in its literal and grammatical context, “love” here refers to agape love, the essence of which is a sacrifice for the benefit of another, not a sentimental, romantic love. The historical context is also crucial because John was addressing believers in the first-century church and instructing them not on God’s love per se, but on how to identify true believers from false teaching. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding (Psalms
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.
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).
They are as follows; W. E. Sangster defined preaching that, “Preaching was, is, and ever will be God’s chief way of communicating his will to the world.” According to Sangster, preaching is the only way of communication that God’s will is proclaim to the world. As Philip Brooks pointed out that, “Preaching is the communication of truth by man to men” Philip Brooks bring out two essential things in his definition. Truth and personality of the preachers are playing important role in the preaching. Craig Skinner noted that the preaching, “As an art, the art of verbal communication by human personality through which God is pleased to reveal himself”. Origins and Development of Preaching in History: Christian preaching has a long history.
“The Allies model is premised on the belief that God’s truths are revealed in the book of God’s Word (Scripture) and the book of God’s Works (creation)” (Entwistle, 2015). As Christians, our main source of knowledge should be from God. At the same time it is also important to understand that God is the author of both nature and scripture. In accordance with this, John 1:3 says, “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (Holy Bible, NIV). As stated, God has created all of nature and thus His truth should be able to be found through it.
The bible is what helps keeps our faith alive as it contains a rich amount of history that tells us of God’s revelation and the ways how our faith works. Although the bible contains numerous works of different people, it is still a work of God that helps our faith remain constant and grow, as everything written was under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In some way, I was able to understand the value also of the other books, as before I did not really take interest of the other books included bible, aside from the likes of the Gospels, Genesis, Exodus, Psalms, and Proverbs. Nevertheless, I realized that the books are all part of the bible as each has a purpose to serve and stands as a testament to the infidelity of mankind, and of God’s unfailing love for
“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
I learned that theological wisdom is gained from God, the Almighty and it is depicted as an aspect of God. The Bible expounds or explains this fact in (Proverbs 2:6). "For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. " Christian wisdom/theology relates to serenity, devotion, holiness,
I am a follower of Jesus Christ and I have faith in God the father, Jesus the son and the holy spirit. This paper will discuss the requirements of the Christian worldview which involve God, human nature, Jesus Christ, restoration of humanity, benefits of a Christian worldview, and finally a reflection of my personal beliefs about Christian worldview. God God 's loving personality is seen throughout the Bible, including everything from the creation until Jesus 's got crucified. In Genesis 1:1 it states that God is the creator of all living creatures and this universe (KJV). The tale of God 's creation is in the book of Genesis.
This is supported by Alexander (2006) when he says that the word canon signifies a rule and it was used by Christian Fathers to designate the inspired scriptures. http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/Topics/Bible/Bible_Canonization.html defines canonisation as the process by which the community of God's people accept certain scriptures as divinely inspired and authoritative. According to https://www.thefree dictionary.com/canonization canonisation is to include in the biblical canon, to approve as within canon law or to treat as sacred. Considering the above definitions I can define canonisation as a process by which the Christian community determine whether writings are inspired by God so as to consider those scriptures sacred and to include them in the biblical canon. When a book conforms to the canon or passes the test of authenticity it becomes a canonical book.