The Trinity doctrine is crucial because it reveals What and Who the God is (one God in three persons), and this insight allows Christians, though in an obviously limited way, to view the inner working of God’s nature and personhood. Furthermore, he said that Trinity doctrine brings together in a coherent manner the great truths about God’s historical, redemptive actions (completed in and through the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit). For example,(1) the Father (the first person the trinity) sends the Son into the world to offer a propitiatory sacrifice on the cross; that is a sacrifice that appeases the Father’s just wrath against sin and extend the Father’s love and mercy by allowing repentant sinners to escape divine judgement. (2) The incarnate Son (the second Person of the Trinity) is able to provide this atonement because he is both God and man. The God-man conquers death, sin, and hell through his glorious resurrection from the dead.
In 4th century, the Athanasian Creed expressed the doctrine following being part of it: to trinitarian christians (catholic christians, eastern orthodox christians and majority of protestant order), the father (God) is not a separate entity from the Son (Jesus, he being incarnation) as well as the Holy Spirit, “the other hypostases of the Christian Almighty” (Taylor 1998). Owing to the endeavors of Karl Barth, who wrote fourteen volumes of Church Dogmatics, the doctrine of the Trinity was given burgeoning theological heed in 20th century (Flores 163). The revelation of word of God is related to the Trinity and this theological focus is what makes Christian concept of God unique and different from other
In fact, Paul wants us to see ourselves as the Body of Christ as he emphatically wrote: “Ye are the body of Christ and members in particular.” (I Cor. 12: 27). In previous chapters, it is well demonstrated how the human body is built to reveal the plan of salvation of God for humanity. What the apostle had learned from the doctor fit so well with his vision and understanding of the things of God. Besides the plan of salvation, there is also a Body of Christ with its modus operandi (its way of operating).
Christology explains Christ’s role of salvation, his acts and teachings, and his ministry, in other words it helps us understand his nature. “Son of Man” is a known term used to refer to Jesus’s divinity, meaning how he was the Son of God. “For the Son of Man is Lord even on the Sabbath day” (Bible, Matthew 12:8) this statement is proof of the one nature of Christ, human. Founded by Jesus Christ and named throughout
Perhaps the most common of all of these to us is the religion of Christianity. All denominations of Christianity are monotheistic. There are many arguments against the idea that Christianity is monotheistic. Many Christians believe in The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost or Jesus and the Virgin Mary. People say that since Christians also believe in these other holy beings that there is no way that Christianity could be considered a monotheistic religion.
What is the gospel truth? 1 John 1-5 • TRUTH MEANS ACTUAL FACTS. • The gospel truth is the truth about the teaching and revelation of Christ Jesus. It is not an opinion about the life and teaching of Jesus Christ rather it should be made clear that from the onset that the sort of truth we are talking about in the gospel is not some sort of idealized dogmatic or universal truth of the type sometimes promoted by religious or political zealots. We are talking about the facts, about a God that was not created nor made but has existed 2.
Question #1: What does biblical inspiration mean? Does God speak to us directly through the bible, or is the word of God always open to interpretation? How does one best defend his or her interpretation? Biblical Inspiration is that extraordinary or supernatural divine influence vouchsafed to those who wrote the Holy Scriptures, rendering their writings infallible. (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.
This brings us to the third aspect of Paul’s pnuematology. Paul is truly Trinitarian in that he understands that God is truly one and personal, that the Spirit is the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ and that they are both personal and divine. In spite of this, the Spirit is distinct from the Father and from the Son. Fee also observes that Paul’s interest in Christ and the Spirit is “not with the nature of their being God, but with their role in salvation and Christian experience” (Fee, 33). Christ and his work help define the Spirit and his work in the Christian life (Fee, 32).
The Word of God and Revelation In the Christian world view the Bible is the Word of God and Jesus Christ the Son of God is the essential emphasis of revelation. God has shown Himself equally in the transcribed Word which is the Bible and in the mortal word which is Jesus Christ. (Muehlenberg, 2013) The Christian world view holds that Jesus Christ didn’t just bring a revelation from God the Father, but is He Himself the revelation of God. All Scripture (the entire Bible) is inspired by God, and is authoritative in all it upholds. (Muehlenberg, 2013) The New Testament canon ended of with the book of Revelation, and more statements of inspired literatures are to be excluded.
Although each of these sects has slight variations, each of them still holds belief in the three basic tenants of Christianity. These main tenants are belief in Incarnation, Atonement, and the Trinity. Incarnation is the belief that Jesus was born by the power of the Holy Spirit, and conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem. Naturally, this leads to the belief that Jesus Christ is actually half-god and half-man. The second tenant is Atonement.