These books are letters addressed to believers. They both contain a greeting, a body and a closing statement. The themes of these letters, which will be discussed in detail later, are also similar: they are to warn the church about incoming dangers and to remind the Christians to remain strong in the faith. They both end their letters by glorifying God and the Lord Jesus Christ. However, to analyze the similarities of these books in an efficient manner, it is vital to understand the
The adage, “each one for himself and God for us all” seems to be the guiding principle of most love and friendship relationships. This new way of practicing love and friendship, have not only infiltrated our societies but it has also entered into Christian communities and churches. The common
By quoting a psalm, “Grant me Lord to know and understand” (Augustine, 3) on the faith one must have in God, Augustine establishes himself with a knowledge base to better communicate that he is well versed in scripture and that his musings in the narrative have their basis in the Holy Book. He frequently interjects these quotes from scripture to begin a series of questioning. This serves to make his point of view more relatable to the audience, an audience that may not have converted to catholicism yet. By asking these questions Augustine awkledges the doubts that happen when someone believes in God, doubts that he had for the time before his conversion to catholicism. Even the fact that he writes these questions and admits to not having answers is
Christianity explains salvation as redemption by God’s grace through faith from unrighteousness and sins to Cleanliness, also known as Salvation. The Bible explores salvation in different perspectives including reconciliation, redemption, ransom, forgiveness, and justification. Even though the Bible is a unitary book, the new and the old testaments present salvation in different aspects. However, the different aspects are complementary. In fact, the Old Testament presents many prophesies about salvation that was fulfilled in the New Testament (Kärkkäinen 87).
The book and the Christian point-of-view have different views on how this reversal of someone’s future can happen, but the general idea of how it can happen for someone is the same, forgiveness. God sent his son, Jesus, to die on the cross for everyone’s sins so that if
Have you ever thought of how we got the Bible that we have and why some churches uses other books in addition to the sixty-six in our bible? Catholic bible includes other books known as Apocrypha, then how do we know if the books in our Bible are the books God wants us to have and that other books that are not inspired by Him. In the early church, many books were moving around the churches and some of these books carried teachings which caused a lot of problems in the church. A lot of controversial issues were raised about what Christians should believe, how Christians should behave, and who gets to decide both. Some of the early church leaders gathered together to decide which books were worth to be included in the Bible, and which ones were
Pastoral care is a ministry of guidance and the pastors has the aptitude to influence the mind-sets of others, by promoting spiritual growth. Providing pastoral care can overlap with personal and professional relationships. Pastoral care Is when pastors and ministers keep us centered on what is essential in the healing process and in our relationship with God, the Almighty. Moreover, in the midst of the chaos and grief of a
Some of these similarities include they both believe in the Triune God, meaning three persons in one; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They both believe that Jesus died for the sins of all and that and as a result of this all men have access to salvation. However, although they have similarities,
Paul’s pneumatology found in his writings has been a matter of interest in recent New Testament scholarship. Gordon Fee has been a great contributor in this area and in Paul, the Spirit and the People of God he outlines the various elements found in Pauline pneumatology giving us greater insight into this subject. In this paper I will highlight some of these elements that are unique to Paul and are not found in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts. The first distinctive of Pauline pneumatology is the way he sees the Spirit as God’s personal presence. For Paul, the coming of the Spirit meant that God had fulfilled the promises He had made to Jeremiah and Ezekiel when He said, ‘I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel’ (Jer.
An overview of Homiletics: Historical, Theological and Homiletic Development and Significance. Introduction: Preaching is the central acts of Christianity Preaching is a vehicle for promoting the changes in the churches as well as in society. Preaching also assumes that it is the fundamental aspects of the church. The church cannot function properly without the direction of it. .