The Lord became man, lived for and through man, and later died for it. Incarnational Union soteriology can incorporate all that the Lord did on his quest to save humanity, such as his Death and Resurrection. Jesus had to fully unify us with his Incarnation, so he had to surrender to the Lord on the cross for us and relinquish himself to death. He relinquished himself to death, so he could defeat death and sin, then later rise and prove that we all could be greater than death. Jesus Christ set the perfect example for us by battling sin and winning.
How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
Christianity emphases on the trust of life after death as a central and indispensable view of their faith, nevertheless an extensive range of ideas are present. Christianity is the belief in God but more importantly, it is the belief that he sent his one and only son to save us from our coming judgment of God. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (Bible John 3:16) Therefore, most Christians follow the notion that Jesus perished on the cross for the immoralities of civilization, so that we could attain salvation. Salvation means reclamation from the power of sin and in concrete terms people need God’s salvation in order to get into heaven. Jesus'
In Chapter 43 of Second Isaiah, the prophet argues that “even when proper sacrifices have been offered, they have not been satisfying because of other iniquities” (Ackerman 1016). The people of Israel believe that if they do everything they can to make sure that their sacrifices are worthy and appropriate, God will accept them. However, Isaiah points out that the behavior and actions beneath the sacrifice will not be ignored. Similarly, in Chapter 58 of Third Isaiah, the Lord speaks to the prophet and seeks to define what is considered false and true worship. According to the book of Third Isaiah, “The Lord rejects fasting that is accompanied by oppression (v.3) and strife (v.4).” (Ackerman 1037).
He believes that for humanity to show love back to God is to live like Christ because humans have our free will. Obedience is required to live like Christ. Theodore De Bruyn, who’s translation of Pelagius’ Commentary I am using, understood Pelagius as saying “the chief motivation to which he appeals, and by which he measures the effort to refrain
Bender mentioned the following three distinct points to prove his argument: new conception of the essence of Christianity as discipleship, a new conception of the church as a brotherhood, and a new ethic of love and non-resistance (14). First, Bender stated that Christianity, in an Anabaptist’s perspective, is a form of discipleship to Christ. They believed that faith must be expressed in an outwardly manner. For example, if a person were to experience repentance, then s/he must prove it by actively making a positive difference in his/her daily actions. Furthermore, due to their pious actions, Anabaptists often garnered hatred and criticism
Through King’s teaching we learn his belief that the view and trust you have of God influences human nature. King believed that in order to accomplish a greater good we must have faith in God. God will give them the strength they need once there is trust and faith with him. Martin Luther King Jr. Christian beliefs ultimately influenced his view on human nature. King believed that even though humans are wired to do evil and harm, God is trying to stop the evil from spreading.
The word of God is the blueprint of our lives. There is nothing that concerns life that is not in the word of God. When we made Jesus our Master, we have allowed Him to determine our lives through His word. In this regard, we need to bring our life in line with the word of God and when we do this, we live in His righteousness. But when we fight against His commandments, we reveal our love for the
Old Testament Covenants In the Old testament you see God making a lot of promises. During Biblical times these were called Covenants. A Covenant is an “Arrangement between two parties involving mutual obligations; especially the arrangement that established the relationship between God and his people, expressed in grace first with Israel and then with the church. Through that covenant God has conveyed to humanity the meaning of human life and salvation Covenant is one of the central themes of the Bible, where some covenants are between human beings, other between God and Human Beings.” (Bakers Encyclopedia). The entire old testament is full of covenants between God and man and each one God makes He fulfills.