Another vantage point with a fascinating opinion covering the incarnation of Christ is that of Saint Anselm. The father of scholasticism is known for using meditative reasoning in addition to his lengthy multi-step proof to the greatest conceivable being existing. Within Anselm’s Cur Deus Homo, he emphasizes the importance of restoring God’s honor by allowing God to satisfy his own anger with a reincarnation. Beatrice and Anselm, two well respected hierarchy individuals that share similar passionate arguments
Every man is antagonized at the forefront of affliction, and the unpretentious consideration of one’s suffering will unite societies together in communal empathy. Affliction is the price humanity must pay to be humbled by the grace of God. To accrue the divinity of God, there must be a presence of love and comfortability with truth. Simone indicates that the only way to fully consent to Gods divine love and justice is when all actions are done out of compassion for others. She defines this as a certain madness; the type of madness that overcomes all social commands, corruption, and
Let Me Testify: "WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE"... This is my personal Testimony Of Faith "I am A Living Witness, of the Goodness of the Lord" As I sit here reminiscing of the trials that hindered me in the past. It 's such a joyous moment sharing my story and tell others of God 's Goodness and Mercy. I came across this quote that says it all " "Only God can turn a Mess Into A Message" "A Test Into A Testimony" "A Trial Into A Triumph" "A Victim Into Victory" First of all, let 's start with the greatest gift God gives " A Child " and the unborn baby bonds with the mother. They have a sense of touch when the mother moves and react strongly by kicking, Also just to hear the babies heart beat is such an elated experience for any mother."
The Apostle Paul loved these people, for they were his very own, and he longed for their salvation in Christ. Here in this contemplation based on Romans 10:1-21, he is outlining to them, as he has done elsewhere, God’s redemption plan for the Jew and the entire world based not on conformity to The Law but on the work and person of Jesus Christ. In the entire Bible it is pellucid clear that salvation is the work of God alone and, despite the Calvinism / Arminianism divide, man can do nothing to contribute to his own salvation, hence “All our righteousness are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64: 6b). No matter how good you are, or the amount of good work you do, you can never earn salvation. Salvation comes by accepting Jesus Christ by faith as provided for in God’s redemption plan.
As it was mentioned above, culture and religion were the core topics of these literary works. Although all three main characters were trying to follow their own moral principles, cultural, and religious principles, they had several common features. Firstly, they all were real Christians who were ready to suffer for their sins. Allen argued that “The first-person and chronicled narratives present the captives as Christian subjects, who as patient sufferers came to serve God’s purpose by demonstrating curative and superhuman marvels wrought in his name” (“Naked and Alone” 14). Feeling a strong desire to become exemplary Christians, they had no moral right to complain and show fear or weakness.
“But because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold I will spew you out of my mouth.” The spiritual poverty is the situation for everyone and we struggle to open our hearts to the grace which bestows for the salvation of a soul. “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.” All of us are called to spiritual poverty, which describes a stance of utter dependence on God, not in any demeaning, servile sense, but in the sense of the principle and foundation. God is God, and we are creatures created to praise, love, and serve God. Before all else, we depend on God for our happiness and fulfillment. While we are grateful for our talents, abilities, wealth, and achievements, we are free enough to offer them to the service of God and others and to let go of them when they get in the way of that self-giving.” The
In other words, it involves the development of virtues and the abandoning of vices. It is a call for total commitment and love towards God as the object of our desire. The first point Kempis puts an emphasis on unworthiness. Humans are deemed as worthless in God's eye. Jesus has always honored the sinners, he preached to the
Furthermore, I had so many false principles of what being a follower of Jesus Christ meant. I thought that followers needed to be perfect and have such a high moral standard. However, since being at Biola, I have learned that to glorify God, be a follower of Jesus Christ, and to find my identity in Christ rather than worldly successes I can just be myself. God knows that as humans we are not perfect and all he desires is that I put Him at the center of all I do and show Him and others loves without judgment. My current chapter at Biola has allowed me to renew my relationship with God, and
As we know Jonah was commanded to go and preach to the Ninevites, Israel's worst enemies, so that they’ll be saved from destruction. But it almost seems like Jonah wanted to see the Ninevites destroyed, but God was compassionate towards them when they repented. The book ends with a theme that Salvation can be given to anyone who accepts God and repents. We should understand that God is not just a Creator but he is still creating and everyone in this world is part of his creation and they play their own unique role in the kingdom of God. Johannes Verkuyl says "If a person draws his lifeblood from the one greater than Jonah and yet declines to spread the Good News among others, he in effect is sabotaging the aims of God himself.
I had surrendered everything to God, I was feeling like I had remained in the wilderness longer than Moses, and the Hebrew children, but I was there with God instructing me and revealing things of life to pass along though those who choose life. I learned that fasting and praying at all times would deliver me all the way. Afterwards, the journey that God assigned me the task of is so vast that I decided that I would explain in writing of my experience with him and to deliver to the world his messages of salvation, as well as, an open door free of charge to the Holy Grace of GOD. There’s healing for the sick of mind and soul, for the misguided, disenfranchised, resented, repented, different, and the