For instance, God considered Abraham, who was faithful to him, as a man through whom he would raise a great generation that would please and obey Him. God promised Abraham that He would bless him, and bless all the nations through him. He also promised Abraham land due to his obedience and faith in God. When Abraham obeyed and trusted God, he was credited with righteousness and faith, and consequently delivered from sin by the Lord (Gen
This reference is clearly seen in the Book of Exodus where God told the Jewish people not to despise the other tribe for they were once a tribe in Egypt.(Exodus:23:9). This law was given a specific guidance on how we honor God in our relationship with fellow human beings. In the New Testament, the Bible also emphasizes tribalism during the time Jesus Christ commissioned the Apostles in carrying out a mission of reaching the gospel to all people and at the end of the world (Acts 1:8).This expression signifies that Jesus Christ in his message for salvation for mankind, loves all people and wants all nations to receive His word in order to be saved. In the subsequent chapters of the Book of Acts, the Bible asserts that the Jews considered the Samaritans as Gentiles and a mixture of Jews and any their nationality. They regarded them as very lower human beings.
The cleansing of the temple passage also shows God is his father and Jesus will do anything in his power to protect the family. To conclude, the Gospel of John is a refined version of the story of Jesus Christ who takes the role of the son of God to the next level compared to the Gospel of
His greatness and humility can be seen through how He was obedient to the last minutes on earth. As humans, everyone should look up to Him and strive their best to have such humble attitude like Him. Moreover, Paul discussed unity in people. Using Jesus, the perfect
As an apostle, he was born of due time or the time when Christ-sent apostles were chosen by Jesus. He was made an apostle of Jesus because he was trustworthy in character, and thus, he was able to assume the responsibility of being one of the major leaders of the church in the 1st century. According to the purposes for which Paul wrote, the letter of Romans can be divided into three sections; (1). we are justified by grace (1-8). Because of the Jewish influence on the disciples in to Rome, the concept of legal justification was affecting the thinking of the disciples.
One connection between these words are that they relate to God. They can be groups as “for God” or of God” Whether it is actions of God or for/toward God or descriptions of those actions, in Hosea 14 these words relate back to the God of Israel. Hosea 14 is divided into 9 verses. It is divided into verses 1-3 promising God’s blessing and 4-9 is all God will do if ask for forgiveness. Hosea 14 shows God’s divine beauty and dedication to his people.
In Psalms twenty-three the narrator describes his experience with god using strong positive dialogue exhibiting words such as “Righteous”, “ Anoint”, and “My shepherd” Therefore giving the impression that god is committed to being in David 's life. If you analyze the text you will see where the author states, “The lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul”. The quote provided directly from Psalms twenty-three means that in this personal situation or time God is acting as a protector to the King and provides him with anything he needs. The king even goes as far as to state, “He restores my soul” which has deep spiritual meaning.
Isaiah 53 should be a very critical prophetic chapter of the Bible when it comes to establishing without ambiguity that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is indeed the Jewish Messiah long awaited for in Judaism. Popular in evangelical circles, this prophecy clearly describes some of what Jesus of Nazareth experienced while here on earth. Contrary to the systematic way the translation of the Word of God has been divided, my belief is that this prophecy began in Chapter 52:13 and continued until Chapter 53:11. Although this passage clearly talks about the suffering messiah Jesus, we know that the Jews in general rejected Him as the Messiah and are still awaiting for the messiah to come although He came 2000 years ago. This prophecy begins in verse 13 to 15 of chapter 52 and describes the Messiah as one who would be firstly wise.
After analyzing the text, it is evident in the scripture before and after the main text, God emphasizes the same problem and solution regarding worshipping other gods. The three sections, pre-text, main text, and post-text, present similar situations, but with varying circumstances; the texts are rooted in the same thing: following God. The pre-text and the main text stress the accomplishments of God. In the pre-text, in the middle of verse five, it states, “God – who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery”; in the main text, in the middle of verse 10, it states, “God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house slavery.” Both the pre-text and the main text explain the achievements of
They were Ten Commandments from God, and we still follow them today." "I know them all, Grandfather said Simeon proudly. "You taught them to me. "We followed the laws that God had commanded," Shaul continued. "And we followed Moses as he led us through the desert.
The Lord is the source of love and loves unconditionally even giving his only son so that all may have eternal life. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life" (John 3.16). God loves the world so much that he gave his only son as a sacrifice to atone for our sins. God is a loving god who is full of mercy, not a cruel god that wants to see the world
The covenant was made at Mount Sinai, where God makes Moses the leader of Israel. This covenant is conditional because its organized in the form of blessings and curses. God states “I will set my Dwelling among you, and will not disdain you. Ever present in your midst, I will be your God and you will be my people” (Cross 114). What God is saying
5). Christianity also upholds the belief that God was in the beginning and he was the creator of all things. Christians also believe in messengers, or disciples, who were sent to spread the word of God and to “bear witness to the light” (Doc 6.). However, the messenger and God himself was not always accepted. Similar to Islamic faith, the reason for existence for Christians is to please their God, and receive salvation through Jesus Christ so they may live eternally in