This very passage, overall, fortifies Jesus's sovereign ability to judge sinners and teaches people to give grace. Authorship The writer of the Book of John was likely John himself. One Bible agrees, crediting the author of John as the Apostle John (Meyer). Although this gospel is formally anonymous, meaning there is not an author stated in detail, most biblical scholars
The Christian view of their God is very different; theirs is a God of purpose. Christian ideology might have been shaped by years of creeds and confessions as it tried to make sense of this incomprehensible Being, yet the basics of these creeds remain fairly faithful to the portrait given by the Bible. God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4) yet speaks of a second person (Exodus 23:20-21) who is equal with God (Philippians 2:6). The Bible also speaks of a third person (Psalm 33:6) who is also equal with God (Job 33:4). Christianity thus believes in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit who are separate but equal aspects of the same God.
However, their beliefs regarding Jesus Christ, known to be “the Son of God,” differs greatly. So who exactly is Jesus Christ? Catholic Christianity believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, which makes him almighty, divine and eternal. In contrast, Islam teaches that Jesus is the prophet of God (Allah) and he is as pure as Allah, but he is not the Son of God. The teachings of Catholic Christianity and Islam regarding Jesus Christ differ greatly because Jesus is the Son of God in Catholic Christianity and only a prophet in the Islamic faith.
According to an article entitled, “Basics of Baptism” (n.d.), “Baptism is an outward sign of an inward grace; it represents what takes place in the soul of one who believes in Jesus Christ” (para. 3). If baptism is an outward sign of an inward grace, then it can have no
There are a number of arguments and objections to the First Cause but I will argue the success of the objection ‘God is More’ objection which objects to the conclusion of the argument that states that the Christian version of God ,with its attached attributes, exists. The second objection is the ‘Immaterial-Material Causation’ objection which questioned how an immaterial being can be able to cause material existence. The prove of the success of these arguments will therefore weaken the success of The First Cause argument. The First Cause argument states that “for anything at exists, there must have been something else that caused its existence in the past. There cannot be an infinite chain of effects and their causes, going back infinitely into the past.
His argument is known as reductio ad absurdum, which demonstrates through a contradiction that God exists. Anselm delivered the first known ontological argument in a prayer. He claimed, 1) God exists in the understanding, 2) good might have existed in reality, 3) if something exists only in the understanding, then it is possible for it to be greater, 4) suppose God exists only in the understanding, 5) God might have been greater than it is, and 6) the greatest possible being could have been greater. There is a contradiction between #4 and #6. Guanilo counters Anselm’s argument by demonstrating that one could substitute different words with God and make absurd claims.
But no matter who was speaking the message or writing the book, the One who was really doing the speaking and the writing was God himself—the men were simply his messengers. The Bible explains it this way: “Prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21). Christians are monotheistic, they believe there is only one God, and he created the heavens and the earth. This divine Godhead consists of the father (God himself), the son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy
Question:"Consider the figure of Jesus in the Gospel of John, the Gospel of Thomas, or the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. Who or what is Jesus, in the Gospel that you have selected?" When studying the Gospel of John, Jesus is identified as the Son of God because the metaphor of the Lamb is used, Jesus Christ is mentioned instead of Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus acknowledges himself to the world as the Son of God. In the Gospel, the Lamb of God is referenced multiple times and distinguishes a sacrifice is in the mist. The reader consciously knows Jesus is God’s only son, nevertheless making the role of sacrifice an even harder burden to carry.
Then we look at the second argument of Aquinas, The Argument of Causation- everything that is caused has to be caused by something else, there cannot be an infinite number of causes, and same as argument number one that must mean there is a God since all effects have causes. The Argument from Contingency asks if everything already exists contingently has a reason to do so, does the universe exists for a reason and if the universe has a reason for its existence that that reason must be God. The Aquinas fourth argument the Argument from Degrees Aquinas says in order to compare two things in the terms of good or bad, we must have something to compare it to, this would have to be an absolutely perfect thing aka God. Aquinas’ fifth and final argument is The Teleological Argument- According to Aristotle, everything has a purpose or Telos. If everything in the natural world has purpose, there must be someone who created that purpose,
The council settled a controversy originated by a bishop called Arius who said that Jesus “was a creature adopted in divinity” . The Nicaea Creed proclaimed that the Son, Jesus Christ, 'God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made,' is 'consubstantial' with the