The second word in the statement ‘us’, proves 2 separate beings… not one. The statement itself; to make man in God’s image, if there were three entities that made this omnipotent creator who he was, wouldn’t man be made up the same? No humans of any religious domination claim themselves to be a trinity! The strongest argument against the dogmatic doctrine of the trinity comes from the Gospel according to Matthew, 3rd chapter verses 15 through 17, when Jesus was baptized. The Gospel clearly states when Jesus was baptized, the heavens were opened, the Holy Spirit descended in the form of a dove upon Jesus, and the voice of God came from the sky claiming “This is my ‘son’, the beloved, with whom I am well pleased”.
The priesthood doesn’t explore men’s beliefs in Christ and God and are not concerned on the matter, provided that the man submits to the judgement of the church in a concept the clergy profess as implicit faith. Calvin’s augmented relations with the clergy are further aggrieved by their ability to allow the glory of God to be dishonoured by ‘blasphemies’. They don’t attempt to halt such sacrilegious remarks about God. They refuse to intervene because they ought not want those to questions the primacy of the church. The clergy preach for the significance of mass, pilgrimage and express the intention of purgatory but they cannot prove these aspects from the word of God.
When Jesus Became God is written by Richard Rubenstein suggests that Jesus was divine, but they do not insist upon it. Hundreds of years after Jesus ' death, the Church councils made Jesus ' divinity a central tenet of belief among many of his followers. When Jesus Became God is a narrative of the history of the Christians ' early efforts to define Christianity by convening councils and writing creeds. Rubenstein is most interested in the battle between Arius, Presbyter of Alexandria, and Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria. Arius the leader of the Arians said that Christ did not share God 's nature but was the first creature God created.
The United States is categorized as a secular, free country, and should live up to the expectations that accompany such title. In fact, the Supreme Court has not ruled on the constitutionality of these words. An anxious father sued his daughter’s public for insisting upon the recitation of the words “under God.” The case was eventually brought to the Supreme Court, who expertly evaded the subject by dismissing the case under the technicality of the plaintiff’s lack of standing (Elk Grove). Therefore there is no legal support for including the
Furthermore, As Glatthorn points out about Mr. Keating preaching mindless nonconformity: “There is no discussion of the need for some types of conformity in a society. There is no analysis of the dangers of nonconformity. There is no examination of how to predict the consequences of rebellious behavior.” Mr. Keating has yet to have seen the negative ramifications of strict, mindless nonconformity. Thus, when instructing Neil to confront his father, he probably felt that if Neil expressed his true love and passion for acting, Neil’s father would allow him to act. However, as Neil’s father is “ a ridiculous stereotype of the anxious, controlling parent”, this is quite unrealistic and somewhat innocent of Mr. Keating to suggest.
God sent his Word manifested in the flesh (John 1:1, 14). He started with was and ended with was. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Jesus came in flesh, dwelled among us and we knew him not. He revealed himself and we didn’t want to know him.
This is a vital question and one that may have many different answers in the course of history. Some would proclaim that the Holy Ghost, also entitled the Holy Spirit, is an impersonal being, perhaps even a mystical force that is the power of God in motion. Others would say that the Holy Ghost is just another manifestation of the one God with a different name and therefore denying the trinitarian nature of God. This is contrary to the Bible which clearly shows that the Spirit is a distinct person, and even more than this He is the third person of the Godhead. That the Spirit is such is taught in passages like Acts 5 where it is said that Ananias lied to the Holy Ghost and therefore had lied, according to verse 4, “… unto God.” Not only does this reveal that the Spirit is God, but that He can be lied to shows that He is a person; you can’t lie to a mere energy or force.
Psalm 46 is a paradigm shift in that thought process. In 2 Chronicles 20:21 King Jehoshaphat embodied that paradigm shift in Psalm 46. Some scholars have even inferred that the King’s actions actually inspired Psalm 46, but we cannot know for certain. King Jehoshaphat put his complete confidence in God as his refuge, and not in worldly strength. If you recall the story, • Jehoshaphat was facing a great multitude • Jehoshaphat declared a fast • God answered – 1 Chronicles 20:17 (you will not need to fight) • Sing to the Lord and praised him - 1 Chronicles 20:21 • The Lord sets an ambush – 1 Chronicles 20:22 What we believe about God, is vitally important in putting our complete faith & trust in Him as our refuge.
The teaching had to cover backgrounds from tax collectors to Pharisees. By his telling of the three parables, Jesus effectively communicates God’s nature as, “God does not do what the hearers expect God to do, for in the kingdom of God grace is always bestowed upon those who least warrant or presume upon it.” Upon grasping this understanding, there are a few certain applications the modern Christian can understand. First, Grace is unearned and undeserved. Throughout the parable, the Father is giving and showing his sons those things that they do not deserve; with the younger son, his inheritance then his forgiveness and celebration and with the older son, patients and understanding. A second application is, Jesus made it a point that his mission was not to conform to the social or cultural patterns of the day, but to “Seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10).
Yet, Paul did not do these things to gain fame. Prior to his contributions, he was already famous. What he had done later in his life was never about him; it was all about God, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17) A biblical hero is someone who follows God’s will and fights for the glory of His Name; God is the center of the hero’s intention, not