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
The significance or effect of this sacrament is fellowship of all the saints. Hence it is that Christ and all saints are one spiritual body, just as the inhabitants of a city are one community and body, each citizen being a member of the other and of the entire city. All the saints, therefore, are members of Christ and of the church, which is a spiritual and eternal city of God. It also fails to realize that Jesus is speaking of a spiritual reality. But other protestant Christians view it as a symbolic of the real elements, “… did not change into … nor did they somehow contain the body and blood of Christ… symbolized … and they gave a visible sign of the fact that Christ himself was truly present.”
This brings us to the third aspect of Paul’s pnuematology. Paul is truly Trinitarian in that he understands that God is truly one and personal, that the Spirit is the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ and that they are both personal and divine. In spite of this, the Spirit is distinct from the Father and from the Son. Fee also observes that Paul’s interest in Christ and the Spirit is “not with the nature of their being God, but with their role in salvation and Christian experience” (Fee, 33). Christ and his work help define the Spirit and his work in the Christian life (Fee, 32).
Social Trinitarianism is a concept that conceives God as a society of three persons who are perfectly united in their mutual love relationship . It follows analytic method, in the sense that it starts with the three divine persons and then tries to explain the concept of the unicity of God. It is typically believed that the Social Trinitarian view is inspired by the writings of the Cappadocian Fathers: Basil the Great (330-379), Basil's younger brother Gregory of Nyssa (c.332-395), who was the bishop of Nyssa; and a close friend of Basil, Gregory of Nazianus (329-389)
In 451 AD the Council of Chalcedon met and formulated the faith of the Church to respect the person of Christ, and declared him "to be acknowledged in two natures, without confusing, unchangeably, divided, inseparably, differences in the nature of the unwise taken by the union, but belongs to every nature preserves, and concurring in one person and one subsistence, not divided into two person. This condition states that He "is known in two natures, without confusion, without change, not divided, not separate; The second difference in nature is not at all excluded by the nature of the unity. But the nature of each nature is maintained and exist together in one person and one subsistence, are not mutually exclusive or divided into two natures."
The reminder is that they are incredibly blessed, but spiritually. D. This is to remind us that we are blessed in ways that the world around us will never understand. E. As Christians, we need to understand what the Lord has done for us!
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.
God does invite all of us to be a part of his Kingdom and to live under his Son, the King of Kings. God knows His Kingdom is a great one filled with joy and righteousness, He encourages all to join and find the try good that He has to offer for us. God wants to do nothing but give love to us, which I see to be very obvious in how welcoming He is towards man. God’s job description is a fair one, simply hold up you’re end of the deal and He will fulfill all that He promised to. I have found the kingdom to be very open and welcoming place for me, as it will enlighten all in it forever, and God will provide His love for all who serve under
He is open about his faith in his fictional writing. A Christian will be very familiar with the worldview of The Chronicles of Narnia. His main character in the Chronicles of Narnia, Aslan, represents Christ, God, and the Holy Spirit. In The Magician’s Nephew, Aslan has always existed and he creates Narnia from nothing with his voice. In Genesis 1:3, God says, “Let there be light” and there was light.
In part II of Lewis book he describes several different scenarios of Christians beliefs. He first talked about the difference between Christian Pantheism and the Christian idea of God. (pp.36). I myself as a Christian believe that God is beyond good and evil, that he is good and righteous, he loves love and hates hatred. Whereas, in Pantheism, one believes that God is part of the universe, without the universe God would not exist.
Transcendence: Basis of Biblical Here the author drives home his point when it comes down to defending monotheism between the Old Testament and Israel’s neighbors. According to history Israel was taught to believe in the One God. In the Ten Commandments God forbid them of making any graven images of things in heaven or earth to worship.
But how many of us struggle with it and don’t realize it? Sometimes, we go through the bible or we attend service, and pick and choose what exactly we desire. If the apostle Paul wasn’t afraid to proclaim the “whole counsel of God...”(Acts 20:27), then does that mean we are only expected to observe some of it and some of the time? Peter in 2 Peter 1:3 informs us as Christians we have been given by God “All things pertaining to life and godliness.” There’s nothing that God has instructed his Body, his bride, the Church, that is okay to not apply to your life.
When questioned about who will get into heaven, most Christians provide a simple answer. This answer usually is along the lines of “only those who are Christians,” or “those who have accepted Christ into their hearts as their Lord and Savior.” Now there is nothing wrong with these thoughts, as I believed these to be the case for a long, long time. More recently, however, I’ve begun to take on a different though process which is more along the lines of that which is seen in C.S. Lewis’s