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    JESUS AND HIS FATHER The key to the Trinitarian doctrine is the Father-Son relationship. In Christian theology, God is symbolised as a divine Father primarily because Christ is symbolised as the divine Son. Not the other way around. The Gospel of Mark describes Jesus as the Son of man and the Son of God. The contrast and connection are dramatically portrayed in the anguish of the Gethsemane prayer where Jesus begins: “ “ Mark 14:36.The untranslated Aramaic address to the heavenly Father, abba, seems

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    sceptical as to whether a Christian Sociology is possible, let me explain. Barger (1982:3) defines Christian Sociology as “the systematic study of the social order that, in its theory, methodology and reporting is explicitly related to the framework of understanding that is identifiably Christian.” Furthermore, Barger (1982:3) mentions that “Christian Sociology begins in the values which guide the sociologist in her work.” I agree that it is possible for sociology be to ‘Christian’ in its values, in its

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    the general term “sacrament” was getting broader and more vague. So, the Second Council of Lyons stated that “there were only seven official sacraments of the church” (108). The explanations were then laid out and became more uniform and standardized. We can attribute Thomas Aquinas for our modern-day discussion and understanding of the sacraments. Confirmation is one of the seven critical rituals that christians undergo in their spiritual journey. It is “a special moment when Christians consciously

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    Blessed Be Meaning

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    Blessed be is a sacred term that has fallen into misuse in the modern days. Today the term is used many ways such as a greeting or farewell much like the Christian, God Bless you, to have a blessed day. The term is used to invoke the blessing of the divine in a person during a ritual and should not be used in a frivolous way. Over use of the term in the wrong context takes away the power of the term. The term is primarily used in the Wicca faith. It is used as a part of the Drawing Down the

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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer Questions 1. What does Bonhoeffer mean by the term “cheap grace”? Factually, By the term “cheap grace” Bonhoeffer was referring to a multitude of things. Quoted from his book, Cost of Discipleship, he said “The preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without Church discipline,” are among many phrases he used to describe “Cheap Grace.” He also used phrases like “Communion without confession,” and “absolution without contrition.” He after stated that

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    human choice. Christians term this idea with the name “predisposition”. The belief in predisposition is that God has a plan for each and every one us and that individuals do not have control over their own lives, rather, that everything is predestined for them. Predisposition echoes the idea in Behaviorism that Skinner outlines, that we are unable to truly make personal decisions. Proverbs 3:5 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Christians choose to

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    involves the epicenter of practically the entire Bible, and thus the entire Christian message, there is no doubt that it is worth bringing to the table and clarifying. This then, is the point of the gospels that Wright is trying to get at: Jesus came to reestablish his kingdom. Wright begins by clearly stating the problem that he has with certain interpretations or ways of observing the gospels. His problem is that the Christian creeds do not seem to do a decent job of integrating both the ends and

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    beliefs of the followers of these religions, the traditions that they uphold, and the identity of their respected ancestors. Fisher describes Judaism as, “ having no single founder and central leader group making theological decisions.” In religious terms, Jews are those who experienced their long and often difficult history as a continuous dialogue with God. In a religions sense, Israel refers to all those who answer the call of God, through the Torah or teaching given to the patriarchs, Moses, and

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    How does Bonhoeffer speak to the opposite extreme? That is, what does the call to Christian community mean to the introverted anti-social Christian? Can a person live just as much of a fulfilled life for the Kingdom through engrossing one’s self into theological study and writing to inspire the populace without actually interacting with humanity? We can see in the epistles of the Bible that often the apostles took this position when they were isolated in exile from the community, proving that one

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    Firmicus Summary

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    movement discusses six pagan formulas and contrasts them with Christian doctrine (18-27; and the concluding third movement presents Firmicus’ explicit theological appeal for the eradication of paganism (28-29). Throughout, Firmicus’ offensive features relentless internal critiques—which call out conflicting, false, and multiple genealogies of pagan gods—and external critiques—which show the inferiority of pagan religion in comparison to Christian religion.

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    allowing us to know first-hand, how the people we are trying to reach are feeling in their present existence, thereby breaking down barriers and earning the trust of the people to whom we are hoping to minister. First, we must die to self, becoming Christians in the truest sense, seeing our vocations as giftings from God, given to us as tools for walking out our faith. We must clearly hear, without doubt, God speaking to us, proceeding only after we receive succinct instruction from our heavenly Father

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    of its usefulness in its present form. Marsden, as a historian, is aware of how Niebuhr’s historical setting influenced his work. Christ and Culture was written right after the horrors of World War II; because of this Niebuhr wanted to show how Christian influences could make a positive contribution toward tolerance. He addressed the accusation that “Christianity has made no positive contribution… to civilization or to culture” by developing the typology we have been studying (6). However, because

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    Introduction: The word Trinity is term used to denote the Christian Doctrine that God exists as a unity of the three distinct person; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each of the person is distinct persons is distinct from the other yet identical in essence. In other words ,each fully divine in nature, but each is not totality of the other persons of the Trinity. The Trinity is three of these though the latter term has become the dominant one used to describe the individual aspects of God known as

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    Arguments Against Baptism

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    Baptism: Baptism has a long history in Jewish, Catholic, and Christian traditions. Baptism stems from the word “baptizo” which means to “immerse, dip, and submerge” (Jones, 1998). Some of the debates I have read concerning baptism include things such as: Its importance in salvation, should only believers be baptized, and should people be re-baptized if they leave one religion for another? My purpose in this paper is to give a brief history of the ritual of baptism, explain its symbolic meaning

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    part of the Pauline letters. The Apostle Paul wrote many letters to various churches and devoted leaders of the Christian faith. The letter of Philemon is one of a private and personal intent to another Christian leader in Christ. It is from this letter we see the love Paul has for Philemon and Onesimus. Apostle Paul demonstrated a godly and righteousness perspective of how Christians are to work together when there maybe differences between brothers and sisters of the faith. From the letter of

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    Paul Alvarus Analysis

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    Alvarus detail the city of Cordoba during the Islamic rule from the perspective of the Christian community. In the first excerpt, Alvarus details the supposed diminishing Christian collective and proclaims his distain of the mixing between Western and Eastern cultures. Following this, Alvarus gives a biographical description of his friend Eulogius and his journey towards martyrdom. Given that Alvarus is a Christian he provides a unique and often unsettling account of the Islamic rule in Medieval Spain

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    Apologetics: The term apologetics is derived from the ancient Greek word apologia which semantically means ‘in defence of’ something. The term got popularized by the usage in New Testament by Apostle Paul in the book of Acts where he says: “ ...stand before you today and I make my defence ” (Chapter 26:2 ) The term apologetics is widely used in the western context with Christian origins, primarily referring to the defence of Christian thought. However, the term is also used in formal discussions

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    B. The Genuine Nature of the Lord 's Supper (1 Cor.11:23-26) Here Paul reminds the Corinthian Christians that the Lord’s Supper is the instituted by the Lord Jesus himself. V.23a - Ἐγὼ γὰρ παρέλαβον ἀπὸ τοῦ κυρίου. As Whitherington points out that the Lord’s Supper was traditionally known involving in historical memory, which Paul immediately distinguishes between the Lord’s Supper and all pagan memorial meals, funerary rite. This indicates Paul 's receiving of direct revelation from the Lord Jesus

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    You are confusing the definitions of apologists and scholars. The apologists only goal is to defend his opinion. Not to pass on knowledge that I believe is an evangelist 's job. No, you are confusing a term with its application; a Christian apologist is first and foremost an evangelist. Your analogy is also slightly off track. If you are comparing your maths teacher to an apologist is believe the correct comparison would be that the apologist is a teacher that does not follow the textbook

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    symbolise or confer grace. In Latin the term sacrament has two meanings. It refers to, in military terms; the oath that a soldier takes where by the soldier dedicates himself to obey authority. In roman legal proceedings it referred to the money that plaintiffs deposited with priests in legal cases as a sign of willingness to be humbled before the divine judgement of God, since some cases could only determine guilt or innocence by calling on the Gods. The term was first used by Tertullian in 210CE

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