Why do we exist? The purpose of mankind according to Christianity, is to know God. Deuteronomy 11:13 states that Man is to serve and to love God with all your heart and all your soul. Christianity is a relationship with God, not just following the tenants of a religion. Religion is seen as mans attempt to reach God.
In detail we will discuss the relationship between inspiration and inerrancy. And then, before concluding this paper we will discuss how the answers to these questions provide structure to how we as Christians should live our lives. To a Christian who has accepted God as their personal Lord and Savior the Bible has authority. The same should not be said for someone who hasn’t made that confession. As a Christian we have accepted that the Bible contains the true Word of God written by apostles who received divine inspiration to guide the recorded works.
The record of the Lord’s Prayer has been recorded by Matthew and Luke in their account of Jesus Christ. This model of prayer has been part of Christian liturgy and tradition from the very beginning of Christendom. This model of prayer by Jesus Christ has been seen of underline the very theological mission and life of Jesus. Our Father who art in heaven The opening of the prayer, “Our Father who art in heaven” reflects Jesus’ own style of addressing God and which therefore also indicates Jesus’ intention that his disciples should share in his own sense of intimate sonship to God as Father. Jesus in the account of the four Gospels is seen to teach that God is our Father and seeks that kind of relationship with us.
The goal of a Christian is to develop a close relationship with God through (Word of God) the ministry of Jesus Christ and by the aid of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the anointed one from God the Father who came to this world, to fulfill the Old Testament laws and prophecies. Jesus performed miracles which are recorded in the Gospels by the eyewitnesses. Christianity teaches that there is one God, one faith and one baptism; it teaches that God made the universe, the earth and He created Adam and Eve and that God created man in His image, that mean God’s character. That means every person is made in God’s image and likeness.
Man was created with moral and spiritual capacities, among other things, from God so that we may understand our identity as His creation. “Theists believe that the purpose of mankind is to know God” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p. 60). The Bible, according to Christians, is just one tool through which God speaks to man. In John 17:3 and Leviticus 19:37 we see just a few examples of God’s purpose for mankind. God also has standards for man regarding morality and/or ethics.
The Kingdom of God is like… Laureen M. Warner Grand Canyon University BIB 105 July 11, 2012 Laureen M. Warner BIB 105 New Testament July 11, 2012 Professor Joseph Roach The Kingdom of God is like a Promise The Book of Luke in the Bible records many parables that Jesus told about discipleship and the Kingdom Of God. Much of Jesus teachings were done in parables. The metaphors that were used in these stories reflected the day and age of their use. In Kim Tame’s article, The Kingdom of God is like this, the use of a metaphor for the Kingdom of God was explored by church congregations. The Congregants were challenged to come up with some of their own metaphors to describe and illustrate from everyday life how God feels about us, and what God’s kingdom is like (Tame K, 2005).
The theme of these chapters is the sovereignty in calling out a chosen people who would serve and worship God. There is a very specific emphasis on the history of redemption, in which God chose that through the seed of Abraham the Messiah would come and his people would be heirs of the promise (Gen. 12:1-3). Abraham was the first great Patriarch of ancient Israel. and a
But, the trinity is not three separate gods rather it is three forms of the same god. Christians follow the life and teachings of Jesus and believe that he is the son of God and the Messiah that the Hebrew Bible said would come. They believe that God sent his son as a sacrifice to save humanity from sin and as a result they could be offered a place in heaven. Customs and traditions among Christians vary depending on which denomination they belong to. However, there are some fundamental practices that all Christians participate in.
It is said that they were put on earth to do the work of god. God had created three archangel Michael, Gabriel, and Lucifer, to rule over the angelic realm and cherubim. They have been around for millions of years, which they say were the first teachers on the spiritual path to do Gods well bending for mankind. God, creates seven archangels know as “The Seven Rays of Enlightenment”, all having a specific job to do. As time passes on we know of them through the years of exists, the different bibles that have come a long way through time, and the many religious that have come to be throughout the years.