Their personality was bound in the natural. However, part of Paul’s duty was to bring the good news to the Gentiles so that they could share in that spiritual likeness. “Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:” (Romans 3:29).
Isaiah’s purpose was to address the need of purification, using a message that met the needs of both rich and poor and by using examples and descriptions that made sense. Isaiah was a passionate spokesperson that advocated to “Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless and plead the cause of the widow”(Isaiah 1:17) This spread his message clearly and effectively throughout the kingdom. His Job was very important; it was to call Jewish people back to the morality and rule of law that God required, reminding them the covenant God made with Abraham. Acknowledging that Isaiah was the greatest prophet, his faith, trust and forcefulness contributed to the development and expression that impacted the religion of Judaism.
A proper concept of holiness terminates in the obvious-whatever belongs to a pure and righteous God must correspond with His nature, and be responsive to the uses of a pure and spiritual service. It matters little whether or not Christianity makes men rich; but it does matter that it make them truer, purer, and more noble. A character of this nature can only come about through a definite, instantaneous work of grace known to us as
The Jews’ God-appointed mission is to serve the course of historical progress and bring mankind into a new era . The Jews are the sacrificial lamb, much like Jesus was in Christianity. Maybaum even makes this similarity: “The cross, the Roman gallows, was replaced by the gas chamber.” Maybaum’s response to the Shoah is very similar to the theodicy theology that suffering has its place in God’s plan. Many thinkers have argued that pain and suffering exist in the world because it is all part of some divine plan that God has made. This idea of a plan does help to reassure us that we are not the playthings of chance .
This intended that he was the divine Son of God and recognised as being ‘one with the Father’. Christian adherents believe of the divinity through the birth of Virgin Mary and the Son of God. Shown in the scripture passage Matthew 1:16, “and to Jacob was born Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ”, this can explicitly identify the Virgin birth, thus showing divinity. He was recognised as being human, living with normal human restrictions and sufferings however; was considered Son of God as his life, death and resurrection plays importance in humanity. Through the divinity and humanity of the Christ, Christians and believers share the stories through word of mouth.
1) Explain what is meant in the bible by the phrase ‘God is good’. (25marks) Firstly, we must understand what is meant by ‘good’ well good is that which is morally right. With God it is said in the bible “oh give thanks to the lord, for he is good; for His loving-kindness is everlasting (Psalms), another way is the 10 commandments which shows God setting the standard of what is morally right and wrong. Another way of showing of how ‘God is good’ is by creation in genesis 1 and 2 which shows God either creating the world or how he is crafting everything, also in the bible of how God has preformed miracles and in todays society. In the bible there are many passages, which say ‘God is good’ for example in James ‘every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow’ this is clearly saying that God is the source of goodness.
Reason being was that God said “No One is Righteous” The righteousness is given through faith. Gentiles and Jews have no difference between them for being have sinned and fell short of the glory of God and they are all justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Once we have been justified through the faith that the Romans believed they have peace with God and through whoever gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. Paul Stated also that man is decedent of Adam and all men are sinful. Sin is passed down from generation as well as death.
Finally, the people of Israel wanted to put an end to the uncertainty and wanted to unite the country. The people of Israel wanted a king “like all the other nations” (Hindson pp 164). The transition from judges to a king effectively begins with Samuel as Hindson tells us that God “chooses to confirm Samuel as his divine spokesperson”. Hindson continues on page 162 with “God used Samuel to anoint Israel’s first two kings
13:49–50). Paul states his ambition to be pleasing to the Lord “for we must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds…” (2 Cor 5:10). The fact that rewards and punishments are associated with self-interest and moral or religious obligation is clear throughout the scriptures. What is not so clear is just how to understand these passages from the point of view of moral theory. More specifically, do texts of this sort imply that ethical egoism is incompatible with the moral theory of the gospel?
He began his plan by revealing himself saying, I am the almighty God; walk before me faithfully and be blameless in front of me. Abraham exercised his response of faith by bow and also showed his obedience of God’s instruction. Paul has written in Gal 3:6, ‘Abraham believed in God and it was counted to him as righteousness’. Also in Hebrew 11:8-12 is recorded that by faith Abraham obeyed. Because of the faithfulness and obedience he has shown, God delegated him with this incredible mission.