Tim Peery THEO 201_B13_201230 Short Essay #3 Pneumatology: Spiritual Gifts Spiritual Gifts, specifically speaking in tongues and baptism in the Holy Spirit, have been hotly debated. Spiritual gifts are of God through His Spirit given to the believer enabling the Christian to perform his or her service for the church. Elmer L. Towns states, “Spiritual gifts are given to men (1Cor. 12:11) and these men are in turn given to the church (Eph. 4:11).” “The Spirit bestows His charismata (gift) for the edification of the church, the formation of Christian character, and the service of the community.” Spiritual gifts very much differ from the Fruits of the Spirit.
According to McGrath the inclusivist viewpoint became popular in the 1890’s centered on words from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount that He came to fulfill not to destroy. Inclusivist thought could be summarized as “all that there is of truth and inspiration in other religions must find its fulfillment in Jesus Christ” (McGrath, 2011,
It is also believed that when God returns, Christ will reign on earth, and earth will be renewed and be the place of glory. One article says that a man can only preach the gospel if they are called by God. They believe in prophets, apostles, and pastors. They also believe in having faith in Jesus, repenting, baptism, and laying of hands. Mormons also believe in visions, healing, and speaking in tongues.
Throughout the entire Bible, it mentions how important it is for us to have Christ as our Lord and Savior, so that when our time comes, and we reach Heaven, God will say “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your Master”. (Matthew 25:23) Before this story, in Matthew 24:40 The Bible states “Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left”. This teaches us that when the time has come for Christ to come and claim His Church, only those that have accepted Him as their Savior, will be allowed into Heaven.
5.) Explain the effects of sanctifying grace given to the baptized. enabling them to believe in God, to hope in him, and to love him through the theological virtues; - giving them the power to live and act under the prompting of the Holy Spirit through the gifts of the Holy Spirit; - allowing them to grow in goodness through the moral virtues. 6.) Baptism makes us members of the Body of Christ.
His appearances in this article includes His visit with the eleven apostles. Mary Magdalene and He proves to His apostles that He has a body and makes the apostles realize that they need to understand the Scripture of the Messiah and that they need to spread it throughout the rest of the World. Ascension Atkins, B.P. (2000). Ascension Now: Implications of Christ's Ascension for Today's Church.
For Old Testament believers the promise of deliverance appeared in Exodus 19:5–6. For New Testament believers the content of the gospel appeared in 1 Corinthians 15:1–4. The role of Jesus is a central feature of the gospel for New Testament believers. What is the gospel? Paul defines it very clearly in 1 Corinthian 4:2-3.
Finally brethren we need to seek the help of the Holy spirit because if we truly believed on Christ, God has sent forth His Spirit into our hearts crying "Abba, Father." ("Father, Father.") Galatians 4 says we have the sense of being the sons of God and that God is our Heavenly Father. And what does, a father do? He looks after his children.
Baptism is part of this process of salvation, and not merely in a ritual and symbolic, but something much deeper, as it has to do with the conversion and the choices you make in the Christian follow Christ. To receive this type of baptism for first were the Jews, but a few years later even the Gentiles, thus opening the grace to all people. This paper
Jesus came to this world Matthew 28:19 to tell us that we are free from sin, follow him, create other disciples and reign in the glory of God for eternity. Romans 3:23 says to follow the commandments, Mark 7:20-23 says to have good thoughts not to have immoral ones. Humans have morals built in them, they need to follow Jesus Christ and represent him. 5. The Question of Destiny- Christian’s belief that after death there is eternal Salvation through Jesus Christ or eternal damnation in hell.