The earthly preaching life of Jesus Christ serves as a good example. Without him, not so many people and nations on earth might have learnt/learned about Christian faith or even heard about God, Jehovah. His whole life on earth was on a divine mission of sacrificing himself to redeem the human sin with a firm faith in his heavenly father, while proclaiming the good news to people on earth about the righteous heavenly kingdom. Some authors, like Zig Ziglar, stated that “anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well”. It infers to us that one of the prerequisites of obtaining a goal is insights about the thing that is being done, which can be obtained along the way on the journey.
The topic of Biblical inerrancy is briefly debated. The topic of Biblical inerrancy is a crucial topic in the studies of any Christian. Erickson states, “Inerrancy is the belief that the Bible is truthful in all of it teachings” (Erickson, 246). This topic is so crucial because of the implications that inerrancy of Scripture could have on our God. Our God is omniscient.
We don't deserve it. But God's word is true and his word says that he offers salvation and freedom to all who are willing to follow him. (John3:16) as stated in John 1:17 grace and truth both come through God. dictionary.com The NIV Study Bible Gospel of John commentry by Bruce
I agree with the Arminian View, that a person has free will to accept Christ or reject Him, but I do not believe a true believer can lose their salvation. Salvation is a gift and once a person receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, God will not take the gift back; this is eternal security (Rom 11:29). However, many who have prayed the prayer of confession are still unconverted. They simply prayed a prayer, but their hearts were far from God (Matt. 15:8).
Everyman places his faith in material things, his friends, relatives and goods. These material things do him no good. Fellowship claims he "will not forsake thee to my life's end" (Everyman 213), yet when Everyman asks Fellowship to accompany him on his journey for redemption and ultimately death he "will not go that loath journey- / Not for the father that begat me!" (Everyman 268-269). By placing his faith in man rather than God, he does not receive "any more comfort" (Everyman 304).
In Hebrews we read: Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy, without holiness no one will see the Lord. (2). Holiness is so important that without it, you will not see th Lord, either here in this life or the life to come. The problem is that, on the whole, we don't like it. The idea of holiness seems intimidating or fearful to us.
There is no reason why celebration cannot be included in that, but worship in God is a time to be silent, reflect on your life and pray for help of others. “Joyful” and “Lively” can stand for completely different meaning for different people. While “joyful” worship for some may be singing hymns, receiving Holy Communion or even just praying to God; others may define “joyful” as speaking in tongue or just enjoying God freely without a set form of worship. Then the answer to “Should Christian worship always be joyful?” must surely be yes. As joy is the basis of worship to worship God, to receive and give joy.
AMDG Ian Anderson Religion 6th period 4/29/10 Matthew 6: Reflections on Jesus’ Teachings 2 of Jesus' teachings in this chapter that sound the most difficult 1. Matthew 6: 33-34, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.” ~ Jesus is teaching us not to worry about basic necessities such as food, water, and shelter, because God will provide them for us. I think many people would find it difficult to put that much faith in God and to not worry about struggling for the necessities of life. I also think it’s difficult for people to not worry about tomorrow because so many things can happen.
That is not the way of God; we should always seek him and love him every day, during the good times as while as the bad time. Also, when loving ourselves only, a sterile love is produces nothing and leads nowhere. In time, we will notice that we cannot survive alone and that God graciously meets our needs. Greed, materialistic, self-pride, is love of self-sake, not sharing , wanting more than others ,when we think of ourselves before anyone else that falls in the category of self-love. 2 Timothy 3:2-5 states: For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.
Living by faith is not a choice nor the result of a stalwart human effort, but the working of the power of the Holy Spirit in one’s life, transforming one’s heart in such a way as to willingly submit to God’s call to a life of self-sacrifice, self-renouncing and the Cross. It seemed to me that my Father’s command to live by faith opened the floodgates of severe trials and afflictions to see if I would trust Him implicitly with all my life and heart or would apostate. Seeking to help me understand the kind of life the Lord was calling me live, on the 12th of September 2015 the Lord told me to read the history of the persecution of the Apostles and the Early Church at the hands of the Roman emperors and Christians in the Middle Ages (1208-1834) at the hands of the Roman Catholic church, and in particular the persecution of Dr. Martin