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.
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.
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.
Old Testament Central to what is referred to in theological circles as “Missio Dei” or Mission of God is the idea that “God is one who initiates and sustains mission.” And from the beginning pages of the Bible, it is easy to see that God had a specific purpose in mind. Through the stories, we can see how God’s mission focuses on the redemption of mankind from the effects of sin. “He has been on mission throughout history to accomplish His purpose throughout the earth. Each time we see God in the Bible, He is acting in accordance with His purpose: to reveal Himself in order that His name would be glorified, that His Kingdom would be established and that some from every people would
Theo 212 Midterm Take Home Exam Question 1: Models of Revelation (Part A) The model that Patricia’s understanding of God’s self communication most closely resembles is the Propositional model, in which a revelation occurs when teaching is formulated in a clear, conceptual form. In Patricia’s revelation, God communicates to her through the form of written words in the bible. Understanding and internalizing God’s command to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you!” was possible for Patricia because of her existing faith in Christ as an Evangelist. For Patricia, revelations through the delivery of religious teachings are salvific experiences. While Patricia’s faith was strong prior to her revelation, Oscar’s faith was a response to revelation.
The Bible teaches and illustrates Christian key beliefs and ideas. It is known to be the inspired Word of God, which sees the detailed formation of Christians key beliefs, most notably the nature of God, revelation, salvation, the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ, as well as the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ. Major principle beliefs include: God created all that is seen and unseen. Christians believe that God is the creator of the universe. This is based on various Bible passages.
Barnes in Cooke, Barnes & Roberts (2003) writes that “sacraments take us out of ordinary or profane life to discover the drama or beauty of the divine” (p77) and thus experience Jesus. To understand the changes in sacramental theology and how it is impacted by Jesus’ presence, it important to examine the history of the church, it’s scriptures and the development of its traditions as these form the basis of the belief held by the Church and it’s followers (Boersma, 2011) . In the beginnings of our sacramental theology it was easy for believers to witness Jesus inthe sacraments. He participated in the lives of the community. He was “the sacrament of God.”(De Gidio, 1994,) The gospels and parables show how he led both his disciples and community by his example.
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.
His name is jesus and he is the creator, who revealed his word to man. All prayers are answered by him and due to him, a future life and the doctrine of resurrection is maintained. According to christianity god is one in nature, but there 3 persons constituting the Holy Trinity; that is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Islam proclaims Allah, the one god, who is sovreign and good, who also answers prayers, who works with both mankind in history calling prophets to proclaim God’s work. Islam offers two choices for mankind in each field.
But more importantly, God has given us a glimpse into His nature by creating man as a reflection of His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26-28). WORLDVIEW 3 The Question of Meaning/Purpose? The biblical worldview is a love story between God and man that unveils the mystery of mans rescue in Christ Jesus (Eph.3: 3-4), which opens his eyes and delivers him from the power of Satan, into the power of God (Acts 26:18). This power was demonstrated by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death into life, and now works in those who know Him (Eph.1: 15-23; Jn. 5:24; 17:3).