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.
Ken Hemphill says that “a worldview, whether Christian or secular, is the unifying perspective from which we organize our thinking about life, death, art, science, faith, learning, work, money, values, and morals”. Biblical/Christian Worldview II. Part Two: a. Origin: The Biblical/Christian worldview beings with God who can be known through His creation of revelation to humankind. It is important to define the term we are using.
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.
It has been my experience in hearing sermons that the Bible is the source of the good news that is proclaimed. I totally agree with Brooks’ point that preaching is the proclamation of the Word of God; the Bible is God’s Word and the Biblical text is the foundation of the sermon. Brooks presents three sets of questions to promote homiletical exegesis for the preaching of good news sermons.
The three task that Paul charges Titus with completing are to appoint leaders, teach godly living within the followers of Christ, and to promote right conduct in society. Paul also encourages Titus himself to be an example to the people as a model of good works and in his teachings to show integrity and seriousness, also sharing the truth, so that false teachers could not criticize him. Appoint Leaders The first thing that Paul reminds Titus to do in 1.5 is to appoint leaders in fulfillment of the instructions that Paul had given earlier. In 1.6-1.9 Paul provides instruction on what the character and responsibility of those leaders should be. Paul mentions in both 1.6 and 1.7 that the elders must be people who live blameless lives and also states in 1.7 that they must be humble.
What is important is that God causes everything that exists, to exist. Again, this view is similar to the prime mover, showing Aristotle’s similarities between the prime mover and God. Aquinas’ view on the form of the good is also comparable to God, shown by Logos who made the direct comparison of the Spirit of God and the Form of the good. These are both seen as perfect and unchanging, therefore showing another strong belief derived from the bible, which has then been extended on to give a greater understanding of our world. Without the original descriptions in the bible, these ideas would not have been formed, meaning we would have even less of an understanding of our world and our God.
Christian Worldview Christopher G. Irwin Liberty University Christian Worldview A worldview mainly comprises of a person’s collection of many presuppositions, values and convictions from which one totally tries to clearly understand and in addition make sense out of this world and life. It is not only an explanation and world’s interpretation but also the continuous application of it to life. The Christian worldview clearly sees and understands God as the Creator and His celebrated creation (man and the world) majorly by use of God's special revelation, mainly the Holy Scriptures, and through His natural revelation as seen in creation. This is clearly interpreted by all human reason and also reconciled by and evidently with Scripture, mainly to elicit beliefs and behaviors in accordance with God's will. This will eventually bring glory to God from one's mind and life, in the present and in eternity.
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
Each one of us is called by God and the basis of that calling is set out in Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” We can see clearly from Matthew 28:19 that each of us who have been born again, water baptised and filled with the Holy Spirit have a direct and unmistakable calling from God to serve Him in ministry. The question is not whether we have a calling but what does the outworking of that calling look like in our lives? We have the logos Word of God for us as stated in Matthew 28:19 but the logos with out the revealed Rhema Word of God will have no power in our lives. So how do we hear this Rhema Word? 1) A supernatural encounter - Saul of Tarsus was a zealous man who thought he was doing the will of God by persecuting this sect called “The Way” but God intervened and Saul had a supernatural encounter with God on that Damascus road.