Special Revelation allows us to see Christ and thus a relationship with God that is more than the knowledge of his existence. Scripture, especially New Testament Scripture confirms that God wants to reveal more of Himself than what is revealed through General Revelation. Paul wrote to the Romans that confirming Jesus as Lord brings us into right relationship with God and the salvation that is promised throughout scripture (Romans 10:9). References Braaten, C. E. (2004). The Christian Faith in an Inter-Faith Context.
While in his early 20s, he held the office of both a deacon in the Church and secretary to Alexander, Bishop of Alexandria. The controversy concerned the compatibility of belief in the oneness and transcendence of God with the belief in the full deity of Jesus Christ. (3) Arius, influenced taught that the Son of God, incarnate in Jesus Christ, could not possibly be "God" in the full and proper sense but was rather similar to an super Archangel.II.Arianism:Arius, was the leader of the Arianism movement. He was a presbyter in charge of the Baucalis, a church in Alexandria. (2) He followed the teaching of Lucian, his former teacher.
Explain the contribution of Paul of Tarsus in the development and expression of Christianity and analyse the impact of Paul on Christianity. Paul’s original name was Saul, who took the familiar name of Paul after his conversion to Christianity. Saul was born around 10 C.E in Tarsus, modern-day Turkey. Paul was in the Jewish variant of the Second temple Judaism. Paul was one of the first delegates to oppose the elders of the church in Jerusalem, and the observance of the Mosaic Law, as long as it did not interfere with the liberty of the Gentiles.
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit in John: The Holy Spirit in John’s gospel NBST 655 Vernon L Langley Liberty University Online Dr. Wayne Cornett May 3, 2012 Thesis statement: John's religious study of the Holy Spirit stands on subject matter found in Old Testament eschatological text, topics that are shared with the rest of the New Testament, particularly in the books of Luke and Acts, whilst one study the subject matter of Jesus’ baptism of believers with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit's possess a rejuvenating work as He integrates followers into the Gods Kingdom. Introduction: The Gospel of John is unmistakably reasonably unlike the Synoptic Gospels in its production of the Son of God, even though all of the Synoptic Gospels has its individual arrangement of Jesus; it can be said that the management of the Holy Spirit in John’s gospel is special, from that of any other text. Separately from the first reference of the Spirit in John 1:, each statement relating to the Holy Spirit comes from the mouth of Jesus Himself, while there is the commentary of the Evangelist on the words of Jesus in John 7: 39. Otherwise the author of the fourth gospel devotedly makes a replica of the main articles of the custom of Jewish eschatology production of God's Holy Spirit.
He uses the ancient cities of Athens and Jerusalem to show how the cultural differences between the two are used to display the theme of integration. The comparison between the two cities backs his argument that “all truth is God’s truth, so wherever and however truth is discovered, its author is God (p. 13). One of Entwistle’s main focuses is that “A well-thought-out Christian worldview is a precondition for effective integration” (p. 63). A majority of the book concentrates on the theory of worldviews. He defines worldview as “a set of presuppositions, which we hold about the basic make-up of the world” (p. 56).
The Preterist view states that John the Apostle, the author of The Book, was unveiling events of his own time, and that it was only meaningful in the past and has no relevance to us now (1). The Historicist view sees The Book as a historical document from Christ’s first coming to his second, and beyond (1). They make sections of The Book fit with historical events (1). The Idealist view sees The Book as a message for the first century and deals with prophecies in the far future. It deals chiefly with principles that are always relevant in Christian experience (1).
WHO IS JESUS CHRIST AND WHAT HIS MISSION TO THE WORLD It is generally accepted that Jesus was truly a man who walked on the earth in Israel 2000 years ago. The real debate begins when the subject of Jesus' full identity is discussed. C.S. Lewis in his book Mere Christianity writes :“I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him [Jesus Christ]: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept his claim to be God.' Almost every major religion teaches that Jesus was a prophet or a good teacher or a godly man.
In the first six chapters Mr. Nash deals with the subject of pluralism which he defines as, “a person who thinks humans may be saved through a number of different religious traditions and saviors”. Mr. Nash answers the question and makes clear his opinion of the question, “Is Jesus the Only Savior”, with a resounding yes. In the very first chapter he gives a clear definition of Christian Exclusivsm. According to Nash in chapter one Christian Exclusivism is the belief that Jesus Christ is the only Savior, and explicit faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for salvation. After laying the foundation in what he believes he then proceeds to discredit according to him, “the best known and most influential proponent of pluralism today”, John Hick.
10 Why do Christians believe they can trust the Gospels; to accurately convey the truth o f Jesus teaching? ANSEWR: CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT THE GOSPELS WERE WRITTEN WITH THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. 11 I n what ways did Jesus follow the traditional jewish format of public speaking? Why did he speak in these ways? ANSWER: BECAUSE THE IMAGERY SPEECH PATTERNS .