1) Explain what is meant in the bible by the phrase ‘God is good’. (25marks) Firstly, we must understand what is meant by ‘good’ well good is that which is morally right. With God it is said in the bible “oh give thanks to the lord, for he is good; for His loving-kindness is everlasting (Psalms), another way is the 10 commandments which shows God setting the standard of what is morally right and wrong. Another way of showing of how ‘God is good’ is by creation in genesis 1 and 2 which shows God either creating the world or how he is crafting everything, also in the bible of how God has preformed miracles and in todays society. In the bible there are many passages, which say ‘God is good’ for example in James ‘every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow’ this is clearly saying that God is the source of goodness.
The following chart tracks the promise of God made with Abraham through the Book of Genesis. This chart reveals content that displays the progression of the promise to Abraham and his offspring throughout the Book of Genesis. The first column gives reference to specific passages where progression of the promise is noted. The second column tells to whom the promise is spoken to. Next, the third column discusses the circumstances that appeal to the mention of the covenant or that surrounds the individual of whom the covenant is spoken to.
Good knowledge of the history of God’s covenants helps us to understand where we fit in God’s timetable and what the Word of God is speaking to us concerning our lives today. Within the Old Testament, the prophets predicted a new covenant between God and humanity. This new covenant implies two things about the covenant made at Mt “Sinai with Moses: 1) The Mosaic covenant was temporary and 2) It was not God’s ultimate plan and purpose. A new covenant will last forever and is design for eternal life. Was something wrong with the first covenant?
Name: Rani B. Saliba Writing Style Used: APA Fifth Course and Section Number: Theo 201 – B16 Short Essay on Inspiration and Inerrancy of the Bible First we’ll discuss the authority of the bible; Authority is defined as “the right and power to command”. The authority of the bible comes from the fact that the fact that the bible is the physical result of God revelation of himself to mankind. In John 1:14 it says “14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Jesus is described as the word of god. And Mathew28:18 say “Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”.
He began his plan by revealing himself saying, I am the almighty God; walk before me faithfully and be blameless in front of me. Abraham exercised his response of faith by bow and also showed his obedience of God’s instruction. Paul has written in Gal 3:6, ‘Abraham believed in God and it was counted to him as righteousness’. Also in Hebrew 11:8-12 is recorded that by faith Abraham obeyed. Because of the faithfulness and obedience he has shown, God delegated him with this incredible mission.
13:49–50). Paul states his ambition to be pleasing to the Lord “for we must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds…” (2 Cor 5:10). The fact that rewards and punishments are associated with self-interest and moral or religious obligation is clear throughout the scriptures. What is not so clear is just how to understand these passages from the point of view of moral theory. More specifically, do texts of this sort imply that ethical egoism is incompatible with the moral theory of the gospel?
So therefore, David was thankful that God was merciful to him. Psalm 86:5 reminds the readers of the bible that hesed means that God grants mercy to people in spite of their wrongs and shortcomings. Second, this word study will deal with the word hesed as the characteristics of God. In Jonah 4:2, the word hesed is translated as merciful, which is a characteristic of God. This verse translates this word in the King James
Christians believe that God created the world and all that is in it. It is believed that humanity is created in the image of God, and that God gave people free will therefore there is good and evil in the world. The Ten Commandments are guidelines received by Moses from God on how adherents can lead good lives. They should not be avoided in fear of punishment, but embraced as a way to be saved from The Fall, where humans make sinful choices. Adherents believe meaning can be found in their response to evil and suffering.
And this true relationship is one of the main advantages of being human – that we are “a little lower than God and crowned with glory and honor.” (Psalm 8:5) This is proven in John 14 because as Jesus, whose relationship with the Spirit is incomparable, talks of the Spirit, he uses the pronouns he and him – not it. The reason for us to develop our relationship with the Spirit is that he may be with us even more so than God or Jesus. I say this because we know that Jesus ascended into heaven to be with the Father, but the Spirit has been sent to us on earth by Jesus to be our comforter and our guide (John 14:16). He has three main jobs with the church: to teach us the truth, build the church, and help us spread God's love. The Spirit's job in regard to truth is to teach us unknown things about God, for just as no one knows are deep secrets of a person but that person's spirit, so can no one know God's secrets except his Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:11).
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and active…” The Bible is authoritative due to divine inspiration, but what good would this authority be if what was written in the Bible was unreliable? We not only have Gods authority behind the Bible we also have Gods verity in the Bible. This is what is called inerrancy. Inerrancy is being unquestionably true and accurate and free from errors and mistakes. The Bible speaks of itself in such a way in Psalms 12:6 “And the words of the Lord are