The fact that the author of the book did not identify himself as he wrote the book refrain to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved” has brought a lot of conclusion to the author of the book along the years. But the question remains: Who wrote the Gospel of John? Introduction Following the ministry of Jesus here on earth, the several accounts were recorded in the first four books of the bible. The gospel, as they were referred to have similarities in all aspects and they tend to contain similar stories of Christ’s mission compared to one another. In spite of that, it is
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.
Even those, who knew the blind man from the time he was a child, could not believe that he could see. The man told everyone how and by whom his blindness was healed. The fact of healing evoked turmoil among people and made Pharisees angry. Some were saying that healer was not the man of God, but a sinner. Others, including the man who was healed from blindness, were saying that he (Jesus) is a mighty prophet.
Martin Oderinde Religion 1310:39 September 12, 2012 Christian Scriptures Essay In Placher's analytical essay "Is the Bible True?" he challenges the view of biblical authority that is used by many American Protestants which he defined as "biblical literalism." He strengthens his argument by stating, "We need to understand the genre to understand a text. Reading a text literally is not always reading it faithfully (pg924)." This statement bring us back to the original question, which is the title of his essay, "Is the bible true?".
He served as a Sunday school teacher throughout his life. Even as president, Carter prayed several times a day, and professed that Jesus Christ was the driving force in his life. Carter had been greatly influenced by a sermon he had heard as a young man. It asked, "If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”. Carter has stated, "I think the entire Bible is divinely inspired, but it was interpreted ... by fallible human beings, who were constrained by their knowledge of facts about the universe, for instance, when they wrote."
ROMANS AND THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW Presented to Dr. Jerry F. Knobet BIBL 425- Romans By Vicki Hood 22006617 June 30, 2013 ROMANS AND THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW Paul’s letter to the believers in Rome has been unsurpassed among the New Testament writings for its theological and pastoral influence. Romans’ focus is on the doctrine of salvation, including the practical implications for believers as they live out the salvation given to them through Jesus Christ. This essay will focus on the principles taught in Romans necessary in the formation of a Christian worldview. In Genesis 1:26-3 God says his creation is not only “good,” but is “very good.” Romans, however, portrays human nature as inevitably and thoroughly sinful. The human race is a slave to sin and under the power of it.
But is Simon Greenleaf still relevant today? Greenleaf’s most famous apologetic is an essay entitled, Testimony of the Evangelists Examined by the Rules of Evidence Administered in Courts of Justice. Therein, Greenleaf applied the evidentiary rules of his day to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and concluded that the admissible evidence emitted thereby was sufficient to prove in any fair court of law that the resurrection of Jesus Christ was indeed fact—not hoax, myth or fiction. In short, Greenleaf reasoned that copies of the original Gospels extant (i.e., known to be in existence) in his time were at least as authentic as other works of antiquity the authenticity of which was acceptable in courts of law; that the veracity of the testimonies contained therein was demonstrable by internal and external examination (i.e., by examining the consistencies and resolving the paradoxes contained between them, and by comparing the Gospel accounts to
Is America really that Christian? A vast majority of Americans are Christian, So that would make you assume America would be full of economic equality and Americans would be good law-abiding citizens. However, that would be a false assumption. The Christian Paradox by Bill McKibben points out the downfall about how America, a faithful nation, gets Jesus wrong. The 10 commandments and the gospels are probably two of the most well known things about the bible as you would think.
For this reason, people who agree with Calvin in believing in predestination often find it difficult to understand why miracles aren’t common occurrences. However, as Swinburne suggests, if miracles were a frequent occurrence, people would live in confusion, not knowing whether to trust that laws such as gravity would remain constant. Swinburne also observes that if God were to interact frequently, humans would become expectant and perhaps take less active roles in society and would, for example, be less likely to find the cure for cancer. Another possible reason for miracles appearing to be sparse and selective is hinted at in Irenaean theodicy, which suggests that people suffer on earth and in life in
LIBERTY SEMINARY UNIVERSITY AMERICA’S FOUR GODS A REFLECTION PAPER IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THEO 626 DOCTRINE OF GOD FOR DR. DANIEL MITCHELL BY KELLY ZELAYA 21 OCTOBER 2013 Froese, Paul and Bader, Christopher, America’s Four Gods. New York, New York:Oxford University Press, 2010. I found this reflection very difficult to write. Understanding the different levels of God and applying them to my life took a lot of inner analysis. The question posed for the assignment asked students to reflect on the question, “Why God?” Specifically, the question is related to the general understanding of the biblical God and how God is perceived in your personal experience, church, and community.