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.
Law and Gospel in Galatians Sabrina Williams REL 325 Prof Brandt February 13, 2012 Paul’s letters repeatedly address the issue of Law and Gospel. In his letters, he tries to answer the question of salvation. Are we saved by following the Torah or is it through faith in Jesus as the messiah? This is a question that our early church fathers wrestled with and Paul tries to express his view on it and we find proof of that in his letter to the Galatians. During the time of Paul, Jews were so preoccupied with upholding the Law that their lives where devoted to a strict regimented life.
A STUDY ON ISAIAH 9:1-7 BY DIANIA SPORISKY A STUDY ON ISAIAH 9:1-7 The Bible comforts and reminds those of us who have come to trust in Jesus Christ not to despair as if there was no hope. We have the revelation of our Lord that not only announces His sovereign reign but also charts the course of world events. One of the most significant revelations is found in Isaiah 9. Against the background of the prophecy of war and destruction, darkness and gloom (chapter 8) Isaiah gave this prophecy about the Messiah—the glorious coming king. “Messiah” is a Hebrew term that means “anointed one,” that is, the anointed king.
Messianic Judaism Messianic Judaism is a religious faith movement that dates back to the early Christian movement. Most followers of Messianic Judaism regard themselves to be committed Jews, others are Gentiles; they believe that Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) is the Jewish messiah spoken in the Old Testament. Messianic Jews believe in an Evangelical Christian theology, though they follow many of the Jewish laws. Most followers would call themselves Jews, but because they recognize the divinity of Yeshua and the Holy Trinity, they are followers of Christianity. The Ontario Consultants (2008) Web site, Messianic Jews believe in the Messiah, the trinity, salvation and sin; which differs greatly from traditional Jews that believe the Messiah has yet to come.
People (or angels!) who seek to subvert this message by giving another “gospel” are “accursed.” Verses 10 to 12: Paul apparently responds to accusations that he is preaching a pleasing but inaccurate gospel. He announces that the gospel he preaches comes directly from God. Verses 13 to 17: Paul repeats some of the story of his conversion, which the Galatians already knew. He mentions how he persecuted God’s church.
In his book Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament Dr. Wright puts forth that one cannot truly know Jesus without first knowing His story. A story that is not found in the pages of the New Testament, but one that is rooted and found in the Old Testament. Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament provides the reader with a potentially unique new understanding of Jesus through the lens of the Old Testament. Summary Dr. Wright makes two profound statements at the out set of the book that lay the foundations of his argument. For Dr. Wright the Old Testament is not about the foretelling of the coming of Christ, but where Jesus discovers His own identity and mission.
The Jews considered making and worshiping false idols was a sin. They also considered Jesus a false prophet. Christianity emerged from the region of Palestine as a religion that believed there was only one God as well. The religion developed from the life, teachings and death of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is said to be the founder of Christianity and the miracle son of God.
So for Luke the miracles were vitally important as signs of the kingdom of God and of God's infinite power and love. However, there are similarities and differences between the gospel writers. The main reason why the three gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke have similarities is because over 97% of Mark’s Gospel appears in Matthew with over 88% appearing in Luke’s Gospel. The fact that Matthew and Luke had used Mark’s gospel to write their own gospel is why there are similarities between them. The logical reason why there are differences among the synoptic is because the gospels were written by different writers.
Athanasius suggested that Jesus was a God and also fully human at the same time and this theory was adopted as the correct teaching of the Church by the Roman Emperor Constantine. A debate known as the Christological controversies, argues how one can be fully human as well as fully God, which caused much controversy in the fourth and fifth centuries. Docetism is the view that Jesus was fully divine but he was not truly human. This theory claims that Jesus was God but simply had the appearance of being human but was not one. This doctrine was rejected by orthodox Christians.
‘The religious experience argument is the most convincing proof for the existence of God.’ How far do you agree with this statement? This essay will discuss the reasons both, for and against the above statement. I will analyse the arguments put forward by a variety of philosophers and thus reach a conclusion. Religious experiences can be defined as a subjective experience where an individual reports contact with a transcendent reality, an encounter or union with the divine. An example of such can be noted Biblically from the times of Saul – a man who spent his life persecuting Christians.