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.
Running Head: The Inspiration and Inerrancy of the Bible The Bible was Inspired by God Robert Surface Student # L23603038 Liberty University The Bible is the authoritative source of God’s Word to two hundred and forty seven million people throughout the United States who claim to be Christians. However, to accept the Bible as authoritative we must also accept the answers to more general questions in relationship to the Bible. We will discuss in this paper the question of what it means to say that the Bible is an authority as well as where that authority originates. We will discuss inspiration and the definition of inerrancy. In detail we will discuss the relationship between inspiration and inerrancy.
The Holy Spirit is important in causing the change and the Word of God is the source of helping the client to become Christ -like. According to Adams (1986), this change must be toward God and must be “from the heart outward” (p. 7). If not, then the change is just superficial and it will eventually lead the client further astray. The very backbone of his counseling is 2 Timothy 3:16, which states: ," But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work"(NIV, 2010).
Describe the principle beliefs of Christianity Over the years, Christianity has organised its principle beliefs into a systematic theology. These principle beliefs have been discovered through scared text and writings and traditions of the Church. The principle beliefs include; Jesus as human and divine, Death and resurrection of Jesus, The nature of God and the Trinity, Revelation and Salvation. The divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ was easily understood in the time of the Roman Empire, as those could understand that a man could become a God. 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.
Exegesis of Pastoral Letter 2 Timothy 2:1-7 Introduction This essay will provide an evidence based scholarly and critical interpretation of the text written in 2 Timothy 2:1-7. The purpose will be to show the original author's intentions for writing the text by exploring a number of vital considerations. Paul is writing from a prison cell to a young man named Timothy. Neronian persecution was spreading throughout the empire and Heresy was also spreading through out the Church. Background and Theme - The main theme of Chapter 2 is a call for Timothy to be faithful to Christ and the gospel to the point of suffering.
Research Question: Compare and contrast the Christian views of salvation versus the Islam views of salvation. With much candour and respect given to religion and the study of religion, over the years, humankind has searched for the need to belong and be a part of something big. Salvation is that which has brought the commencement of such an activity. The word salvation is one taken from the Latin word salvatio; the Greek word sōtēria and the Hebrew yeshu'ah. The significant connection in all three words is in its meaning, which the Oxford Dictionary has defined thoroughly, “preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss; deliverance from sin and its consequences.” The essence therefore is to be saved, salvaged, or redeemed.
The record of the Lord’s Prayer has been recorded by Matthew and Luke in their account of Jesus Christ. This model of prayer has been part of Christian liturgy and tradition from the very beginning of Christendom. This model of prayer by Jesus Christ has been seen of underline the very theological mission and life of Jesus. Our Father who art in heaven The opening of the prayer, “Our Father who art in heaven” reflects Jesus’ own style of addressing God and which therefore also indicates Jesus’ intention that his disciples should share in his own sense of intimate sonship to God as Father. Jesus in the account of the four Gospels is seen to teach that God is our Father and seeks that kind of relationship with us.
3. The Question of Meaning/Purpose - This question asks, “Why am I here? Why does mankind exist?” God has chosen us and equipped us (John 15:16) to spread the message of Jesus so that all would know the love of The Father through Christ’s sacrifice (John 3:16.) We are here to tell (evangelize) everyone the good news of the Gospel. 4.
“the message of the epistle of titus" ________________ In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course DBS 506, Learning to Interpret Scripture _______________ “the message of the epistle of titus” Introduction Apostle Paul writes the epistle of Titus to the leader of the church in Crete that Paul had established. Along with Paul’s letters to Timothy, this epistle is considered to be a part of what is known as the Pastoral Epistles. In his writings to Titus Paul speaks of the requirements and responsibilities of an elder along with the doctrine and conduct that each believer should live by. The tone of this letter is consistent throughout, as Paul repeatedly gives Titus a task to address, the rationale for addressing the task, and a charge that will be helpful in completing the task. 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.
It is important to define the term we are using. The term “Biblical” is added as a descriptor to indicate the lens or filter that will be used to formulate this worldview. We believe the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God (Fee & Stuart Page 69 & 73). It all began with God. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit (the Trinity) were all actively working as One in this beautiful creation story.