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. Another example is the goodness of God is a character trait, which applies to every other attribute. God’s wrath is good. God’s holiness is good. God’s righteousness is good.
This is why God created a universe fit for human life, and why he laid down guidelines for how to live our lives. According to Christianity, each one of us is created for communion with God; God wants to know us, to love us, and to rejoice with us. Examples in the Bible are Proverbs 19: 21 and Ephesians 3: 20. The most basic principle of the Christian moral life is the awareness that every person bears the dignity of being made in the image of God. He has given us an immortal soul and through the gifts of intelligence and reason enables us to understand the order of things established in his creation.
John 17:3 sums up the point of life: to know God. If there truly is this all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good God of which the Bible speaks, of course He would be the One worth knowing in this universe. Man was created in God’s image, so his life’s ambition should be to find what that image is and who that God
This intended that he was the divine Son of God and recognised as being ‘one with the Father’. Christian adherents believe of the divinity through the birth of Virgin Mary and the Son of God. Shown in the scripture passage Matthew 1:16, “and to Jacob was born Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ”, this can explicitly identify the Virgin birth, thus showing divinity. He was recognised as being human, living with normal human restrictions and sufferings however; was considered Son of God as his life, death and resurrection plays importance in humanity. Through the divinity and humanity of the Christ, Christians and believers share the stories through word of mouth.
9. Explain the role of the Paraclete as revealer of “truth.” The Paraclete has been called to as the spirit of truth, referring to the truth he would disclose to the disciples. The Spirit will only give guidance along the way of truth, as Jesus had already introduced them to the truth. 10. Does this mean “all truth?” Does that role pertain to the special disciples (Apostles) only, or to all believers?
The Bible is accurate and without fault in the divine revealing of Jesus to the early Church and reflects the disclosure of God in Christ. He presents the divine transcendence and divine immanence in three ways from God in the Bible. 1. The Bible is a revelation of God in that it is a witness which testifies to God’s revelation in history. 2.
The Natural World God created the natural world through His word. This shows the nature of God as all powerful and His word as power. When God spoke, the universe and everything in it came into existence. This we know because the Bible is the word of God that it is not written by human knowledge, but by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Romans 1:20 says “that the creation has been seen and understood because of God’s invisible qualities, divine nature and His eternal power so that men may not have an excuse.” It, therefore, follows that God is seen through His creation.
Wright attempts to tie the old Christian churches role in with OT account of the coming of the Messiah. There again, we see evidence of purpose of Jesus and his ultimate role to restore Israel to prominence and return them to the land that God had promised them. Zechariah 9:9 is evidence that there will be one that will arise and show favour to Israel We that Wright points out how Israel will be used by God will enact is salvation and judgment. The NT, as well John the Baptist is used to set the stage for Jesus by preaching about the one that is greater than him. He preached repentance to the nations to prepare for the coming.
As we analyze the question of did Jesus claim to be God, I believe that not only did Jesus claim to be God that Jesus is God. In the matter of does the Bible have authority? I strongly believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God; the Bible holds all truths and revelations for our lives. If we believe what the Bible says then we know with confidence that we have what God intended for us as believers to know about him. Also we have seen why our testimonies are important in sharing the gospel.
and Martin E. 2006. Prevailing Worldviews of Western Society). When I read the excerpt, and pondered on the Ontological question I would say, “ We are mankind created by God.” I would also say, “We are male and female created in the image of God.” When it comes to the Epistemological question I would answer, “It is through faith and our relationship we build with God that we know who we are. God’s gives us revelation along with visions of who he is that we may know he is. (Heb.