This depicts the covenant that God made with Abram and Sarai and because He is a true God, Abraham and Sarah produced many generations of descendants, despite their old age. God shows Christians that He is the truth in John 14:6. Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” This shows Christians that Jesus Christ is the truth and that He will save them. The Christian God is also special because He forgives sins.
E) The parable of the ten virgins (Matthew 25) among others. THE PURPOSE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT MESSAGE: The below summary may help the believer to have a sound faith: I) the modern believer need to appreciate among other things that the grand subject is that of Salvation and the redemption message of how Christ came from heaven to earth. Christ came to seek and to save the lost. Man became sinner because of the Adamic nature and needs a savior (Romans 3:23, 6:23). ii) Those who believe in Christ become sons of God (John1:10, 12) and they will not be condemned (John3:16-18), the believers are entitled for eternal life.
Trinitarian theology is essential to the evangelic mind. We find the theme of Father, Son, and Spirit woven throughout our various Christian theologies in a masterful way. But what of the Atonement of Jesus Christ for the sins of the world? Where do we see the Trinity in God’s beautiful conclusion to his much larger redemptive story? The evangelic community seems silent when it comes to this region of theology and the Trinity.
Evaluate the claim that miracles lead to believe in a God who favours some but not all of his creation. When evaluating terms such as miracles, and concepts such as God, one has to recognise that there various ways people define them. How you define miracles may determine how you view God, and equally the opposite way around. The idea of a God who favours some but not all his creation is common. Calvin’s idea of predestination suggests that some people are God’s ‘elect’ and that, after death, these ‘elect’ will join God in heaven.
God’s righteousness is good. God is good in His entirety. There is nothing about God that is not good (Romans), this is basically saying that the goodness of God is a life-transforming truth and that we should use the words of God in are attitudes and actions. The Ten Commandments are the clear example of God setting the standards of what is morally right and wrong. We follow these laws that God has set because we believe that they show us are sins and if we follow these laws that we will be reward towards the light.
Christians focus is not so much on rituals and good deeds, but more so the relationship with God and getting to God personally. Christians put faith in their God, which in turn brings joy and peace to his or her life. As stated earlier relationships with the divine in religious traditions is essential part of each, some are more personal while other are based on one’s spiritual efforts. Molloy (2010) states sacred time is “time of eternity” (p.43). Each religion values
(Read how Paul understands the mystery of Christ in Eph 1, Eph 3:2‐3) C. Faith – is not just an intellectual belief in God, but a confident assurance in God which allows us to move forward without any doubt at all. The charismatic gift of faith seems to be a special gift of prayer. Praying with a God‐given confidence which produce extraordinary results. It’s knowing that what one asks for will be given. (Matt 8:10, Matt 15:22) D. Healing – is the supernatural ability to affect a cure of physical or other human illness through prayer.
5 How to Worship? 6 Conclusion 8 Bibliography 9 INTRODUCTION People view worship in many different ways. It is not to say that one person’s philosophy of worship is better than another person’s philosophy, if the end result is the same. Worship starts within one’s spirit and heart, then is expressed outwardly to God above. One of God’s greatest desires is to have relationship with His creation, man.
Many believers do not count the cost of following Christ. One is told to accept the free gift of eternal life, repent of sins, join a church, and then learn to do the best one can concerning all the rest. One is usually not told about the cost of being a Christ-follower, nor does one have much of an idea of what God expects of them now that they are saved. Stewardship is entirely based on the first commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Holy Bible, NIV, Mat 22:37). Stewardship is the product of one’s new worldview that is brought about by one’s conversion.
The adjective purgatorius arose from the noun purgatorium as the concept of Purgatory. Since the Bible does not make direct reference to Purgatory, it has caused doctrinal disagreement among Christians on the origin and development of such a place. Although the Bible does not directly refer to Purgatory, there are many biblical passages that support the idea. It has been said that praying for the souls who have entered Purgatory, helps their journey to Paradise, which is another name for Heaven. Since the souls of Purgatory are under the Just of God, they cannot pray for themselves, but we can pray for them and God will grant them mercy.