WELCOME!! And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”. We are meant to GO DEEP into our understanding of the scriptures. It is finished. It should be remembered that the Spirit of God in Jesus was measureless. If this is true, then Christ is not omniscient and cannot be God. The point here is that life is meaningless without God. It is apparent from the scriptures above that the only means for attaining God’s sonship is to simply receive Christ or believe in His name. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: 18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. A man can only encourage himself in something he trusts. For example He had hinted Peter that he would deny him thrice before the cock crow (Matthew 26:34). It is important to state here that the death of Christ on the cross was an actualization of what has already been done before the foundation of the world. 29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Do not trust in your potentials or abilities because God is your provider, He gave you those things which you have. Nevertheless man disobeyed this solemn warning. Interestingly, God is always ready to go an extra mile in order to bring a vessel into conformity and standard to His words. ##1-44 IT - Introduction to Theology ##45-91 BH - Bibliology Hermeneutics It’s some guidelines, strict positions and direct structure: • Introduction • Definitions • Conceptual Model • Experimental Measurements • Corollaries and Effects • Conclusions • Abstract. To believe Him as the one sent to restore man. He is the one waiting for us to come to Him, so that He may be gracious unto us and bestow His divine mercy upon us. The next step he took was to enquire from God about what to do next which is representative of prayer. Wright, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Rachel Held Evans, Re-tooling Church, Social Justice, theology. The communication of the Son with the Father is instantaneous by the Holy Spirit which is the life in the Son. It is the life of the Father in the Son that made Him the only begotten of the Father. John 5:26; “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;”. The most High was happy about it. Such a heart sees God as its only help. The point here is that the process of election is conditional. The first being the prophetic stage in which certain prophecies were given about the coming of the Messiah. The Lord spoke about the Kingdom of God as a “person”, as an “authority” and also spoke about it as a “destination”. See the words of Apostle Paul in Romans 3:23; For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God…. It then appears that there are three stages for the establishment of the Kingdom of God. When Protestants dumped the Pope however, they needed a new infallible to replace him. We can see in verse 22 of the scriptures above that even the world is ours. and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”. Due to His foreknowledge of things that should become, Jesus had a foreknowledge of the events that was about to unfold before Him. See Genesis 14:19; “And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth…”. In order to fully grasp with understanding, the omniscience of Christ, it becomes incumbent for us to understand His nature and modus operandi with His Father. Interestingly, a fact that must be appreciated is that we are still under the preparatory process. The Lord said himself that (John 5:26); For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself. Here are 5 hot topic theological issues facing Western Christianity whose reexamining is making (some) Christians “hot under the collar”: Could a loving God really send people to hell? There is therefore the need to eliminate fear because nothing extinguishes the flame of faith like fear. Listen on Apple Podcasts. It is the key to an answered prayer. The Phrase “If the Lord will” portrays a deep sense of commitment to God which places Him at the center of our lives. So any one that believes in Christ becomes sanctified through the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus, which is meant to cleanse and purge the sinner from his old ways. Fear is very destructive; it generates into doubts which then results into unbelief. The Pharisees questioned Jesus about the exact time that the Kingdom of God should come. See 1 Corinthians 3:21-22; 21 Therefore let no man glory in men. Apostle Paul also made this clear in Roman 12:3; “… God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”. The Lord’s disciples were astounded by this response which serves as a pointer to the fact that the promised Kingdom of God is yet to be instituted. Like a domino effect, it has birthed hard labor and set into motion the course of all the miseries of the entire human race. 5 And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. Christ did not die for the sins of humanity neither did He died for the sins that the world is still committing but did died for the sake of the “very sin” that made the first man and all his progenies to be cut off from the life of God so that he that believes in Him and look up unto Him might have life and have it abundantly. A very good example is the return of Christ which would mark the end of this present age. So, the question of motivation is not minor. James White, July 2, 2018 July 2, 2018, Christian Worldview, Church History, Eastern Orthodoxy, Exegesis, General Apologetics, Islam, King James Onlyism, Mormonism, Reformed Apologetics, Roman Catholicism, Textual Issues, The Dividing Line, Theology Matters. See the the prophetic words of Isaiah about this. What the Bible does infallibly is point us to Jesus Christ. For all things are yours; 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours…”. He is Himself subjected to God because He was appointed by God and has always been from the very beginning with God; of such a personage is Melchizedek who was the priest of the most high God (Genesis 14:18). 6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.”. Nevertheless this is not so for the spiritual man. We worship Jesus; we do not worship the Bible. You would, surely, tell them how much you loved them. Romans 6:10; For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Once God’s provisioned redemption strategy has been accepted and adopted by anyone, that person automatically becomes an “elect of God”. I am gonna rise up sunday! I no longer serve in any leadership role at church because of my church’s position on women in lesdership. They are exclusively meant for God only. Topics of study include: the primary importance of Sacred Scripture and its role in the Judeo-Christian tradition, covenantal theology, and the importance of Jesus as the Incarnation – the Living Word made flesh. So it is crystal that Jesus was completely human and at the same time completely God. Accepting and loving gay church members is not the same thing as accepting their sin. Since the storm itself is a constituent of the cosmos, it will take the Almighty who made heaven and earth no single effort to still it. This life was described in the book of John as the light of men. Everything is in order just the way I had intended it to be. The writer of the book of Hebrews puts it as (Hebrews 9:26); …but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Consequently all his progenies were also without life in them. He is the only way devised by God to bringing as many that would believe Him (Christ) to Himself. Interestingly some critics and certain religious group have held on to these words spoken by the Lord to claim that He is not all knowing. We can see from the foregoing that the idea of creating the universe was exciting to God. 42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. Consequently, as the King of righteousness, He has the God-given authority to judge in the stead of the most high; accurately and divinely placing what’s good as being good and defining evil as what it is. Recall that the “very sin” is the cutting off of the life of God from spirit of man. In other words, He has the sort of relationship which Jesus Christ has with God. Matthew 24:24; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. The use of the phrase “Lo here! My example of the pope was indeed a very general representation of the “papal infallibility” doctrine. This then seems to contradict the fact that Christ is omniscience. we aren’t letting women teach or serve as eldrs but their heads are uncovered. All theological topics pertaining to the Catholic Church. 117 3.7K. 27 And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. The mayor is the owner an hands out mandates. But a new theological debate has exploded on the scene in recent years challenging those notions and suggesting a number of kinder, gentler alternatives. An answer to this question will serve as a fulcrum upon which the beam of the entire mission of Jesus hangs and certainly the essence for the gospel of the Kingdom. The modus operandi of the Son with the Father is in the following wise: Christ can only say and do those things which the Spirit of the Father communicates to Him. See Matthew 12:28; “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.”. To get to know how the deep collaboration of politics and religion is, you might investigate a lot of things and structure a good paper to support your facts. Women are the engine of church life! (Matthew 13:24-25); 24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light. The curse of labor has placed humanity in a dire strait for survival. Concerning theology dissertatio… The point here is that, unlike a power-drunk tyrant, who would execute judgment to his own pleasing, God is so righteous that He had to set up for Himself or make as part of His own consciousness a witness to behold His righteous judgments on His subjects be they spirits or mortals. It is crystal from the scriptures above that one of the reasons why God had to lead the children of Israel through the wilderness is just to make them know that they are to live by every of His word and not by bread alone. 41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. Upon this premise, it becomes incumbent that the priest of the most high meets with him. The Lord having never met this woman physically, knew everything about her spiritually. The “corn of wheat” in the scripture above is symbolic to the body of Christ. A descriptive example of the destructive nature of fear can be found in the book of Matthew 14:26-31 when the Lord walked upon the sea and also permitted Peter to step out of the ship and join Him. Was the Lord afraid of the things He saw? A Rational Case for Jesus; A Theology of Fly Fishing; Acompañamiento: A Pastoral Theology of Mission; Albrecht Ritschl; American Indian Liberation : A Theology Of Sovereignty; An Assesment of God the Almighty; An Interpretation of Zephaniah; Assumption of Theology Theories Tied to Religious Studies See Mark 14:36; “And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.”. Sub-forums: New Testament; Old Testament; Apocrypha; 117 Threads 3.7K Messages. The cross is the only antidote for sin. A major reason why God sent Christ is so that He can give life to as many that will believe in Him. In other words no one does exploit without believing in Christ. The point here is that, the most High gave it all to the bearer of His image –man. 25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. This readily explains why John the Baptist exclaimed that (John 1:29); …Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. The garden represents God’s very presence here on earth. The point here is that “faith begets faith”. 5 Theological Topics Making (Some) Christians Very Nervous. from Sinclair Ferguson Aug 05, 2019 Category: Articles. Anyone who simply accepts God’s provision becomes an elect according to God’s foreknowledge. In expressing the potency of His word, God told the prophet Isaiah the following in Isaiah 55:11; So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. He did at the very beginning of creation. However He advised us to watch. See Matthew 3:17; And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Deep Theological Thoughts. Note also that the writer of the book of Hebrews also described Melchizedek as a great man. In her eloquently written book, Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming, Catherine Keller argues that how we conceive of the world's beginning importantly shapes how we treat each other and the natural world. Consequently He will permit the storms to rage before you while He steps back and watch your point of action. See Matthew 4:4; 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. Those were part of the last words spoken by the Lord as He bowed His head and gave up the ghost (John 19:30). Abstract “How can I motivate my students more?” In theological education, as in all education, students will gain the most from our classes and programs if they are deeply motivated and therefore engaged. Don’t fire off one after the other. Because to obey Him is to love Him. See John 1:4; In him was life; and the life was the light of men. This explains the popular philosophical and colloquial speech of “seeing is believing”. the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.” Unbelief says she is dead but faith said she is asleep. With that theology however the gospel message is weakened and wrongly viewed as a lifeboat to rescue people off a sinking ship…with the ship being destroyed in the end. Best wishes, Tim. One of the ways Jesus described the Kingdom of God was to metaphorically liken it to a “person”. See the words of Peter in 1 Peter 1:2; Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ…. Anyhow, the anticipatory expectation of the Jews was that of the coming of a Messiah who would restore the Davidic dynasty and the Jewish nation. 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