Those who do not believe so are misled due to their own interpretation because the scriptures do not lie (Augustine, 27). There needs to be a stronger biblical support to support that the Scripture is without error. Jesus himself states that "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away" (Matt 24:35) and "not the sm... ... middle of paper ... ... of the scriptures that differs from that of the writer is misled” (Augustine 27). Augustine also makes an important notion that if believers are not equipped with proper faith, then their sight will be replaced by the visible reality and hope will be replaced by the real happiness that we can attain (Augustine 28). Therefore, a proper interpretation of scripture is critical.
To forsake a God-given gift is not a good idea. God gave his word to the world. From Scripture, his word, comes revelation and understanding of not only who he is, but also who we are in him. Living without the knowledge and wisdom of Scripture would only lead to an unscrupulous and impure life. God gave his word to the world for a reason, and that gift should not be taken lightly.
Our flesh will get in the way of the authority of the scripture as well as the meaning of scripture. When we realize, we are wrong, we want to take what the Bible says about our actions and try to justify them. When bad things happen in our lives and we do not understand why, we feel like we can change what God says about himself to make us feel better. We justify our turning from Him when times get tough by saying that if He was a good God then He would not allow this to happen. This creates a problem of no progress.
The Holy Scriptures can be trusted because they were written by prophets and apostles inspired by the Holy Spirit. We are not to be swayed by people who are guided by unbiblical ideas because judgment is guaranteed for all those who oppose the truths written in God’s Word. We should remember to exercise good judgment by the Holy Spirit to detect false teachings and alluring promises of the ungodly. If anything God’s promises of judgment should prompt us to encourage others to repent and believe in Christ. Does 2 Peter 1: 20 refer to the origination of prophecy or to its interpretation?
This primarily means the Bible for some, although as Catholics we accept as equally true the teachings of the Apostles handed down through the bishops and known as Tradition. For both the Bible and Tradition, we believe we must obey because the teachings come from God, not because they are wise, will ensure a long life or prosperity. Christian ethics may be contrasted with Utilitarianism, whose adherents simply "do what works." Utilitarian ethics allowed the Holocaust, slavery, and totalitarian Communism. Because Christians do not believe humans made themselves or occurred "naturally," we do not believe we are free to do whatever su... ... middle of paper ... ...?
The world is not perfect so it seems that God must not be all-loving or He must not be all-powerful. Rejecting the existence of evil, immediately rejects too much of the Judeo-Christian tradition to be considered, though some philosophers have considered it. The traditional Christian answer to why God allowed the death of Christ is for the absolution of humanity’s sin. However, this begs the question, as an omnipotent God why was it necess... ... middle of paper ... ...owardice or evil (2) must then work to minimize good (1) and maximize evil (1). This process can continue ad infinitum It also follows that God, not as benevolent as could be hoped, prefers the maximization of good (2) as opposed to the minimization of evil (1).
God allows us to make choices, and, if we are yielded to Him, He has ways of preventing us from making wrong choices. It’s natural to want to know all of God’s will, but that’s not how He usually works. He reveals to us to take a step at a time, each move with a step of faith. We are biblically educated to: A. Develop a sound relationship with God: We need to receive the Lord Jesus Christ and live in God's will.
It is significant to uncover the arguments against these statements because then it brings an individual closer to God. A person comes closer to the Lord through knowing that each point that is made in the bible can disprove any argument man has because the faithfulness of God comes through each time. Aligning and believing the word of God is true comes with difficulty if you’re not confident in the Bible and God but there are 3 things to keep in mind when arguing those things. The Bible is a revelation of God by God to and through man, inspiration by God to man and, the inerrancy of the word of
If we have other authority that tells us something contradicting it, we must realize that because of the Bible’s sole authority in our lives, it comes before everything else. Because of the Bible’s Godly nature, true Baptists refuse to place any other writings, doctrine, or creeds above it. Sole Authority is easily recognized in the Scriptures. I Timothy 3:16 tells us, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God…” The Bible clearly states that it itself is the very Word of God. And if we believe in a just, righteous, omnipotent God, we must believe and give heed to His words.
An antichrist might be an individual who completely follows God all the time, but does not accept Jesus as Christ because they have been misled. When a soul has been misled the Christian community should not fear and treat the person as if they were the devil, but instead the Christian community as suggested by David Jackman, needs to hear God’s truth. “Historically this has provided the Christian church with motivation for mission” (70). This passage tells us the belief systems that have been crafted through the schism, may have some truth in their teachings. Christians do not even need to reintroduce “the appalling horrors of the Crusaders” (Jackman, 70) by trying to abolish anyone who goes against God.