God was prominent from the divine mystery, spoke with human beings, and made them commit their lives with obedience to the life of faith. However we are graced with the word of god, and the Dei Verbum tells us how his word has come to reach us and how we are supposed to live by his words. Revelation can be best defined as the communication of some truth by God. Revelation is understood as the person of Jesus, and the second person of the Holy Trinity. He was incarnated for eternal life to live with the Father in the Holy Spirit.
We must exhibit a living faith for that to happen to us. That is why James could write, "You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only" (James 2:24). The "works" he is talking about there are not works of "merit" but works of faithfulness. When we choose to live according to the precepts of God, making the decision to pursue true LIFE, then we are creating a living faith because we are trusting in living the way God says to live. No one can say that he deserves eternal life because he is living in faith.
The word is the gift of faith, professes freely by God, and faith is built and carried out through the Holy Spirit. The expansion of faith happens when studying takes place, the decision is yours to put belief into play. This is exactly why sacred Scripture and Traditions carried out by the Church are closely connected and very important in the growth of one’s faith. Scripture is the Word of God such as, The Old Testament and the New Testament. The word of God passed on through Liturgy, prayer, and teachings from the Apostles and their successors are known as Scared Traditions.
Scripture offer direction to lay helpers “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you” (John 14:26). Part I: Goal of Christian Counseling Crabb’s (1977) model of Christian counseling exemplifies that the ultimate goal is to teach and guide people in harmony with finding their spiritual realm and helping them achieve faith-based maturity. Accomplishing Christian maturity helps a person begin to experience the many joys of a spirit-filled life. When we give our hearts and soul to the Lord God promises many blessings and He will guid... ... middle of paper ... ... self-seeking behavior to a Christ-minded individual. Works Cited Crabb L. (1977).
These qualities are made for and are to be instilled in the average Christian. Religion is not based on level of religiosity in man, but man is made to live simply with god’s word in his heart. This is what the gospel by Mathew teaches us. This inspires all of us to strive in the path of god, because we know that at the end of time, it is only his pleasure we need to attain.
It is knowledge that everything is God-given. Some do not realize how important it is until research has to be conducted. Having a Christian view on life will help with making right and wrong decisions throughout life, it will help you have better morals within yourself. It will bring you closer with Christ. Even though there is and will always be some kind of questions about Christianity, there is no question about you needing to have faith in God and his biblical words in order to get to eternal life.
First, the Day of Pentecost empowered believers to promote the mission of Christ, which is to go and make disciples of others. According to David Watson and Paul Watson, “A disciple is one who embraces and obeys all the teachings of Christ and endeavors by word and deed to make more disciples.” It is through the Holy Spirit that believers are given the power to witness and draw others to the message, work, and salvation of Christ. The apostles could not have implemented such a great mission without the work of the Holy Spirit. Likewise, believers must repent and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit to achieve the mission given by Christ. Believers cannot preach the gospel without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
It is the ongoing sanctification of the believer that is the proof of the justification that God dons on every believer upon the acceptance of Christ. It is in fact, the` process of sanctification that requires intentional diligent effort on the part of every believer. 1 Biblical Foundation The Word of God is a Christian’s final authority for every aspect of their lives, so when it comes to questions of character, one needs only look to the Bible (2 Peter 1:3). The more one seeks to ... ... middle of paper ... ...hey walk their talk and portray God’s love in all things, people see Christ through the very life of a believer and are drawn to His Truth. A Christian must overflow the love of Christ for others.
As Paul refers to “the flesh,” he is not speaking physically but spiritually. The “flesh” represents the sin nature of our earthly bodies. God’s grace allows his work to be started and gives us hope knowing we are not bound to our fleshly bodies. Divine grace accompanied by the Spirit begins the gradual process of sanctification or holiness, making us less sinner and more saint. A sinner’s justification before God and their inward transformation secondary to that justification places the new believer on the road of sanctification.
The process begins with God working through the Holy Spirit who works in us to sanctify us in Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:2, 30; 6:11). The reason that God has us go through this process is so that later he can use us to fulfill his will (2 Timothy 2:21). It was because of Jesus and the blood that he shed that we were saved and made holy (Hebrews 13:12). Christ is the source of our