With the concept of God being the center of one’s life, it becomes perfectly natural to focus life events and circumstances on God, and to give God credit for accomplishment in life. Theocentrism holds to an entirely different view, which does not reflect the Christian belief. Theocentrism has a couple of different interpretations. One where God is still God, but he is attached to all creation (nature has the same value as humanity); the other where God is creation and human beings should worship God by witnessing and caring for all of creation. The bottom line is Theocentrism is a belief that God is everything and within everything.
Therefore many people believe that scripture is the one and true way that God have made himself known. Research indicates that through scripture God has inspired, communicate, and revealed himself to humankind through the elements of the world. Through these studies humankind has come to believe and understand that there is a greater source that can give and take away that which he has created. R.C.Sproul states “for whoever or whatever God may be he is altogether beyond our knowledge. Being limited in our ability to think as God does, one must believe and trust through the faith which has be built through the very word that has been written.
Is God the real truth? Without richness for God in their heart, we can see why so many struggle and fall into self-hurt and other dependency issues. Will it be science or the Word of God one has to search their soul? This should n... ... middle of paper ... ...d. Genesis teaches us about human identity, civilization, natural world and human relationships. God’s message is clear, we are to take the Bible seriously and not just a piece of literature but also factual knowledge of how we began.
Many who have denied inerrancy have stepped into greater theological errors. 2 Timothy 3:16 upholds that the Bible produces valuable direction in living a Christian life. Living one’s life based on the authority, inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible brings about transformation. Without the Scripture being a God given absolute, truth erodes and man risks becoming god by interpreting the Bible according to his knowledge, which is limited. Works Cited Elwell, Walter A., ed.
Believing that Jesus is the Lord not only at our time of death but through every aspect of our lives. We believe that we are all created from God and follow the word and fellowship beside him. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (Genesis 1:27). You base everything around what is right and wrong in Gods eyes. And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
God shows revelations of himself through the Bible, and his character is revealed time and time again throughout scripture. Any faulty facts or discrepancies in grammar or data, should not take away from the value that scripture holds. When we read scripture we bring new meaning of interpretations of the truths God shows us, since new eras and environmental factors will be influential on how we process information. The bible is not just a fact book, telling humans stories of the past, but instead the bible is inspired instructions for how we can deal with spiritual and ethical encounters we
Genesis is one of the well-known books in the Bible. It tells the story of how the earth was created and how we came into being. It is a very crucial book that help defines us as Christians because it tells us of our origin whereas the nonbelievers of the world are still searching for an answer. St. Augustine agrees that Genesis is indeed an important book, however he believes that the Bible should be read differently due to truth of time and of creation as God sees it. In his eyes, St. Augustine believes that Genesis should be read and taken not literally but rather spiritually because time and creation only existed due to the coexistence of humanity, whereas God himself in all of his might and glory is forever eternal.
The fact that we seek out knowledge and love demonstrates that God must also love and know about his creation. When we look at creation with the idea that humans are made in the image of God, we begin to realize that sometimes, our distortions give us a better perspective of who God is and where we fit in the order of creation.
Jesus Christ is the incarnation of the entire divine logos, and the purpose of Christ coming to the world was to teach men the truth and save them from the power of demons. Justin demonstrates through his works that Jesus is both the messiah, stated by the Old Testament, and he the preexisting logos, regarding Him as incarnation of Logos, and or “in second place” to God. He illustrates the divine of creation and salvation, which is fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Logos is the eternal Word, eternal reason, and creative reason. The ideas of Martyr are important to study and understand because his ideas impacted the church because they show the origin of Christianity beliefs and customs, and understanding Jesus Christ, the logos, second to God.
God has a Creator-creature relationship with humankind. Through creation God revealed his divine nature to humankind. He is infallible, truthful, just, holy, omnipresence, omniscience, and omnipotent. The will of God speaks to the sovereign authority God has over creation. God is in control of everything that happens.