It is not immediate because it is not the work of God alone. The reasonable person is actively involved in submitting to God's will, resisting sin, looking (for) holiness, and working to be more godly ("But the fruit of the Spirit... ... middle of paper ... ...' Since we are his children, we inherit his sinful nature. Is Baptism necessary for Salvation The answer is a simple, "No, water Baptism is not necessary for salvation." The reason Baptism is not necessary for salvation is that we are done for good reason and by faith, as in Rom. 5:1 (Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,) and not by faith and a ceremony, like in Rom.
The passage teaches us that we should forgive others and we will be forgiven. We should treat others, as we want to be treated. Jesus never judged or condemned others no matter what they did to him. Seek Goodness (Luke 6:45): "a good person brings good out of the treasure of good things in his heart; a bad person brings bad out of his treasure of bad things. For mouth speaks what the heart is full of."
Although, God had more than one solution to the problem of sin by humanity. “Simply in order that through this gift of Godlikeness in themselves they may be able to perceive the Image Absolute,... ... middle of paper ... ...believe it is the most important that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to succeed in bringing salvation to humanity. This could be the most important because without Jesus dying on the cross for us, there would not have been a sacrifice great enough to overcome the corruption that was taking over humans (Athanasius 8). Secondly, by God coming in a human form, we were shown an example of how we are supposed to live our lives being Holy and showing respect for one another as God shows respect for us. This human form was necessary to take because it was the easiest way for us to comprehend and recognize that Christ is Lord (Pohle February Twenty Fourth).
According to Gockel, “from a Christian perspective, evil is something God has overcome through good” (2009, p.97). Those who believe in God, know that questioning Him is wrong because it means that they do not believe in the goodness of God. People who trust the Lord know his goodness, that He will rescue and heal them from all evil. Also, believers trust in God’s power in difficult times because He hears them throughout the prayers. God can be trusted as he has proven his love in many ways.
In the bible, there is a strong reoccurring theme of people of poor moral character or in a position of low social status in their society making a transformation for the better within themselves after following Jesus and the word of God. When a human follows the laws and does what is asked of them, in return, the Lord is able to bless the person’s character, making them shed the skin of the negative things they may have done in the past and are still dwelling in, preforming a sort of positive reformation for their soul. Also, God never discriminates against any of his people no matter what; in his eyes everyone deserves an equal chance and a fresh start. God will save any of his creation, regardless of how bad some of the things they may have done in the past are; to Him, how we finish life is more important than how we begin it. This notion, that God can transform someone who isn’t the most righteous person into someone upstanding, appears in the Christian scriptures and also has roots within the Hebrew Scriptures; its purpose being to prove how significantly God’s presence can positively affect one’s life.
Humans cannot exhibit agape love for anything or anyone, but rather, only God can. God shows us agape love through Jesus’ crucifixion for our redemption. By sacrificing His one and only Son, God has freed humanity from sin. What about those that still sin? Does God truly love everyone with such unconditionality, or is His agape love reserved for an elite few?
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 11-12, King James Version). This lesson sticks with me because knowing even if people mistreat me, or talk about me, I can keep my head held high because my father in heaven will comfort me with his love and grace. The lessons in the book of Luke (15-31, King James Version) Jesus uses stories to explain how people may stray away, but how we as Christians should either bring or welcome them back. Today’s society forgets these lessons and sees their fellow men as nuisances as back then. Therefore Jesus had to perform miracles for people to see what he said was real.
His power and righteousness claim victory over our every flaw and imperfection. The Gospel God gave us doesn’t ask us to be perfect, but asks us to live as His children. It calls us to identify with the victory of Jesus Christ rather than the defeat of our sins. Though He recognizes our sinfulness, our Heavenly Father does not bind us to it. By the cross and the empty grave, He gives us a new identity found in Him.
By understanding the situation of the biblical audience, we know that the Galatian believers struggled to understand that salvation is not from the works of the law but of the works of Jesus. Next, we decipher the differences between those believers and us today. They were more threatened by the Mosaic law than we are. After this, we can determine the theological principle of the freedom in Christ and being led by His Spirit. Finally, we can apply this principle to our lives by knowing we are free from the law and from sin in Jesus and we desire to love and serve him because of His Spirit in
10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. This verse shows how we are able to be in relationship with God through faith eve... ... middle of paper ... ... people today who aren't seeking to live out a particularly “Godly” life. The justification we receive through Jesus Christ can be imitated in anyone’s life by giving second chances, and being the initiator when it comes to making something good again. The sanctification we receive through the help of the Holy Spirit and our walk to a Godly life can look the same as understanding either our own or someone else’s problems and sticking around to see that thing change.