As the worlds largest and oldest religion Christianity was first introduced to people by Jesus Christ in Palestine. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the Messiah, whose coming was told about in the Old Testament of the Bible. Since Adam and Eve, Christians believe that the human kind was in a state of sin through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, they were saved and the sinful state was over. Christians believe in one God, and they believe he exists in three forms, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, which is called the Holy Trinity. They strongly believe in the praises of Jesus, which are love and forgiveness.
This is proved in Genesis 1:1, when God creates the heaven and earth and in the book of John for it states: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (KJV). To fulfill the Old Testament prophecies God lowered Himself by taking on human form, thus, the word of God became flesh and his glory was seen as being the Son of God in the flesh and he was full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) Jesus, God incarnate, humbled himself and set aside his glory and privileges. Furthermore, according to scripture he has never stopped being God because; he is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 4:15, KJV) This proves the simultaneous existence of God the Father and God the Son being omnipresent and near when needed and is reassured in the gospel of Matthew when he wrote: “… and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
John 1:1 shows how Jesus was with God in the beginning of creation, in Genesis 1:2 it tells how Jesus was hovering over the waters. John 5:24 show how Jesus has the power of forgiveness, and again in John 8:51. In John 20:28, 31 Thomas calls Jesus, my Lord and God, and goes to say, so that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah and the Son of God. Here in 1 John 5:20 at the end of the verse it reveals how Jesus is not only the Son of God, along with being the true God, “…We are in the true One — that is, in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
In addition, similarly to Isaiah 53, Jesus is seen as a scapegoat in John 19 who takes away the sins of the people. Jesus, here, is the Lamb of God, the sacrifice. Also, in relation to Psalm 22, Jesus’ garment is seamless, as a high priest’s is. The soldiers cast lots for this holy garment, further revealing its fulfillment and surpassment of this Old Testament Psalm.Jesus is hence in direct relationship with the Old Testament. He, in fact, replaces and supases this antiquated work throughout His birth, public ministry, death, and
They believe in first God, then Jesus, and then the Holy Spirit. This is called Arianism, or the Trinity. The belief that God had created heaven and earth and Christ, his son, in the power of the holy spirit. Jesus had died so all humans could go to heaven, eternal life. They believe in baptism, as a way to accept God as the one true God.
He inspired each word and thought of the scriptures and “the validity and nature of biblical inspiration rests on the cred... ... middle of paper ... ... of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice” (The Doctrine We Adorn 1). Works Cited BIC. Brethren in Christ, 2006. Web. 7 Mar.
Justin became a Christian, his position was pagan philosophy, especially Platonism. Justin worshipped the Father as the supreme in the Universe, he worshipped the logos and or Son as divine but in the second place, and he worshipped the Holy sprit in the third place. For Justin, the logos was foremost Jesus Christ. He was the “whole Word”. Justin believed in the full divinity of the Son.
Here we see the Trinity acting in concert one with the other in glorification to each other. The Spirit glorifies Jesus and Jesus glorifies the Father. It becomes evident to see that these three are intertwined in harmony together. Again we see the Holy Spirit mentioned with the Father and Son in Jude 1:20-21, “But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.” Here Jude instructs us to “pray in the Holy Spirit.”(v. 20) The only instruction that is given in the Bible of how to pray... ... middle of paper ... ...hets. Many who do not believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit are good intentioned people who believe the lie that is meant to discredit and suppress the power of the Holy Spirit.
The creed begins with the most general statement in the Christian rule book, the affirmation of God himself, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth” (Apostles’). In the book of Genesis, it is found in the first verse that “…In the beginning…God created the heavens and the earth…” (Genesis). As stated, it says “I believe”, not “I think” or “I was told”. There is a clear distinction in maturity of a Christian: youth, adolescence, and adulthood. As a young child, Christians are introduced to the entity of God.
Understanding the grace of Christ provided in his death and resurrection is only possible in the context of his future return. Theodore Runyon writes, “The renewal of creation and the renewal in humanity of the image of God is what Wesley identifies as the very heart of Christianity.”5 Eschatology is all about the completion of God 's story of salvation, the renewing of all of creation in the image of God that is revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. However, unlike the bodily resurrection only hoped for in Christ 's return, salvation is not constrained to the end, it is happening now through the drawing of all of creation to God by the Holy Spirit through the grace of Jesus