He was certain that God would never deceive him and thus no such ability was given to him, which may ever put him in the wrong direction. So after all these experiences he evidently concluded that there existed a God and his existence depended entirely on Him. In fact every moment of his lif... ... middle of paper ... ...r. He is benevolent and omnipotent with power to prevent all the errors. If such is the case than why are we not incapable of ever doing wrong? Descartes blames us and says that it is our errors and God has not given us defective faculties.
The author made it clear that you cannot go to heaven with good deeds alone, but that getting into heaven is accepting Christ as your own personal Savior. Everyman may have done a few good deeds, but it was not enough to get into heaven, Everyman needs the saving grace that only God can provide. This morality play is simple in its story. “Everyman” makes emphasis on what is inevitable to every human being: death. One should begin his or her life making amends for the end of one’s life.
The Calvinists also hold to the fact that because our salvation rest solely on His sacrifice and is not the work of the believer, “all condemnation is forever removed”, Romans 8:1 (Chafer,... ... middle of paper ... ...orary it’s hard to imagine something that will last forever. But, I believe when Christ was on the cross and He said, “Is is finished...” (John 19:30) He truly meant it. Once an individual accepts Christ as his or her Savior he or she is His child for all eternity. Works Cited Chafer, Lewis Sperry, and John F. Walvoord. Major Bible Themes; 52 Vital Doctrines of the Scripture Simplified and Explained.
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. St. Augustine believes that God did not create the heavens and the earth in a literal sense because nothing could exist before the act of creation. As written in the Bible, God created the universe with a "word", but St. Augustine asks, “by your word you made [the creation]...but how did you speak?" (St. Augustine, p227). The word with which God spoke to create everything meant that there already has been a time before God created it.
Here Nephi expresses why it is that he “delighteth in proving unto [his] people the truth of the coming of Christ.” He teaches that, “save Christ should come all men must perish.” Without a Savior and Redeemer, no man would be fit to enter back into the Kingdom of Heaven. But Nephi delights in Christ because, “in his grace, and in his justice, and power, and mercy,” the Plan of Salvation is made possible. This characterization captures the true essence of who Christ is in so many ways. Our God is a God of justice, bound by divine principles to hold all men accountable for their actions. By this estimation, it would be impossible for any of us to make it back to Him on our own; we would all fall painfully short of the mark of perfection that qualifies men for Heaven.
At the end of our lives we all must be held account for our time here on earth. And the sad reality is that many this will be a terrible occasion for many. For the non-believers their final destination will be hell, an eternal separation from God. But God in His mercy has provided all of us the only means for salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. Acts 4:12 tells us that “salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” This passage speaks of the name of Jesus and His saving power.
It is based completely and only upon Jesus' sacrifice on the cross ("and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to moral rightness; for by His wounds you were healed.") and is received by faith alone ("For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."). No works are necessary at all to get Justification. Otherwise, it is not a gift ("For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is everlasting life in Christ Jesus our Lord."). Therefore, we are justified by faith ("Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.").
Kung answers this question by emphatically proclaiming, “God in becoming man neither loses anything (becoming man means no loss to God) nor gains anything (becoming man means no gain to God), and anyway that becoming man is something different from the coming to be of man and the world.”9 His point is that the incarnation neither changed God’s character or any of his transcendence. He is unchangeable. In addition, Kung emphasizes that is it God that became flesh, not that flesh became God.10 Similarly, Olson states, “The Great Tradition of Christian thought has affirmed God’s essential immutability such that God’s nature cannot and does not undergo any alteration whatever except in being united with humanity in the incarnation. Even then, the incarnation is said not to have changed God but only to have added to the divine life the human nature of Jesus
The genius is similar to the divine and supernatural light, but it reveals individualized versions of the truth to everyone, instead of god revealing the truth in the bible. Edwards says that the divine and supernatural light isn't guilt, it isn't in your own mind, it won't reveal anything new and not stated in the bible, and it isn't in your emotions. All of these things are a part of the natural world and cannot be the "supernatural" light, which can't be absorbed through any of the natural senses. For example, he says, "conscience is a principle natural to men" (3) and is not the supernatural light, also people can feel guilt and other emotions regardless of their belief in Christianity. People who don't believe in Jesus can still feel emotions for Jesus as if he was a fictional character, and guilt is a natural emotion of everyone.
The fact that this part of the Creed addresses that God is the Creator of heaven and earth. Nothing in science has disproved this fact. Can we wrap our heads around that and celebrate Gods Awesome creation. If we can than we can focus on the real meaning of Christianity. The real meaning has nothing to do with creation stories and everything to do with Gods love as demonstrated most profoundly in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.