How could he destroy death and pay the debt of all humanity while remaining God? For He, God who is eternal, was incapable of achieving death and if possible, it would linger unknown to the very people He loved so much to die for. The solution to this divine dilemma was found in the Second Person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ. He, the Word, was “the most qualified of the three persons of the Trinity to bring about the ren... ... middle of paper ... ...esult of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. God heard our cry for help and answered our prayers through the incarnation of Jesus in which He became man in order to save us.
The Apologetics of Christianity Jesus, a name known by billions throughout the world. To each, this name means something different; savior, friend, philosopher, prophet, teacher, fraud, fake, liar. Some even believe that He is just an imaginary character from the minds of those who wrote about Him. The Westminster Dictionary of Theology describes apologetics as, "Defense, by argument, of Christian belief against external criticism or against other worldly views" (Apologetics 31-32). Though there are still many mysteries that surround the ongoing debate about Christianity, evidence can now prove some of what Christians took by faith before.
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Sophia produces Yahweh, who then creates matter and in turn creates humanity through Adam. This world, however is extremely corrupt due to the nature of Yahweh, a lesser god that has emanated from the First Principle, and due to its creation through matter, a substance that is considered the antithesis to the spirit. Because this world and humanity are so corrupt, The First Principle sends Jesus as the Divine Spark to save humanity from their own evil. The Gnostics were also very anti-traditional towards the Church as an institution. “Those other Christians stressed personal spiritual development – usually by means of visions – as more important than, or even as a replacement for, apostolic tradition” (Cahana 53-54).
The nature of God The factual nature of God (given that He exists as the First Cause) is at all times argued by most Christians. Moreover numerous questions arise on the nature of God. We all know that, at some point we will actually die; yet, we consistently refuse the causes operating within ourselves that looks into the real result of what comes after a person loses his or her life. It is far simpler for humankind to agree that, they will depart to a secure home in Heaven and will be pardoned all their sins by a supreme being, rather than to query on the existence of the extremely all-powerful being. Luckily, some of us usually query this existence and the development of humankind; in addition to, the spiritual lessons obtained from our mothers and fathers, community and religion.
God takes no pleasure in the death of sinners he wants them to turn. If one dies and have not yet received Jesus Christ into their life and repented for all their sins then it is too late. “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin (Hebrew 10:26-27 NIV). Jesus is saying repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. God wills all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth, the truth is Jesus Christ he is the way the truth and the life.
The existence of suffering and evil in the presence of an omnipotent, omniscient, and benevolent God has proved to be one of the most pressing concerns raised in arguments against the existence of God, since the beginning of Christian traditions and beliefs. In Dostoevsky’s work, The Grand Inquisitor, several chapters allude to thoughts on this topic. In chapter 5 of Dostoevsky 's book we see the link between freedom and human suffering. Older philosophers such as Epicurus also had arguments that resonated with Dostoevsky. The freedom bestowed upon us by this all powerful and all loving God has led to much of the suffering present in our world today.
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.
Introduction There seems to be much controversy over the literal or figurative nature of the Gospels. One position views the Bible very literally; still other positions believe the Bible to be metaphorical or symbolic with hidden contexts only understood by the original readers. Once the controversy in the text is pealed away you are left with the truth of the Scripture. This truth is that Jesus was the Great Shepherd who had all authority over demons and proclaimed deliverance to the captive. In this paper, we will look at Mark’s account of this powerful story to see his purpose, style, and context.
These views are: Amillennial, Postmillennial and Premillennial. Over the centuries these prophetic differences have caused conflict within the body of Christ and are still currently widely debated. Instead of the book of Revelation being the basis of comfort (1 Thess. 4:18) among Christians it has become a bone of contention. However, this controversy should not deter Christ’s disciples from receiving the blessings that Revelation has to offer (Rev.