Panentheism As The Son Of God

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Christian’s theory of the world, used for living in the world is panentheism. The term panentheism in Greek means “all (is) in God.” Panentheism aims to do justice both to transcendence (God is beyond or more than the world) and immanence (God is in the world). To clarify, God is transcendent can be shown by two transcendent characteristics love and grace. In the Old Testament, God’s love is concentrated on his chosen people of Israel. His love is seen as He initiates a relationship with humans. It is shown in HIs willingness to allow man to have the freedom of choice.The full scope and meaning of God’s love is revealed in the New Testament. His love reaches out to all people, not only to the Israelites. His unselfish love was shown when He…show more content…
Paul, Sabellius and Paul of Samosata, lastly Arius and St. Anthanasius. To understand the first debate we have to understand each side’s perspective. The Ebionites were a group of Jewish Christians who were led by James and Peter, and they believed that Jesus was the Messiah. In addition, the Ebionites asserted that Jesus wasn’t any form of God and in order to follow the way you have to follow Jewish laws. Now in terms of the debate they saw “Jesus as holy, but not God” (Hanson), additionally the Ebionites saw Jesus as the “perfect moral example”. The next opposite side was St. Paul’s. St. Paul was one of the leaders of the first generation of Christians. He converted to Christianity after experiencing a revelation and then started to spread the word to the Gentiles (Non-Jews). The last notable aspect of St. Paul is that of the 27 books in the New Testament, 13 are attributed to Paul. In terms of the debate, St. Paul saw Jesus as a “universal savior” and that he’s a “eternal pre-existing divine who has come to Earth to break the hole of sin.” (Hanson) The second stage is the debate between Sabellius and Paul of Samosata. Sabellius was a Christian priest, theologian, and teacher. He falls into the heresy of Docetism. Docetism believes in the view of divinity that described God possessing a single unified substance, although one that took…show more content…
They participate in the "energies" of God with which he reveals himself to us in creation. But, these Christians are said to not participate in God 's essence. Furthermore, this deification does not mean that a person stops sinning or no longer struggles with sin. Instead, deification is a mystical union with God that proceeds throughout the person 's life and culminates in the resurrection of the body. For example, it is through this process of theosis, displaying God’s character and experiencing His absolute, limitless love, that we come to know how to love even our enemies. It is only through His Spirit residing within us that we as believers love and pray for those who seek to do us harm (Romans 12:14–21). For instance, a man who was shot by another man as a result that man is now in jail being sentenced to death. The man who was shot never hated the other man, but prayed for him and tried to get clemency for
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