And the Word [ Logos ] was God." (John 1:1) In this verse, interpreted by Justin, the term logos means “reason”. When it was written Jesus was the Logos of God, it meant that Jesus is the Reason of God, he is the embodiment of God’s power. Justin’s insight on Logos for him, is essentially that Logos is the purpose of creation and revelation, as the agent and servant of the Father. Hagan 2 The Father communes with the logos and the logos is the organ of the creation which God conceived and made by him.
In John 1 of the Bible it talks about the word being with God, the word was God and He was with God in the beginning. This verse shows the homoousios relationship of the Father and the Son. This creed distinguishes the two separate roles of the Father and the Son, and the need for each position and then shows the uniqueness of the relationship. The Early Church was clarifying the Old Testament to the New Testament with the Nicene Creed, in regards to the New Testament stating that Jesus was with God all ways, and Jesus having the ability of forgiveness of sin here on earth. Needing to show the New Testament does not contradict the Old Testament (Highfield, R. 2008).
The Emperor believed the bishops could resolve the dispute concerning the nature of Jesus Christ. According to Alister E. McGrath, “The question focused on whether Jesus Christ may legitimately be described as God.” The debates at the council concerned what the church believed about Jesus and the Trinity. Origen’s Christology and Trinitarian Beliefs Origen a biblical scholar of the Alexandrian school believed that the Father is the source of the Trinity and therefore He is the absolute God or unbegotten God. Origen taught that the Son manifest attributes of God the Father. He also believed that The Word and Wisdom of God was “eternally generated” by the Father.
God is one, but with three aspects: God is Father, the creator, ruler, and sustainer of all life, and divine judge; God is the Son, who is Jesus, God made incarnate and savior of humanity; and the Holy Spirit, who is God working in the world. Both Muslims and Christians love and respect Jesus, however, the major difference between Islam and Christianity is the Christians insistence on the supposed divinity of Christ. In Christian scriptures, God never claimed divinity while the emphasis in the Islamic theology of God is “absolute unity;” God is sublimely one. Muslims think that by believing in the Trinity, Christians believe in three Gods. For them, God is One God.
Throughout the course of this essay, I will compare the many facets that show the alikeness between these two growing religions. Although Islam and Christianity differ in major ways, they also share some similarities in their belief of God. First of all, Christianity and Islam are both monotheistic religions; worshipping only one God. While both believe in the same God, he is called by two completely different names. He is referred to as "Allah" by Muslims and "God" by Christians.
He redefined God by creating a character he often named ‘Spirit’. He attempted to make "God" sound theistic by giving God a mind. In some passages, this mind was made to resemble the transcendent mind of Christianity's theistic God, although some interpreters recognised that ‘Spirit's’ mind was actually nothing but the collective psyche of man. For this reason, and also because God had a physical aspect of which man was a part (We are made “in the image of God”), God/Spirit was essentially humanity. Inwood modifies theism to pantheism: Hegel was "a metaphysician" who "saw the world as a whole on the model of a mind."
Some may ask questions about who he is or what’s he does, some may just say his name when they pray or use his name in vain. Secondly, I will talk about creation. As a Christian I believe that god created this world and all living things. Genesis 1:1 in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Once god said let there be light there was light.
They were made by God. That’s who God is: the maker of everything. That’s (part of) what makes him God. But, as C.S. Lewis reminds us, “We don’t believe just because a God exists; we believe because this God
He became the mediator between God and humankind through His sacrificial atonement on the cross by His ... ... middle of paper ... ... human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ”. The religious world view of each individual should be based upon the word of God. The Apostle Paul encourages readers by saying, “I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought”. Despite the differences people may have concerning their religious world views, unity is always the heart of God towards all people. Unity is mandatory among His people.
The purpose of this essay is to briefly compare some key elements of the Christian and Buddhist worldview as pertaining to the concept of God, the soul, suffering, and their view of religious concepts. Concept of God First let’s look the idea of God. According to the Christian religion God is divine and is Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscience and that man was made in his image. Christianity’s approach is that man was created by an external God in which the goal of the Christian’s life is to be one with God. This oneness with God is considered to be attainable by following the teaching of Jesus Christ whom was considered to be God’s physical embodiment here on earth.