God is to be glorify and lifted high in all the earth, because of who we have become and made to be in Him. Integrity allows such glory to be behold for the Lord in all doings. Without a doubt, glory is due to the Lord. As a result, both code of ethics are needed in the body of Christ, especially in the leadership, for God’s glory. The ethic of the Sermon the Mount compared to the Apostle Paul explanation of the old and new man declares a surrendering spirit to receive the blessing of God.
The best form of description on what the Church today should look like is in the New Testament. The Church is the defender of the truth. Just like the New Testament is warned against false teachings; we are urged to be aware of the lies around us. Believers must both individually and as a unite must seek Christ on any matters involving the truth (Hayes, 3). John told the believers to test the spirits to know how to recognize the Spirit of God.
As well as being a supreme authority Evangelist’s believe that because the Bible was written by man through God’s instruction the Bible is both fully man’s and God’s (256). Furthermore, because the words written by man come directly from God the Bible is God’s holy word and everything it contains is true (257). The Evangelicals believed that “the Bible is the supreme authority for faith and practice” and it is Christ who redeemed us through the cross (Bingham 162). Lastly is the N... ... middle of paper ... ...I could grow and learn in a Christ centered environment and be more prepared for when I graduate and fond my place as a Christian in a secular world.
God has ordained that Revelation is transmitted to all people, to all generations, and to remain intact forever. This mandate is performed by the Church through evangelization. However, the desire to proclaim Jesus Christ, to “evangelize” and to lead others to the “fiat” of faith in Jesus Christ, which at the same time arouses the need to know this faith better, does not come from human inspiration. It springs from the loving knowledge that Jesus Christ has of us. In this way, we need to understand that the primary and essential object of catechesis and religious education is the mystery of Christ.
Scripture Paragraph Text: Colossians 1:24 – 2:5 Book Purpose: Paul’s purpose in writing this book is to teach against the false teaching’s being taught there. The main theme of the book is that Jesus Christ is God and the only true way to heaven. Subject of Paragraph: Sacrificial Service for Christ Scriptural Context: Immediate: The Passage before this one deals with the Supremacy of Christ. It tells that Christ is God and how he reconciled us to him. The passage after this one deals with living in him.
However from this you see that revelation is all united in harmony. The Dei Verbum reveals that revelation as the self-disclosure of the trinity. The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit show that there is faith and love. Faith and love is important in revelation. God was prominent from the divine mystery, spoke with human beings, and made them commit their lives with obedience to the life of faith.
So for believers in Christ today, it really is just a call to action. Once someone decides to follow and submit to God, there is now the power of God, also could be referred to as the Kingdom of Heaven, working in and through that person. There is a clear picture painted when looking at scriptures in 1 Corinthians and Matthew. 1 Corinthians 4:20 says that the Kingdom of God does not consist of talk but of power and Matthew 6:33 states, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” So that is saying to seek His Kingdom and the Kingdom comes in power. The Kingdom of God IS the new birth.
In his thought-provoking book, “The Pursuit of Holiness,” Jerry Bridges offers a personal look on what it means to be holy like Christ. The book is scripture backed and covers all areas of holiness as a Christian. In the book, Bridges starts off with assessing just what holiness is. To be holy is to be morally blameless and to have no sin (p. 15). Holiness is being separated from the ways of the world and becoming more like Christ.
(Ephesians 4:15), and discipleship does this to a Christian. Disciples must repent just as Paul did in the bible. There must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes. Trouble and temptation are Gods disciplines, and you trust in god more when in a difficult situation. These teachings mean living in a very material and secular world.
Since he is holy, that makes all his other attributes good, holy, and just. God, being all of these things, cannot hold us to a standard of any less than holiness. Salvation is not something we can attain through holiness on our own. By Christ doing God’s will and dying for us on the cross, we are made holy. The author put it like this, “Holiness, then, is not necessary as a condition of salvation – that would be salvation by works – but as a part of salvation that is received by faith in Christ” (p. 34).