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.
As we learned in the first part of this course, if we imitate God, we are imitating Jesus as well. One major aspect of kindness, is the emotion of love. Through love, all three points of the trinity, the father, the son, and the spirit, can be connected. This connection gives us the triune God of perfection. Michael Reeves in his book Delighting in the Trinity states, "God is and always has been the embodiment of love."
Furthermore, the Bible teaches that the Christian believer has a vigorous and personal relationship with God through the Holy Spirit (Rom 5:5, 8:26-28). The contemporary pastor equipped with holy doctrine and intimate fellowship with the Holy Spirit, becomes a conduit to declare the message of Christ to the world. Knowledge Scripture teaches that God reveals Himself when man endeavors to seek and learn of Him (Matt. 7:7-8). God is involved in creation (Heb.
In their love towards the chosen they are One, and in the actions which flow from that great central source they are still undivided” (1862) Each member of the Trinity is unique and co-equal in glory and honor, exhibiting in selfless love and harmony. Since community is at the heart of God, it is essential for man to be in community to reflect God. This comes out in counseling in the nature of integrating interpersonal relationships into treatment. As a counselor, there are a wide range of individual therapies available for the treatment of specific psychological
Each of these things were brought into this world with the means to accomplish what God has intended. God has given all people the want and abilities to love as God loves. “Thus our duty lies in faith working by love: love is the sacrifice we offer to God, and faith is the sacrificer. Yet they are not distinct from each other except in our way of viewing them.” The presence of god lives within the love and faith of the people who practice holiness. Although Newman addresses that love forms faith, it can be viewed as one complete act of holiness.
Calvin stated his belief, “Now we shall have a right definition of faith if we say that it is a steady and sure knowledge of the divine benevolence towards us, which is founded upon the truth of the gracious promise of God in Christ, and is both revealed to our minds and sealed in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.” Calvin definition illustrates the idea of Trinitarian. He describes faith to each of the three persons of the Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Calvin said that faith is a “steady and certain knowledge of the divine benevolence towards us,” he is trying to prove God’s reliability. The
John Paul II also concluded, that there is no denying the goodness of the intention that inspired his (Palamas’s) doctrine, which was to stress that man is offered the concrete possibility of uniting himself in his inner heart with God in that profound union of grace known as theosis, divinization. The veneration of this great man is but another small step towards finding ways of confessing our (Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic) common responsibility for the Christian Trinitarian faith in the contemporary secular world.
Ultimately, the gospel is based on our progression towards our divine potential predicated on our obedience to the commandments of God. Through a simple and seemingly “plain” dictation, Nephi is able to truly signify the importance of even the most basic of the principles of the gospel. If we “believe in Christ [we] will believe in these words, for they are the words of Christ.” (2 Nephi 33:10) With prayer we can come to an understanding of the doctrine of Christ and how it can guide us in our lives. “For behold, this is my work and my glory- to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” (Moses 1:39) Through our faith, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, continual repentance, and enduring to the end we will be saved in the kingdom of Heaven. Jesus Christ loves us so much that he provides a way for us to learn and to grow, through his gospel, because he wants us to come back to live with Heavenly Father
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” These scriptures clearly point out God’s love. In George W. Peters book A Biblical Theology of Missions says this about God’s love, “Divine love is that impelling and dynamic quality in which God moves out of Himself and in which He relates Himself in all His beneficence and sufficiency to His creation. His love motivates Him eternally to communicate and to impart Himself to the object of His relationship” (59 & 60). Peters notes, love is: outgoing dynamic relationship (Romans 5:8), sacrificial active relationship (John 3:16), comprehensive relationship (John 3:17), and finally love is manifold relationship; which he says manifolds according to the character, conditions and needs of its object” (60).
This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love you neighbor as yourself. '; When Augustine said, 'Love God and do what you will';, I believe he is asserting the fact that when a person loves God truly he or she is in God's will. John 14:15 says, 'If you love me, you will obey what I command. '; If a person obeys God which is loving God and loving his creation then a person is in his will.