Paul has taught us that our spirit plays a serious role in the sanctification of the believer. But, today many churches don’t teach much on the necessity of the process that is causing people to go astray doing what they want with no regard’s of what is set in order by God’s word. To truly understand this chapter one must understand text that appears in the text of Romans 6 and 7. This paper will give some of what Paul taught and what he shared about the concept of sanctification and how the spirit is involved with it all. The Christian should live according to the law of God as he is empowered by the Holy Spirit; the non-Christian lives according to his flesh, that is, according to his own free will, his sinful self, for he does not have the Holy Spirit indwelling him.
The verb form is Apologoumai which means “doing a defense ". (Sproul, Gerstner dan Lindsley 20). So, Christian apologetics is primarily a defense of the doctrine and practice of the Christian life of the person who do not believe. As a defense of the Christian faith effort, apologetics is closely related to the problem methods he uses. As in a war, strategy is an important requirement to win the battle, as well as in apologetics, the method is a vital element in the effort to win souls for Christ.
What sets Paul apart from Jesus, is also the massive interest in the Holy Spirit and the Gentle mission, his negative attitude toward the Old Testament, and teachings on the church as a ‘body’. In my opinion, Paul taught a doctrine that opposed teachings attributed to Jesus. He replaced Jesus’ selfless actions with a selfish desire to gain the gift of salvation. Despite the widespread, uncritical adulation of Paul by those who listen to others instead of thinking for themselves, Thomas Jefferson, wrote in a letter to James Smith, that “Paul was the first corrupter of the doctrines of Jesus.” (Works, 1829 edition, vol.4, p.327.) And finally, English playwright quoted “it would be a better world if Paul had never been born.”
If the postmodern person read this definition it would create a storm, the post modern critique undermines all levels of truth whether it is from the English dictionary or the Holy Bible. The English dictionaries definition of evangelism is someone having a hidden agenda Depending on what domain of Christianity you are from depends on the word used, but in this case we are discussing the purpose of evangelism, it comes to something when Christians cannot agree on a word of God and use it universally, never mind the authors of books. We are talking about spreading the word of God in the first instance and then demonstrating Gods word in actions; and that is when it has to come from the heart and the agape of God’ love is witnessed in others. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be a Christian to be an example to God. Demonstrating Jesus’ actions is of primary concern in liberate others from... ... middle of paper ... ... components of mission and may never been given a life of its own.’ Having read this, it is infuriating how the ecclesiology can digress so far from what Jesus Christ tried to portray.
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Milton's Treatise for the Christian Soldier in Paradise Lost While the War in Heaven, presented in Book VI of John Milton's Paradise Lost, operates as a refutation of the concept of glory associated with the epic tradition, the episode also serves a major theological purpose. It provides nothing less than a perfect example of how the Christian soldier should act obediently in combating evil, guarding against temptation, and remaining ever vigilant against the forces of darkness. It also offers the ultimate hope that Satan can be thwarted and comforts Christians in the knowledge that Satan cannot be victorious. At the same time, the example warns against the pretensions that Christians might have about being able to overcome Satan by themselves. Christians are reminded that the victory can only be won by the Son of God; at best, they can only confirm their allegiance and obedience to God through their service.