There are many different characteristics that could be used to describe God. I think one of the important characteristics of God is the Trinity. God is three persons in one, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Grudem states that there are three statements that summarize the Trinity, “God is three persons, each person is fully God, and there is one God” (231). The smaller understanding of God means the less that we know about Him. I think that this is a true statement because we tend to only know a little bit about God, yet there is so much more to him then what we actually know. You may have grown up in a Christian home your whole life and know all the “church knowledge” about God, but the likelihood that we know everything is not likely true.
An implication of this is that we let the students know that there is more to God than what we really know. I think that we should teach s...
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... into our lives and into the lives of the youth that we minister to. Hopefully with an understanding of these areas of theology we will be able to help our students grow in spiritual formation.
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Campbell, Wes. "Art, Sin and Salvation: The Aesthetics of Salvation." Task of Theology Today. Ed.
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Reid, Duncan and Mark Worthing. Hindsmarsh: ATF Press, 2003. 55-66. Print. Vol. 3 of Sin and Salvation. 3 vols.
Root, Andrew. "Talking About Sin with Young People." The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry. Andrew Root and Kenda Dean. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press Books, 2011. N. pag. Digital file.
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