From the Cross to Pentecost: God's Passionate Love for Us

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Satisfaction atonement pictures a debt owed to God's honor. In healing the sick and casting out demons Jesus was sending a powerful signal - that they were now able to fulfill their obligations as Jews, and by implication that they were now entitled to enter the Kingdom of God. The group then mirrors the Trinity in this respect. And thus as the gospel is proclaimed, man will be brought to a point of decision for God and will be able to discover his true identity and his meaning in existence and communion with his fellow man.

The Little Way of the Infant Jesus

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Nevertheless, as human, he himself was anointed with the same Spirit. And it is only then that a human being -- not one of the "saved," but a hated Gentile oppressor and idolater -- can call him "Son of God." She was God's messenger to this age and her writings are considered infallible. London: Penguin Press, 1993. (added) Schillebeeckx, Edward, 1914. The many symbols of the Temple all pre-figured Christ, especially the sacrifices. Clement, as bishop of Rome, writes to Corinth, and Ignatius of Antioch writes 5 epistles to the churches of Asia Minor, one to Rome, and one to his fellow bishop Polycarp, who himself was a disciple of John the Apostle (cf.

Ye are gods: The extraordinary life of the sons of God

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Like a mother Jesus feeds us with his own body. Theologians explicated what they understood to be the meaning of both the New Testament and the creeds. The evils springing from finite freedom and the evils springing from the destructive but unwilled interactions of relatively independent chains of causation disrupt the harmony of God's own being. Three pillars together support Christology: Scripture, tradition, and experience.

Orthodoxy, Modernity, and Authenticity: The Reception of

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Most of the major branches of Christianity — Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, Lutheranism, and Reformed — subscribe to the Chalcedonian Christological formulation, while many branches of Eastern Christianity - Syrian Orthodoxy, Assyrian Church, Coptic Orthodoxy, Ethiopian Orthodoxy, and Armenian Apostolicism - reject it. [47] [48] [49] The Person of Christ refers to the study of the human and divine natures of Jesus Christ as they coexist within one person. [50] There are no direct discussions in the New Testament regarding the dual nature of the Person of Christ as both divine and human. [50] Hence, since the early days of Christianity, theologians have debated various approaches to the understanding of these natures, at times resulting in schisms. [50] Historically in the Alexandrian school of thought (fashioned on the Gospel of John ), Jesus Christ is the eternal Logos who already possesses unity with the Father before the act of Incarnation. [51] In contrast, the Antiochian school views Christ as a single, unified human person apart from his relationship to the divine. [51] John Calvin maintained there was no human element in the Person of Christ which could be separated from the Person of The Word. [52] Calvin also emphasized the importance of the "Work of Christ" in any attempt at understanding the Person of Christ and cautioned against ignoring the Works of Jesus during his ministry. [53] The study of the Person of Christ continued into the 20th century, with modern theologians such as Karl Rahner and Hans von Balthasar.

Greatest Moments in the Life of Christ

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No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6) (From Hebrew: evyonim, "poor men"). It is perhaps the sexism of his work noted in the introduction that prevents him from seeing how logically the anointing at Bethany fits into his schema. Sproul, Ronald Nash, etc) and Christian Evidentialism (e.g. We call these sins of omission and commission (cf. Whether Christ received the nature of His flesh from the substance of the flesh of the Virgin Mary or elsewhere."

Christ and the Meaning of Life

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According to Swinburne, it would be unfitting for God simply to overlook our sins, ignoring the need for reparation and penance. The center of the hidden years is that God genuinely became human and subject to all conditions of life. He puts things like joy in our hearts (Ezra 6:22, 7:27). The Christian Focus Christology Collection (6 vols.) provides six informative volumes to help anyone serious about gaining a deeper understanding about Jesus the Messiah. Gnosticism taught that the spiritual reality is not connected to the physical reality.

The Gospels and Christian Life in History and Practice

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When Christ abides in the heart by faith, the Christian is the temple of God. The issue of Jesus identity really comes down to the issue of how God is, or even can be, present to the world. Jesus brings to light the God in each of us and empowers us to share that light and bear witness to others of God’s grace and salvation through the risen Christ. As a seed is unrecognizable in the mature plant into which it sprouts; as what is perishable turns into something imperishable; as a creature of dust comes to bear the image of heaven (1 Cor 15), so too transformation beyond death entails unimaginable change.

The Trinity: Life of God, Hope for Humanity: Towards a

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Gross and her call to pursue the goal of genuine religious pluralism. The confession of the Triune God comes directly out of Christian experience to respond to the need to comprehend the testimony of the history of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Then again, why should not Jesus have been just as much aware of symbol, story, theology, and vocation as the other figures whom we enthusiastically ascribe them? Even the philosophers could weigh in, and we might try to go even further than this by what could be called the exercise of critical reason, reflecting on the New Testament texts, to come to grips with fundamental questions that face Christians like the divinity of Jesus and his resurrection.22 Let’s call this the highest reaches of the quest for the historical Jesus.

The Passion and the Empty Tomb

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The pronoun used for God is in the plural: ' 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness' ' (Gen. 1:26, NIV). "How might the plurality of the Godhead reflect the idea of man and woman together reflecting the image of God? "Plurality in the Godhead is necessary because God is love. Different versions of the two above approaches did battle for 200 years in the eastern Empire. The term is found also in the 1974 T�bingen dissertation by John J.

The Good News According to Jesus: A New Kind of Christianity

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At the end of chapter 4, Jesus is in Galilee. The New Syllabus (Proposit, 29 sq.) and the Encyclical "Pascendi dominici gregis" may be consulted on these errors. Let him therefore who wishes to be saved think this of the Trinity. These last were not members of the official inner circle, but are to be distinguished from the crowds who showed up to hear Him and to benefit from His miracles on any given day. The point is that John under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is formulating the key, core doctrine of the two natures in one person that would only fully develop some centuries later.