The people who would like to see it as belonging to the next world always point to Jesus' saying that 'my kingdom is not of this world' (John 18.36).
Author: Jürgen Moltmann
Publisher: Fortress Press
J rgen Moltmann formulates necessary questions about the significance of Jesus the Christ for persons today. He offers a compelling portrait of the earthly Jesus as the divine brother in our distress and suffering and points to the risen Christ as the warrant for the "future in which God will restore everything . . . and gather everything into his kingdom." Urging that acknowledgment of Christ and discipleship are two sides of the same coin, Moltmann contends that the question of Jesus Christ for today is not just an intellectual one. Moltmann takes fresh approaches to a number of crucial topics: Jesus and the kingdom of God, the passion of Christ and the pain of God, Jesus as brother of the tortured, and the resurrection of Christ as hope for the world, the cosmic Christ, Jesus in Jewish- Christian dialogue, the future of God, and others.
Jesus taught his disciples that the Kingdom would not be established with violence, because it was not like the kingdoms of earth (John 18:36).
Author: Anthony J. Tomasino
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
When did the Romans conquer Judea? Why did Jews and Samaritans hate one another? What did ancient Jewish people know about disease and medicine? Most people recognize that knowledge about the historical events and culture of the ancient world can greatly enhance our understanding of the Bible. But finding trustworthy resources that present the Bible's background in an interesting, accessible format can be a challenge. This series, Putting the Bible in Its Place, is designed to provide serious students of the Bible with the tools they need to draw exciting new insights from the text. In informative, easy-to-read prose, expert authors provide overviews of the events, beliefs, and customs that shaped the world of some of the Bible's most prominent figures. In this volume, The World of Jesus, readers will be introduced to the history and institutions that formed the setting for Jesus' life and ministry. The Greek influence on the East, the might of the Roman Empire, the religious beliefs of the scribes and Pharisees, the daily life of the Galilean working class, and much more will unfold before your eyes. The words and works of Jesus will become less mysterious but even more significant when viewed in the light of their original context.
The Christian who obeys Jesus Christ in every command will receive Jesus' final reward when he returns, based on his or her obedient work in the world.
Author: John Dudley Willis
This book is driven by forty years of study on 1700 years of Christian violence. The historical section, Part 1, opens with, "Christianity is the most homicidal religion in the history of the world...Half a Billion men, women, children, infants, elderly, sick, and disabled slain." You read how Christians were and are taught to obey their governments more than Jesus Christ, whether killing as soldiers, torturing for governments, or harming innocent citizens as police. You read the words of Christian European Kings, Queens, and Popes to their Christian explorers sent into world, "Discover, subdue, and conquer."
Release on 2017-12-04 | by Daniel Ukadike Nwaelene ThD
4.1.1 Announcement of the Return of Jesus Christ to Earth 4.1.2 The Purposes of the Return to Earth of Jesus Christ 4.1.3 The Two Phases of the Return of ...
Author: Daniel Ukadike Nwaelene ThD
Publisher: WestBow Press
This book, written in simple English, is targeted at everyone that can readthe scholarly, not-so-scholarly, and inquisitive-minded, persons. It should whet the appetite of the inquisitive minded, causing them to conduct further researches into numerous other aspects of the person and work of Jesus Christ. The book considers the sinfulness of mankind from his fall through the coming of the Savior, noting that sin is not the exclusive reserve of any particular people but of the whole of mankind. And the salvation that the gracious, almighty God offers through Jesus Christ alone is also to not just a few, but all who believe in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is Prophet, Priest, and King. He is also Savior/Redeemer and Judge. He is Creator of the universe and the Mediator between God and man. There were prophets, but Jesus is the Son of God. There were priests and high priests who had to enter Gods presence in the holiest place with blood of an animal in their hands. But Jesus Christ is the Everlasting High Priest, who entered the presence of God with His own unblemished blood once for all and remains with God the Father in heaven, pleading our cause. There were/are kings also. But Jesus Christ is the King of kings and Lord of lords. There were, and are, judges. But Jesus Christ is the Righteous Judge that will on behalf of God the Father judge the living and the dead without favoritism or sentiments. He alone is the Savior and Redeemer of mankind. Jesus Christ shall soon return to set up his millennial kingdom on earth.
to obvious characteristics of Jesus' earthly ministry. ... ancient church's story” to 20th century urban and global ministries of the contemporary church.
Author: W. Brewster Willcox
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
WJTOW suggests that we might be better off paying less attention to Jesus' Second Coming and more to his sense of irony and his outrage with religious bigotry. The questions people need to ask about this "man of Nazareth" have a lot to do with recognizing how different our world is from the one Jesus was born into and understood so intimately. It's probably true that the 21st century world, with all of its problems and troubles, is a much better world than the first century middle east that Jesus knew, and we shouldn't be ashamed to come to Jesus with all this package of Darwin and Einstein, Hubble telescopes and Mars landers, medical miracles and quantum physics. Our modern souls are, after all, all we have to give to him. This book looks at a handful of questions that thoughtful Christians have raised with the author (and a couple of his own) in more than 50 years in serving parishes in the US and Canada. The author takes a common sense approach to these issues and assumes that Jesus knew what he has talking about. Moreover, it still makes sense even in a modern, space-age setting.
10 That at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is lord, ...
Author: Mark J. Keown
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
At the time of Christ, world politics was an ebb and flow of colliding empires and forces. The world knew only dynastic succession and rule by force. Israel was swept up in this world. Her expectations of deliverance, while diverse, had in common the anticipation of violent liberation by an alliance of God, the expected one (Theo), and Israel’s forces. Her vision included the subjugation of the world to Yahweh. Any messianic claimant would be expected to fulfill this hope. Mark’s story of Jesus must be read against such expectations of military power. Mark knows that Jesus’ plan of salvation differed radically from this. Rather than liberation through revolution, it involved deliverance through humble, loving service, and cross-bearing. However, the disciples follow Jesus but do not understand Jesus’ purpose. They constantly expect war. So, the Gospel is then read from Mark’s full understanding and the disciples’ flawed perspective. In volume two of Jesus in a World of Colliding Empires, Keown continues to unpack Mark‘s Gospel (8:30–16:8), in which Jesus teaches the disciples what it means to be a Servant Messiah rather than a military conqueror. The then draws a range of conclusions and applications from Mark for life today.
The god of this world, according to Mormonism, continues to exist in human form, with bone and flesh, Jesus continues to exist separately in his own body, ...
Author: Carol Lynn Wolfram
Publisher: WestBow Press
As you read this book you will be encouraged. You will understand the need to help your children be better prepared, not only for the challenges in life, prepared to follow Gods word and see it produce fruit in their lives. Rafael Natividad Pastor, Life Fellowship Church of Denton, Texas God does not want blind faith. It is not enough to believe sincerely. God desires intelligent faith. He gave us defensible faith. He gave us the Bible, the truth and accuracy of which will withstand every assault by the Enemy. He also gave us the ability and the responsibility to advance his kingdom in love and kindness, and the key to having an answer to everyone who asks. He gave us as parents the privilege and the obligation to teach these truths to our children. If we are to impart Biblical truth to our children in a way that they will cherish for a lifetime, and become passionate about imparting the same truth to their children, learning about God should be joyous, fun, and exciting. God is bigger than the mistakes we make along the way, and it is he-and not we-who protects and transforms our children. God does not give us any job he does not equip and empower us to accomplish. This book is about providing tools, suggestions, and encouragement to you as parents in your most awesome task of equipping and empowering your children so that they may be rooted in Christ, be filled with his love and world-view, and be launched into the world as his salt and light.
Jesus does not want Christians to escape the world—he commanded his followers to go out into it and redeem it, transform it, and bring the nations under his ...
Author: Trevor Bucknell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The Old Testament prophets and their writings were hugely instrumental in the formation of the second temple eschatology, so an appreciation of the Old Testament prophetic literature greatly helps us in understanding the life and ministry of Jesus and the rationale of the early church. Israel's story of divine election lay at the core of their identity as a nation and people, constantly reinforced in the religious practices and rituals that made up their lives. That story, by the time of Jesus, was heavily influenced by the eschatological expectations created by the prophets. The people of Israel expected, looked for, and waited for God's intervention in their history and in their lives once again as he had intervened in the past. The eschatological message of the prophets focused on two themes, the kingdom of God and the day of the Lord. The first theme largely found its fulfillment in the coming of Jesus and the birth of the church, though it awaits his return for its culmination. The book of Revelation presents an unfolding of the second theme, the day of the Lord. This forms the common theme in the prophets of God's final and culminating act of righteousness and justice in this age.
Mark's Jesus from the Perspective of Power and Expectations Mark J. Keown ... as a memorial to her throughout the world with the gospel.671 The implications ...
Author: Mark J. Keown
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
At the time of Christ, world politics was an ebb and flow of colliding empires and forces. The world knew only dynastic succession and rule by force. Israel was swept up in this world. Her expectations of deliverance, while diverse, had in common the anticipation of violent liberation by an alliance of God, the expected one (Theo), and Israel's forces. Her vision included the subjugation of the world to Yahweh. Any messianic claimant would be expected to fulfill this hope. Mark's story of Jesus must be read against such expectations of military power. Mark knows that Jesus' plan of salvation differed radically from this. Rather than liberation through revolution, it involved deliverance through humble, loving service and cross-bearing. However, the disciples follow Jesus but do not understand Jesus' purpose. They constantly expect war. So, the Gospel is then read from Mark's full understanding and the disciples' flawed perspective. In this first volume of Jesus in a World of Colliding Empires, Keown backgrounds Mark and the political situations of the world at the time. He then unpacks Mark 1:1--8:29 as Jesus seeks to show the disciples he is Messiah while drawing out the deep irony of their incomprehension.
the testimony of Jesus in relation to the rest of the world. We ought to be interested in what the entire world and not merely our little world will become.
Author: Stephen Kaung
Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publishers
The book of revelation is the last of the sixty-six books of the Bible. As such, it is the concluding word of God and therefore occupies a special position. Whereas a blessing is attached to its reading, a curse is pronounced against anyone adding to its text—thus reflecting how very important is this book of God's word. The content of this present work comprises the text of what were two separate series of messages on Revelation spoken by the author in, respectively, the year 2007 and back during the 1950s. After these many years, and inasmuch as we sense the return of the Lord Jesus to be increasingly imminent, we believe that there is a need to make these spoken words available in print in order that many more of God's people may receive the promised blessing. It is our prayer that all who shall read this book will receive God's blessing in their being better prepared for the imminent return to the earth of our blessed Lord Jesus Christ.
In other writings , Jones is clearly an exclusivist when it comes to the finality of Christ for world religions . His writings are full of teaching about ...
Author: David S. Lim
Publisher: William Carey Library
This book contains the works of a group of Evangelical mission "reflective practitioners," who are committed to developing ways to evangelize the Buddhist peoples of the world. As various forms of Buddhism gain popularity, this network tries to disclose creative approaches to reach them with the gospel communicated in culturally sensitive ways and with transformational impact. The five major dimensions of a holistic witness among Buddhist peoples discussed in this book are: experiential dialogue, intellectual dialogue, biblical exposition, cultural sensitivity, and economic development. We invite readers to gain access to the first volume, Sharing Jesus in the Buddhist World, which consists of nine papers that provide the framework and some concrete models of cultural-sensitive "contextualized" witness to peoples of Buddhist faith. It will serve as a rich resource for those concerned with the issues raised in this book.
A World Encyclopedia Leslie Houlden, Antone Minard. Discussion Today More contemporary Muslim literature about Jesus can also be divided into two main ...
Author: Leslie Houlden
This multifaceted work contextualizes Jesus in religion and culture by bringing together articles on folklore, history, literature, philosophy, popular culture, and theology. • Offers hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries that detail the presence of Jesus in world civilization and creative works over the last 2,000 years, showing how religion informs world history and culture • Includes some 40 primary documents to provide firsthand accounts of the influence of Jesus on world history and culture • Presents an extensive selection of images to help students visualize key topics • Supports the Common Core State Standards by promoting critical thinking skills • Supports National Center for History in Schools (NCHS) content standards for world history, particularly those related to the origins and influence of Christianity: Era 3, Standard 3B; Era 4, Standard 4A; Era 5, Standard 2C; Era 6, Standard 2B
How Jesus Became the World's Best Selling Brand explores a theme that the target readers can easily connect with as they seek to reshape their respective ...
Author: DEJI McWORD
The book 'How Jesus Became The World's Best Selling Brand', in a lucid narrative, explores the human side of a being whose birthday remains the world's most celebrated and commercialized event/season, as His biography is an all-time world bestseller. It scoops pragmatic celebrity pr/personal branding tutorials from His life and exploits. It's like dissecting Jose Mourinho or Jack Welch's brand and telling the world what makes him thick. It does not only tell you how Jesus became the world's best-selling brand, it brings to your knowledge what He did to weigh so much on the scale of relevance and how you can do the same to be the best you can be. It is a genuine and sure road map that shows the way from the obscure backside of the woods to the fore front of life where you become the very centre of attraction even as you assume the status of a good-doing brand It is for positioning quantum that wrought top-of-the-mind visibility, fulfillment, profitability and social relevance for personal brands in their various leagues-taking cognizance of the realities of the modern world.
Jesus told Daniel to write his spiritual experiences in a book Jesus Is The Light In This Dark World. This book will: • Inspire you.
Author: Daniel Evans
Publisher: WestBow Press
If you love hearing someone tell their personal testimony of God transforming their life with miracles, amazing blessings, unbelievable visions, food multiplying just as the five loaves and two fish in the Holy Bible, and many other examples, then youll love this book. You will be so inspired that youll want to tell others.
This is the deceit of impostor “Jesus Christ” and his fellow “Christians”: What does the world cost? I (BenPandera) obsessed with megalomania can buy ...
Author: Hans Atrott
Publisher: America Star Books
“Jesus Christ” denied that there is a “Last Judgement,” “heaven” or “hell” (to come), (see: Lu 17:20-21). “Religion,” “truths” and “love” etc. are that what one makes others believe according to the credo (of megalomania) a) faith shifts mountains (see: Mt 17:20) and the truths anyway and b) “do not resist the evil” (Mt 5:39). Since the sinners, cannot comply with the notions of god, truths, ethics, love, and religion, they shall adapt those terms corresponding to their depravities. Hence, the only thing that came and always is going to occur is the Christians’ criminal record but no heaven.