The Christ s Faith

The Christ's Faith coheres with orthodox Christology and Reformation soteriology, and needs to be affirmed to properly confirm the true humanity of the incarnate Son.

The Christ s Faith

The Christ's Faith coheres with orthodox Christology and Reformation soteriology, and needs to be affirmed to properly confirm the true humanity of the incarnate Son. Without addressing the interpretation of the Pauline phrase pistis christou, this study offers a theological rationale for an exegetical possibility and enriches a dogmatic account of the humanity of the Christ. The coherence of the Christ's faith is shown in two ways. First, the objection of Thomas Aquinas is refuted by demonstrating that faith is fitting for the incarnate Son. Second, a theological ontology is offered which af.

The Christ s Faith

Spirit the faith of Christians might become like that of Jesus'.21 Though not Pelagian due to his emphasis on the work of the Spirit, Johnson nonetheless limited the significance ofJesus' faith to a subjective ground which leads to the ...

The Christ s Faith

The Christ's Faith coheres with orthodox Christology and Reformation soteriology, and needs to be affirmed to properly confirm the true humanity of the incarnate Son. Without addressing the interpretation of the Pauline phrase pistis christou, this study offers a theological rationale for an exegetical possibility and enriches a dogmatic account of the humanity of the Christ. The coherence of the Christ's faith is shown in two ways. First, the objection of Thomas Aquinas is refuted by demonstrating that faith is fitting for the incarnate Son. Second, a theological ontology is offered which affirms divine perfection and transcendence in qualitative fashion, undergirding a Chalcedonian and Reformed Christology. Thus, the humanity of the Christ may be construed as a fallen human nature assumed by the person of the Word and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. The dogmatic location of The Christ's Faith is sketched by suggesting its (potential) function within three influential theological systems: Thomas Aquinas, federal theology, and Karl Barth. Furthermore, the soteriological role of the doctrine is demonstrated by showing the theological necessity of faith for valid obedience before God.

Faith That Lasts

Instead, he offers five gospel-centered principles, including modeling, balance and friendship. Faith That Lasts is essential reading for anyone who seeks to support lasting, authentic relationship between young believers and Jesus Christ.

Faith That Lasts

Written as a response to daunting reports that Christian young people are leaving the church at a staggering rate, Faith That Lasts offers hope and direction to both parents and the local church. Jon Nielson presents much more than a step-by-step formula for parenting. Instead, he offers five gospel-centered principles, including modeling, balance and friendship. Faith That Lasts is essential reading for anyone who seeks to support lasting, authentic relationship between young believers and Jesus Christ.

Faith Love and Word

Just like the brain power of the human body so too is the word of God. Without the brain, there is no life. The body is dead. Faith, Love, and Word is a book about the Lord Jesus expounding on His word.

Faith Love and Word

I call faith, love, and the word my three musketeers. Our confidence and assurance is knowing we can always come to God by faith through Christ Jesus. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father. The ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ is that of love, mercy, and being compassionate to all that came seeking Him. Love is what the kingdom of God is based upon. We can never move mountains unless we have love in our hearts and unless there is an overflow of love in us. The word is Spirit and those who live in the Spirit receive the word and they rejoice. Just like the brain power of the human body so too is the word of God. Without the brain, there is no life. The body is dead. Faith, Love, and Word is a book about the Lord Jesus expounding on His word. May God through Christ Jesus open the eyes of our understanding and quicken our spirit to receive His word in Jesus’s mighty name we pray. Amen.

Jesus

Drawing on examples from literature, art, and popular culture, as well as theology, this engaging book reveals the importance of the question, "whose was he?" in fully understanding the life and legacy of Jesus.

Jesus

Drawing on examples from literature, art, and popular culture, aswell as theology, this engaging book reveals the importance of thequestion, "whose was he?" in fully understanding the life andlegacy of Jesus. A concise, accessible and engaging exploration of Jesus's lifeand enduring influence Charts the changing global status and influence of Jesus, aGalilean Jew born when the ancient Roman Empire ruled theMediterranean world, and how he has come to be honored as theChrist and recognized by billions of people around the world Traces the reception history of Jesus and his story over thepast two millennia, through art, literature, and culture, as wellas theology Draws on a fascinating range of materials - from ancient texts,creeds, and theological treatises, to the visual and dramatic arts,including books like The DaVinci Code and films such asThe Passion of the Christ

The Yes of Jesus Christ

Anyone wanting to understand Pope Benedict XVI's view of the relationship between Christianity and the world must read this eloquent book.

The Yes of Jesus Christ

Anyone wanting to understand Pope Benedict XVI's view of the relationship between Christianity and the world must read this eloquent book. Secular thought has failed to answer the great questions of human existence. Benedict XVI invites us to rediscover the Christ-centered basis for hope.

Following Jesus Through Mark

About This Series: Stonecroft Bible Studies encourage people to know God and grow in His love through exploration of His life-transforming Word, the Bible.

Following Jesus Through Mark

Many people want to be praised and recognized, but few imagine that the route to greatness lies in service. As readers acquaint themselves with the life of Jesus Christ as reported by Mark, their perspective will be radically and refreshingly altered. Jesus, the greatest, became the least, serving every man and woman so He could bring them back to God. This study guides readers through selected Bible passages, presents straightforward explanations and applications, and provides open-ended discussion questions. Participants will find themselves changed as they see how the greatest Servant now lives His life in us and through us. About This Series: Stonecroft Bible Studies encourage people to know God and grow in His love through exploration of His life-transforming Word, the Bible. Each book is designed for both seekers and new believers and includes easy-to-understand explanations and applications of Bible passages, study questions, and a journal for notes and prayers.

How To Stay Healthy and Wealthy Under the Faith of Jesus Christ

Then this is the best book to teach you how to include God in all of your plans, and reach all of your life goals. Sit down, and let's make some time for God. Open up your Bible, and read this handbook.

How To Stay Healthy and Wealthy Under the Faith of Jesus Christ

Do you want to feel financially independent while living healthy to enjoy the fruits of your labor? Do you also want to experience the best life that God has for you? Then this is the best book to teach you how to include God in all of your plans, and reach all of your life goals. Sit down, and let's make some time for God. Open up your Bible, and read this handbook. It features an opportunity of achieving nothing but greatness for your life.

Christ Faith and the Holocaust

In Christ, Faith, and the Holocaust, Richard Terrell responds to these haunting questions in a work of cultural apologetics that takes up the challenges and accusations that Christianity itself was a major cause of Nazisms destructive path.

Christ  Faith  and the Holocaust

How did the Holocaust take place in a nation of rich Christian history and cultural achievement? What ideas—spiritual and intellectual—contributed to the nightmare of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich? What theological forces contributed to the confused witness of the Christian churches? How do Christians respond to the accusation that the Christian faith itself, even its own Scriptures, contributed to this modern tragedy? What can Christians today learn from those who did, in fact, “stand in the evil day?” In Christ, Faith, and the Holocaust, Richard Terrell responds to these haunting questions in a work of cultural apologetics that takes up the challenges and accusations that Christianity itself was a major cause of Nazism’s destructive path. Here, the Nazi movement is exposed as a virulently anti-Christian spirituality, rooted in idolatrous doctrines that took every advantage of distorted theology and emotional pietism that had evolved in German thought and church life. Here you will find the drama and importance of ideas and stories of personal witness that will sharpen the contemporary Christian’s sense of discernment in the arena of spiritual warfare.

The Rule of Faith

This collection of essays presented at the 1997 Scholarly Engagement with Anglican Doctrine (SEAD) Conference counters some of today's New Testament scholarship, particularly that of the Jesus Seminar.

The Rule of Faith

This collection of essays presented at the 1997 Scholarly Engagement with Anglican Doctrine (SEAD) Conference counters some of today's New Testament scholarship, particularly that of the Jesus Seminar. Asserting that only canon and creed can render knowledge of God, two generations of scholars speak for a retrieval of more traditional modes of interpretation by and for today's church. The Rule of Faith features three keynote addresses by eminent New Testament scholar the Rev. Dr. Brevard S. Childs, Sterling Professor of Divinity at Yale University, one of the most notable Biblical theologians in contemporary American Christianity. It also contains works by several younger scholars, many of whom studied with Dr. Childs and represent an emerging generation of orthodox Christian leadership for the Episcopal Church, including Ephraim Radner, George Sumner, Kathryn Greene-McCreight, Stephen Holmgren, R.R. Reno, Christopher Seitz, Kendall Harmon, William Witt, and Chris Brown. Their writings give voice to scholarly engagement with the creedal Christian faith in the Episcopal Church.

Why Jesus Won t Go Away

This book is a gem. Read it! Samuel Hugh Moffett Emeritus Professor of Ecumenics and Mission Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton, New Jersey It has often been said that humans are hard-wired for belief in God and for religion.

Why Jesus Won t Go Away

How many times have you read a book by a seasoned diplomat in the United States Foreign Service examining the universal drawing power of Jesus? With the advantage of a solid theological education and the privilege of living among communities of people world-wide with vastly different perspectives, Phil Skotte here presents richly woven insights into his studied conviction that we are all hard wired for Jesus: that Jesus is not going away. This book is a gem. Read it! Samuel Hugh Moffett Emeritus Professor of Ecumenics and Mission Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton, New Jersey It has often been said that humans are hard-wired for belief in God and for religion. In Why Jesus Won't Go Away, Philip Skotte suggests that we are also hard-wired for Jesus Christ. Faith in Jesus is the most globally widespread movement in human history, and it is growing more rapidly than ever before, even in remote and unexpected places. Why Jesus takes us on a world tour to discover the surprising sources of Jesus' attraction and explores the powerful impact of his attraction on the human race. Written by a seasoned diplomat, Why Jesus Won't Go Away may change your calculations about humanity's religious future. It may also change your mind about Jesus.

Saved for new born Christians

I highly recommend this book for all Christians, new-born or not. – Joshua Soule, Readers' Favorite

Saved for new born Christians

An absolute ‘must have’ guide for the new Christian, this doctrinal masterpiece will break down outdated notions of what it means to be 'Saved' , while taking the reader on a spiritual journey across the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you are looking to ‘rightly divide’ Christianity into manageable and enjoyable segments, then you have found your spot on the shelf! Read it in a day, and be touched for a lifetime. 5 STAR REVIEWS: Twain makes many salient points about the nature of faith in today’s world ... his utilization of philosophy, religious doctrines, and metaphors produces an empowering vision – K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite ‘Saved’ is a clearly researched masterpiece... I highly recommend this book for all Christians, new-born or not. – Joshua Soule, Readers' Favorite

Contending for the Faith

Contending for the Faith invites readers to explore two millennia of church history and to learn how God works through the churchs ministry to spread the gospel of Gods kingdom and, in the end, to defeat the forces working to oppose him.

Contending for the Faith

Contending for the Faith invites readers to explore two millennia of church history and to learn how God works through the church’s ministry to spread the gospel of God’s kingdom and, in the end, to defeat the forces working to oppose him. E. Daisy Rodriguez combines dramatic retellings of the biblical narrative, direct citations from the Scriptures, and reflections that connect the lives and ministries of contemporary Christians with God’s work in the church throughout its history. Various chapters treat topics like God’s commission, the church, Christ’s gifts, historical critique, prophetic vision, and assurance of God’s victory. The tone is approachable and energetic, blending together explanations of the biblical background and the historical record with sections that speak to the contemporary mission of the church and its future mission. Like a lighthouse, the church has and will continue to light the way for a world lost in the darkness. If you have asked yourself what God’s plan is for his people and wondered how to interpret the threats made by forces opposed to God and the church, then Contending for the Faith will give you both a helpful introduction to the sweep of history from the church’s birth to Christ’s return in power. God’s people can be encouraged and trust that God, in the end, will carry out his plans for the church, the body of Christ.

No More Hate

The book covers different angles of love but begins with revealing that knowing and comprehending love goes together with knowing and comprehending God, and following the ways of love, is following the ways of God and nothing less.

No More Hate

Christian Author Paschal Sukambi No More Hate No More Hate by Paschal Sukambi is an incredible book that speaks of Christ’s love. The Christians today overlook the vital purpose of our mission of faith is love. We teach about faith, and hope but forget to demonstrate and practice love. The book covers different angles of love but begins with revealing that knowing and comprehending love goes together with knowing and comprehending God, and following the ways of love, is following the ways of God and nothing less. Well-scripted by the scriptures, the book seeks out to illuminate and impart Christians to devote in searching for the full knowledge of God’s love, and understand that Love is who we are, and love defines us as Christians; for we were created in the image of Love. Additionally, the book reveals that, the diversity between a Christ’s believer and a Non-believer in these end times does not originate from the teachings and practices, but rather the love of God that dwells within Christian’s hearts that the world needs to experience. The author also reveals from the book that, in these end days not only most do hate each other, but reasonably hate one another; as the bible speaks in (Matthew 24:12) that as the result of the iniquities abound the love of many including Christians shall wax cold. The author advocates that, Christians should deeply hear and learn about the subject of love, understand it, meditate it, practice it, so as to be able to do accordingly. No More Hate book comes as a recommendation book to help every Christian to do according to the commandment of God; love one another. It is informative and instructive kind of book and one the author urges every Christian to consider having one. Get your copy of No More Hate.

Faith for Exiles

Essential reading for all Christian leaders."--CBA Retailers "An engaging, challenging, and morally compelling study."--Library Journal "This is a wonderful, thoughtful book that conveys difficult truths in a spirit of humility.

Faith for Exiles

In a series of groundbreaking studies that led to two bestselling books, David Kinnaman and his team at Barna Group uncovered the reasons young people are increasingly resisting and rejecting the church. But the news isn't all bleak. Recent analysis of Barna's rich store of data reveals a hidden hope: the Church already has the resources to meet young people's deepest desires and most pressing needs--if only church leaders and Christian parents rediscover them and put them into practice. In Faith for Exiles, David Kinnaman teams up with former executive director of Youth Specialties Mark Matlock to reveal five formational practices that have the power to cultivate resilient faith in the next generation. Drawing on groundbreaking insights and never-before-released data, Kinnaman and Matlock show readers that God has not given up on the next generation. In fact, the church is needed, now more than ever, to disciple, bless, and empower young Jesus followers--and to learn from them. Defying the secularizing trends, these resilient young Christians are paving a faithful way forward in digital Babylon. Faith for Exiles offers Christians young and old the hope and real-world wisdom they're looking for as they navigate a rapidly changing, increasingly complex, post-Christian culture, as exiles together.

Realism and Christian Faith

Table of contents

Realism and Christian Faith

Table of contents

Does Jesus Know Us do We Know Him

The two reflections that form this book do not claim to mediate in the conflict between naive piety and scientific exegesis.

Does Jesus Know Us  do We Know Him

The two reflections that form this book do not claim to mediate in the conflict between naive piety and scientific exegesis. They arise from the conviction that only the Scriptures of the New Covenant, taken as witnesses of faith and in their entirety, can produce a tangible and credible portrait of Jesus Christ, whereas every critical attempt to approach him from a position other than that of the faith witnessed to in the Scriptures can only result in a pallid, distorted picture unworthy of belief (and hence devoid of interest). It is a fact: only the person who is convinced that Jesus knows him personally gains access to knowledge of him. And only the person who is confident of knowing him as he is, can know that he is also known by him.

The Impact Of Reason On Faith Ethics And Belief

The purpose of the book is to examine the theological claims of ethics, faith and belief from a philosophical perspective.

The Impact Of Reason On Faith  Ethics And Belief

The purpose of the book is to examine the theological claims of ethics, faith and belief from a philosophical perspective. The Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants of the Old Testament, Jesus of the synoptic gospels, and Paul’s writings serve as the frame of reference in examining a biblical expression of reason and structured logic. The message of Jesus centered on the Kingdom of God, defined the meaning of faith and belief, established a new ethic, and framed the message in logic forms. The life and death of Jesus brought the realization of God’s final covenant as prophesied by the Old Testament. However, Paul appropriated and developed the Jesus of history into the mythological eschatological Christ figure. The clash of philosophy and theology is evident with theological presuppositions that are based on spiritual insight and divine revelation. Logic in scripture employs propositions based primarily on revealed proof that is within the context of that which cannot be proven absolutely. Uncovering the identity of YHWH in the manuscripts and religious practices of Canaanite culture clearly associated YHWH with the polytheism of the Ugarit texts. YHWH was one of the seventy sons of the Canaanite Most High God El and took on a unique identity that was rooted in El and the polytheistic nature of the pantheon of gods. Theological truths stand within the context of faith and reason stands apart from faith and infers only that which can be proven based on evidence. That which is knowable by faith cannot be known by reason since reason cannot validate that which is not proven to exist.

The Parting of the Gods

While the present work argues strongly in favor of this latter interpretation of Paul, it also seeks to delve deeper into his thought in order to explore at length the points of continuity and convergence between Paul and the Judaism(s) of ...

The Parting of the Gods

In recent years, a growing number of New Testament scholars have questioned traditional portrayals of the Apostle Paul as a leader of a new religious movement that set faith in Christ in opposition to the Jewish tradition. Instead, they have stressed the need to interpret Paul from within the Judaism of his day, regarding him as a faithful Jew who cherished deeply his Jewish identity and saw observance of the Mosaic law or Torah among Jewish believers in Christ as a good thing. While the present work argues strongly in favor of this latter interpretation of Paul, it also seeks to delve deeper into his thought in order to explore at length the points of continuity and convergence between Paul and the Judaism(s) of his day as well as the beliefs that distinguished him from his fellow Jews who did not share his faith in Christ. Chief among these beliefs was the conviction that the identity and will of God were now to be defined primarily on the basis of his relation to Jesus his Son, through whom he had intended from the start to accomplish his purposes for Israel and the world. Yet rather than bringing Paul to reject his Jewish heritage, this conviction led him to redefine and resignify around Christ his understanding of Judaism and the way of life prescribed in the Torah, thereby filling them with new meaning, though he also continued to value and uphold them for the same reasons he had previously. According to Paul, the purpose for which God had sent his Son and delivered him up to death was not that he might atone for sins or make it possible for God to forgive sins, as later Christian thought came to affirm, but rather that through him he might establish a new community in which Jews and non-Jews would be brought to live together as one in fellowship and solidarity. While Paul expected his fellow Jews to continue to live as Jews and members of Israel within this community, which he called the ekklēsia, his conviction that those non-Jews who lived faithfully as part of the same community yet did not submit fully to the Mosaic law were equally acceptable and righteous in God’s sight led him to oppose all attempts to impose on them the observance of that law. Such attempts implied that the members of the community who observed the law were to be regarded as more righteous or as superior in some way to those who did not and thus threatened to destroy the very fabric of the communities that Paul had worked so hard to establish. Rather than running contrary to Jewish thought, Paul’s teaching that it was a life of faith rather than the observance of works of the law per se that led people to be accepted as righteous by God would have been regarded by most Jews as being fully in accordance with traditional Jewish belief. What they would have found novel was Paul’s claim that faith in the God of Israel was now to be equated with faith in Jesus as his Son or “Christ-faith” and that through such a faith non-Jews who did not observe the law could come to be as fully acceptable to God as those Jews who did. Paul’s redefinition of God and Judaism around Jesus as God’s Son would have led many of his fellow Jews to conclude that he was proclaiming a God who was distinct from the God in whom the people of Israel had believed from time immemorial, since that God was never thought to have such a Son and much less to have intended to exalt him to his right side as Lord of all after handing him over to death on a cross. From the perspective of Paul and his fellow believers in Christ, however, the God of Israel and the God and Father of Jesus Christ were one and the same.