Follow him, and you can live. He will lead you to commitment, to love, and to life. How does faith help us when problems arise? How does the Christian faith strengthen us when suffering or tragedy or heartache explodes into our lives? How does the Holy Spirit help us? Did Jesus really mean for us to love everybody? In this hectic world, with so many things crying out for our allegiance and support, whom can we trust?
Faith is the answer, of course, but still…what are the questions? And how do we respond to them honestly, creatively, and redemptively? That is the adventure before us. These, and other questions, we will deal with in this book. Read more Read less. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.
This book includes a study guide. Attitude is Your Paintbrush: As God, his death as the lamb of God would be sufficient. By believing in Jesus, their troubles may increase as Jesus promised , more enemies could be added to their list, problems never known before could appear, simply put because salvation is like swimming upstream, against the tides of this sinful world. God , The Bible , Jesus Christ and finally, other religions.
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The Power of Positive Energy: A book that takes you on a profound journey into the heart of existence, revealing a hidden reality that will transform your life forever. Engrave these life-changing quotes as brain tattoos. About the Author James W. Dimensions for Living August 1, Language: God, on the other hand has existed from all eternity.
He is an infinite spirit, not restricted in any way by time or space. To explain this, we must distinguish between God's nature and his manifestation to us. God's nature is oneness, yet he has revealed himself to us in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
All three are God, yet are also distinct persons within his one nature. We can think of the Trinity mathematically: God does not send anyone to Hell. By his very nature, God is holy and cannot overlook sin, yet he desires that all should come to know him through faith. However, God does not compel us to love him, for forced love is not love at all. Thus Hell is something that humans choose voluntarily, through their rejection of God. Evil is not something that was created by God, rather it should be seen as a lack of good.
God created man with free will - the ability to choose between right and wrong. Evil basically comes from the exercise of that free will in not following God. Being human means that we have responsibility for our own actions, whether they be good and bad.
Christianity uniquely emphasises that a Christian can have a personal relationship with God. We should regard prayer as being the talking part of the relationship and a two way process at that. Jesus himself set down the model prayer for all Christians:. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one. Prayer has the benefit of drawing us into a deeper relationship with God - as we pray we learn more about his will for our lives. Christian belief is that the Bible is the word of God, revealed to Man. God's word is true, unchanging and eternal. Proof that the Bible is the word of God is found in 1 Peter 1: The Bible was written by several writers over an approximate period from B.
However, the answer is that ultimately God himself was the author.
Throughout the Bible we see men and women who God used as his instruments in bringing divine messages. The Bible was written by humans, but is 'God-breathed' , i. We must distinguish between human error and divine error. By nature, God cannot err Hebrews 6: However, human error could occur in making copies of the original Bible manuscripts e. The answer is some of these books contain teachings that clearly conflict with the Bible. Either the Bible or these books are true. However, the Bible alone is divinely inspired and inerrant. As God cannot err, the other books cannot be the word of God.
Christus, the founder of the name, was put to death by Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea in the reign of Tiberius. In his Antiquities , he gives a clear description of Jesus: He drew over to him both many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was the Christ, and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men among us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not forsake him; for he appeared to them alive again the third day; as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him.
And the tribe of Christians so named from him are not extinct at this day. In his Life of Claudius , he writes: Similarly in Mark 2: The fact that only God could forgive sins is clearly stated in verse 7. Not only did Jesus claim to be God, his disciples called him so. For example in John Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. The fact that Jesus was sent from God clearly indicates that he was able to perform miracles.
This was recognised not just by the disciples, but by others too. For example in John 3: Even outside of Christianity, there is support for this view of Jesus as a worker of miracles. For example, Sura 5: You healed the blind and the leprous by My leave, and revived the dead by My leave' Jesus calls Mary by name and she recognises his voice.
Mary not only heard Jesus, she clearly saw and touched him as these verses indicate. Later on in the same chapter, Jesus appears to his disciples. Most significantly, Thomas who initially doubts, confirms that Jesus really was risen by feeling the physical wounds on his body. The Gospels all contain accounts of Jesus' appearances after his death. Evidence for Jesus resurrection is also found in Acts 9, where the risen Christ appears to Paul on the Damascus road.
This is what Christians call the Incarnation: Christ was truly God and yet truly man. His two natures were not merged or confused in any way, but were totally separate. Christ could identify with every human emotion he wept for example - See John Paul expressed his belief in Jesus position as truly God and truly man as follows: