This collection is comprised of nineteen sonnets with themes that pertain to Christian philosophy.
Roman Catholic and Eastern Christians recognize 73 books as canonical, with 46 books for the Old Testament 7 more than Protestants. The Old Testament canon entered into Christian use in the Septuaginta Greek translation with a few books in Greek originally.
In addition to the Septuagint, Christianity subsequently added various writings that would become the New Testament.
Somewhat different lists of accepted works continued to develop in antiquity. In the 4th century a series of synodsmost notably at the Synod of Hippo in ADproduced a list of texts equal to the 46 book canon of the Old Testament that Catholics use today and the book canon of the New Testament that all use.
A definitive list did not come from any early Ecumenical Council. With the benefit of hindsight it can be said that this process effectively set the New Testament canon, although there are examples of other canonical lists in use after this time. During the Protestant Reformationcertain reformers proposed different canonical lists of the Old Testament.
The texts that are present in the Septuagint, but not included in the Jewish canon, fell out of favor and, in time, they would come to be removed from Protestant canons. These texts are referred to as Deuterocanonical books in Catholic Bibles, whereas in a Protestant context they are referred to as the Apocrypha.
The "New Testament apocrypha" has a very different meaning. It is a poorly defined group of early writings in which, generally, none ever achieved acceptance by any widespread group.
God[ edit ] Main article: God in Christianity In ChristianityGod is the creator and preserver of the universe. God is the sole ultimate power in the universe but is distinct from it.
The Bible never speaks of God as impersonal. Instead, it refers to him in personal terms — who speaks, sees, hears, acts, and loves. God is understood to have a will and personality and is an all powerfuldivine and benevolent being.
He is represented in Scripture as being primarily concerned with people and their salvation. For example, saying he is immutable is saying that he does not change. Enumeration[ edit ] Some attributes ascribed to God in Christian theology  are: Aseity —That "God is so independent that he does not need us.
Eternity —That God exists beyond the temporal realm. Graciousness —That God extends His favor and gifts to human beings unconditionally as well as conditionally. Holiness —That God is separate from sin and incorruptible.
Noting the refrain of " Holy, holy, holy " in Isaiah 6: Sproul points out that "only once in sacred Scripture is an attribute of God elevated to the third degree The Bible never says that God is love, love, love.
Impassibility —That God does not experience emotion or suffering a more controversial doctrine, disputed especially by open theism. Impeccability —That God is incapable of error sin.
Incorporeality —That God is without physical composition. While the Mission of God is not traditionally included in this list, David Bosch has argued that " mission is not primarily an activity of the church, but an attribute of God.
Omnibenevolence of God refers to him being "all good".John the Baptist sends his disciples to Jesus seeking reassurance that Jesus is truly the Messiah of Israel and the very Son of God. He gently tells them to return to their teacher and give witness of the miracles, signs and wonders He has performed to authenticate and validate His mission, message and Messiahship to unbelieving Jews and the watching world.
In this useful analytical study Tenney discusses the structure of the Gospel of John and then presents a careful exposition of the text according to the six major periods of Christ's ministry that are suggested by the Gospel writer 4/5.
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Technology Prayer / Intercession Bible Study That s a part of the message. The forgiveness of sins is the means to a John: The Gospel of Belief - Christian Book -. A belief system is a set of mutually supportive beliefs.
The beliefs of any such system can be classified as religious, philosophical, political, ideological, or a combination of these.
Belief is the state of mind in which a person thinks something to be the case with or without there being empirical evidence to prove that something is the case with factual certainty. Another way of defining belief sees it as a mental representation of an attitude positively oriented towards the likelihood of something being true.
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