Is the Holy Spirit God? The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. Many people know so little about the Holy Spirit as He is less preached on pulpits today, some know Him as a force while others know Him as just the power of God, but of His Person hood and Divinity […]
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The Hypostatic Union “Jesus is not a split personality. His two natures are united so perfectly that He can do things that only human beings do and things that only God does without changing the character of His divine nature or His human nature. Ultimately, we cannot fully explain this mystery, as there is nothing […]
Although the term refers primarily to the admission to sin, it acquired a rather different technical sense in the sixteenth century – that of a document which embodies the principles of faith of a Protestant church, such as the Lutheran Augsburg Confession (1530), which embodies the ideas of early Lutheranism, and the Reformed First Helvetic […]
The Roman Catholic doctrine according to which the bread and the wine are transformed into the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist, while retaining their outward appearance.
This is my body, we must retort upon them the one that immediately precedes it Take and eat For the meaning of the words is: By participating in the breaking of bread, accordingto the order and observance which I have prescribed, you shall be participants also in mybody. Hence, when an individual eats of it […]
What is presuppositional apologetics? Presuppositional apologetics is an approach to apologetics which aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith and defend it against objections by exposing the logical flaws of other worldviews and hence demonstrating that biblical theism is the only worldview which can make consistent sense of reality. Presuppositional apologetics does […]
The Sovereignty of God and Prayer By John Piper. Â©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org I am often asked, "If you believe God works all things according to the counsel of his will (Ephesians 1:11) and that his knowledge of all things past, present, and future is infallible, then what is the point of praying […]
An adjective used to describe the theological outlook of the Swiss theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968), and noted chiefly for its emphasis upon the priority of revelation and its focus upon Jesus Christ. The terms “neo- Orthodoxy” and “dialectical theology” are also used in this connection.
A form of praise, usually especially associated with formal Christian worship. A “doxological” approach to theology stresses the importance of praise and worship in theological reflection.
An approach to historical texts, including the Bible, which argues that their proper meaning must be determined on the basis of the specific historical conditions under which they were written.