The cultivation of a habit of mind in which the individual aims to abandon dependence upon worldly objects, passions, or concerns. This is not intended to imply that these worldly things are evil; rather, the point being made is that they have the ability to enslave individuals if they are not approached with the right […]
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Active obedience is Jesus’ actively fulfilling all the law of God.
A school of thought which developed in the Netherlands in the fourteenth century, and is especially associated with Geert Groote (1340-84) and Thomas a` Kempis (1380-1471), which placed an emphasis on the imitation of the humanity of Christ. The Imitation of Christ is the best-known work emanating from this school.
The doctrine of Imputation To impute is to “attribute (righteousness, guilt, etc.) to a person or persons vicariously; ascribe as derived from another.” 1 In this article we will look the two things that God imputes to people, namely, 1) Imputation of sin 2) Imputation of righteousness Imputation of sin “Therefore, just as through one […]
How do we reconcile the issue of theodicy? What is Theodicy? The word Theodicy is a combination of two Greek words “Theos = God” and “dike = justice”. According to the CARM Dictionary of Theology, Theodicy is “The study of the problem of evil in the world. The issue is raised in light of the […]
A term used, especially by Rudolf Bultmann (1884-1976) and his followers, to refer to the essential message or proclamation of the New Testament concerning the significance of Jesus Christ.
The Doctrine Of Justification This is perhaps the most important doctrine in the Christian faith, yet one of the most neglected. Understanding this doctrine is of the utmost importance. The question is really just this “How then can man be righteous before God?” Job 25:4. The Doctrine Of Justification This is perhaps in my own […]
A term used to refer to the wide variety of forms of self-discipline used by Christians to deepen their knowledge of and commitment to God. The term derives from the Greek term askesis (“discipline”).
A form of Christian heterodoxy especially associated with the Italian writer Socinus (Fausto Paolo Sozzini, 1539-1604). Although Socinus was noted for his specific criticisms of the doctrine of the Trinity and the incarnation, the term “Socinian” has come to refer particularly to the idea that Christ’s death on the cross did not have any supernatural […]
An understanding of ecclesiastical or theological authority which places an emphasis on the role of ecumenical councils.