God tested Job, sending the devil to take away all his possessions, his family and property, and crippled him, so Job would rebuff God. ... The day that I talked to God in the supermarket, God was depressed with people.
Author: Dale Neumann
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
I got the title The Loving, Living Will of God to His People for this book in 1994, and it details the God of the Old Testament in the Christian Bible and the Torah, as he needs to be thought of. I believe that he should be thought of each day, as he has great powers and angels to help him. He has shown them throughout history, and he wants people to build a temple for him. He didn't like the violence on earth, and that was what caused the great flood. Think about it, water. Too much can cause a flood, and too little causes dry land, crop failures, and fires. Is this because of war situations? I don't have respect for any man who creates war. Did God create famine and disease if people wanted war? Today is May 23, 2018. On May 8, I lost my daughter to terminal cancer. I had grieved greatly before this, and I still do. She told me that she is in heaven and the pain and suffering of the body are gone. I think, Was the United States military responsible? We dropped bombs in foreign countries and killed people. Do we lose one of ours to disease? She left two children of three and five with a father, three grandmothers and other people to teach them. Can we teach our youth a better way?
They sought to make Torah practicable for all people , stressing that the yoke of the Law was easy and its burden light . The God of the rabbis is gracious . Thought of as the “ all - present , ” “ the divine presence , ” the “ Holy One ...
Author: Clark M. Williamson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The point of this book is simple: to make Christians aware of a story that they have not been told--the story of relations between Christians and Jews. This involves tracing the church's anti-Judaism to its source in the gospels and the Book of Acts and describing the development of the church's displacement-replacement theology according to which we new Gentiles, spiritual, universal, inclusive Christians replace the old, carnal, ethnocentric legalist and works-righteous Jews in the favor of God. The story also details the actions of the churches, specifically a long chain of canons (laws) governing relations between Jews and Christians, all the way from banning Christians for socializing or dining with Jews, marrying Jews, and asking rabbis for blessings, to requiring all Jews to live in ghettos. This history of actions comes down to the present and its consequences in the Holocaust in which all the killers were Christians and in the Nazi laws governing Jewish behavior. Each such law took its precedent from a canon law passed by a council of the church. The recent rash of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers and synagogues reminds us of how deeply this bigotry is embedded in people. The point of making people aware of anti-Judaism is to prompt them not to shrug if off when scripture readings regularly teach contempt for Jews with the rhetoric of vilification. Words are important. Teaching contempt should be called out and rejected. This can be done pastorally and gently, but it should be done. Otherwise the church's language reinforces a deeply embedded bigotry. Most Christian pastors are unaware of this reality and prone to thinking that anti-Judaism is not a serious problem for the church. Hence most anti-Judaism in Christian preaching is unintentional. Awareness of the story of Christian anti-Judaism prods us to move from unintentional anti-Judaism to intentional teaching of respect for Jews and Judaism.
for their worth and gifts. Consequently, the entire body is benefited by the encouragement of sharing what God has given to them all. With regard to the church, God's inner trinitarian life of overflow to others is a pattern for our own ...
Author: Terry L. Cross
Publisher: Baker Academic
In an age when the church is sometimes viewed as irrelevant and inauthentic, leading Pentecostal theologian Terry Cross calls the people of God to a radical change of structure and mission based on theological principles. Cross, whose work is respected by scholars from across the ecumenical landscape, offers an introduction to ecclesiology that demonstrates how Pentecostals can contribute to and learn from the church catholic. A forthcoming volume by the author, Serving the People of God's Presence, will focus on the role of leadership in the church.
In the context of the old covenant , the Yom Kippur ritual was an annual event which was meant to reestablish Israel's identity as standing in a covenant relationship with God . " The people are cleansed in order that they might live in ...
Author: Ole Jakob Filtvedt
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Does the letter to the Hebrews display Jewish or Christian identity? Ole Jakob Filtvedt shows that it takes up a traditional Jewish category, namely membership in God's people, and proposes it for its audience as a collective identity but also significantly reshapes that category in light of belief in Jesus. (Publisher).
Ephesians 1:17 God the Wise One , Al - Hakim , has already been introduced by God the Judge , number 28 , where the same ... of a person embodied in the proverb , “ A wise son makes a father glad , but a foolish one despises his mother ...
Author: David Bentley
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In a bridge-building exercise between Christians, Muslims, and other people of the book, David Bentley traces the Semitic pre-Islamic origins of Islam s 99 names of God. He points the reader to Old Testament counterparts of these names as well as to Jesus comparable representations of Himself."
Author: afterwards FOX FELL (Margaret)Publish On: 1660
20 ting and Oppreffing the Innocent , whofe cause God hath pleaded 26 . and will plead . ... That we are a People that defire the good of all People and their peace , and defire that all may be fa ( k ) 1 Tim ved , and come to the ...
CHAPTER SEVEN The People of God in the Gospels From Genesis to Revelation the Bible deals with God's election of a people to be His own . The Old Testament is the account of God's calling of Israel as His people .
Author: David L. Smith
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
'All God's People: A Theology of the Church' sets out a corrective understanding of the nature of the church universal with a focus on implications for the church local. The book is divided into three basic sections: A Historical Theology of the Church surveys the history of theology of the church, beginning with the early church, the formative years for all Christian theology; A Biblical Theology of the Church examines the Old Testament, Gospels, and apostolic sense of the people of God; A Systematic Theology of the Church seeks to both systematize the biblical theology and synthesize it with contemporary thought. Finally, A Practical Theology of the Church concludes the work relating the book's lessons to the contemporary church climate.
and shape Israel to become a great nation—as God understood greatness, based on the Ten Commandments. However, the kings themselves tried to make greatness happen by following the ways of empire. We all face this temptation.
Author: Graham Turner
Publisher: Sacristy Press
In this book, Graham Turner confronts many of our assumptions about the Old and New Testament and shows that they are centred around two themes: personal spirituality and social justice.
Serious consideration must be given to incorporating indigenous culture into the life of fellowships, especially for the distinct clear communication of God's people to their surrounding unreached communities. The primary purpose of ...
Author: Paul H. De Neui
Publisher: William Carey Publishing
How do Christ followers celebrate unity in the midst of diversity? How do we become the people of God in more than name only? A unifying Christ-centeredness demands living out kingdom values and bearing witness to transformation in and through a multitude of cultural manifestations. We struggle to serve, worship, and witness in the midst of this age-old challenge. This collection of perspectives comes from settings where the good news of Jesus has not been the dominant historical norm. All contributors in this volume are practitioners. They have a deep appreciation for the cultural heritage and important moral values found in Buddhist contexts. We believe these chapters hold valuable lessons that speak to all of the family of faith. Here you will find a wide range of topics and approaches that address what it means to become the global body of believers. These can speak to you wherever you are called to participate with God’s work in the world. Christ followers are in the process of becoming what will one day culminate in a huge and startling celebration of people from all of God’s beloved creation. If you are interested in hearing from those discovering what that might look like outside traditional packaging, this book is for you.