Analyzes the attitudes of Christians toward other religions and examines how the major religions of the world establish a relationship with God
For if we are Christians , we have been singing for centuries that there is no other name given among men , whereby we may be saved , than the name of Jesus . ... It is possible to hold that man GOD HAS MANY NAMES 41.
Author: John Hick
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Explores the different aspects of God by exploring his many names, including Elohim, Jehovah, and El Shaddai.
He often did this by revealing a new name. God has a name to meet the needs of any situation we may face in life. Whatever our present situa- tion, God has a name that fits it. When God asked Moses to lead the Israelites out ofa ...
Author: Tony Evans
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
How do we relate to the muti-religious context we live in? To help discover an answer, this book will serve you well. The New Testament does not conform neatly to any of the modern attempts to define the Christian approach to other religions, argues Basil Scott. He confronts the questions: what does the New Testament tell us about religions and what is its approach to those who were Gentiles (that is people who were racially and religiously not Jewish), and their beliefs and practices? He focuses his attention on the evidence provided by the New Testament itself, and especially the attitude of its writers to the religions of their times. There is no book like this, which surveys all that the New Testament has to say about religions.
Therefore the gospel has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven (Col.1:23). Christ is supreme in everything and for ... 2:6-11) Paul declares that God bestowed on Jesus the name that is above all names (v.9). What was that name?
Author: Basil Scott
Publisher: Primalogue Publishing, Bangalore, India
Understanding the Trinity is a revolution in Christian thought and philosophy. True Christianity is a Jewish religion established and organized by Jews. Gentiles were invited by Jews, with God’s approval, to participate in the Christian movement. However, Gentile Leaders in most Christian Churches of the world today do not preach the original Christian gospel message of salvation that was first delivered to the saints by the apostle Paul (Galatians 1:8-9). “Understanding the Trinity, Three Persons vs Three Manifestations,” will bring us back to the original gospel message, the oneness of God, and the power of God’s name in the face of Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Luke 2:11). When Billy G. Newton, Bishop, Diocesan of the 29th Episcopal District, Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., Pastor of the Word of God Church read this book, he said, “This book was so fascinating I couldn’t put it down.” When Kevin Seraaj, M.Div., J.D. Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Publisher, Central Florida Advocate News read this book, he said, “Understanding the Trinity" is a timely, relevant and extremely provocative piece of work. In a time when the church must be challenged to move out of old ways, notions, thoughts and traditions, this book will without question provide a forum for much-needed theological discussion. For students of the Bible, this book is a must read, for it is always that process of reading, analyzing and debating that enables us to move forward in both our personal and spiritual journeys." Great job!! Author’s Note: You have in your possession the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Don’t let the birds steal your seeds (Matthew 13:3-13) (KJV).
We know that God is Lord of lords and King of kings and he has a name. We know that God is the everlasting Father and he has a name. We know that God is the first and last and he has a name. We know that the lamb is God and he has a ...
Author: Will Daniels
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The topic tackled in this book is Philo's account of the complex, double-sided nature of God's acting - the two-sided coin of God as transcendent yet immanent, unknowable yet revealed, immobile yet creating - and also the two sides of acting in humans - who, in an attempt to imitate God, both contemplate and produce. In both contexts, divine and human, Philo considers that it would not be proper to give precedence to either side - the result would be barren. God's acting and man's acting are at the same time both speculative and practical, and it is precisely out of this co-presence that the order of the world unfolds. Philo considers this two-sided condition as a source of complexity and fertility. Francesca Calabi argues that, far from being an irresolvable contradiction, Philo's two-fold vision is the key to understanding his works. It constitutes a richness that rejects reduction to apparently incompatible forms and aspects.
The Being is here arrheton, not akatonomastos and, in the following passage, God refuses to reveal the name that is His . In this context 'He who is' has a name, even if He decides to conceal it from us. In Somn. I 67 and De Deo 4, ...
Author: Francesca Calabi
All human beings want to be happy. The longing for happiness does not have to be learned; it is innate. And it can hardly be unlearned, for we never simply acquiesce in unhappiness. Christian faith, the Christian way of life, and the imitation of Christ are understood to be signposts pointing the way to happiness. Upon this depends their credibility and their attractiveness. Cardinal Schonborn talks about man's happiness, small and great, about happiness as it is supposed to be and as it is discovered. He explains what it means to say that all human beings are created for happiness. His writings are centered on meditations about happiness and about love and friendship as well. Yet the Archbishop of Vienna also discusses the essential questions of faith, including reflections on the Name of God as seen in Scripture, on dealing with the tragedies of modern times, on consolation for the sorrowful and on the spiritual roots of western civilization. In addition he discusses the importance of literature, and how it addresses the deeper questions about life, as demonstrated in his literary discussions of the works of C. S. Lewis, Gertrud von Le Fort and William Shakespeare. He shows how their works give witness to a happiness that overcomes all darkness through suffering, trials and especially forgiveness.
And this one name has come still closer to us: he dwells not only in Israel; he dwells “bodily” (Col 2:9) in Jesus of Nazareth, to whom God gave “the name which is above every name” (Phil 2:9), “[so] that at the name of Jesus every knee ...
Author: Christoph Schnborn
Publisher: Ignatius Press
The dimensions of a higher intelligent living being part 1 is about what dimensions are in life because I think any dimension is something for any dimension to be what any is in life, and therefore, the dimensions of a higher intelligent living being is about how dimensions are in life because I think any dimension is something for any dimension to be how any dimension is in life, even though, the dimensions of a higher intelligent living being part 1 is about the possibility of a higher intelligent living being because I think everything is created by a higher intelligent living being that I choose to call God; different aspects of God, Gods will, Gods state of consciousness, Gods thoughts, Gods mind, and Gods being; how everything is in relation to God; how any dimension is able to be overlapping, and co-existing with any other dimension; the embodiment of God, someone, something, and everything because I think there are different characteristics or features that is apart of making up the embodiment of God, someone, something, and everything; God, and someone having a choice of right or wrong because I think God, and someone can choose something that is right or wrong for God, and someone to be having a choice of right or wrong; how something doesnt have a choice of right or wrong; how something is opposite of itself; someones thoughts because I think someones thoughts is someones history of someones life; the truth or a lie because I think someone can be right or wrong for someone to be choosing the truth or a lie; someones beliefs because I think someones thoughts is someones beliefs, and someones feelings because I think someone has feelings for someone to be feeling what someone is feeling.
consists of someone, and something that is apart of making up everything, and therefore, I do not think God has a name because I do not think someone knows what God's name is in life for God not to be having a name.
Author: Jeffery A. Smith
What is your name? It is the first question one person asks another upon first meeting. Once names are revealed, the two parties are well on the way to the formation of some form of social relationship. Unlike our modern world, a name in Bible times was not a mere label, but a profile of character. This is especially the case in terms of God's self-disclosure in the unfolding pages of the Old Testament. The progressive revelation of God's name to the Hebrew people is a veritable theology, or study of the attributes of God. In this book, Michael Gowens examines the meaning and significance of the primary names of God - Elohim, Jehovah, & Adonai - together with several of the more salient compound names of each: El-Shaddai, El-Roi, El-Elyon, Jehovah-Jireh, Jehovah-Rophe, and more. Study along with him and experience how the revelation of God's name in the Bible is a firm foundation on which to cultivate a closer fellowship with him.
When the Lord Jesus prayed “I have manifested thy name unto the men that thou gavest me out of the world.” (Jno. 17:6a), he did not mean that he had simply divulged a label the disciples might employ when referring to God, ...
Author: Michael L. Gowens
original Greek text did not have an addition explaining what it means to have an end, but that later generations saw here a gap to be filled. The idea that God has no proper name is very common in the philosophical and religious ...
Author: Roel B. van den Broek
Category: Social Science
"Lessons in the Small Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther" by Martin Luther, George Mezger. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
God has a name, just as you and everybody has a name by which he is known and called; indeed, God has many names. You already learned several of His names. (God, Lord, Father, Jesus Christ, Holy Ghost, the Almighty, Creator, Savior, ...
Author: Martin Luther
Publisher: Good Press
This book introduces American readers to a philosophical and spiritual exemplar of dialogue. The author presents a way of thinking about ourselves, the world, and our relationship to God that is neither dualistic nor monistic. The thinkers presented in this book focus on a radical departure from objectivism and subjectivism. Kierkegaard, Feuerbach, Herman Cohen, Ferdinand Ebner, Eugen Rosenstock, Franz Rosenzweig, and Martin Buber were all trying to find a way to allow a transaction between self, the world, and God without foregoing either individuality or the experience of merging. Some of the issues covered in the book include the origins of philosophy; objective versus existential truth; irony, truth, and faith; ethics versus aesthetics; ethics versus religion; thought and language; love of God and neighbor; I-Thou and I-It in Nature, with people, and with God; and redemption in the world.
If man had no name , we would not be able to address him and bid him to play the role of man . This is not so with the name of God . We can address God even in silence , without calling him by name . Thus with God the name has an ...
Author: Samuel Hugo Bergman
Publisher: SUNY Press
Almighty God, Christ of the last days, has expressed a variety of truths, uncovered every truth and mystery in the Bible, and revealed to mankind the inside story of the three stages of God’s work, the mystery of God becoming flesh and God’s work of judgment in the last days, etc. This testifies that Almighty God is the return of the Lord Jesus and that He is the appearance of God in the last days.
Even so, many people who have had spiritual experiences and have personally seen God nevertheless feel that this one particular name is incapable of representing God in His entirety—alas, this cannot be helped—so man no longer addresses ...
Author: The Church of Almighty God
Who is God? What is God really like? How are we to comprehend and understand an infinite, eternal, all-powerful Being who is the source and the purpose of all that exists? It’s not enough to believe that God exists, we must have an accurate and realistic understanding of God if we are going to relate to Him in a meaningful and personal way. This book is written in an easy, readable style, and seeks to help people to have a correct understanding of the person and character of God, perhaps correcting some of the false views that are prevalent in today’s post-Christian media culture. The book will be of interest to people of faith as they seek to grow in personal understanding and devotion, as well as to seekers who would like to know more about their Creator God. Questions for Consideration or Conversation at the end of each chapter allow for deeper individual reflection, or discussion in a small group setting.
Not only that, but in the pagan cultures of Old Testament times, there was the sense that if you knew a god's name, you had some measure of control over it, and could invoke that god's power on your behalf, kind of like a genie in a ...
Author: Lenn Zeller
Publisher: WestBow Press
The primary purpose of Drawn to Freedom is not to understand the Heidelberg Catechism, Eberhard Busch explains, but rather through it to understand what it means for us to believe in the merciful and just triune God. This is our God today, who always was our God, and will be our God tomorrow. This book, then, is a carefully developed, wide-ranging exploration of what it means to be a Christian in today s world. God is so committed to freedom, writes Busch, that he wants to give humans their own freedom. To unfold what this proposition means for Christians, Busch reexamines the Heidelberg Catechism of 1563 from a modern perspective and uses its question-and-answer format to propose an understanding of God s ways that still holds true for the twenty-first century. Busch also invites into the conversation past and present theologians, philosophers, musicians, and scientists with significant questions, objections, and alternative views. He probes such issues as self-understanding, personal worth, sin and forgiveness, hope and despair, and faith and love all in relation to the freedom and deliverance that he believes God desires to afford us.
On the other hand, we cannot call on God without doing what we can to see that God's name “be hallowed.” So it is no coincidence that this ... And from God's side, the fact is that we can call upon God only because God has a name.
Author: Eberhard Busch
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Towns reveals the power of prayer in this fascinating look at the Lord’s Prayer. Each chapter examines a line from the Prayer, revealing power points for every believer desiring a more dynamic prayer life. Towns says: “What would you say if you were ushered into the throne room of God with only one minute to request everything you needed, but didn’t know how to put it into words? The Lord’s Prayer includes everything you need to ask when you talk to God . . . it is a model prayer that teaches us how to pray.”
Five Essentials About Honoring God's Name 1. God has a name 2. God's name is holy 3. God wants us to praise Him 4. I can praise God's name with the Lord's Prayer 5. God will not force anyone to praise His name When you know these five ...
Author: Elmer L. Towns
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the Arabic eleventh-century, scholars were intensely preoccupied with the way that language generated truth and beauty. Their work in poetics, logic, theology, and lexicography defined the intellectual space between God and the poets. In Language Between God and the Poets, Alexander Key argues that ar-Raghib al-Isfahani, Ibn Furak, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), and Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani shared a conceptual vocabulary based on the words ma‘na and haqiqah. They used this vocabulary to build theories of language, mind, and reality that answered perennial questions: how to structure language and reference, how to describe God, how to construct logical arguments, and how to explain poetic affect.
One initial theological response was to stress that language was completely separate from existence and that the fact that God has names means not that names exist alongside him but rather that human beings use names to describe his ...
Author: Alexander Key
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Life is full of labels that limit, but God has a new name He longs for you to hear - a name that boldly declares freedom from your past and hope for your future. Join Esther Fleece Allen, bestselling author of No More Faking Fine, in this profound exploration of your God-given identity that no label can limit and no circumstance can shake. Too often, our identity gets tangled up with our circumstances, and suddenly, the truth of who we are is colored by our relationship status, our job title, the shame of our past, or what others say about us. People might pin toxic, untrue labels on your back. Life might knock you down. And you might even wrongly label yourself. But God never does. Our God-given identity is the truest thing about us, and God spends a lot of time in the Bible telling us who we are. It's time to take Him at His word. God's names for you are not post-it-note provisions; they are names to be studied, taken to heart, and believed, all in the journey of becoming your truest self just as He created you to be. Let Your New Name be your first step in this journey of a lifetime.
If we do things in God's name, for God's name, and by God's name, we get the victory and overcome. ... doesn't end with us, and hearing our new name is only the beginning of living a life that brings glory to the One who has renamed us.
Author: Esther Fleece Allen
""McGlasson's book is a pointed, powerful, and hard-hitting outline and defense of the way dogmatic theology must grow out of and be defined by the canonical shape of the Word in its witness to the risen Lord. This is a book that will rustle feathers at a time when feathers need rustling in a church that has allowed our grasp of God's truth to slip away from its scriptural and Christological moorings. Written with clarity and helpful argumentative sweep and summary, McGlasson raises challenges that must be faced by all pastors, seminarians, and theologians."" --Ephraim Radner, author of Hope among the Fragments ""A welcome addition to the growing body of literature on theological method and authority. Major influences on the author include Brevard Childs and Karl Barth."" --Donald G. Bloesch, Emeritus, Dubuque Theological Seminary ""Persuaded that both liberal and evangelical theologies fail to convey the mature consensus of historic and canonical Christian faith, Paul McGlasson offers a passionate and learned defense of his own proposal. Although readers will not find all of his criticisms or suggestions convincing, this book will provoke, illuminate, and display the enduring relevance of dogmatic theology for the life of the church."" --Michael Horton, Westminster Seminary Paul C. McGlasson is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He received his MDiv from Yale Divinity School and his PhD from Yale University in Systematic Theology. He is the author of several books, including God the Redeemer, Canon and Proclamation, and Invitation to Dogmatic Theology. McGlasson has served the church both as a parish minister, and as a teacher of theology in college and seminary.
God is not a set of interchangeable symbols; God has a name, which he has graciously made known for the redemption of the world: “Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time on and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to its ...
Author: Paul C. McGlasson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The God of classical Christian faith is radically transcendent--utterly beyond understanding and words. So if God is to be known it must be in the luminous darkness of unknowing. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources--biblical, patristic, and medieval--Barry D. Smith identifies and explores seven ways of expressing the otherness of God in classical Christian thinking. By allowing historical theologians to speak for themselves, he shows how an aversion to ontotheology long precedes postmodernism. The book first lays out the Old Testament and New Testament foundations for subsequent Christian reflections on divine transcendence. These were the teachings that the early church assumed and, with the assistance of Greek philosophy, further refined with their own set of apophatic conceptual tools. The main focus of the book is a sevenfold exposition of that theological refinement. Smith concludes by looking towards possible future theological developments within this apophatic tradition. Drawing on the theological methodology of historic Christianity, he indicates how a synthesis of the biblical teaching on the otherness of God with philosophical traditions other than those inherited from Greek philosophy is also possible.
Minucius Felix Minucius Felix explains that one must not ask what the name of God is because God has no name: “Neither must you ask a name for God. God is his name. We have need of names when a multitude is to be separated into ...
Author: Barry D. Smith
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Aurelius Ambrosius, better known in English as Saint Ambrose (c. between 337 and 340 - 4 April 397), was a bishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. He was one of the four original doctors of the Church. (courtesy of wikipedia.com) This edition includes the following writings: On the Duties of the Clergy. Three Books on the Duties of the Clergy. Three Books on the Holy Spirit. The Two Books on the Decease of His Brother Saytrus. Exposition of the Christian Faith On the Mysteries. The Book Concerning the Mysteries. Two Books Concerning Repentance. Concerning Virgins. Three Books Concerning Virgins. The Treatise Concerning Widows. Selections from the Letters of St. Ambrose.
Therefore, if He works all these things, for one and the same Spirit worketh all, how is He not God Who has all things which God has? 145. ... God has a Name which is above every name, and has given a name to the Son ...
Author: St. Ambrose
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag