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Will And Grace: The Essence Of The Pelagian Debate, Steve Curtis Sep 2016

Will And Grace: The Essence Of The Pelagian Debate, Steve Curtis

Steve Curtis

The early centuries of the Christian church saw a number of clarifying councils and theological treatises directed at objective doctrines such as the triunity of God and the hypostatic nature of Christ. By the late fourth century, the discussions were becoming more subjective: to what extent does man possess a free will? What is the cause of sin? What are the theological implications involved in salvation, and to what extent does the grace of God hold sway? Such questions naturally led back to the very beginning of time and to the nature of Adam and the consequence of his sin ...


From Theology To Praxis: The Quest For The Full Inclusion Of Women In Churches Of Christ, Jennifer H. Christy May 2015

From Theology To Praxis: The Quest For The Full Inclusion Of Women In Churches Of Christ, Jennifer H. Christy

Jennifer H Christy

From the earliest days of the movement’s history, Churches of Christ have been shaped by a literalist reading of the Bible that has privileged certain texts over others in the conversation surrounding the role of women in the life of the church. Patriarchal systems of thought and practice have dominated the conversation. Support from a few key texts has been used to establish the belief that women are created in subordination and submission to men, often resulting in the status of women being regarded as inferior and unequal to men. This manifests in a polity where women are limited ...


Moving From Fad To Fundamentals: The Future Of The Evangelical Christian Adoption And Orphan Care Movement, David M. Smolin Jan 2015

Moving From Fad To Fundamentals: The Future Of The Evangelical Christian Adoption And Orphan Care Movement, David M. Smolin

David M. Smolin

Although the current evangelical Christian adoption and orphan care movement is less than ten years old, it has already attracted severe criticism. As an evangelical Christian and adoptive parent, I have been among the “inside critics” of the movement. The inside critique of the movement is distinctive in embracing the Christian presuppositions of the movement, while still offering objections to the theology, rhetoric, and practices associated with it.

Given the intensity and scope of my critiques, it may have been easy to misunderstand the intention as purely negative. To the contrary, however, my intention is ultimately constructive because I am ...


Appendix A – Chronology Of Paul’S Life, David E. Graves Phd Jan 2014

Appendix A – Chronology Of Paul’S Life, David E. Graves Phd

David E. Graves PhD

No abstract provided.


The Intertestamental Period, Gary E. Silvers Ph.D. Jan 2014

The Intertestamental Period, Gary E. Silvers Ph.D.

Gary E. Silvers Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Justice And The Bible, Steven W. Thompson Jan 2014

Justice And The Bible, Steven W. Thompson

Steven W Thompson

The Bible records instances of injustice, but close study reveals an overall picture of a God of justice. God's justice can be learned and put into practice in this world. Full and complete justice will return to this world in the future.


Comori Scripturistice În Scrisorile Pastorale Ale Î.P.S. Nestor Vornicescu. Câteva Repere Exegetice, Ion Sorin Bora Jan 2014

Comori Scripturistice În Scrisorile Pastorale Ale Î.P.S. Nestor Vornicescu. Câteva Repere Exegetice, Ion Sorin Bora

Ion Sorin Bora

Metropolitan Nestor has revealed from the Bible words of spiritual depth and, at the same time, understandable to the multitude of Christians in the holy churches are big feast days Oltenia, persecutors and believers and Communists alike. Selected verses are often accompanied by "teachings of the Church that grow in our hearts"


Cuvântul Crucii În Fața Pretinsei Cunoștințe A Corintenilor Din Vremea Sfântului Apostol Pavel Și Paradoxul Credinței Creștine, Ion Sorin Bora Jan 2014

Cuvântul Crucii În Fața Pretinsei Cunoștințe A Corintenilor Din Vremea Sfântului Apostol Pavel Și Paradoxul Credinței Creștine, Ion Sorin Bora

Ion Sorin Bora

The Icon of Christ crucified is put in front the Corinthians to know Himand to love Him, and from this knowledge and love, must be born knowledge of Truth. The change of the Gospel by the heretics in Galatia will lead the Apostle to deplore them as: "You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified "(Gal. 3, 1). The cross of Christ is proof of the maxim Savior's love for people and their knowledge as friends andHis brothers. If He knows us, and we must to know Him, not ...


Despre Pedagogia Creștină Sau Elemente Ale Instruirii În Paginile Noului Testament, Ion Sorin Bora Jan 2014

Despre Pedagogia Creștină Sau Elemente Ale Instruirii În Paginile Noului Testament, Ion Sorin Bora

Ion Sorin Bora

The New Testament provides for all time marks an absolute teacher, even if have strictly historically, a teacher and a church willing to hear the Word of Life. Progress disciples from fishermen and publicans the Apostles and teacher of the world can be theoretized and implemented in an ordinary school. But all Christian schools the teaching is known and appreciated. Rethinking the Gospel values in a school that seems to have tot-gotten that Christ is the supreme Teacher is quite normal. Pagan antiquity so beloved today especially condemned by Christianity values cannot be addressed without its proper location between Judaism ...


The Importance Of Honoring The Saint Apostles By Emperor Constantine And His Mother, Helen, Ion Sorin Bora Jan 2014

The Importance Of Honoring The Saint Apostles By Emperor Constantine And His Mother, Helen, Ion Sorin Bora

Ion Sorin Bora

Saints Constantine and Helen have built many churches inremembrance of the Apostles, of which the most important is the greatchurch of Constantinople. Here were built cenotaphs of the Twelve Apostlesof the Church not only from popular pages of the New Testament. Name ofthe Twelve Apostles honored in this church are the same that the Churchhonors today in iconography and hagiography: Mark, Matthew, Paul, Philip,Bartholomew, Simon, Peter, John, Luke, Andrew, James and Thomas.


Alasdair Macintyre's Hermeneutics Of Tradition, Craig Hovey Jan 2014

Alasdair Macintyre's Hermeneutics Of Tradition, Craig Hovey

Craig Hovey

No abstract provided.


Messiah, The Seed Of Abraham: Promise And Fullfilment, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor Jul 2013

Messiah, The Seed Of Abraham: Promise And Fullfilment, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

MESSIAH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECT OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. THE PROMISES OF THE MESSIAH'S ANCESTORS WERE VERY MANY AND, IN THE SAME TIME, VERY PROFOUND. ABRAHAM IS THE FIRST MAN WHEREOF GOD PROMISED TO BLESS THROUGH HIS SEED. THE TERM "SEED OF ABRAHAM" CAN BE PHYSICALLY UNDERSTOOD, HIGHLIGHTING A CERTAIN PERSON OR A GROUP OF PEOPLE, OR IT CAN BE SPIRITUALLY PERCEIVED, DESCRIBING MESSIAH. THIS ARTICLE INTENDS TO DESCRIBE BOTH SENSES OF THE TERM "SEED OF ABRAHAM", PROVING THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT ROLE OF ALL PROMISES TO ABRAHAM WAS TO SHOW MESSIAH WHO WILL BE THE INITIATOR AND ...


“Hiv/Aids And The Bible In Tanzania: A Contextual Re-Reading Of 2 Samuel 13:1-14:33, Mussa Simom Muneja Jan 2013

“Hiv/Aids And The Bible In Tanzania: A Contextual Re-Reading Of 2 Samuel 13:1-14:33, Mussa Simom Muneja

Mussa Muneja

It is arguably clear that the AIDS epidemic has infected and affected our world in radical ways. Although every sector, including Biblical Studies, has come to its ‘senses’, by realising the urgency to respond; there still appears to be inadequate contextual engagement with the biblical text to stimulate empowering and transformative readings of the Bible. This case study is aimed to contribute to scholarship by determining the extent to which the church, the academy and Persons with HIV have adhered to stigmatising interpretations. The theoretical framework used, was the reader response method as applied within the context of African theology ...


Does It Really Matter? Choosing A Bible Translation For Use In Schools, Lorinda Bruce, Steven Thompson Jan 2013

Does It Really Matter? Choosing A Bible Translation For Use In Schools, Lorinda Bruce, Steven Thompson

Steven W Thompson

Due to the complexities of translation, no version of the Bible "tells it all." Each is a product of the methods and cultural setting of its translators. Which one is best for school and classroom? Digital Bibles for school use open new opportunities and present new challenges. This article addresses translation choice, and suggests strategies for making the best use of digital Bibles in schools.


The Messianic Prophecy Concept In The Old Testament: Definition And Statistics, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor Dec 2012

The Messianic Prophecy Concept In The Old Testament: Definition And Statistics, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

This article wants to approach not only the prophecy from the Old Testament’s inside in general, but also the messianic prophecy in particularly. To reach this purpose, the article starts describing work as a minister in the Old Testament during the time of the Hebraic peregrine, one of Israel dynasty and then one of the prophets. Later, the article defines the concept of prophecy from the Old Testament’s inside, describing the importance and frequency wherewith appear the messianic prophecy in Hebraic history, because it’s known that any prophecy assumes not only the promise, but also achievement. The ...


"Noble Sweat": Paideia In The Gymnasium And The Torture Chamber Of 4 Maccabees, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet Apr 2012

"Noble Sweat": Paideia In The Gymnasium And The Torture Chamber Of 4 Maccabees, Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet

Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet

No abstract provided.


Review Of Barry L. Callen, Beneath The Surface: Reclaiming The Old Testament For Today’S Christian, Mussa Muneja Jan 2012

Review Of Barry L. Callen, Beneath The Surface: Reclaiming The Old Testament For Today’S Christian, Mussa Muneja

Mussa Muneja

No abstract provided.


Exegetical Paper_Hebrews_10-26-31, Keith W. Burt Jan 2012

Exegetical Paper_Hebrews_10-26-31, Keith W. Burt

Keith w Burt

The warning passage of Hebrews 10:26-31 is one of five such passages in the book of Hebrews and has been considered by many the direst in its discussion of apostasy. These passages have been the focal point of significant divisive debate throughout church history. In this paper, while keeping with a "once saved-always saved" doctrinal belief, it will be shown that an objective exegesis, given pre-understandings within an evangelical cultural background and presuppositions developed through the influential preaching and teaching of many evangelical pastors, can arrive at the plain meaning of the text intended by the original author to ...


Malachi, Ingrid E. Lilly Jan 2012

Malachi, Ingrid E. Lilly

Ingrid E. Lilly

No abstract provided.


Two Books Of Ezekiel: P967 And Mt As Variant Literary Editions, Ingrid E. Lilly Jan 2012

Two Books Of Ezekiel: P967 And Mt As Variant Literary Editions, Ingrid E. Lilly

Ingrid E. Lilly

The attached document is the first chapter of the book manuscript


Priesthood And The Sequence Of Atonement: A Response To David Moffitt, Michael Kibbe Jan 2012

Priesthood And The Sequence Of Atonement: A Response To David Moffitt, Michael Kibbe

Michael Kibbe

No abstract provided.


“The Obedience Of Christ”: A Reassessment Of Τὴν Ὑπακοὴν Τοῦ Χριστοῦ In 2 Corinthians 10:5, Michael Kibbe Jan 2012

“The Obedience Of Christ”: A Reassessment Of Τὴν Ὑπακοὴν Τοῦ Χριστοῦ In 2 Corinthians 10:5, Michael Kibbe

Michael Kibbe

No abstract provided.


Differences Between The Water Baptism And The Moment Of Receiving The Holy Spirit, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor Dec 2011

Differences Between The Water Baptism And The Moment Of Receiving The Holy Spirit, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

From the New Testamental’s point of view, there are some differences between the time of the water baptism and the time of receiving the Holy Spirit. Even if chronologically the two acts can be very close, we can always make a clear temporal distinction between them. Using the most relevant passages from Acts, this article intends to prove that in all cases the baptism with the Holy Spirit was a distinct experience from the water baptism. The article also describes tangentially the receiving of the Holy Spirit.


Isaiah 51:1-6: Fragments Of Zion, Ingrid E. Lilly Aug 2011

Isaiah 51:1-6: Fragments Of Zion, Ingrid E. Lilly

Ingrid E. Lilly

No abstract provided.


Isaiah 56:1, 6-8: An Outsider‟S Pilgrimage To Prayer, Ingrid E. Lilly Aug 2011

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8: An Outsider‟S Pilgrimage To Prayer, Ingrid E. Lilly

Ingrid E. Lilly

No abstract provided.


Baptism In Water: Its Foundation, Form And Formula, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor Jun 2011

Baptism In Water: Its Foundation, Form And Formula, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

Water baptism is the most common act of worship being carried out in any religious denomination. This article intends to demonstrate that Christian baptism did not occur from now here, but it is the result of an ascending process of purification rituals found in the Old Testament. Also, in the content of the article are presented other forms of baptism. Regarding the formula used in water baptism, the careful reader of the Bible, raises a legitimate question : Why did Jesus Christ command baptism to be done “in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit ...


Sound Learning, Vital Piety: The Life And Legacy Of Charles Hodge, Steve Curtis Jan 2010

Sound Learning, Vital Piety: The Life And Legacy Of Charles Hodge, Steve Curtis

Steve Curtis

On a tombstone north of the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, there can be found an epitaph that reads: Charles Hodge Beloved teacher of more than 3000 students He stood for sound learning and vital piety This is the legacy left by one of America’s first full-time academic theologians. It is not unreasonable to suppose that most are familiar with Charles Hodge primarily through his magnum opus, Systematic Theology. This is certainly a significant example of his “sound learning.” Many, however, because of the polemic nature of most of his writings, may not be as conscious ...


What Did Paul Really Mean? A Study Of Paul’S View Of Women In The Church, Steve Curtis Jan 2010

What Did Paul Really Mean? A Study Of Paul’S View Of Women In The Church, Steve Curtis

Steve Curtis

The issue of the role of women in church leadership has become increasingly divisive in modern evangelicalism and has seen strident propagation of polar opposite positions. While many arguments for or against women leadership in the church begin with Old Testament narratives or with the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ interaction with women, all such arguments must, eventually, interact with the writings of the apostle Paul in this regard. Some, of course, dismiss the authenticity (and, therefore, the authority) of much of the Pauline corpus; however, this paper assumes an audience with an orthodox doctrine of the authority of the entire ...


The Religious Underpinnings Of The Sotomayor Hearings, Ingrid E. Lilly Jul 2009

The Religious Underpinnings Of The Sotomayor Hearings, Ingrid E. Lilly

Ingrid E. Lilly

No abstract provided.


The Spirit Of Calvin And The Synod Of Dordt, Steve Curtis Jan 2009

The Spirit Of Calvin And The Synod Of Dordt, Steve Curtis

Steve Curtis

Beginning in November of 1618, in the Dutch city of Dordrecht, the Reformed Church of the Netherlands convened a synod to examine and consider the positions being promoted by a group of pastors and theologians known as the Remonstrants. Chief among the disputed points were the doctrines of soteriology, though there were other, ancillary issues that had developed from this time as well, such as the proper relationship between church and state and church polity. A number of countries sent delegates to the synod which met over 180 sessions. In the end, the Synod denounced the Remonstrance and confirmed the ...