Some argue that if we say God's love is conditional love; then, it is “earned” based on certain conditions that his servants would have to meet. At the same time, they say unconditional love is given willingly and totally without any expectation in return. They say God loving conditionally means He loves His servants only if they deserve the love. On the other hand, God loving unconditionally means to love regardless of the servant of God being unworthy of love. This way of thinking, usually by Calvinist-minded scholars, is misleading and so contrary to the Scriptures.
The creation account of how the universe came to exist is exciting for most people. It almost appears as though humanity was designed to seek out answers to gain an understanding of the unknown. There is an ever-present curiosity that drives us to seek out our origins.
The Christian idea of the atonement, that Christ died for sin in the place of man, depends on the premise that God holds humans accountable for their sins. But God sent his Son to deal with this problem.
John 1:1 is all about capitalization and the tiny word “a,” which in grammar is called the indefinite article. And yet, this clause has been the most debated verse for centuries. So, was the Word “God” or “a god”?
Matthew 3:11 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 11 “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to remove; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
The Bible plainly teaches that if you want to serve God, you should be baptized. Jesus told his followers: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them ... Water baptism is a necessity for all who desire to have a relationship with God. Baptism publicly evidences your wish to serve God. It shows that you are ... What Is Baptism?
To possess “the light of life” one must put faith in Jesus Christ and become his follower. On social media every day millions of Christians are saying such things as "I am a Calvinist," "I am an Arminian." "I am a Lutheran," "I am a Wesleyan," and so on. They then go on to debate and argue theology as though it is a blood sport.
In Western Christian theology, grace is "the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not necessarily because of anything we have done to earn it." It is an undeserved kindness.
TODAY, many countries around the world are impoverished and hindered in countless ways. This is primarily because of the governments and local religious leaders and the oppression of the people. any liberation theologians have made explicit a preference for socialism over capitalism.
EMBITTERED and Disenchanted by the modern-day brand of Protestantism, many blacks have converted to something new: black theology, which strives to correlate the Bible to their circumstances. Black theology thus emphasizes that blacks should be treated with the same honor and dignity as whites because blacks also were created in the image of God. Among Black Theology's notable themes are the liberation of Israel from Egypt and the sufferings of Jesus. ‘God is on the side of the oppressed’ is its rallying cry.