Through the Book of Amos, the prophetic voice is shown to reflect on the rapid divine. Israel was in a time of darkness and the people needed to be called back to the high moral and religious demands of Yahweh’s revelation. The society’s internal health was in rapid divine through the cheating in businesses, bribery of judges, sexual immorality and mistreatment of the poor and powerless. Amos, the prophetic voice, used a messenger formula to speak to the people of the threats of straying from the covenant. A prophet is the spokesperson for the God for their generation. They are filled with a deep understanding of wisdom, compelled by God to read the signs of the times, encourage the people to remain committed to the covenant and remind the people that blessings are to come if they do not stray from God. They declare the word of God. In order to do so, they use the messenger formula of “thus says the Lord.” There is a 3 Fold Prospective of the Prophet. They are called, admonished and do a remembrance. They are called by in a particular call from God for a significant role. Then the prophet is given the prophetic voice to speak out against the word of the people as a warning call. Lastly, the prophet always reminds the goodness of God. The people are reminded of the importance of upholding the covenant relationship. The Book of Amos is divided into 3 parts; Judgment of the Nations, Words and Woes for Israel and Symbolic Visions: Threats and Promises. Present in Amos 1-2, is the Judgment of the Nations. Using the messenger formula of “thus says the Lord,” the words of Amos are spoken. Each situation have parallel structure, emphasizing the severity of the world of the Lord. The passages each state “I will not revoke my word; […], I will send fire upon […].” This is manifesting that God will keep his word and will punish those who stray from the covenant relationship. Next, in the section of Words and Woes for Israel, the prophetic voice speaks to different groups of Israel to emphasizes the wrong they have committed. Through the eyes of Amos, he sees the society who internal health is in rapid divine. Sins such as cheating in businesses, bribery of judges, sexual immorality and mistreatment of the poor and powerless are presented within Amos 3-6. The First Word speaks to the men of Israel (Amos 3:1-2), the Second Word speaks to the women of Israel (4:1-13) and the Third Word speaks to Israel as a whole. In Amos 5:18, the question of “Why do you long for the day of the Lord? That day will be darkness not light.” The people are yearning for God to come back to them. They are seeking the help that God presents to his followers. However, in this passage, through the words of Amos, God uses imagery to describe what is going to happen to the people for straying from the covenant. “I hate, I despise your religious festivals; your assemblies are a stench to me” (Amos 5:21). God does not want anything from the people such as their normal rituals. He will not accept it. The Lord continues to put down the people for what they give to all their other leaders. But the one thing that he would accept it a holocaust. Sacrifices must be made so that the relationship between the people and God can be restored. Lastly, the symbolic visions are introduced in Amos 7-9. There are visions of the locusts, the fires, the plummets, the fruit basket and the altar. Each vision showed the wrath and power of God’s will to destroy the land of the people to punish them for breaking the covenant code. Specifically, Amos speaks for God by saying, “though they climb to the heavens, I will bring them down; Though they
Jesus Christ is clearly identified as the True Son of God in Scripture, but not initially. Before Christ arrived here on earth the nation of Israel and David, God’s chosen king, but after Christ’s domain on earth, a shift was evidently made. Doctrine declares that the second person of the True Godhead has been Jesus Christ, existential as the Son. There was no time when He was not the Son of God since there has always been a Father and Son relationship made known in the Godhead. Sonship is not just a…
conducting oneself, especially in regard to man only human beings may
act freely 2 conditions for moral responsible: 1) knowledge 2) freedom
B: Theology: Theos Logia study science of God; not as He is Himself but as revealed to man. Not as man can deduce
from reason but rather it is faith seeking understanding in light of visible creation.
C: Moral Theology: 1) studies human conduct in the light of Salvation Truth, the teachings of Christ 2) Searches in
revelation for the values and norms of a Christian…
An Introduction to Theology:
Connotations- the suggesting of a meaning by a word apart from the thing it explicitly names or describes
Prolegomena-prefatory remarks; specifically: a formal essay or critical discussion serving to introduce and interpret an extended work
Pragmatism-relating to matters of fact or practical affairs often to the exclusion of intellectual or artistic matters
Pervasive-existing in or spreading through every part of something
Expedient-suitable for achieving…
word covenant.”1 God’s covenant to Abraham can be found in Genesis 17:7-8, within the essay we will look at this passage and others to see how Christians can use the Old Testament as a response to the claims of Israeli West Bank settlers.
There are many arguments over who has claim to the West Bank; the argument mainly comes from Jewish people and Israeli settlers.
Mitchell Bard states;
“The Jewish people base their claim to the land of Israel on at least four premises: 1) God promised…
(Vorgrimler 152). It encompasses both the Word and the sacrifice, and can hardly simply represent the host. The foundations for the Eucharist are found in the Old Testament and developed in the New Testament. At mass, we partake in an intimate relationship with God, we receive his blessings when offering Jesus Christ to His Father. The Eucharist is the fruit of His redemptive work. In this reflection, I will explain how the Eucharist is the summit and source of the Christian life in which we are called…
religions have a concept of surrender to God. The word does not represent a one-sided relationship, where the believer is enslaved to Allah. Rather, the word Islam indicates a covenant between Allah and his followers, where a Muslim surrenders his or her will to Allah in return for peace or safety.
2.Explain the basic concepts of Islam.
Islam is a religion and people who follow are called Moslems. Muslims believe in one, unique, incomparable God, Who has no son nor partner, and that none…
Depression; overwhelmed by God’s wrath
Health issues, constipation from devil
Thunderstorm-“St. Anne, help me, I’ll become a _Monk_” ultimate devotion to God
Monastic Life: No peace about salvation still angry and scared of God
Ordered monastic lifestyle
Treasury of merit
University of Wittenburg, 1512
Professor; exegetical lectures
Romans 1:17 “just shall live by _Faith_” (not works)
Reliability of Scripture- Walter J. Harrelson
Debates have raged within the churches with regard to the reliability of this biblical text in its various forms
The bible can be said to be reliable if it can be reasonably claimed that is contents as preserved through centuries are what the original writers spoke and said
The consensus of biblical scholarship is that readers do indeed have reason to accept current translations of the bible as close approximations to what the biblical authors said and…
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Biblical Inerrancy: In Search of the Truth
Submitted to Dr. Todd Buck, in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the completion of the course
Systematic Theology I
William K. Resor Jr.
August 17, 2014
Table of Contents
Biblical Inerrancy Defined 1
The Debate................................................................................................... 3
Inerrancy and the Christian Faith.............…