Each author emphasizes different aspects of the new existence and the means to righteous living. I seek to detect these distinguishing aspects and locate antecedents for them in EJL thereby explaining why these NT authors address the ...
Author: Robert L. Cavin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
As the first comparative study of Colossians and 1 Peter, the book fills a lacuna by exploring each author’s understanding of the new existence and the means to righteous living. If the epistles end up offering almost identical paraenesis, why do they have such distinctive theological patterns of thought? The conventional starting point in Colossian and 1 Peter studies centers on the recipients’ needs. Much has been learned from these investigations and is kept in view. However, the extent to which each epistle’s theology reflects an underlying pattern of ideas within each author’s worldview is less well understood. Setting the author’s views in the context of the literature of early Judaism throws fresh light on his thought-world and understanding of the new existence and moral enablement. Evidence exists which indicates that streams of traditions in Early Judaism Literature, factors other than the recipients’ needs, contribute to the theology within each epistle and may account for distinctive aspects identified between Colossians and 1 Peter. Exploration of 4QInstruction and the Hodayot, texts discovered at Qumran, provides precedents, precursors, and parallels for the distinctive emphases investigated. Thus, they shed new light on each epistle.
A Systematic Approach to Jesus and Building a New Life in Christ George Luis Medina. family upbringing or traditions and carnal living you must forsake everything you knew about life and family. Otherwise you cannot be a disciple of his ...
Author: George Luis Medina
Publisher: WestBow Press
We all have a past and coming to Jesus and being born again doesn’t mean you don’t have baggage to deal with. This book deals with a systematic approach to letting go of the past and moving forward toward the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus. It also goes on to show you what transpires in the new birth, what must be done in order for you to grow effectually in Christ and build a prosperous life while living in love, peace and joy of the Holy Ghost. It also outlines three things the church must be willing to do in order to enjoy the manifestations of God through the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
... does this chance mode of creating new beings produce , that it might well have caused angels to weep , and God to have sent His Son as a living exponent of a right , holy and lovable birth , and a pure , sinless and righteous life .
To nail his point, Paul quoted from Habakkuk 2:4, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” Righteousness by faith was not a new idea; it is found in the writings of the prophets, with which the Jewish believers would be ...
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Based on the best-selling Life Application Commentary series, this single, handy volume holds practical, concise insight on every verse in the New Testament. Now readers can get all the useful background information they need, without a lot of obscure facts they don't need. A key resource for every Bible teacher and anyone else who wants to understand the New Testament and how it applies to real life.
That is why the Reformation said that a believer was righteous and a sinner at the same time (simul iustus et peccator) – a sinner in his/her own old life and righteous when participating in Christ's new life.
Its last and deepest utterance is : “ Perfect freedom for the mind , a righteous life rather than any creed , and the worth , the sacredness of human beings . Thus from two very different sides we find a recognition of the great wrongs ...
For if 3 by A. D. co . one man's offence death reigned by one ; much more they which receive a Or . by o..e abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by - Or , by ono 18 one , Jesus Christ .
Cavin, R.L. New Existence and Righteous Living: Colossians and 1 Peter in Conversation with 4QInstruction and the Hodayot. BZNW 197. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013. Chambers, A. Exemplary Life: A Theology of Church Life in Acts. Nashville, ...
Author: Hans Bayer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Drawing on relevant New Testament and extra-biblical texts, Peter arises as the preeminent guarantor of the early Christian witness, especially as he displays the striking confluence of Christology, identity, and character formation.
Such new life is all part of having a rich relationship with God. If we are not born again and do not walk in holiness ... Paul makes it clear that living by or walking in the Spirit leads to righteous living, rather than evil behavior.
Author: L. Santos
Publisher: Charisma Media
"You can 'accept Jesus' all you want, but Romans 6:16 teaches us that if you keep on sinning and do not turn to God wholeheartedly, it leads to death," writes author L. Santos. In Holy Life, Santos passionately dismisses the widely-held misconception that being a Christian requires little or no effort on our part, while explaining that the Christian life should flow from a heart full of love, not lived by a set of rules. Relevant for new believers and Christians seeking to renew their commitment to living their lives for the Lord, Holy Life takes the guesswork out of finding the answers to pivotal questions like, How is a true believer to act, behave, and think in this world? How should I live my life to prove to God that I have repented of my sins and turned to Him?
Cavin, Robert L. New Existence and Righteous Living: Colossians and 1 Peter in Conversation with 4QInstruction and the Hodayot. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2013. Cerutti, Steven M. Cicero's Accretive Style: Rhetorical Strategies in ...
Author: Matt DeLockery
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Every group within Christianity has its own opinions on what Christianity really is. But who's right (if anyone)? With the letter to the Colossians, we have an opportunity to find an answer. Paul compares Christianity to another worldview and argues that Christianity is better. This book uses that comparison in order to understand Paul's Christian worldview. In this book, you will also find answers to some very difficult questions. 1.What is God's ultimate purpose for humanity? 2.Do we just do things because God told us to? 3.Why does Paul tell wives to obey their husbands? 4.Why does Paul tell slaves to obey their masters? 5.Why does God care what we do at all? 6.Why does God command these particular actions? 7.Why would we want to follow God's commands anyway? 8.How does following God's commands actually make us better people? Christianity is the point at which God acted through Christ to fix what was wrong with creation and bring the whole story to a different conclusion. In this book, you will see the big picture of Christianity and how all the dots connect--from start to finish.