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Author: William A. Simmons
ISBN13: 978-0773424364
Title: A Theology of Inclusion in Jesus and Paul: The God of Outcasts and Sinners (Mellen Biblical Press Series)
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Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr (March 1, 1996)
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A Theology of Inclusion in Jesus and Paul: The God of Outcasts and Sinners (Mellen Biblical Press Series) by William A. Simmons

Peoples of the New Testament World: An Illustrated Guide. A Pentecostal Approach to Bible Study. A Theology of Inclusion in Jesus and Paul: The God of Outcasts and Sinners.

Jesus came to save sinners (Luke 19:10). Tradition, cultural bans, and the frowns of a few do not matter when a soul’s eternal destiny is on the line. The fact that Jesus saw individuals, not just their labels, no doubt inspired them to know Him better. They recognized Jesus as a righteous man, a man of God-the miracles He performed bore witness to that-and they saw His compassion and sincerity. Jesus didn’t let social status or cultural norms dictate His relationships with people. As the Good Shepherd, He sought the lost sheep wherever they had strayed. Jesus transcended cultural norms and was not above spending time with the outcasts of society. He spoke truth to sinners and loved them; He offered them hope, based on their repentance and faith in Himself (Mark 1:15). Unlike the Pharisees, Jesus didn’t require people to change before coming to Him.

In his excellent book that confronts the modern church’s turning from this fundamental biblical truth (Our Sufficiency in Christ, p. 20), Pastor John MacArthur writes: My grace is sufficient for you, the Lord said to the apostle Paul (2 Cor. 12:9). The average Christian in our culture cynically views that kind of counsel as simplistic, unsophisticated, and naive. As Paul thought of the gospel of the glory of God (1:11) and how it had saved him from his sinful past, the first word out of his mouth is, I thank Christ Jesus our Lord. To remember how much we have been forgiven is the surest way to fill our hearts with gratitude. Please note that the attributes of God which Paul praises here are those that separate Him from us, not His grace, love, and patience that Paul has just been extolling.

When Paul finds himself evangelizing pagans in Acts 17 in the great city of Athens, one of the things that he stresses is that God is so sovereign and other, the Creator of all things, that he doesn’t need anything. The pagan gods are finite. I think that in the book of Genesis 1–3, there are many, many themes that are introduced without making them clear. God makes human beings in his own image and likeness so that in some ways they are very much like the rest of creation - made by God out of the dust. And in other ways they are unique and it would be well worth our while to tease out some of the things that are bound up with this notion of the image of God.

Jesus’ teaching humanized the poor and demonstrated God’s incredible concern for their well being and, in doing so, decried those who ignored or disenfranchised them: The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor (Luke 4:18a, NIV). Looking at his disciples, he said: Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God (Luke 6:20, NIV). The shock in this passage comes in Jesus’s response to this man’s request for healing. Jesus doesn’t just heal the man, He touches him! Holy people avoided lepers entirely lest they become unclean themselves. Tearing down walls of division. In talking about the reconciliation between Jews and Gentiles, Paul says, For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations.

Biblical Theology: The God of the Christian Scriptures. Dumbrell, William J. Covenant and Creation: A Theology of the Old Testament Covenants. The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation. Rosner, Brian S. Paul and the Law: Keeping the Commandments of God. NSBT. Hafemann, Scott . House, Paul R. Central Themes in Biblical Theology: Mapping Unity in Diversity.

Paul J. Achtemeier - Union Theological Seminary in Virginia "This book is a serious attempt by a widely informed and careful scholar to point the way to finding in Paul's theology an integrated whole, using Romans as the road map for the journey. In the process Dunn engages in a concise way what other important scholars have said regarding each area of inquiry. The Theology of Paul the Apostle" represents a major contribution to the ongoing discussion regarding what Paul's theology is and what its continuing relevance is to the study and practice of religion and theology.

The man christ jesus. Did Jesus of Nazareth exist as a real human being? Outside of the New Testament, what is the evidence for his existence? In this article, author Lawrence Mykytiuk examines the extra-Biblical textual and archaeological evidence associated with the man who would become the central figure in Christianity. Here Jesus is depicted in a vibrant sixth-century . mosaic from the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy.

Life eternall. how more conten. t is a term widely used for one who betrays. Awakening the Sinners to an Angry God When Jonathan Edwards gave his sermon to his congregation in the 1700s, he based it on the ideas of moral behaviors and his ideas of right and wrong. On July 8, 1741, the height of the Great Awakening, Edwards delivered a revival sermon in Enfield, Connecticut, that became the most famous of its kind.

Paul the Apostle and women. Rape in the Hebrew Bible. Stay-at-home daughter. By talking openly with this woman, Jesus crossed a number of barriers which normally would have separated a Jewish teacher from such a person as this woman of Samaria. For a rabbi to discuss theology with a woman was even more unconventional. Jesus did not defer to a woman simply because she was a woman. He did not hesitate to ask of the woman that she let him drink from her vessel, but he also did not hesitate to offer her a drink of another kind from a Jewish "bucket" as he said to her, "Salvation is of the Jews.

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