Chapter V: Religion of Divine Destiny

Judaism is a monotheistic religion that traces its roots to the descendants of an ancient Hebrew speaking branch of the Semitic race. They believe they descended from Abraham of UR, Chaldea in Sumeria, Land of Canaan. They believe that Yahweh and Moses that they are God are chosen people. Even now the Jews hold on to believe that they are God’s chosen people. These are the basic beliefs the Monotheistic wherein they believe that there is only one God, Yahweh, who intervenes in human affairs, particularly in relation to the Jews, the second belief is the immortality of the soul, the soul survives the death of the body. That is seemingly contradictory to resurrection. The next belief is resurrection they believe that all believers have end or they called judgment day, Immortality of the soul refers to the individual dying, and his/her soul going to another realm, while his body lay in the grave awaiting Judgment Day .The fourth believe is the Messiah they believe that the prophesy of Isaiah will come true, that a Messiah by Yahweh to deliver Israel. The Messiah is yet to come. The Torah the sacred scrolls, the laws regarded as the Jewish Bible, containing the revealed will of Yahweh and upon which Judaism bases its code and conduct. The True Worship they believe that whenever, wherever, however, true worship is in the sanctuary of the heart. Yahweh had laid upon Israel a heritage that dare not be denied. Judaism also has customs and festivals celebrating one of this are the Feast of the Passover or the Seder, recollecting the deliverance of Israel from the bondage of slavery in Egypt. Known today as the Exodus. The nest custom is the Rosh Hoshana this is the Jewish New Year, coming September or October. The Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, come ten

Christians and Judaism are common in beliefs in terms of both religion believe in the Messiah . both believe in the resurrection . . Shabuoth is the Festival of First Fruits of harvest (thanksgiving) Jewish Pentecost. in –gathering of harvest. Hanukkah this is the festival of light – Feast of Dedication. dedicated to confession of sins. The Sabbath this is the day of rest and worship begins at dusk on Friday and ends at dusk on Saturday. and reconciliation with God. Story narrated at the book of Esther. This is Celebrates Macabbean victory over the Greeks. Purim is the festival of Deliverance. both believe in the Passover Feast and the Christian Holy Week .days after Rosh Hoshana. Totally there is no work. fifty day after the Passover feast. and both believes in worship . a period of solemn rest. both believe in one single God . repentance. Sukkoth is the feast of the Tabernacles or Booths.

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the Christian church has held certain beliefs to be vital to one’s faith. Eastern Orthodox and Protestant – there is a general agreement among then as to the essentials of the faith. Whatever disagreement the church may have among its branches. they are constantly accused of polytheism (worshipping at least three Gods.) The scriptures does not teach that there are three Gods . While there is some doctrinal disagreement within the three branches of Christendom – Roman Catholic. The three branches of Christianity have final authority with regard to the divine inspiration of the old and new testaments. it is significant compared to the heretical non – Christian beliefs of the cults. The Roman Catholic consider church traditions just as authoritative as the scriptures while in the eastern orthodox they add their Church tradition as equally authoritative.Chapter VI: The Beliefs of Orthodox Christianity For the last two thousand years. Roman Catholic church and Eastern Orthodox Church accepts the 66 books of the old testament but in the new testament . Roman Catholic Church new testament as the inspired word of God while in the Eastern Orthodox Church the new testament as inspired revelation . Although Christians say that they believe in one God. In the Protestants Church holds that scripture alone is the final authority on all matters of faith and practice. The doctrine of God is the same in all three branches of Christianity one of the most misunderstood ideas in the bible concerns the teaching about trinity. neither do they teach that God wears three different masks .

we may affirm firstly that God is self-existent.while acting out the drama of history . In these respects. Jesus is a person possessed divine attribute by association. We are therefore led to the conclusion that the father. omniscient. The facts of the biblical teaching are these: there is one God. In regard to immensity or infinity. this one God has a plural personality. righteous. they like wise make it clear that he was God. and He is eternal. God is holy. omnipotent. As regards the metaphysical attributes. omnipresent. the Holy Spirit. the son. and Holy Spirit are one God. Jesus exercised divine works. he desired food. the doctrine of the trinity. all distinct personalities. that he is immense (or infinite). Jesus of Nazareth was a man but he was more than a man. the father . Jesus had authority over life and death. Jesus asked his disciples the ultimate question: “Who do you say that I am? “ (Matthew 16:15) central to the Christian faith is the identity of its founder. secondly. Jesus Christ and it is monumental importance to have a proper view of who he is. . As regards to moral attributes. in unchangeable. and the holy spirit and these three persons are the one God . Jesus knew the very thoughts of people. comprehensible. while the scriptures clearly teach he was a man. loving. and this one God called the father. He was God in human flesh. there is one God who has revealed himself in three persons . The attributes of God are divided into two: the metaphysical and the moral attributes. son. true. all designated God. he needed sleep. the son . he cried and he died. tie became tired. The person of Jesus Christ has two thousand years. Jesus possessed divine attributes by demonstration in this Jesus exercised authority over nature. Jesus made desire claims. Jesus reported events which occurred when he was far away the scene. perfect. faithful and merciful. Jesus was human he grew intellectually and physically. Jesus also was God.

no one can add anything to the completed work of Christ to receive it . This attributes are holy. a free gift of God to all those who believe in Christ. It is not merely the attending of church or having a name on the membership list that makes one a member of Christ’s true church. Only the transforming work of the Holy Spirit in the heart of the repentant sinner qualifies one for membership in the true body of Christ. a new creation in Christ Jesus . The doctrine of salvation is linked with the atoning death of Christ on the cross. Jesus received worship as God and Jesus is God Yahweh. truth. eternal. and present everywhere. These attributes involve what might be called the essence of God. all knowing. The true church is made up of all I those individuals who have put their trust in Christ as their savior. It is received by faith and faith alone. The doctrine of the church is that the Westminster confession of faith contains a statement about the church that is accepted by all branches of Christendom. love. Jesus also possesses the moral attributes of God. righteous. the attributes of this is self-existence. there is a disagreement on how that sacrifice is appropriated we believe the bible teaches that salvation is by grace . While all major branches of Christianity agree that Christ death was satisfactory to god as a sacrifice for the worlds sins. Christ possesses the metaphysical attributes of God.man differs from the ideal manhood in the sense that he is the author of these qualities. Since salvation is a free gift from God. Those who receive Christ by faith have their sins forgiven and become children of God . . These are attributes which deal with the character of Go. all powerful.

in knowledge. after his own image. he is powerful. The doctrine that the Holy Spirit is a person is clearly taught in scripture. that “god created man.The doctrine of man is succinctly expressed in the Westminster shorter catechism. (Luke 1:35-37) . The Holy Spirit has the attributes of God. the Holy Spirit is spoken of in the bible as a divine person. Furthermore.” Central to the Christian faith is the teaching that the Holy Spirit is personal and is God the third person of the holy trinity. righteousness and holiness. with dominion over the creatures. Notice the following examples of personal attributes displayed by the Holy Spirit. male and female.

We have different believes in terms of doctrines. we know that god is personal. eternal and triune . .Reflection This chapter says that as Christians we believe in bible.

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