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የይሁዳ መልክት – መንደርደሪያ ነጥቦች

መግቢያ “ወዳጆች ሆይ፥ ስለምንካፈለው ስለ መዳናችን ልጽፍላችሁ እጅግ ተግቼ ሳለሁ፥ ለቅዱሳን አንድ ጊዜ ፈጽሞ ስለ ተሰጠ ሃይማኖት እንድትጋደሉ እየመከርኋችሁ እጽፍላችሁ ዘንድ ግድ ሆነብኝ። ከብዙ ጊዜ በፊት ለዚህ ፍርድ የተጻፉ አንዳንዶች ሰዎች ሾልከው ገብተዋልና፤ ኃጢአተኞች ሆነው የአምላካችንን ጸጋ በሴሰኝነት ይለውጣሉ ንጉሣችንንና ጌታችንንም ብቻውን ያለውን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስን ይክዳሉ” የይሁዳ መጽሐፍ ይዘት በሦስት ወይም በአራት አበይት ክፍሎች ራሱን ይከፍላል ሠላምታና መግቢያ (1-3) - ተወደውና ተጠብቀው ለተጠሩ የኃጥያተኞች መንገድና ጥፋት (4-16) – ‘ለዚህ ፍርድ የተጻፉ...አንዳንድ ሰዎች’ ብ...
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I AM WHO I AM: Appropriate and Inappropriate Languages about God and Christ

Earlier generations of Christians used to put a lot of effort to discern and talk about the nature of what it is that they believe. That is to say, for them, knowing “what it is” that they believe precedes from what it is they are to “practice and experience.” Worship is Learning the Language of God's self-Revelation. Worship is only possible, when we begin to learn to speak the language of script...
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Confessing Jesus as the Son of God: In Christian and Muslim Context

Dr. Carson mentions three objectives. (1) It is important to try to find how one moves from exegesis to doctrinal confessions. Some systematic theologies assume the bible and emphasize on historical and philosophical categories and don’t necessarily tie every point of doctrine back to the bible. They are one step removed from rigorous exegesis. On the other hand, the other branch of theology fo...
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For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind but now I see. You probably have seen the movie Amazing Grace. There we see John Newton confessing “I am a great sinner, and Christ is a great savior” This was a man who knew God’s forgiveness. When He says “a wretch like me”, he really meant it li..te..ral. He was a drunkard, slumber and...
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GOD IS OUR PROBLEM AND GOD IS OUR SALVATION

Humanities’ big problem in the first instance is not Economic, it is not Social, it is not Political, and it definitely is neither the Republican party nor the Democrats. Even though, all of these areas are real issues that need resolutions. We need to work hard to fight poverty, social injustices and political turmoils. No doubt. However, these are secondary issues of humanity. The first thing we...
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Nicene-Constantinople Creed (A.D. 325-381): Part 1

Introduction was the year 325 AD. 318 bishops, from around the Roman Empire, begun to arrive on horseback at Nicaea- a small town in modern iznik, 2 hours from Istanbul, Turkey. Their travel expenses were covered by the Emperor Constantine. This was the first official council met since the persecution ended. Most of the Bishops present at the council had a visible mark on their bodies- the mark o...
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Treasures and Perspectives

HEAVENLY TREASURES _____________________________ The word treasures is an interesting word, for it denotes that behind an object there is a certain value. Everything that we see around us has a certain money value to it: everything! It is a matter of knowing and discerning. The choice is always present: the pursuit of the present–temporary pleasures or the pursuit of the Kingdom. Pleasures for ...
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God’s Revelation and Theology: Thinking his thoughts after him

We discover God! We don't invent God. No one can discover God, unless he discloses himself. He disclosed himself to us through the Lord Jesus Christ, who himself is the revelation of God. The call of every christian is then to know who God is by paying attention to what He told us about himself. Deeply thinking about God and the Son of God who came to reveal the glory and the identity of our God, ...
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Martin Luther: A Reformer, Theologian and Bible Translator, Part 4

Here is an oil painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder in 1547, entitled "The Wittenberg Altarpiece". The congregation’s eyes are fixated upon the crucified Christ, as Luther’s outstretched arm single out Christ and his other hand rest on the Word of God. Cranach tells us that the success of the preacher is measured by how much the preacher points to Christ in his preaching by upholding the Word of ...
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Martin Luther: A Reformer, Theologian and bible Translator, Part 3

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” (Ro 1:16–17: NASB) Luther hated the very idea of the ‘justice of God’. Because more than all of us he understood what it m...
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