Christian Life
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The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Beneficence, Systematic
Beneficence, Systematic. All Christian law is summed up in good-will (benevolence, love); all Christian exercise in good-work (beneficence). “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13). All intelligent doing must have some system. To render it most effective
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Christian Life
CHRISTIAN LIFEI say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Matt. 6:25.Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with
NONRESISTANCEYou have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever
World, Separation from The
WORLD, SEPARATION FROM THEThey are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. John 17:16.Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Rom. 12:2.Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.
The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia
Christian Life
Christian LifeEdwards’s life was filled with the difficult realities of Christian living. From his quest to discern the Spirit’s work in the revivals to his own failures of discernment in pastoral ministry, Edwards never ceased striving after the grace of God. Rather than focusing on biographical realities,
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
ATHLETA CHRISTI. The comparison of the Christian with the athlete and the Christian life with a battle occurs frequently in Scripture (1 Cor 4:9; 9:24–26; 2 Tim 2:5; 4:6–8), an influence of philosophical ethics. The *martyrs are the athletes of Christ par excellence, also because authentic martyrs, esp.
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Christian Life
CHRISTIAN LIFEWhile sanctification, spirituality and the Christian life each concern Christian transformation, the Christian life particularly concerns the character human life takes under the determination of God’s grace. It has to do with how Christians are claimed by the *gospel, the spiritual postures
Religious Experience
RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCEThe notion of ‘experience’ is famously resistant to straightforward definition. The challenges are no less formidable when attempting to define ‘religious experience’. Nevertheless, expressed in admittedly very general terms, experience can be understood as the accumulated impact