The Christian Looks at Himself

had told the Gentile Christians that they should not look down with disdain on Jewish Christians : " Do not boast over the branches . If you do boast , remember it is not you that support the root , but the root that supports you .

Author: Anthony A. Hoekema

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802815952

Category: Religion

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What kind of self-image should Chritians have? Should they see themselves primarily as unworthy sinners before a holy God? The biblical view, Anthony A. Hoekema argues in this readable study, is that humanity, having been made in God's own image, was the capstone of God's creation. Even when we fell, God considered us of such worth that he gave up his only Son to redeem humanity. And in Christ, as Paul makes plain, we are made into new creatures. This does not mean that the redeemed live a life of sinless perfection; it does mean that what is most distinctive about them is the new life they have in Christ. And this new life entitles Christians to a self-image that is essentially positive. Accepting the biblical view of our worth can be difficult for Christians burdened with feelings of guilt. How can such Christians learn to see themselves in better light? And how can others in the Christian community - preachers, counselors, teachers, and parents - help fellow members to attain the positive self-image that is essential to the Christian faith? Part Two of The Christian Looks at Himself offers concrete answers to these questions and in doing so points up the social dimension of being in Christ. As Christians accepts themselves as creatures made new in Christ, so in love they must also fully accept fellow Christians as recreated in that same Christ. ANTHONY A. HOEKEMA (1913-1988) was former professor emeritus of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His other books include Created in God's Image, Saved by Grace, and The Bible and the Future.

The Blackwell Companion to Paul

As one who is justus , a Christian looks away from himself to the God who justifies in Christ. As one who is peccator , a Christian looks at himself as he is in himself, abstracted from union with Christ. But there is also, ...

Author: Stephen Westerholm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118724064

Category: Religion

Page: 642

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The Blackwell Companion to Paul presents a distinctive dual focus approach that encompasses both the historical Paul and the history of Paul's influence. In doing so, expert contributors successfully address the interests of students of early Christianity and those of Christian theology. Offers a complete overview of the life, writings and legacy of one of the key figures of Christianity The essays compass the major themes of Paul's life and work, as well as his impact through the centuries on theology, Church teaching, social beliefs, art, literature, and contemporary intellectual thought Edited by one of the leading figures in the field of Pauline Studies The contributors include a range of world-renowned academics

The Cross of Christ

Hoekema is right to make this his main emphasis in The Christian Looks at Himself. He mentions the hymn “Beneath the Cross of Jesus,” which in many ways is magnificent and moving. But not the end of one verse, which goes like this: And ...

Author: John Stott

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830866366

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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Why should the cross—an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust—be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today? In this thoughtful, comprehensive study of Scripture, tradition and the modern world, John R. W. Stott brings you face to face with the centrality of the cross in God's plan of redemption.

The Christian s Looking glass

hearts are as ready to comply , if left to themfelves , as he is to tempt . ... If the real Chriftian looks at himself , in this part of the Looking Glafs , I fhall wonder if he find not fomething of his own features .

Author: Timothy Priestley

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N11679464

Category: Consolation

Page: 130

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The Works of the Rev John Fletcher

The Christian looks most to the power of the word ; he comes not as to a show , but to the bar , weighs the matter ... word as children their books , looking more at the pictures than the lesson ; the other sees himself , and improves .

Author: John Fletcher

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNVGXA

Category: Methodist Church

Page: 872

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On evangelical mysticism and other sermons and essays

The Christian looks most to the power of the word ; he comes not as to a show , but to the bar ; weighs the matter rather than the manner , and regards the ... at the pictures than the lesson ; the other sees himself , and improves .

Author: John Fletcher

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH4EJ4

Category: Antinomianism

Page: 602

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On evangelical mysticism etcetera

The Christian looks most to the power of the word ; he comes not as to a show , but to the bar ; weighs the matter ... He proposes to himself some carnal end , if any at all ; as to be noted for his diligence , to be reputed a good ...

Author: John Fletcher

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172109587922

Category: Antinomianism

Page: 602

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