Reflection Of Revelation And Scripture

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“Before we can hope to reason correctly, we need God’s grace to transform our minds” (Jones p.13). Growing up with a Catholic background, I never knew much about what theology was. I had heard stories about the study of theology, but never practiced the understanding of the things of God. I grew up in a traditional Catholic background and was baptized when I was very young. I had the support of my family to attend church and have a relationship with God. On my mom 's side, I am a 5th generation Catholic, my dad grew up Pentecostal. My dad later was baptized into the Catholic church and accepted Christ. Both my parents have influenced me into the belief of God and his teachings. I fell away from Christ a couple years ago and put my …show more content…
Revelation and Scripture speak to us through the belief that it can change our lives ad reveal the bigger part of God. “When God reveals divine reality to us, real transformation takes place; when we truly know the things of God, we will be changed-body, soul, and spirit” (Jones 32). Revelation is the first part of understanding the importance of studying theology. Through scripture, we identify our understanding of revelation and how to justify what it means. Through manuscript evidence, archeological evidence, corroborating accounts, and internal consistency and coherence, we establish scripture as a revelation. Christian theology tradition emphasizes the unity of scripture and the way that it tells us a story of the beginning, defeat of sin, and the new creation of the book of revelation. Knowing the scriptures of the Bible doesn’t mean just memorizing the texts, but sanctifying the power of the Holy Spirit. The inspiring words of the Scripture will transform us into the image of Christ our Lord. God is good and reveals himself to us, but it’s our choice to allow him too. We must first gain a new insight and relationship with him, so we can require the knowledge of who God really is. Scripture is the first part of the fully understanding of who God. Through scripture, we develop the Wesleyan Quadrilateral. The …show more content…
The study of Christology helps us to identify the image of God as a person and Jesus Christ. “Practicing Christology, we learn more about Jesus more about Jesus’s identity and more about what it means to live the Christian life, individual and corporate, in a relationship with him” (118). Through scripture, we have the privilege to get to know Jesus and grow familiar with him. We are baptized in his name, worship him, and trust in him for salvation. He is with us and for us because he is truly God and truly human. God is faithful, steady, and compassionate with our passions of Christ. God is both divine and human because he is real, unbreakable, and true. Although we cannot experience him physically, we experience him through a relationship with him. The practice of Christology is about getting to know God, but to follow in the footsteps of him. “Because God is with and for us, we are freed to be with and for others; because God’s love reaches into our specificity, our particularity, we have hope that our love can follow suit” (137-38). As we practice Christology, we will draw closer to him and begin to be transformed within him. To know who God is, we must have a relationship with him

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