Stookey's Complications On God And The Love Of God

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Though the fact remains that we do not ask for this prevenient grace, God knows that we need it, without us asking for it. This carries certain implications too, that we cannot baptize people belonging to other faiths. (46) Stookey delineates the concept by stressing that baptism is an initiation into the Christian faith. He points to the love of God stated as “But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.” as mentioned in (Romans 5:8)
This act of initiation is by God for those that come to abide by understanding of the Christian faith. Dr. Ron delineates that baptism “is God’s covenant. It’s talking about God’s act and then us.” He also pointed out to Wesley’s claim that baptism washes away “the
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The word committed means great significance because it connotes holiness of the sacrament. It is also known as an “elusive quality.” To expound on the concept of who is and should be called “committed” is not without any “worse difficulties.” It is because no one likes to be judged about one’s faith, understanding about God and their walk with God. No one wants to be condemned either for being less ritualistic or less Christian. Therefore, Stookey poses the question “What is faith?” (45) This invites one into another discussion of learning and exploring if baptism makes one more Christian than anything else? The paper will focus on answering questions about how baptism and Eucharist together play a major role in one’s identity as a Christian and if living in that continuation of identity is being …show more content…
Dr. Anderson mentions two such names as the “Lord’s Supper” and the “Holy Communion.” These names carry some historical connotations. According to Dr. Anderson, the term The Lord’s Supper is relative to 1 Corinthians 11 and therefore implies that the Lord’s Supper is not associated with any abuse of the Supper. It is not based upon our action of inviting others, but is chiefly centered on the Lord’s Supper “to which we are invited.” On a similar note, A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion points out The Lord’s Supper to be a reminder of Jesus eating a meal with his disciples. It is relative to the emphasis on Maundy-Thursday and also refers to people of the early church meeting over a meal, breaking and sharing the bread, as mentioned in Acts

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