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Demon Possession And Exorcism In The New Testament, Robert M. Johnston 2017 Andrews University

Demon Possession And Exorcism In The New Testament, Robert M. Johnston

Robert Johnston

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Epiphany 3 - Series A, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Epiphany 3 - Series A, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Epiphany 3 - One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Epiphany 3 - One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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The Interplay Between Forms Of Revelation: Implications For Theological Methodology, Andrew Tompkins 2017 Andrews University

The Interplay Between Forms Of Revelation: Implications For Theological Methodology, Andrew Tompkins

Andrew Tompkins

The interplay between forms of revelation has been a matter of much discussion in theological discourse for many centuries. While this paper is not particularly concerned with the final say on the doctrine of revelation it is concerned with revelation and its relation to theological method. In other words, what is the significance of the various modes or forms that revelation takes in connection with the way theology is approached and done? The thesis of this paper is that God is not limited to one form of revelation, but rather that each revelatory form can and does inform the others ...


Epiphany 2 - Series A, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Epiphany 2 - Series A, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Epiphany 2 - One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Epiphany 2 - One Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Genesis 1:14 - Translation Notes, Ross Cole 2017 Avondale College

Genesis 1:14 - Translation Notes, Ross Cole

Ross Cole

The purpose of these notes is twofold: first, to evaluate John H. Sailhamer's argument that Gen 1:14 does not place the creation of the heavenly lights on the fourth day of Creation; and second, to determine whether the term "appointed times" in Gen 1:14 is used to designate annual sacred times or particular rhythms of the natural cycle.


The Trajectory Of The "Warrior Messiah" Motif In Scripture And Intertestamental Writings, Sook-Young Kim 2017 Andrews University

The Trajectory Of The "Warrior Messiah" Motif In Scripture And Intertestamental Writings, Sook-Young Kim

Sook Young Kim

The purpose of this study was to investigate the continuity/discontinuity between the Testaments with the Warrior Messiah motif as a test. The intertestamental writings (IW) were also included with their interpretive role to assess the continuity. The approach of "canonical biblical theology" was adopted as the methodology.

The findings of chapter 2 on the OT show: the core messianic ideas already existed from the beginning, rather than gradual developments; earlier biblical material forms the background of the later ones, and not the surrounding ANE texts; the nature of the warfare is universal and cosmic; the divine Warrior fights the ...


The Hebraic Monarchy As God’S Redemptive Response To Israel’S Unfaithfulness, Caleb H A Brown 2017 Liberty University

The Hebraic Monarchy As God’S Redemptive Response To Israel’S Unfaithfulness, Caleb H A Brown

The Kabod

The first portion of this paper will argue that the Old Testament portrays the monarchy neither as God’s chosen method of relating to his people, nor as an intrinsically evil institution, but as God’s redemptive response to Israel’s unfaithfulness. The second portion addresses a potential objection to this portrayal by arguing that Moses serves primarily as a type for Samuel, not the monarchy.


Baptism Of Our Lord Series A, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Baptism Of Our Lord Series A, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Baptism Of Our Lord 1 Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Baptism Of Our Lord 1 Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Ad Fontes: Desiderius Erasmus’ Call For A Return To The Sources Of A Unified And Simple Christian Faith, Amanda Kieffer 2017 Liberty University

Ad Fontes: Desiderius Erasmus’ Call For A Return To The Sources Of A Unified And Simple Christian Faith, Amanda Kieffer

The Kabod

Desiderius Erasmus’ humanism greatly shaped his view of Christianity. He developed a “philosophy of Christ” that led him to seek peaceful reforms from within the Church while attempting to maintain unity. He was a consummate scholar and inspiring figure of his time. Unfortunately, his interactions with Luther did not bring out the best in him, or in Luther for that matter, but there is still much to be learned by modern Christians from Erasmus’ views on reform that can be applied to the modern Church.


The Church Is Familial And Is Built On Spiritually Strong Families, Yat Lau 2017 Liberty University

The Church Is Familial And Is Built On Spiritually Strong Families, Yat Lau

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Christ’s headship of the church has strong parallels to the husband’s headship of the family unit. As postmodernism, socio-economic factors, egalitarianism, globalization and shifts in the communicational processes drive inter-generational issues to greater heights, insidiously tear families apart—relationally, intellectually and spiritually. On the other hand, the church models the world through its discipleship programs, organization structures and has asserted itself as the spiritual head of the home. This paper will survey Christian young adults to identify key influences on their spiritual formation and family ministries the church provide to support families. The paper will provide a critique ...


Spiritual Formation: A Model To Strengthen The Mission, Operation, And Commitment Of African American Churches, Anthony Bailey 2017 Liberty University

Spiritual Formation: A Model To Strengthen The Mission, Operation, And Commitment Of African American Churches, Anthony Bailey

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Spiritual formation, the practice of intentional spiritual disciplines like fasting, silence, studying, and fellowship, should be the heart of growth in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina small churches. This practice assists congregants in developing closeness with God and relationships with others. Amidst a steady decline in national church attendance since 1992, few of today’s African-American Church ministries address the need for spiritual formation. This thesis explores this critical issue at the local level through interviews with pastors and church leaders, who describe their churches’ current efforts to foster spiritual formation in congregants. The findings are used to propose a model for ...


The Battle Is Real: Spiritual Warfare, Discipleship, And The Christian “Soldier”, Frank Hain 2017 Liberty University

The Battle Is Real: Spiritual Warfare, Discipleship, And The Christian “Soldier”, Frank Hain

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

A review of current literature demonstrates a plethora of material focused on various deliverance techniques, yet very little material is available to assist pastors with developing a spiritual warfare “basic training” plan. The purpose of this project is to illuminate a ministry’s desperate need to adopt a spiritual warfare worldview, to present the basic elements essential to a spiritual warfare basic training plan, and to create an effective strategy for implementing such a plan. Based on surveys and questionnaires sent to pastors and other ministry leaders, the project reveals the need for a spiritual warfare basic training plan for ...


Deconstructing Theodicy: A Fresher Reading Of The Book Of Job, Anthony Maynard 2017 Liberty University

Deconstructing Theodicy: A Fresher Reading Of The Book Of Job, Anthony Maynard

Masters Theses

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Circumcision And Naming Of Our Lord, Phillip L. Brandt 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Circumcision And Naming Of Our Lord, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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The Faith Delivered Unto The Saints: The Doctrine Of Biblical Sufficiency In The Writings Of Clement Of Rome And Ignatius Of Antioch, Elijah M. Cisneros 2016 Liberty University

The Faith Delivered Unto The Saints: The Doctrine Of Biblical Sufficiency In The Writings Of Clement Of Rome And Ignatius Of Antioch, Elijah M. Cisneros

Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship

This article examines whether two of the apostolic fathers, Clement of Rome and Ignatius of Antioch, believed the Bible is sufficient for salvation and progressive sanctification. It also explores their views on whether the Bible should be supplemented by phenomena such as extra-biblical revelations, popes, creeds, councils, and the like. The article concludes that because of Clement's consistent use of Scripture and his emphasis on doctrinal transmission it is feasible to suppose that he held to the doctrine of biblical sufficiency. Likewise, since Ignatius emphasized doctrinal transmission and pleaded that churches remain faithful to what the apostles taught, it ...


Christmas Eve And Christmas Day 1 And 3 Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Christmas Eve And Christmas Day 1 And 3 Year Series, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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Advent Iv Series A 2016, Phillip L. Brandt 2016 Concordia University - Portland

Advent Iv Series A 2016, Phillip L. Brandt

Sunday’s Sermon

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