Tuesday, August 19, 2008

What About Other Faiths?

Topic 1: Ancient Israel & the Modern Church

How did the Nation of Israel become the Kingdom of God? When did the Chosen People become the Blessed Church? Ecclesiology began with the New Testament claim that the people of God (Israel) have been reconstituted as a community of both Jews and Gentiles (Ephesians 3:6 and 4:4-6). Membership in the household of God is not by birth but by profession of faith in Jesus Christ.

Topic 2: The Triune God
Unlike the great monotheistic Abrahamic faiths, Christianity is distinguished by the divinity of Jesus. The Trinitarian faith is drawn from both Old Testament (Deu. 6:4) and New Testament (James 2:19), not that there is one God, but that The Lord/God is One. How can one God be three persons with a common will? Can a common will be shared? The persons of the trinity intend with a common will - no agreement is required because no disagreement exists. Their eternal (rather than immortal or everlasting) status means that they never were without a common will. Understanding the Trinity teaches us to identify the common will as the universal church of God.

Topic 3: What About the Other Faiths?

Can those who believe in God outside the church be saved? Can a devout Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, or Jew be saved? More importantly, whatever your answer, why do you think so?

Tutor: Rev. Ron Choong, Executive Director of the Academy for Christian Thought
LLB (London), STM (Yale), MDiv, ThM, PhD candidate (Princeton)

Venue: Community Baptist Church, 107 & 109A, Jalan SS2/6, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Time: Friday 5th Sept (8.30- 0 p.m.) & Saturday 6th Sept (9-11 a.m.)
Registration: RM10 per person (Students – RM5)

Materials: Pre-book at RM20 per set, or RM30 at the door (limited copies). Call church office to pre-book materials. Closing date - 2 September 2008.
Email:office@cbcpj.org Tel: 603-80608639

Read this document on Scribd: ACT-Asia 2008 Kairos Flyer 2008 08 01

1 comment:

Amen said...

amen! nice short critiques.