The most important models Paul urges his readers to imitate are those of himself, Christ, and God. He also directs his readers to the behavior of other individuals and occasionally reminds them of the example of other churches. There are also exhortations that his readers become "models" for others to imitate. Questions have been asked regarding the motivation behind Paul’s instruction.
The Bible portrays the hostility between God and Satan, but there is also abundant testimony that Satan was subject to God’s control and was used by God to accomplish his purposes. He is indeed represented as a servant of God. This presentation of Satan is explicit in the book of Job. This article looks at how Satan is portrayed in Job and then explores how later biblical texts use this presentation of Job.
This article wants to contribute to the way we think about God. It wants to tighten the relationship between the economic Trinity and the immanent Trinity. Horrell offers in the first part a basic presentation of a social model of the Godhead. He observes especially divine reciprocity in Scripture. Secondly, he traces current issues in social trinitarianism.
Clarifying the meanings of passibility and impassibility, this article discusses the challenge of understanding the emotions of God. The author considers passibility to be heresy, since it denies the being of the true God by reducing Him to human standards. Confessing impassibility is not denying the emotions of God.
To speak about the Godhood of God is to affirm that God truly is God. Looking at God and His attributes, this article shows how society through its lifestyle can deny these attributes and paint another picture of God, which this article calls the "modern god". The author points to creation, revelation, salvation and providence as affirmation of the Godhood of God.
What is God? Looking at the relationship between the attributes of God and His nature, this article shows that while the word "God" is not the proper name of God, it is used as an umbrella word to cover what God is. Defining the attribute of simplicity (God cannot be divided into parts; He is non-composite), the author discusses what this tells us about God's nature.