This second article in this series of two lays the foundation for a biblical definition of believers’ identity.
Social media has become part of life. How should Christians view it? This article looks specifically at Facebook, discussing why it is attractive to users. The author focuses on personal identity and the use of Facebook, calling Christians to consider how they present themselves. How should Christians present themselves?
Linking homosexuality and sexual orientation, this article shows how sexual orientation has redefined personhood. Man and woman are no longer defined in terms of being image-bearers. Instead, our being is defined by sexual orientation. This has robbed man of the opportunity to have his identity in the Triune God, and it has left him empty.
The idea of the individual has long been central in most societies. This article looks at the role and place of the individual and individualism in the Bible. In the Old Testament, the prophets Ezekiel and Jeremiah emphasize the importance of the individual, highlighting that each individual is accountable for his own sin. This article discusses prophetic individuality as a recurring theme in Scripture, which finds its fulfillment in Christ as the One that died for the whole people.
The primary themes that configure the book of Joshua are constituted by possession of the promised land, obedience to the commands of Moses, and the extermination of the peoples of the land. Even though there has been common agreement that these themes function to establish a sense of national identity, attempts to describe how they do so have been frustrated by the apparent contradictory perspectives they present.