What does Responsibility mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
וּמֶֽמְשֶׁלְתְּךָ֖‪‬ rule 1
מִשְׁמֶ֔רֶת guard 1
עָלֶ֥יךָ upon 1
עָלָ֑י upon 1

Definitions Related to Responsibility

H4931


   1 guard, charge, function, obligation, service, watch.
      1a guard, watch, house of detention or confinement.
      1b keeping, preserving.
      1c charge, injunction.
      1d office, function (ceremonial).
      

H4475


   1 rule, dominion, realm.
      1a rule, dominion, realm, domain.
      1b rule.
      1c rule, dominion (of God).
      

Frequency of Responsibility (original languages)

Frequency of Responsibility (English)

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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Responsibility
John Brown, of Haddington, said to a young minister, who complained of the smallness of his congregation, 'It is as large a one as you will want to give account for in the day of judgment.' The admonition is appropriate; not to ministers alone, but to all teachers.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Responsibility
God has entrusted humankind—both individually and collectivelywith responsibility. Humankind is, therefore, answerable to God. Initially, God gave humans the responsibility of multiplying, subduing the earth, and having dominion over creation (Genesis 1:28 ). As God revealed more of himself to man, man was given greater responsibility and thus became more accountable.
Jesus told several parables in which responsibility and accountability are at the center. Illustrative is the parable of the talents. Before a man went on a journey, he entrusted money to his servants. When he returned, each servant had to give an answer for what he had done with the money assigned to him. To those who doubled their money, the master exclaimed, "Well done!" However, the one who hid the money in the ground was severely judged for his irresponsibility (Matthew 25:14-30 ; see also Luke 19:11-27 ).
The Bible continually emphasizes the fact that the greater the privilege the greater the responsibility or accountability. Jesus concluded the teaching of a parable with the statement, "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked" (Luke 12:48 ). Peter noted that judgment begins with the family of God (1 Peter 4:17 ). The Lord revealed to Ezekiel what he expected of his people and the dangers of disobedience. The prophet is a watchman who is accountable to warn the people when danger comes (3:18,20; 33:6,8). On another occasion, the Lord spoke to Israel, "You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins" (Amos 3:2 ). This verse has been dubbed the greatest "therefore" in Scripture.
The sin-nature in man seeks to shirk responsibility and to blame others for failures. There are a number of illustrations in Scripture in which a person attempted to shift responsibility for an action onto others. Adam pointed to Eve, and ultimately to the Lord, for the sin in which he found himself. Likewise, Eve sought to lay the blame on the serpent (Genesis 3 ). Sarah became upset with Abraham when Hagar bore him a child, even though Abraham was following Sarah's advice (Genesis 16:1-5 ). Esau complained that Jacob "deceived" him and got the birthright, when in fact he had sold it to his brother (compare Genesis 27:36 ; with Genesis 25:27-34 ). Aaron would not own up to the fact that he had formed the golden calf (Exodus 32:21-24 ). Pilate wanted to wash his hands of Jesus' death (Matthew 27:24 ).
The Bible teaches both corporate and individual accountability. Solidarity in accountability is seen early in Scripture. For example, at Sinai, the Lord commanded the people not to make an idol to worship. If they did, he would punish the children for the idolatry of the fathers "to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, " but he would show "love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments" (Exodus 20:5 ; Deuteronomy 5:9 ). Likewise, in the wilderness, Moses affirmed that although the Lord is slow to anger, "he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation" (Numbers 14:18 ). One sees how this principle worked its way out in a historical setting at Jericho. Not only was Achan held accountable for his misdeeds; so were the other family members (Joshua 7:24-25 ). On the other hand, Moses specifically commands that parents should not be held accountable for their children's sins nor should children suffer the consequences of their parents' sin; "each is to die for his own sin" (Deuteronomy 24:16 ). During the Babylonian exile, Ezekiel amplified the ramifications of this latter verse, arguing that it was not the sins of the fathers but the sin of his generation that was being judged. He quoted a proverb: "The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge" (Ezekiel 18:2 ; see also Jeremiah 31:29 ). Ezekiel commanded them to quit hiding behind the proverb; they were also accountable. Instead, he had them focus on the truth that "The soul who sins is the one who will die" (v. 4) and "The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him" (v. 20).
Of all of the writers of Scripture, Paul addressed the issue of accountability most extensively in the Book of Romans. He affirmed that God is righteous and his judgment is based on truth (2:2). Each person individually will give an account to God (14:12). Humankind rejected truth, choosing instead to follow a lie and worship created things rather than the Creator (1:25). To the Israelites, God gave the Law; it brought privilege but also greater responsibility (2:9). In various ways, the Israelites demonstrated that they were opposed to God. Paul affirmed that no one was righteous; all had sinned and fell short of the glory of God (3:10,23). The whole world is accountable to God (3:19). However, God has revealed a righteousness that comes through faith to all who believe in Jesus Christ (3:22). Jews as well as Gentiles must acknowledge their sinfulness and repent, trusting in Christ's finished work on the cross (5:9).
Glenn E. Schaefer
Webster's Dictionary - Responsibility
(1):
(n.) Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.
(2):
(n.) That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power.
(3):
(n.) The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.

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Accountability - See Responsibility ...
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Watchman - Their Responsibility was to sound a warning if an enemy approached (2 Kings 9:17 ; Ezekiel 33:2-3 ). Their Responsibility was to guard the produce from animals and thieves
Care - ) A burdensome sense of Responsibility; trouble caused by onerous duties; anxiety; concern; solicitude. ) Charge, oversight, or management, implying Responsibility for safety and prosperity
Sentry - Government official with Responsibility for guarding a prison (Acts 5:23 ; Acts 12:6 ) or possibly a captain over such a guard (Jeremiah 37:13 )
Age of Reason - That time of life at which one begins to distinguish clearly between right and wrong, to have a sense of obligation, and to incur moral Responsibility; it is generally about the age of seven
Reason, Age of - That time of life at which one begins to distinguish clearly between right and wrong, to have a sense of obligation, and to incur moral Responsibility; it is generally about the age of seven
Sinecure - ) Any office or position which requires or involves little or no Responsibility, labor, or active service
Divine Right of Kings - Tbe claim of civilrulers to an authority, absolute and inalienable, in temporal and even in spiritual matters, without any Responsibility for their use of such power to those whom they govern. It resides directly in the people who transfer or entrust it, not as its source, but as its channel, to those who exercise it for the good of the people and with Responsibility to them
Lookout - ) Object or duty of forethought and care; Responsibility
Four guardians - The Torah describes four types of guardians, each with a varying degree of Responsibility: 1) the unpaid guardian, 2) the paid guardian, 3) the borrower and 4) the renter
Arba shomrim - The Torah describes four types of guardians, each with a varying degree of Responsibility: 1) the unpaid guardian, 2) the paid guardian, 3) the borrower and 4) the renter
Disavow - ) To refuse strongly and solemnly to own or acknowledge; to deny Responsibility for, approbation of, and the like; to disclaim; to disown; as, he was charged with embezzlement, but he disavows the crime
Bureaucracy - ) A system of carrying on the business of government by means of departments or bureaus, each under the control of a chief, in contradiction to a system in which the officers of government have an associated authority and Responsibility; also, government conducted on this system
Prerogative - ) An exclusive or peculiar privilege; prior and indefeasible right; fundamental and essential possession; - used generally of an official and hereditary right which may be asserted without question, and for the exercise of which there is no Responsibility or accountability as to the fact and the manner of its exercise
Pillar - 1: στῦλος (Strong's #4769 — Noun Masculine — stulos — stoo'-los ) "a column supporting the weight of a building," is used (a) metaphorically, of those who bear Responsibility in the churches, as of the elders in the church at Jerusalem, Galatians 2:9 ; of a local church as to its Responsibility, in a collective capacity, to maintain the doctrines of the faith by teaching and practice, 1 Timothy 3:15 ; some would attach this and the next words to the statement in ver
Eleazar - After the death of the two older sons (Leviticus 10:1-2), Eleazar and his younger brother Ithamar were given greater Responsibility. Within the division of the Levites according to their three family groups, Eleazar seems to have had Responsibility for the Kohath group (which had the higher duties; Numbers 4:15-16), and Ithamar had Responsibility for the other two groups (Numbers 4:28; Numbers 4:33)
Jeshaiah - Member of family of Levites with Responsibility for treasury of God's house under David (1 Chronicles 26:25 )
Disclaim - ) To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or Responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject
Ten - prefix "deca," is regarded by some as the measure of human Responsibility, e
Julius - In Acts 27:1 , a centurion of the Augustan cohort assigned the Responsibility of escorting Paul to Rome
Herodian - They tried to trap Jesus into denying Responsibility for Roman taxes (Matthew 22:15-22 ; Mark 12:13-17 )
Sherebiah - He had Responsibility for the Temple gold Ezra took back to Jerusalem from Exile and helped Ezra teach the people the law
Moral Sense - The moral sensibility presupposed by this term seems rather to be the result of the interplay of the imagination and the feelings with the intellect, in respect to lIloral ideals, and to ideas of personal dignity and Responsibility
Responsible - ) Involving Responsibility; involving a degree of accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a responsible office
Sense, Moral - The moral sensibility presupposed by this term seems rather to be the result of the interplay of the imagination and the feelings with the intellect, in respect to lIloral ideals, and to ideas of personal dignity and Responsibility
Mattithiah - Levite whom David appointed a Tabernacle musician with special Responsibility for leading lyre music (1Chronicles 15:18,1 Chronicles 15:21 ; 1Chronicles 25:3,1 Chronicles 25:21 )
Mantle - The transference of the mantle from Elijah to Elisha signified the passing of prophetic Responsibility and God's accompanying power
Levirate Law - ” A widespread practice in the ancient Near East assigning family Responsibility to the husband's brother in case of disaster
Responsibility - God has entrusted humankind—both individually and collectivelywith Responsibility. Initially, God gave humans the Responsibility of multiplying, subduing the earth, and having dominion over creation (Genesis 1:28 ). As God revealed more of himself to man, man was given greater Responsibility and thus became more accountable. ...
Jesus told several parables in which Responsibility and accountability are at the center. To those who doubled their money, the master exclaimed, "Well done!" However, the one who hid the money in the ground was severely judged for his irresponsibility (Matthew 25:14-30 ; see also Luke 19:11-27 ). ...
The Bible continually emphasizes the fact that the greater the privilege the greater the Responsibility or accountability. ...
The sin-nature in man seeks to shirk Responsibility and to blame others for failures. There are a number of illustrations in Scripture in which a person attempted to shift Responsibility for an action onto others. To the Israelites, God gave the Law; it brought privilege but also greater Responsibility (2:9)
Deviation - ) The voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured, thus releasing the underwriters from their Responsibility
Determinism - The doctrine does away with Responsibility, merit and demerit, right and wrong, morality of any sort
Deny - ) To disclaim connection with, Responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow
Absolve - ) To set free, or release, as from some obligation, debt, or Responsibility, or from the consequences of guilt or such ties as it would be sin or guilt to violate; to pronounce free; as, to absolve a subject from his allegiance; to absolve an offender, which amounts to an acquittal and remission of his punishment
Evangelist - Judging from the case of Philip, evangelists had neither the authority of an apostle, nor the gift of prophecy, nor the Responsibility of pastoral supervision over a portion of the flock
Oversight - "); "exercising" is the right rendering; the word does not imply the entrance upon such Responsibility, but the fulfillment of it
Luis Beltran, Saint - His labors in Panama and Colombia were astonishingly successful, but after seven years he was recalled to Spain to assume a position of Responsibility in his order
Counselor - One who analyzes a situation and gives advice to one who has Responsibility for making a decision
Succorer - Prostates was the title of a citizen in Athens, who had the Responsibility of seeing to the welfare of resident aliens who were without civic rights
Doctrines: Ultra-Calvinistic - Divine predestination is cried up but human Responsibility is rejected
Beltran, Luis, Saint - His labors in Panama and Colombia were astonishingly successful, but after seven years he was recalled to Spain to assume a position of Responsibility in his order
Holy Alliance - The treaties of the era (1815-1823), when Metternich's influence was at its height, revive the conception of a centralized Europe and a common European Responsibility
Brass - ' Brass is used as a symbol for righteousness according to the claims of God upon man, as in the brazen altar; the Lord as seen in the vision in the Revelation has feet like fine brass, 'burning as in a furnace:' that is, righteous judgement according to Responsibility
Alliance, Holy - The treaties of the era (1815-1823), when Metternich's influence was at its height, revive the conception of a centralized Europe and a common European Responsibility
Ithamar - Eleazar, the senior of the two, had overall control of the Levites (Numbers 3:32), but Ithamar had specific Responsibility for two of the three family divisions within the Levites (Numbers 4:28; Numbers 4:33)
Money - Christians have a Responsibility to give their money generously, both as an offering to God and as a service to his work in the world (2 Corinthians 9:6-13; see GIVING)
Ignorance - It appears to be in accordance with natural justice that ignorance should be regarded as modifying moral Responsibility, and this is fully recognized in the Scriptures. 1 Timothy 1:13 , 1 Peter 1:14 ), and ignorance is spoken of as modifying Responsibility in Acts 3:17 , 1 Corinthians 2:8 , Luke 23:34
Men - ...
The basic unit of human society is the family, and the ultimate Responsibility for the family’s well-being rests with the man. And the greater the Responsibility, the stricter will be the judgment (1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 6:9; James 3:1)
the Brazen Altar - ...
*The number 5 suggests Responsibility thus 5 senses; 5 fingers, and 5 toes- man in exercise and Responsibility. The ALTAR is the symbol of Christ and His work, which meets Responsibility
Dodge - : To evade by craft; as, to dodge a question; to dodge Responsibility
Scripture, Liberty in - It assumes that man is free ("the truth shall make you free," John 8) by appealing to his sense of Responsibility and holding him accountable for his actions
Widow - 1 Timothy 5:3,16 ), as those who had fulfilled the conditions mentioned; where relief could be ministered by those who had relatives that were "widows" (a likely circumstance in large families), the church was not to be responsible; there is an intimation of the tendency to shelve individual Responsibility at the expense of church funds
Fear - From a moral standpoint, slight fear must be ignored; grave fear must not be allowed to deter us from duty, yet there is lessened Responsibility for evil done out of fear
Eliakim - That Responsibility had previously belonged to Shebna; Isaiah 22:15-25 deals with the displacing of Shebna by Eliakim
Cities of Refuge - In that culture the Responsibility of retribution against a family member who had been killed or seriously injured rested on the "goel," the next of kin
Kinsman - According to the imagery of ancient people, the blood of the murdered man cried up from the ground for vengeance, and the cry was heard loudest by that member of the clan who stood nearest to the dead in kinship; therefore, the closest of kin followed through with the blood avenger Responsibility (compare Genesis 4:1-16 , especially Genesis 4:10 ). It was the kinsman's Responsibility also to ransom a kinsman who may have sold himself (Leviticus 25:47-48 )
Captivity, Babylonian - They preserved their old clan relations (1 Esdras 2); had their own judges and magistrates (Jeremiah 29; Daniel 13); and some rose to positions of honor and Responsibility (Daniel 1; Jeremiah 52; Esther 2)
Babylonian Captivity - They preserved their old clan relations (1 Esdras 2); had their own judges and magistrates (Jeremiah 29; Daniel 13); and some rose to positions of honor and Responsibility (Daniel 1; Jeremiah 52; Esther 2)
Sabas, a Gothic Martyr - Thus village life, with its head men and communal Responsibility, appears in c
Doctrines: Duplicate Nature of - If we honestly desire to gain the heights of divine truth, we shall find many zigzags in the road: here our face will front divine sovereignty with all its lofty grandeur, anon we shall turn in the opposite direction, towards the frowning peaks of human Responsibility
Account - An assignment of reasons explanation by a recital of particular transactions, given by a person in an employment, or to a superior, often implying Responsibility. ...
Without Responsibility or obligation
Orphans - Their rearing will generally be undertaken by relatives, but among the poor the Responsibility may fall upon public or private agencies
Custodian - The pedagogue or custodian had Responsibility to discipline or punish the boy
Steward - This position of Responsibility meant that on the one hand stewards had control over the servants under them, but on the other they were answerable to the master for the way they carried out their responsibilities
Edification - Edification is the special Responsibility of the various church leaders (Ephesians 4:11-12 ) and is the legitimate context for the exercise of their authority (2 Corinthians 10:8 ; 2 Corinthians 13:10 )
Neighbour - In trying to avoid the Responsibility this placed upon them, people sometimes asked who exactly was their neighbour
Easy - ) Free from care, Responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind
Burden - Related usages are frequent; in Isaiah 22:25 the word suggests the pressure of something hanging on a peg, in Numbers 11:11 the Responsibility and in Hosea 8:10 the privilege of government, in Psalms 38:4 the Responsibility for sin
Shoulder - ...
Isaiah 22:22 (b) Here we see a symbol of the Responsibility and dependability of CHRIST JESUS to handle all the affairs of His people. ...
Zechariah 7:11 (b) The refusal of Israel to assume any Responsibility for GOD and His work is thus represented
Faithful Steward - " In Luke it is an answer to Peter's query, "Dost thou speak this parable (of the thief) to us?" and emphasizes the Responsibility of the ministers of the church
Exhortation - Elsewhere mutual exhortation is the Responsibility of all Christians (Romans 1:12 ; 1Thessalonians 5:11,1 Thessalonians 5:14 ; Hebrews 3:13 , Hebrews 10:24-25 )
Steward, Faithful - " In Luke it is an answer to Peter's query, "Dost thou speak this parable (of the thief) to us?" and emphasizes the Responsibility of the ministers of the church
Children - Hence, flowed parents' Responsibility to rear children in the way of the Lord (Genesis 18:19; Deuteronomy 6:7; Deuteronomy 11:19); also children's Responsibility to obey parents, as a preparatory discipline for the higher relationship to God
Antioch in Syria - ...
Upon hearing of the needs of poor Christians in Jerusalem, the Antioch church saw its Responsibility to send gifts to help other Christians (Acts 11:27-30). Next it saw its Responsibility to spread the gospel into more distant places where people had never heard it
Accountability, Age of - What the Bible teaches about personal Responsibility for sin and the nature of salvation compels us to define this concept. ...
Historically, some groups of Christians have believed that an infant is born with an immediate Responsibility for sin. ...
There comes a time in the life of each child when that boundary of Responsibility to God is crossed
Nethinim - They were prohibited from mixed marriages with the people of the land (Nehemiah 10:28-30 ) and shared in the Responsibility for repair of the Jerusalem city walls (Nehemiah 3:26 ; contrast Ezra 4:1-3 )
Hedge - ) To shelter one's self from danger, risk, duty, Responsibility, etc
Asaph - Part of the musical Responsibility included sounding the cymbal (1 Chronicles 15:19 )
Gestures - ), denial of Responsibility ( Acts 18:16 ), and often now, total ignorance of any matter referred to. One charged with a fault will put his elbows to his sides, turn his palms outward, and shrug his shoulders, with a slight side inclination of the head, repudiating Responsibility for an act which, in his judgment, was plainly inevitable
Children, Communion of - Responsibility for the fulfilment of this precept by younger children rests mainly on their parents or guardians
Master - ...
The New Testament further emphasizes the Responsibility of masters towards their servants
Foreknowledge - Yet this divine foreknowledge does not compel men; it fetters not their free action; it does not deliver them from the Responsibility of their own deeds
Release - Discharge from obligation or Responsibility, as from debt, penalty or claim of any kind acquittance
Wife - ...
The marriage partnership...
The husband’s exclusively male characteristics mean that he starts the process that produces children in the family, and perhaps this is why he carries the ultimate Responsibility for the family. The wife’s exclusively female characteristics enable her to bear children, and perhaps this is why she has a special Responsibility for the children’s care (1 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Peter 3:1-6). Both the husband and the wife have a Responsibility to ‘rule’ or ‘manage’ the family (1 Timothy 3:4; 1 Timothy 5:14), and in their different ways they contribute to its stability and well-being
Foundling Asylums - Unnatural parents, especially unmarried mothers, refusing to face the Responsibility of rearing their children, often abandon them
East Gate - Levites in charge of the East Gate of Solomon's Temple had Responsibility for the free-will offerings (2 Chronicles 31:14 )
Binding And Loosing - It is the Responsibility of believers to have a forgiving spirit and to teach the conditions of forgiveness (Matthew 6:12 )
Asylums, Foundling - Unnatural parents, especially unmarried mothers, refusing to face the Responsibility of rearing their children, often abandon them
Decrees, of God - His Decrees do not negate the Responsibility of people for their sins nor does it mean that God is responsible for sin
Teacher, Teaching - ...
A caution is given in James 3:1 , "Be not many teachers," for it involved greater Responsibility
Urim And Thummim - Later, Moses gave the tribe of Levi special Responsibility for their care (Deuteronomy 33:8 )
Family - The training that produces this Responsibility begins in the children’s infancy, is carried out primarily in the home, and is based on the Word of God (Deuteronomy 6:6-9; 2 Timothy 3:14-15). Regardless of the help that may come from the government, the church, or other sources, Christians have a Responsibility for the well-being of their aged parents (Mark 7:9-13; 1 Timothy 5:4; 1 Timothy 5:8; see also WIDOW)
Shoulder - ) To take upon the shoulder or shoulders; as, to shoulder a basket; hence, to assume the burden or Responsibility of; as, to shoulder blame; to shoulder a debt
Hardening - The former statement recognizes man’s moral Responsibility, and is in accord with the exhortation, ‘Harden not your hearts’ ( Psalms 95:8 , Hebrews 3:8 )
Ethics - God is the surety for morality, and without free will man could perform no ethical acts either good or bad; there would be no Responsibility, no imputability, no virtues or vices, merit nor guilt, no eternal reward for a life of self-sacrifice and virtue
Conviction - Young ministers like Timothy and Titus had the Responsibility of “convicting” (rebuking, refuting) those under their charge (1 Timothy 5:20 ; 2 Timothy 4:2 ; Titus 1:13 ; Titus 2:15 )
Dispensation - 1: οἰκονομία (Strong's #3622 — Noun Feminine — oikonomia — oy-kon-om-ee'-ah ) primarily signifies "the management of a household or of household affairs" (oikos, "a house," nomos, "a law"); then the management or administration of the property of others, and so "a stewardship," Luke 16:2-4 ; elsewhere only in the Epistles of Paul, who applies it (a) to the Responsibility entrusted to him of preaching the Gospel, 1 Corinthians 9:17 (RV, "stewardship," AV, "dispensation"); (b) to the stewardship commited to him "to fulfill the Word of God," the fulfillment being the unfolding of the completion of the Divinely arranged and imparted cycle of truths which are consummated in the truth relating to the Church as the Body of Christ, Colossians 1:25 (RV and AV, "dispensation"); so in Ephesians 3:2 , of the grace of God given him as a stewardship ("dispensation") in regard to the same "mystery;" (c) in Ephesians 1:10 ; 3:9 , it is used of the arrangement or administration by God, by which in "the fullness of the times" (or seasons) God will sum up all things in the heavens and on earth in Christ
Hashabiah - He shared Responsibility for transporting Temple treasures on the journey (Ezra 8:24-30 )
Proselytes - Second, Judaism stressed a life-style of moral Responsibility with its monotheism; and third, it was a religion of ancient and stable tradition in contrast to the faddish cults of the time
Hospital - For this reason also, in theory and practise, the state is assuming the Responsibility, to an ever larger degree, for the prevention and cure of disease
Husband - The husband is the head of the wife, and as such stands in the place of Responsibility and authority; he is exhorted to love his wife
Associations Cultuelles - Designation given to certain "moral persons" or associations which, by Law of Separation of the Churches and the State, 1905, the French Republic, without any previous understanding with the Holy See, wished to call into existence in each diocese and parish, for religious worship, to receive as proprietors church properties and revenues, with Responsibility of taking care of them
Testimony - In particular, it represents those commandments as written on the tablets and existing as a reminder and “testimony” of Israel’s relationship and Responsibility to God: “And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon Mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God” ( Hospitality - Most people in Bible times recognized that they had a Responsibility to practise hospitality
Anger - It is important that a person in a position of Responsibility in the church not be quick tempered (Titus 1:7)
Charge - ) To accuse; to make a charge or assertion against (a person or thing); to lay the Responsibility (for something said or done) at the door of. ) Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; Responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty
Forgiveness - ...
Forgiveness in practice...
Christ’s followers have the Responsibility to preach the forgiveness of sins, and because of this they become the means by which people either believe the gospel and are forgiven, or reject it and remain in their sins (John 20:22-23; Acts 13:38). ...
Once people have been forgiven by God, they have the Responsibility to forgive any who sin against them
Education - It was the Responsibility of parents to teach their children the history and social customs of their nation, to instruct them in right living and to prepare them for adult life. In the case of Israelites, parents had a particular Responsibility to teach their children the religion given them by God (Deuteronomy 6:6-9). Christian parents have a similar Responsibility (Ephesians 6:4; 2 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 3:15; see FAMILY)
Release - ) Discharge from obligation or Responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance
Light - A grave Responsibility rests upon them lest they should not have the heavenly lustre that would characterise them as having in their hearts the light of the glory of the Lord
Hour - , "it is already an hour," indicating that a point of time has come later than would have been the case had Responsibility been realized
Chastisement - Parents have a Responsibility to discipline their children when they do wrong, but any punishment involved must arise out of love
Levites - Later, God chose the tribe of Levi to carry out this Responsibility for Israel (Numbers 3:11-13 ). This Responsibility probably continued into the postexilic period of Ezra (Nehemiah 8:9-12 )
Government - Citizens therefore have a Responsibility to obey the laws of their country (Romans 13:1-2; cf. Christians share in this Responsibility. They have a joint Responsibility to work positively for what is good (Matthew 5:13) and openly condemn what is wrong (Matthew 14:4; Ephesians 5:11)
Taxing - With regard to the first point, it is now admitted that Quirinius probably held a post of Responsibility in Syria before the governorship which began in a
Sodom - The people of Jesus’ day had a greater privilege, and this placed upon them a greater Responsibility (Matthew 11:20-24)
Abiathar - Abiathar shared with Zadok the Responsibility of taking the ark to Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 15:11-12 ; 2 Samuel 15:24 )
Aging - ...
New Testament References to aging persons in the New Testament focus on the Responsibility of children or the family of faith to care for dependent or disabled aging persons (Mark 7:1-13 ; Matthew 15:1-6 ; 1 Timothy 5:4 , 1 Timothy 5:8 ; James 1:27 )
Eli - It should be remembered that the Responsibility of maintaining Israel, the people of the Lord, before Him, rested on the priestly house, hence the enormity of the young men's sin, and the solemnity of Eli's negligent conduct
Bourignonists - Her notion on God's foreknowledge was, that God was capable of foreknowing all events, but, his power being equal to his knowledge, he purposely withheld from himself that knowledge in certain cases, that he might not interfere with the free agency and Responsibility of his creatures
Eli - It should be remembered that the Responsibility of maintaining Israel, the people of the Lord, before Him, rested on the priestly house, hence the enormity of the young men's sin, and the solemnity of Eli's negligent conduct
Anointing - He now had the right, and the Responsibility, to perform the duties that his position required (Exodus 28:41; Numbers 3:2-3; 1 Kings 1:39; 1 Kings 19:16; 2 Kings 9:3; Psalms 18:50; Psalms 28:8; Psalms 105:15)
Predestination - Although there was a human Responsibility for the death of Jesus, all that happened was by "God's set purpose and foreknowledge" (Acts 2:23 ). Much also is said of human Responsibility in the rejection of God's grace on the part of many in Israel and thus their failure to obtain God's salvation. It would be hard to fit together a predestination to judgment and the operation of human free will and our Responsibility
Elder - Others in the church can help the elders by taking Responsibility for many of the practical ministries of the church. ...
Those who have the Responsibility to appoint elders must realize that only the Holy Spirit can really make a person an elder (Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 12:11; 1 Corinthians 12:28). People in the church will recognize his gift; in fact, elders have a Responsibility to train those who appear to have leadership ability (2 Timothy 2:2; cf
Burden - Baros [ βάρος ]'>[2] is also used in Galatians 6:2 to describe our Christian Responsibility
Province - ") Here it signifies the limits of the Responsibility in gospel service as measured and appointed by God
Refreshing, Times of - ...
While the phrase "times of refreshing" occurs only here in the New Testament, the noun "times" (kairoi ) is used by Jesus with periods/ dates (chronoi ) in Acts 1:7 to refer to special areas of his Father's authority in relation to restoring the kingdom to Israel and the Responsibility of the disciples to witness in the power of the Holy Spirit to all peoples
Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit - Our Responsibility is to "walk in the Spirit
Family (Jewish) - The pre-eminence of the father carried with it a corresponding Responsibility of watching over the life and honour, the rights and welfare of his family
Matter, Matters - , "it makes no difference (to me);" his commission from the Lord relieved him of Responsibility to the authority of the Apostles
Sponsors - The Sponsors arecalled Godfathers and Godmothers because of the spiritual affinitycreated in Baptism, their Responsibility for the training of thechild being almost parental
Women - He gave the ultimate Responsibility for leadership to the man, but when sin entered the human race, the man misused his position to dominate the woman (Genesis 3:16). He considered that women should regard their first Responsibility as bringing up their children to know and follow God (1 Timothy 2:15; 1 Timothy 5:14)
Eternal Sin - According to the teaching of Jesus, the measure of Responsibility is ‘the light that is in thee’ (Matthew 6:23), and sin is wilful disregard of the light of truth. So every increase of light brings increased Responsibility (John 3:19; John 15:22); and for self-willed deliberate refusal of the Divine grace, refusal not in ignorance or misunderstanding but with full consciousness and choice of will so that the will itself becomes identified with evil, there can only be judgment, not because the Divine compassions fail, but because the redemption, as the Redeemer, is despised and rejected of men
Anthropology - Much more than a proclamation of honor or favored position, this pronouncement should be regarded as a serious statement of Responsibility. Creation points to God's pre-eminence, but it also points to human Responsibility to be faithful stewards of God-given abilities, talents, gifts, and both human and natural resources (Genesis 1:29-30 ; compare Matthew 25:14-30 ). Second, the image of God refers to the human Responsibility to respond to God and to enter into relationship with God. Every person is made in the image of God because every person possesses the capability and the Responsibility of personal response to God. The New Testament insists that people have failed to accept the Responsibility given in Genesis 1:29-30 . While the creation record of Genesis 1-2 has traditionally been called the Age of Innocence, the biblical account of Genesis 3:1Revelation 3:1—19:1 has been called the Age of Responsibility. Entering the Age of Responsibility, humans have been increasingly characterized by a disposition to sin. This profound theological truth leads to serious questions of group identity, corporate Responsibility, and ethical consciousness
Obedience - ...
Christians have a Responsibility to submit to the various kinds of authority that God has established in human society
Neighbor - A person living in the same vicinity, engaging in mutual activities, and for whom one takes some Responsibility
God, City of - The question of Responsibility for the disaster was again raised, and the old charge was revived
Aaron - Left, on Moses' departure into Sinai, to guide the people, Aaron is tried for a moment on his own Responsibility, and he fails from a weak inability to withstand the demand of the people for visible "gods to go before them," by making an image of Jehovah, in the well-known form of Egyptian idolatry (Apis or Mnevis)
Thomas Apameensis, Bishop of Apamea - It would be unfair to judge him hardly under circumstances of such great Responsibility and peril, though he shews politic suppleness and tact rather than the higher virtues of a prelate and patriot
Numbers, Book of - As a whole the book may be said to give the service and walk of the people, their trials and testings under Responsibility: typical of the spiritual service and walk of Christians now in the wilderness. The servant ever has his particular service from God, to be exercised under Responsibility to the Lord, and he is in no way left to choose for himself as to his service. Their failure under Responsibility was now completely manifested, and God decreed that all of twenty years old and upwards should die in the wilderness, save Caleb and Joshua, and that their little ones should be brought into the land. ...
By the budding of Aaron's rod God bore witness as to whom He had chosen for the priesthood, and He gave instructions as to the Responsibility and the portions of the priests and Levites; the people were not to draw nigh the tabernacle. ...
Then after the death of Aaron the high priest, which is the proper end of Responsibility and its testing, we have a second part of the book, in which are seen the means by which the elect of God are brought to light, namely, the brazen serpent, and the springing well — the acceptance of the cross, and the power of the Spirit
Quebec, Canada, City of - Their college having been turned into military stores and barracks, the Responsibility of education devolved upon the seminary where classes were opened in 1765
Infant Baptism - ...
Baptists and other adherents of believer's baptism raise the following arguments and counter-arguments: (1) The New Testament prerequisite of baptism is faith (Acts 18:8 ) which is evidenced by confession (Romans 10:9-10 ) and repentance (Acts 2:38 ); (2) infant baptism rests ultimately on the fear that infants are held accountable for organic sin; Baptists counter with a doctrine of an age of accountability at which conscious sin occurs (Genesis 8:21 ; Psalm 25:7 ; Jeremiah 3:25 ) and at which a conscious response to God is possible (1 Kings 18:12 ; Psalm 71:5 ,Psalms 71:5,71:17 ); (3) household baptisms need not have included children; baptism is prefigured in the salvation of Noah and his exclusively adult household in the ark (1 Peter 3:20-21 ); (4) Jesus' blessing of the children demonstrates Christ's love for children; children are presented as an example to disciples rather than as disciples themselves (Matthew 18:2-4 ); (5) circumcision is an imperfect analogy to baptism; only males participated in circumcision, whereas in baptism there is “neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28 ); the witness of the New Testament is that “what is born of the flesh is flesh” and that a spiritual birth is necessary to enter God's kingdom (John 3:5-6 ); it is not the Israel of the flesh that inherits the promises of God but those who are spiritual Israel by a faith commitment (Romans 6-8 ; Galatians 6:16 ); (6) the Responsibility of the faith community to its children is instruction in the way of the Lord (Deuteronomy 4:9-10 ; Deuteronomy 11:19 ; Proverbs 22:6 ); participation in covenant renewal is educational for children
Bloodguilt - Pilate accepted no Responsibility for the shedding of innocent blood (Matthew 27:24 )
Eldad - Moses' burden of Responsibility
School - A strong sense of community Responsibility, evidenced by an education tax on all parents, had by A
Sign - as a token of assent, Responsibility, or obligation
Andronicus - It brought honour, and it may have also brought Responsibility and obligation to serve on behalf of the community (cf
Deacon - Deacons had Responsibility for a variety of ministries, but not the ministry of pastoral care and church leadership (cf
Will - The created image of God carries with it awesome Responsibility and glory. Intention is clearly conjoined with moral Responsibility
Image - ...
Dignity and Responsibility...
In creating human beings in his image, God has given them a dignity and status that make their relation to him unique among his creatures (Psalms 8:3-8; Matthew 10:31; Matthew 12:12). ...
The story of Adam and Eve shows something of the dignity and Responsibility that God gave them (and all human beings through them) as being in God’s image
Ezekiel, Theology of - If he carries out his Responsibility and warns the people of the coming disaster, he will be innocent of their deaths when they refuse to listen. ...
Individual and Corporate Responsibility . Many scholars assert, on the basis of chapter 18, that Ezekiel was a pioneer in developing the doctrine of individual Responsibility. Wheeler Robinson, interpreters assert that earlier Israel was dominated by the idea of corporate Responsibility and corporate guilt, whereby the guilt of the father could be transferred to the descendants. Ezekiel has laid out in clearest terms not only the idea of individual Responsibility but also the possibility of repentance and the necessity of perseverance. While they knew that the whole people had suffered for what he had done (Joshua 7:4-5 ), the mere fact that they sought out the guilty individual (Joshua 7:13-19 ) indicates that they understood that the Responsibility lay with one man. ...
In short, Ezekiel enunciated more clearly than before certain principles of divine judgment and human Responsibility, and he corrected the misunderstandings of his contemporaries
Bear - ) To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, Responsibility, etc
Elder, Eldest - A — 1: πρεσβύτερος (Strong's #4245 — Adjective — presbuteros — pres-boo'-ter-os ) an adjective, the comparative degree of presbus, "an old man, an elder," is used (a) of age, whether of the "elder" of two persons, Luke 15:25 , or more, John 8:9 , "the eldest;" or of a person advanced in life, a senior, Acts 2:17 ; in Hebrews 11:2 , the "elders" are the forefathers in Israel; so in Matthew 15:2 ; Mark 7:3,5 ; the feminine of the adjective is used of "elder" women in the churches, 1 Timothy 5:2 , not in respect of position but in seniority of age; (b) of rank or positions of Responsibility, (1) among Gentiles, as in the Sept
Divorce - Moses threw the Responsibility of the violation of the original law on the man himself; tolerating it indeed (as a less evil than enforcing the original law which the people's "hardness of heart" rendered then unsuitable, and thus aggravating the evil) but throwing in the way what might serve as an obstacle to extreme caprice, an act requiring time and publicity and formal procedure
Mother - The Book of Proverbs (see Proverbs 1:8 ; Proverbs 31:1 ) indicates that even in ancient times mothers shared with fathers the Responsibility for instructing and disciplining children
Kinsman-Redeemer - Male relative who, according to various laws found in the Pentateuch, had the privilege or Responsibility to act for a relative who was in trouble, danger, or need of vindication
Commander - …” In other contexts śar represents “men who clearly have Responsibility over others”; they are “rulers or chieftains
Over - ) Above in authority or station; - implying government, direction, care, attention, guard, Responsibility, etc
Procurator (2) - The position was one of Responsibility, but it is obvious that the importance of the person in the world was directly in proportion to the importance of his master
Devil, Satan, Evil, Demonic - They want a scapegoat to deliver them from Responsibility. Satan is a created, rebellious and tempting evil power active in the universe, but his powerful existence does not exclude a person from Responsibility
Servant of the Lord, the - In Isaiah 42:19 He says, “Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent?” Israel had a Responsibility to fulfill this ideal, but to do so was far beyond its power. ...
Israel had Responsibility to do the work of the Servant
Epaenetus - Epaenetus, as the senior Christian, had a position of Responsibility; and that he was actually a leader would appear from his place in these salutations-second only to ‘Prisca and Aquila my fellow-workers’ (Romans 16:3)
Avenger - is the person with the legal Responsibility to protect the rights of an endangered relative
People of the Land - In most cases, the term apparently refers to the male citizens who lived upon their own land and who had the Responsibility as citizens to participate in judicial activities, cultic festivals, and army service
Josiah - " Thus was Josiah enabled to recall the people to a sense of their Responsibility, and to the means of their communion with God in the ordinance of the Passover
Husband - ...
The need for regulations...
Since the husband was given the role of originator of offspring, he bore the ultimate Responsibility for the family (1 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Corinthians 11:8-9; see also FAMILY; WIFE)
Repentance - In all this the Responsibility of man is concerned, as well as the divine government
Angels of the Seven Churches - But if the Responsibility put upon the angels is too great for bishops, it is much too great for any lesser functionaries
Work, Theology of - Those in authority over others in the workplace have special Responsibility
Human Free Will - ...
Mankind has the rational power to choose between good and evil and to bear full Responsibility for that choice (Deuteronomy 24:16 , Job 19:4 ; Jeremiah 31:30 ; Romans 14:12 ; 2 Corinthians 5:10 ; Revelation 22:12 )
Equality - —Equality in capability, Responsibility, and future destiny is by no means taught by Christ in the Gospels
Heredity - This is the source of Ezekiel’s emphasis on individual Responsibility ( Ezekiel 18:4 ), a criticism of the proverb concerning sour grapes (v
Hardening of Heart - This aspect, though necessarily involved in man’s Responsibility and often stated in the OT (Exodus 9:34, 1 Samuel 6:8, 2 Chronicles 36:13), is not expressly referred to in the NT, except in Hebrews 3:8 = Psalms 95:8
Amos - ...
As God’s prophet, Amos had a Responsibility to announce whatever God told him (3:1-8)
Aaron - He remained in a position of influence and Responsibility until the day of his death, forty years later (Numbers 20:22-293; Numbers 33:39)
Judas - As treasurer for the group of twelve apostles, Judas had Responsibility for funds donated for the poor
Sarbelius, a Edessan Martyr - of the Christians, accompanied by a priest and deacon, thereupon waited on Sarbelius and warned him of his Responsibility in leading so many to worship gods made with hands
Humility - ...
Christians have a Responsibility to develop humility in their lives
Shepherd - As elders of a church they have the Responsibility to lead it, feeding it with spiritual food and protecting it from spiritual harm (John 21:15-17; Acts 20:28-29; 1 Peter 5:1-3; see ELDER; PASTOR)
Endurance - Carson, Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility ; I
Assurance - Carson, Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility ; I
Self-Suppression - We are necessarily ignorant of much that passed between Him and them especially during those forty days when He spoke to them ‘of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God’ (Acts 1:3), but we Know enough to feel sure that He wished the Twelve to work for His cause with a certain independence and personal Responsibility, rather than to suppress in them personal freedom of intellect and will
Burden - ...
Deuteronomy 1:12 (b) Moses thus describes the great weight of Responsibility that was upon him because of the problems connected with the tremendous host he was leading to the promised land
Avenge - In Israel, this Responsibility was given to the “avenger of blood” ( Discharge - ) To of something weighing upon or impeding over one, as a debt, claim, obligation, Responsibility, accusation, etc
Oath - That person is obliged to take an oath whose duty requires him to declare the truth in the most solemn and judicial manner; though undoubtedly oaths are too often administered unnecessarily and irreverently, and taken with but slight consciousness of the Responsibility thus assumed
Gospel - Christians have a Responsibility to spread this gospel worldwide, even though it may mean sacrificing personal desires and suffering personal hardships
Unity - ...
(b) Hence there is unity as regards Responsibility. ...
(c) But, actually, unity in Responsibility has become unity in sin. This is the vision which arises when the final issue is viewed from the side of human freedom and Responsibility
Teacher - ...
In Old Testament times, Israel’s religious and civil leaders had a wide-ranging Responsibility to teach the law of God to the people (Exodus 18:20; Deuteronomy 33:10; 2 Chronicles 17:7-9; Malachi 2:7; see PRIEST). ...
Those who are taught have a Responsibility to support financially those who teach them (1 Corinthians 9:14; Galatians 6:6; 1 Timothy 5:17)
Offices in the New Testament - ...
The New Testament also clearly teaches that the call to follow Christ is a call to the Responsibility of service, and the abilities for that service are gifts from God. ...
The New Testament clearly teaches that all followers of Christ share in the Responsibility of service
Vows - Money that should have gone to the support of aged parents was pronounced to be ‘Corban,’ the son felt himself relieved of all further Responsibility regarding his parents, and took honour to himself for having piously dedicated his substance to God (see Matthew 15:5 , Mark 7:9 ff
Discipline - ...
The Great Commission places the Responsibility for discipling disciples in the hands of the church
Clear - Free from debt, or obligation not liable to prosecution as, to be clear of debt or Responsibility
Arbitration - Moral casuistry was no part of His mission, and decisions of the kind this man wanted could only have weakened the sense of personal Responsibility, and hindered the growth of those spiritual dispositions it was His chief aim to create
Blindness - The latter fact does not, however, relieve the community of either Responsibility or guilt
Freedom - As God’s slaves they have a Responsibility to live righteously (Romans 6:17-22)
Joseph the Son of Jacob - Because of his good conduct, he was given a position of Responsibility that proved to be of benefit to the other prisoners, but he waited in vain for anyone to help him (Genesis 39; Genesis 40)
Family Life And Relations - ...
Legally, children were regarded as the property, and therefore the Responsibility, of the father. The age of the children determined their rank within the family, with the eldest having the position of privilege and with it, the Responsibility of acting for his father in the father's absence. ...
The social foundations for Israel's preoccupation with Responsibility and motives may be traced to its understanding that an individual cannot act in such a way that his deeds have no effect on others, whether or not those effects are visible in the present
Receive, Receiving - " Moulton and Milligan point out the frequency of this verb in the papyri in the legal sense of taking the Responsibility of something, becoming security for, undertaking, and say "The predominance of this meaning suggests its application in Hebrews 11:17 . The statement that Abraham had 'undertaken,' 'assumed the Responsibility of,' the promises, would not perhaps be alien to the thought. " The Responsibility would surely be that of his faith in "receiving" the promises
Liberty - The development of such a notion naturally followed upon the development of the notion of conscience itself, which in turn was bound up with the growing sense of human individuality and personal Responsibility. As the ancient conception of man as merely a component unit in tribe or nation faded and gave way to the sense of his value for himself as well as for the community, and of his Responsibility for himself, such consequences were bound to follow. So far from morality consisting simply in compliance with commands embodying the will of the community of which the man is a part (which commands may also be conceived as Divinely originated), when man realizes his individual Responsibility to God, conscience emerges, and, criticizing those very commands, may disapprove as well as approve, whilst it may also find a whole area of moral interests which the injunctions of external authority do not touch and in which it must decide for itself
Mind/Reason - And though renewal or enlightenment is required for this power to be used effectively, and the other possibility clearly exists, it remains the human Responsibility to make the godly decision. While it is true that renewal is necessary, nowhere does this remove the Responsibility from the human being to decide at each point to believe, and keep believing God. Through the mind concept, the delicate (though mysterious) balance between divine sovereignty and human Responsibility is maintained
Marriage - The husband's Responsibility is leadership, even as Christ is the head of the church, his body (1 Corinthians 7:1-16,39 ). Headship is a benevolent Responsibility without disdaining condescension and patronizing of the woman (cf. "...
Leadership assumes the Responsibility to initiate and implement spiritual and moral planning for a family. ...
The husband's leadership and its authority is a God-given Responsibility to be carried out in humility
Enoch - " God's gift of children awakened in him a new love to God and a deeper sense of Responsibility
Preaching - ...
Since God has given these Scriptures to his people, those who preach and teach them have a special Responsibility to God
Peter, Letters of - ...
This leads Peter to consider the Responsibility Christians have to maintain good conduct in society (2:11-17), even when people in general are against them (2:18-25)
Alms - John, however, that the principle of the Responsibility of Christian men for the maintenance of their brethren is most emphatically expressed: ‘Whoso hath this world’s goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him?’ (1 John 3:17)
Pharisees - The Pharisees, by contrast, emphasized the Responsibility to keep the law in all aspects of life, not just in temple rituals
Redeem, Redemption, Redeemer - ...
The Hebrew ga' al indicated a redemption price in family members involving the Responsibility of a next-of-kin
Ruth - Episode E (Ruth 3:6-13 ) follows a transition in which Ruth and Boaz encounter each other, and Boaz is confronted by his Responsibility as kinsman
Blood - So here “blood” means Responsibility for one’s dead: “And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him” ( Shepherd - The shepherd had Responsibility, and at the same time personal interest in the flock (1 Samuel 31:39; 1 Samuel 30:32; 1 Corinthians 9:7)
Fill - ” This phrase is used not only of setting someone or something aside for special religious or cultic use, but of formally installing someone with the authority and Responsibility to fulfill a cultic function (i
Strong, To Be - 9:34 Pharaoh’s Responsibility is made clear by the statement “he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart
Transgress - Jacob is asking what he has done by way of violating or not keeping his Responsibility (contract) with Laban
Province - It was part of the Roman policy throughout to be in no unnecessary hurry to acquire territory and the Responsibility connected with it, and it was not till the year b
Elders - Gift needed no human authority for its exercise, and was held in immediate Responsibility to the Head
Lust - ) What is its relation to Responsibility and redemption? The Pelagian theologian tends to identify it with man’s nature as appetitive and in itself morally neutral. As regards Responsibility for concupiscence, this school distinctly teaches it while the other side denies it. As regards Responsibility and redemption in relation to concupiscence the Augustinian position is the Pauline. It might appear as if this ascription of lust to the ‘world’ destroyed personal Responsibility, but such is never the case. The fact of Responsibility is not proportional to ability in the NT, and so redemption is always regarded as primarily of grace
Chronicles, Theology of - The Davidic monarchs held the primary Responsibility for establishing and maintaining the proper worship of Yahweh. The king's civil power extended over these officials, but their domain represented a divinely given Responsibility that the king could not usurp (2 Chronicles 26:16-21 ). Therefore, each generation of the people, although tending to follow the model of their leaders, share in the Responsibility for their state of affairs
Ezekiel - ...
After Ezekiel returned to the exiles in Tel-Abib, God spoke to him again, addressing him as “watchman” (Ezekiel 3:17 ) as a reminder of his Responsibility to His people. However, he did not exempt each individual from his or her Responsibility before God (Ezekiel 18:1-32 ). ...
Major Themes Prominent themes of the book include God's presence (Ezekiel 1:26-28 ; Ezekiel 48:35 ), the sovereign authority of God over all nations (Israel as well as pagan nations), individual Responsibility (Ezekiel 18:1-32 ), righteousness (1618837083_59 ), submission to God as the key to blessing (Ezekiel 9:4 ; Ezekiel 16:60-63 ; Ezekiel 18:30-32 ; Ezekiel 36:22-38 ), and hope for the future of the people of God (37–48)
Devil - ...
People continue to concretize their fears, seeking a scapecoat to deliver them from Responsibility. But even though Satan is a created, rebellious, and tempting evil power active in the universe, this fact does not exclude a person from Responsibility
Mission - These churches then have the Responsibility to spread the gospel into the surrounding regions, though they will do so effectively only if they themselves are spiritually healthy (Acts 13:49; Acts 19:8-10; 1 Thessalonians 1:8). The founders of the church have the Responsibility to appoint such leaders in the church (Acts 14:23; Mission(s) - ...
The second reminder of Israel's Responsibility in mission came through worship. ...
Furthermore, the history of Israel reminded her of her mission Responsibility through Rehab (Isaiah 49:6 ) and Ruth (Ruth 1-4 ) becoming a part of Israel, although they were foreigners
Priest, Christ as - The extensive cultic instructions concerning sacrificial and ceremonial duties in the tabernacle and temple overshadow their Responsibility to teach the truth of God (Exodus 7:1 ; Luke 21:1-43 ; Deuteronomy 17:11 ; 27:9-10 ; 33:10 ; Ezra 7:10-12,21 ), and soon this role is assumed by the prophets of Israel. ...
Although the Levites served in the tabernacle and temple, caring for its furnishings and maintenance, and assisting the priests (1 Chronicles 23:28-32 ), the Responsibility of presenting offerings and leading ceremonial rituals was restricted to the levitical family of Aaron and his descendants (Numbers 3:5-10 ; 16:8-11 ; 2 Chronicles 13:9 )
Bible, - It shows man's Responsibility and how man has been tested in various ways, each test resulting, alas, in his failure. This was graciously accomplished by the Son of God becoming a man and dying a sacrificial death on the cross, which glorified God and met the question of man's Responsibility
Hand - ...
The phrase “into someone's hand” was used figuratively to convey the idea of authority involving Responsibility, care, or dominion over someone or something (Genesis 9:2 )
Seal - His work of sealing believers, therefore, implies a moral Responsibility
Teach - It was the Responsibility of the priests to interpret and “to teach” those things that had to do with ceremonial requirements and God’s judgments: “They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law …” ( Regeneration - There is a human Responsibility in the response to the Spirit's urging
Dispensation - An administration, ministry, or stewardship for which a person has Responsibility in God's administration of salvation
Elijah - ...
The time had now come for Elijah to pass on to Elisha the Responsibility for preserving the faithful and preparing judgment for the Baalists
Sin - ...
Further, in his subjective consciousness a man tends to separate himself, both in his merits and in his defects, from his fellow-men; but in objective reality men are so closely related to one another as to be involved in moral Responsibility for one another. While, when necessary, we must insist on individual liberty and personal Responsibility, we must not ignore the complementary truth of racial solidarity. 1 and 2 of the Responsibility of the Gentiles as having an inward law. Sin is an act of disobedience (Romans 5:19), committed against God (Romans 1:21) and His Law (Romans 3:20, Romans 7:7), which involves personal Responsibility (Romans 1:20), ill desert (Romans 13:2), and the Divine condemnation (Romans 5:15; Romans 5:18). He may deny the reality of sin (6, 7), or his Responsibility for sin (8, 9), or the fact of sin in his own case (10)
Elder - Indeed, the elders' first Responsibility was to God. All elders have the task of oversight and discipline of the congregation (2 Timothy 3:14-17 ) and all have the Responsibility to rule and guide the people of God with the Word in a manner that is pleasing to God (Acts 20:29-31 )
Redeem - The Responsibility “to redeem” belonged to the nearest relative—brother, uncle, uncle’s son, or a blood relative from his family ( Responsibility is summed up in Ruth 4:5: “What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance
Barnabas - But no proud householder of them all can ever steal this honour from Barnabas, that he was the first man of influence and Responsibility who opened his heart and his house to Saul of Tarsus, when all Jerusalem was still casting stones at him. And shall Barnabas take on himself the immense Responsibility, and, indeed, immense risk, of sending for Saul of Tarsus, and bringing him to Antioch? And shall Barnabas take this great step without first submitting Saul's name to the authorities at Jerusalem? There were great risks in both of these alternatives, and Barnabas had to act on his own judgment and conscience and heart. There are supreme moments in the field when an officer of original genius, and of the requisite strength of character, will determine to stake all, and to do some bold deed, on his own single Responsibility
Evil - Paul is content to throw the Responsibility for the moral facts of the universe upon God ( Romans 9:19-24 ; cf
Contribution - ...
First Timothy 6:6-10,17-19 places the rich under a special Responsibility to be generous
Nature - ...
Responsibility to God...
Although given authority over nature, people are not to treat nature according to their own selfish desires
Wealth And Materialism - While this kind of sharing may not be a requirement, it provides a model for the Responsibility that Christians have for one another
Adam in the nt - The Apostle, without attempting fully to reconcile them, places side by side the two aspects of the truth the hereditary transmission of guilt, and moral Responsibility; ‘and thus death made its way to all men, because all sinned
Despise - To ignore Christ and refuse His word is not to escape Responsibility, or to disprove His claims
Image - , not the essential and substantial form of them; the contrast has been likened to the difference between a statue and the shadow cast by it; (3) of the relations between God the Father, Christ, and man, (a) of man as he was created as being a visible representation of God, 1 Corinthians 11:7 , a being corresponding to the original; the condition of man as a fallen creature has not entirely effaced the "image;" he is still suitable to bear Responsibility, he still has Godlike qualities, such as love of goodness and beauty, none of which are found in a mere animal; in the Fall man ceased to be a perfect vehicle for the representation of God; God's grace in Christ will yet accomplish more than what Adam lost; (b) of regenerate persons, in being moral representations of what God is, Colossians 3:10 ; cp
Nation - ’...
Jesus spoke to the Jewish nation as a collective personality, a community bearing a common Responsibility
Genesis - God punishes human pride and irresponsibility, yet His grace protects the sinner (Genesis 4:1-15 ). God leads through hardship to blessing and Responsibility (Genesis 40:1-41:52 ). God brings reconciliation through trial, confession, acceptance of Responsibility, and forgiveness (41:53lb—Genesis 45:28 )
Corinthians, Epistles to the - " This accounts for the language employed in some places, all who make a profession being addressed in their Responsibility to the Lord. In chapter 10 there is the Responsibility of those who have fellowship with the Lord's death, and in this chapter the privilege of remembering the Lord
Ste'Phen, - Those who took the lead in the execution were the persons wile had taken upon themselves the Responsibility of denouncing him
Repentance - All shared the Responsibility and, consequently, the ritual of repentance
Esther, Theology of - Human Responsibility is prominent in Esther but not isolated from God's work; Esther and Mordecai were placed providentially to act in behalf of the people
Sanctification - In the prophets especially, the ethical Responsibility of being holy in conduct came to the forefront (Isaiah 5:1 ; Jeremiah 5-7 ; Amos 4-5 ; Hosea 11:1 )
Sanctuary - To the latter he assigned the Responsibility of maintaining the sanctity of the Lord's presence in the sanctuary (Leviticus 10:10-11,17 ; Leviticus 4:1-5 ; Deuteronomy 18:5 ) lest the people "die in their uncleanness for defiling my dwelling place, which is among them" (Leviticus 15:31 )
Nature, Natural - Only to people did God give the Responsibility to cultivate the earth (2:15)
Fear - Thus there is an ethical fear which accompanies a great Responsibility, a passionate love, and a noble heroism
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Fear - Thus there is an ethical fear which accompanies a great Responsibility, a passionate love, and a noble heroism
Gospels - The book shows a strong interest in the fulfilment of God’s purposes concerning Israel’s Messiah, and the Responsibility of the Messiah’s people to spread his message to the Gentiles
Predestination - Paul, as we have seen, affirms the doctrine of absolute predestination to life, he asserts no less clearly the truth of human Responsibility. In Christian experience there is the conviction of this gracious influence which has been beforehand with us in showing us the guilt of sin and leading us to Christ for salvation, but there is also the consciousness of moral Responsibility, requiring from us the constant exercise of faith and the diligent use of all the means of grace. Hanna, 1877), ‘separate the belief of predestination from my idea of God, than I could separate the conviction of moral Responsibility from my own consciousness
Wisdom - ’ These were: ( a ) monotheism, which found free course in Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, and Deutero-Isaiah; ( b ) individualism, or the Responsibility of the individual before God for his own sins and for the sins of no one else the great message of Ezekiel; and ( c ) the insistence of God upon right character as the only passport to His favour a truth proclaimed by all the great prophets. With the fall of Jerusalem, however, and the destruction of the Jewish State, the knell of prophecy was sounded; the Responsibility for shaping the religious destiny of Israel now fell into the hands of the priests and sages
Government - They had the Responsibility to decide many of the everyday matters, religious and judicial. Likeise, the unjust actions of lesser officials ultimately was the Responsibility of the king
Sin - This view certainly does not eliminate the necessity for each individual to accept full Responsibility for sinful acts. Each person must accept Responsibility for sin and face the guilt associated with it (Romans 1-3 )
Judgment Day - God is usually pictured as the Judge although sometimes the Messiah is charged with this Responsibility (Enoch 45:3; 69:27-29)
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The Wise Men Preserved This Wisdom Though at first such wisdom was probably the Responsibility of the patriarch or head of the clan, it appears that every ancient culture developed a distinct class of people, the hakam or sages, who were responsible for the creating and preserving of their wisdom
Blood - Paul felt that he had completely cleared himself of all Responsibility in connection with the salvation of those people
Covenant - These words emphasize the authority and grace of God in making and keeping the “covenant,” and the specific Responsibility of man under the covenant
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The narratives also make it abundantly clear, although not according to the neat formulations of systematic theology, that while God's sovereignty extends to all human actions (both good and evil ) it does not annul human Responsibility, nor does it nullify God's justice or holiness. The narratives suggest that the narrator understands that in whatever way these notions of divine sovereignty and human Responsibility may be defined, they are ultimately not inconsistent. It is within the overarching perspective of God's sovereignty, and men and women's Responsibility to respond in faith and obedience to his Word, that Israel's history is described in 1-2Samuel in connection with the dual themes of kingship and covenant. On this occasion Samuel made it clear that even though human kingship had now been incorporated into the theocracy, in obedience to the command of the Lord (1 Samuel 12:12-15 ), this in no way annulled the Responsibility of either the people or the new king to continue to recognize the Lord as their ultimate Sovereign (1 Samuel 12:20,24-25 )
Ethics - It would not be true to say that they altogether disregard the human will, or deny human Responsibility, but they treat the body rather than the will as the seat of evil, and they tend to look upon evil as, upon the whole, natural and necessary. But the Responsibility of man is always assumed, Nor is it for his actions alone that he is responsible. The Sermon on the Mount brings home to him Responsibility for every thought, and for his whole attitude towards God
Adam - Were this all, the passage would implicitly annul human Responsibility. Paul, without attempting fully to reconcile them, places side by side the two aspects of the truth—the hereditary transmission of guilt, and moral Responsibility: ‘and thus death made its way (διῆλθεν) to every individual man, because all sinned (ἐφʼ ᾧ πάντες ἥμαρτον)’
Adam - Were this all, the passage would implicitly annul human Responsibility. Paul, without attempting fully to reconcile them, places side by side the two aspects of the truth—the hereditary transmission of guilt, and moral Responsibility: ‘and thus death made its way (διῆλθεν) to every individual man, because all sinned (ἐφʼ ᾧ πάντες ἥμαρτον)’
Haggai - Then Darius appointed Zerubbabel as governor with the specific Responsibility of resuming work on the Temple, begun earlier by Shesh-bazzar
Humanity - Individual Responsibility is involved, but it takes the form of turning from God towards something else
Esther - Positions of influence bring Responsibility to act for God's people (Esther 4:1-17 )
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By encouraging Christian slaves to work with Responsibility and dignity, Christianity helped to raise the status of slaves
Righteousness - Because God had chosen Israel, the nation had the covenantal Responsibility of fulfilling the terms of the covenant
Sex, Biblical Teaching on - Marital sexual love is both a gift and a Responsibility from God to be consecrated by the Word and prayer
Neighbor - Thus, we are to understand the parable of the good Samaritan as addressing the issue of the "limits" of one's Responsibility and we are to see Jesus saying that there are no limits; one cannot exclusively exercise compassion or justice for one's own kind
Haggai, Theology of - When Solomon was given the heavy Responsibility of building the first temple he, too, was told to take courage and do the work (1 Chronicles 28:10,20 )
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But there is an aspect of the assembly as a building in which it is viewed in relation to human Responsibility, and where consequently human failure has left its unmistakable mark
Call - This verb is also used in judicial contexts, to mean being “summoned to court”if a man is accused of not fulfilling his levirate Responsibility, “then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him …” ( Keep, Watch, Guard - Not only does shâmar signify watching, but it signifies doing it as a watchman in the sense of fulfilling a Responsibility: “And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city …” ( Appear, Appearing - Matthew 27:4,24 , "see (thou) to it," "see (ye) to it," throwing Responsibility on others
Philemon, Epistle to - Paul’s judgment to be violently ended, though it is to be regulated by the Christian principle of equality and Responsibility before God ( Ephesians 5:5-9 , Colossians 3:22 to Colossians 4:1 ); to the slave himself his worldly position should be matter of indifference ( 1 Corinthians 7:21-24 )
Nature - -The revelation of God in Nature implies a corresponding Responsibility on the part of those to whom it is given; it affects man’s moral condition according as he is or is not guided by its light
Apostle - They then had the added Responsibility of passing on the teachings of Jesus to those who believed (Matthew 28:19-20)
Elisha - With Hazael now king of Syria, the time had arrived for Elisha to carry out his last major Responsibility, the anointing of Jehu to be king of Israel
Justice - No government, however, can relieve them of their personal Responsibility to help the disadvantaged in society (Leviticus 25:35-40; Isaiah 58:6-7; Matthew 5:9; Matthew 25:34-36; Luke 10:30-36)
Unity (2) - The converse Responsibility was equally recognized: that no uncatholic or heretical term of communion should be locally imposed or required between Church and Church. The modern tendency is to recognize that Responsibility for divisions has generally been a diffused Responsibility, and that a distinction is to be drawn between that of the authors of separation and of the inheritors of positions of confusion which personally they have not created; to accept the essential validity of the conceptions of unity which guided the Church in its inception, while recognizing the difficulty of return to their practice; and to welcome the efforts of those who desire to be called ‘repairers of the breach, restorers of paths for men to dwell in
Holy Spirit, Gifts of - One may identify a number of gifts that apparently involve an extra measure of virtue or Responsibility commanded of all Christians (e. , faith, service, giving, mercy, or evangelizing) as over or against those for which some believers have no ability or Responsibility (e. ...
As a spiritual gift given only to those whom God chooses, discernment of spirits (1 Corinthians 12:10 ) cannot be the same as the Responsibility of evaluating prophecy incumbent on all believers
Freedom of the Will - The only result of determinism in practical life is in the formation of judgments with regard to personal Responsibility and the infliction of punishment. Not only were there no practical considerations to call attention to it; it was excluded by the heartiness with which the Hebrew mind accepted the two convictions of the Responsibility of man and the omnipotence of God. Even for Ezekiel, who came nearest to realizing the antinomy, the problem was one of individual and social Responsibility rather than of freedom and necessity (see 14, 18, 33). Hence, a new element enters into the discussion: human Responsibility
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(e) There can be no doubt of the distinctness and emphasis with which Jewish thought insists on man’s individual Responsibility, sometimes even, it would seem, in opposition to the view of a moral solidarity of the race, as the following passages show: 2 Esdras 3:26 ‘In all things doing even as Adam and all his generation had done: for they also bare a wicked heart’; 8:59, 60 ‘The Most High willed not that man should come to nought: but they which be created have themselves defiled the name of him that made them, and were unthankful unto him which prepared life for them’; 9:11, 12 ‘As many as have scorned my law, while they had yet liberty, and, when as yet place of repentance was open unto them, understood not, but despised it; the same must know it after death by torment. Adam acted, not for himself alone, but as representative of the race, and so the race shares the Responsibility of his act. ) Thirdly, the explanation more generally accepted is that from Adam all mankind has inherited a tendency to evil, which, while not abolishing individual liberty and Responsibility so as to make individual transgression inevitable, yet as a fact of experience has resulted in the universal sinfulness of the race
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Human Moral Responsibility . The portrayal of humanity's moral depravity as the cause of the flood highlights human Responsibility for sin
Priest, Priesthood - Related terms are the verb kahan [ Exodus 29:9 ; 40:15 ; Numbers 3:10 ; 18:1,7 ; 1 Samuel 2:36 ; Ezra 2:62 ; Nehemiah 7:64 ; 13:29 , ; referring to the exclusivity, perpetuity, and Responsibility of the Aaronic office of "priesthood" cf. , the Levites]'>[2] are to bear the Responsibility for offenses against the sanctuary" note the clarification regarding the Levites in Numbers 18:2-6 ; and cf
Providence - ’ From Josephus we learn that Rabbinical Judaism was much occupied with the mysteries of Divine providence in its relation to human freedom; and that, as against the Sadducees who held an exaggerated view of liberty, and the Essenes who maintained a doctrine of absolute fate, the Pharisees kept to the middle path represented by the OT teaching, affirming the freedom and Responsibility of man on the one hand, and the Divine providence and omnipotence on the other (Ant. The thought of God’s foreseeing care does not do away with human freedom and Responsibility
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The Responsibility for the fulfillment and enforcement of the law lay with the entire community
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Part of Paul’s reason in writing to the Roman Christians on these matters is that, as God’s apostle to the Gentiles, he has a special Responsibility to them
Micah, Book of - The rulers of the country, who had the Responsibility of upholding justice, did the opposite (Micah 3:1-4 )
Freedom - As servants of Christ, though we have the freedom to disobey our master, it is our Responsibility to direct our actions to fulfill the purposes of Christ (Romans 6:1-2 ,Romans 6:1-2,6:15 ,Romans 6:15,6:18 ,Romans 6:18,6:22 ; 1 Peter 2:16 )
Light - All those who have entered into the light now bear Responsibility as missionaries of Christ, shining out as "lights in a dark world" with the light of God himself (Philippians 2:15 )
Levite - The fact that many of the menial tasks of temple service were the Responsibility of the Levites and that the temple first had to be rebuilt and when it was, it was not as glorious as Solomon's temple (Ezra 3:12 ), may have affected the willingness of the Levites to return
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Either by direct commands or by divinely approved examples, such as the self-control Paul declared was his practice as a Christian (1 Corinthians 9:25-27 ), it is the Responsibility of each Christian to yield to the Holy Spirit
Didymus, Head of the Catechetical School - From the blame and punishment attached to evil, he infers that Satan and his followers are not evil by nature; he discusses the terms "by nature children of wrath" (which he understands to mean "really children of wrath"), "children of this world," "son of perdition," "generation of vipers," with the aim of shewing that they do not contravene the great moral facts of free will and Responsibility
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Side by side with the truth of the sovereign and divine will is the truth of human Responsibility
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Third, the idea of indeterminism or personal freedom in Hebrew religion gave man and woman dignity as free moral agents in creation; likewise Hebrew education stressed the Responsibility individuals have toward God and others, accountability of human behavior, and the need for disciplined training in making "right" choices. Until a child was about five years old informal education in the home was largely the Responsibility of the mother, a nurse, or a male guardian. At age twenty a young man was ready for marriage and independent full-time employment, and at age thirty he might assume an official position of Responsibility
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At this point, the lowest in the letter, Paul now introduces the major positive thesis of his argument and the only one that can provide the foundation for the restoration of the Roman believers and their mission Responsibility. ...
Further grounds for their revival of this Responsibility are now spelled out by Paul in the next large theological section of the letter, which describes the cosmic scope of what God has done in Christ. This emphasis on human choices leads into chapter 10, where Paul lays great stress on personal Responsibility
Elect, Election - But it also brought with it a heavy Responsibility. Carson, Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility ; L
Eternal Punishment - The hearing of the gospel adds to human Responsibility, and increases the severity of the inevitable penalty of disobedience. In the teaching of Jesus the emphasis is always upon present opportunity, duty, Responsibility
Wealth - This Responsibility remained after the fall (9:1-3), but sin corrupted the process. Increased privilege carries increased Responsibility
Zechariah, Prophecy of - He then is in a position of Responsibility: if he is faithful he shall judge Jehovah's house, and have a place in His presence. The restored remnant is blessed, but left under Responsibility till the time when Christ will make good God's counsels in the last days
Spiritual Gifts - opportunities of service; hence the greater the gift the greater the Responsibility, and the harder the work to he done
Teach, Teacher - Moses commands parents to teach their children (Exodus 13:9 ), teaches Israel's elders how to adjudicate civic matters (Exodus 18:20 ), and assigns Responsibility for teaching the law to Aaron and his descendants, the priests and Levites (Leviticus 10:11 ; Deuteronomy 33:10 ; cf
Education in Bible Times - This Responsibility is expressed in Genesis 18:19 where God states his expectation that Abraham will train his children and his household to walk in the ways of the Lord
Capital Punishment - Which methods of biblical interpretation allow us to determine where capital punishment should apply? How do biblical forms of capital punishment relate to modern society? Does Scripture absolutely require capital punishment? In what situation(s) does a government have the right and/or Responsibility to carry out capital punishment? Are there scriptural answers to the arguments for and against capital punishment?...
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Numbers as Symbols - human Responsibility
Fruit (2) - It is our Responsibility to ‘abide in Him’ by keeping His commandments
Marriage - By promoting parental love and the sense of Responsibility, marriage most effectually promotes the health and happiness of children, and their careful education to virtue, industry, and honor, to right habits and ends, and to all that is included in the idea of home
Philip - But it is equally characteristic that, as he realized the greatness and significance of the request, coming as it did from pure Gentiles, he should hesitate to act upon it on his own Responsibility
Regeneration (2) - It is through this moral change, the Responsibility for which is laid upon man, that he becomes as a little child, that is, is born again. When thar experience is regarded from the side of God, as something due to His grace or Spirit, it is called regeneration, a being born again, from above, of God; when it is regarded from the side of man, as an experience the Responsibility for which lies with him, it is called repentance. We should completely misrepresent both Apostles if we supposed that their sense of dependence upon God for being the new men they were impaired their sense of Responsibility in this relation
Talents - The third servant is conscious that he must find some excuse for his failure, and he throws the Responsibility for it on the character of his master. The Responsibility for misfortune was therefore removed from his shoulders; his duty was to obey orders
Sacrifices - But the vicariousness of the suffering of Christ is anticipated in the OT rather by the priestly feeling of Responsibility expressed in Ezra 9:6 and Daniel 9:5 (cf. ’ The lamb could give its life, but it needs a human representative of the Saviour to show His priestly sympathy and Responsibility and sufferings
Joel - (3) Whereas the Jews considered the day of the Lord as a time of punishment upon their enemies, Joel make it clear that although God controls the destinies of other nations, His people, with a Responsibility to live in accordance with their relationship with Him, are not exempt from His vengeance
Marriage - Husbands have at times thought this Responsibility gives them special privileges that allow them to treat their wives as inferiors instead of as equals (Genesis 3:16), but such a state of affairs was not God’s original intention
Readiness - The fact of His departure involves no alteration in His great requirements, which are ever the same; it involves merely a deepened Responsibility, an increased sense of gravity on the part of the disciples, whose conduct is to be constantly regulated and controlled henceforward by the thought of its bearing upon future destiny
Elijah - They were intended to recall the people to their allegiance and Responsibility to God
Aquila And Priscilla - They shrank from the Responsibility, and wanted the Apostle to remain (Acts 18:20)
Faithfulness - Shepherd, The Responsibility of God
Amos - The privilege of being loved by God brings Responsibility (Amos 3:1-2 )
Matthew, Gospel by - " He cleansed the temple a second time, and put to silence the chief priests, the elders, and all who sought to entangle Him in His talk, enforcing, too, the Responsibility of the husbandmen
Elijah - They were intended to recall the people to their allegiance and Responsibility to God
Vigilantius - Vigilantius held that for the clergy to be married was an advantage to the church; and he looked upon the solitary life as a cowardly forsaking of Responsibility
Sanctification - ’ In other words, just as we are born members of a certain family, and citizens of a particular State, so as Christians we are ‘born again’ in Christian baptism into an obedience to the rule or Kingdom of God, and a Responsibility for all the corresponding social duties that ought to be maintained as between man and man. With the enrichment of the moral sense, the increasing moralization of the idea of God, and the growth of individual Responsibility which culminated in the teaching of Jesus, guilt became in the NT that condition of heart and life produced by offences, conscious or unconscious, against the love of God. The noblesse is not only a state of ennoblement that carries with it duties, but One to whom we stand in deepest indebtedness for pardon and life, in whose fellowship we are raised to high rank and high Responsibility
Philippians - Admonition to Responsibility and obedience (Philippians 2:12-13 )...
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Mark - He does not appear to have been fitted for heroic enterprise, or for a separate Responsibility, or for spiritual functions
Judge Judging (Ethical) - We are not to indulge in the habit of fault-finding: ‘Who art thou that judgest thy neighbour?’ We are never to judge from any other motive than the moral improvement of the person judged: we are to remember our own defects, and to utter our verdict with a due sense of Responsibility; otherwise we ‘speak against the law and judge the law
Slave, Slavery (2) - An early tradition recounts a controversy between Pharisees and Sadducees, assumed to have taken place in or about our period, as to the incidence of the Responsibility for an injury done by a slave (Yadayim, iv
Guilt (2) - It involves Responsibility (Romans 1:20), desert (Romans 1:32), condemnation (Romans 5:16; Romans 5:18). The OT bears abundant witness to the belief that the sins (plural) of the fathers are ‘visited’ upon the children (Exodus 20:5; Exodus 34:7), while at the same time the teaching of Ezekiel balances it by an emphatic vindication of the separate Responsibility of each soul (Ezekiel 18:4; Ezekiel 18:20)
Parable - The transition of Responsibility from the speaker to the hearer was sometimes indicated by the words, ‘He that hath ears to hear, let him hear’ ( Matthew 13:9 ). (4) The appointed task: Talents ( Matthew 25:14-30 ), Pounds ( Luke 23:34 ); faith accepting personal Responsibility; the servant of the Kingdom, being relieved from the dangers of success and failure, labours so that he may present his account with joy in the presence of the King, being prepared for that which is prepared for him
Samuel, Books of - Phenomena of this kind are much more easily accounted for on the supposition that we are dealing here with the works of different hands, than on the hypothesis of a single author upon whom alone all the Responsibility for the contents of the books must be placed
Containers And Vessels - The Egyptians claim Responsibility for this development
Confess, Confession - Those who are in relationship with God have the joy and Responsibility of publicly acknowledging that relationship and the beliefs that are part of it
James, the Letter - Intercession for sinners is an important Christian Responsibility (James 5:19-20 )
Titus (Emperor) - He gave an unanticipated impression of mildness, and seems in every way to have realized his Responsibility and reformed his previous manner of life
Messiah - In this ceremony a special anointing oil was poured over the head of the person as a sign that he now had the right, and the Responsibility, to perform the duties that his position required (John 18:4-76; 1 Kings 1:39; 1 Kings 19:16; see ANOINTING)
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With the exception of the petition for forgiveness of sins (Jesus is the sinbearer who provides forgiveness), the eschatological themes of the Lord's Prayer would have been prayed by Jesus throughout his ministry; they are thus fitting for his followers, who are given the honor and Responsibility of sharing in his mission by proclaiming the coming of the kingdom and doing the will of God, to his glory
Parable - Jesus implicitly claimed to be performing the work of God: as the sower, sowing the kingdom and implanting his word in people; as the director of the harvest, assuming God's role as judge in the endtimes; as the rock, providing the only secure foundation; as the shepherd, seeking out his lost sheep and leading his own; as the bridegroom in the wedding feast of the kingdom, where fasting is unthinkable; as the father, welcoming repentant sinners into the kingdom and calling his children into his service; as the giver of forgiveness, even to grievous sinners; as the vineyard owner, graciously giving undeserved favor; as the lord, who has final authority over his servants, who calls them into responsible participation in the kingdom, and who will ultimately determine the destiny of each of them, depending on their response to his lordship; and as the king, who has authority to allow or refuse entry into the kingdom, and to increase the Responsibility of people who develop his resources, or to take away those resources from people who fail to develop them
Freedom - In developing his theological argument against these Judaizers, Paul points out that the function of the Mosaic law was that of a temporary guardian (the Greek word used 1618837083_15 ; is paidagogos, which ironically was itself used of slaves who had the Responsibility to look after children and discipline them )
Believe - ” Thus, it should be rendered “entrusted ones” or “those who have been given a certain Responsibility (trust)
Pilate - (3) After solemnly washing his hands, as if absolving himself of Responsibility for condemning an innocent man ( Matthew 27:24-25 ), Pilate hoped to satisfy the rancour of the accusers by scourging the prisoner
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Abraham, however, had a Responsibility to respond to God’s grace, and his response would determine whether he would enjoy the covenant benefits
Pelagianism And Pelagius - A series of 16, or as some condense them 14, questions is designed to point out the difficulties of the Augustinian theory and to establish the contrary theory by one ever-recurring dilemma, that either man can live entirely free from sin, or the freedom of the human will and its consequent moral Responsibility must be denied. He explained that he intended by this to assert the Responsibility of man's free will which God aids in its choice of good; the man who sins is himself in fault as transgressing of his own free will. Granting that the synods of Jerusalem and Diospolis might have been justified in the acquittal of Pelagius on the ground of his explanations, evasions, and disclaimers of Responsibility for some of the positions alleged, they called attention to the continued prevalence of doctrines which affirmed the sufficiency of nature for the avoidance of sin and fulfilment of the commandments of God (thus virtually superseding the need of divine grace), and which denied the necessity of baptism in the case of infants, as the way of obtaining deliverance from
Woman - Because they came under no specific man's care, they became the Responsibility of the whole community (Exodus 22:22-24 ). 29-33a), and that the ultimate Responsibility of reevaluating prophecy would have fallen to the (presumably) all male leadership of the Corinthian congregation, it is best to limit Paul's prohibition to speech in the context of the church's authoritative response to prophecy
Evil - In biblical theology, natural revelation ties humanity in general to a Responsibility before God which, when ignored, leads to human relationships that are immoral (Romans 1:18-25 ). "...
Evil as the Responsibility of God
Ezra, Book of - God's work warrants division of Responsibility
Judgment - It is fitting that He who has mediated creation, maintenance, and redemption, should pronounce judgment upon man with regard to his attitude and Responsibility toward each of these sovereign acts and relations
Fall - His presence, however, does not diminish mankind's Responsibility
Reward - The ones with lesser amounts had lesser Responsibility
Poor And Poverty, Theology of - Ezekiel, for example, reminded the people that they had joined with the leaders in such oppression (22:26-29) and pointed out the primary Responsibility of the individual was to obey God (18:16-17)
Labour (2) - Personal relationship involving mutual Responsibility forms an essential part in the Christian solution of this economic problem
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Jeremiah 11 — Jeremiah 12 The Responsibility of the people is pressed: they had entered into covenant with God, yet they had gone into idolatry, so that the Lord asks, "What hath my beloved [1] to do in mine house?" Judgement must follow; but here and there future blessings are spoken of
Apostolic Fathers - " There is a breadth of moral sympathy, an earnest sense of personal Responsibility, a fervour of Christian devotion, which is the noblest testimony to the influence of the Gospel on characters obviously very diverse, and which will always command for their writings a respect to which their literary merits could lay no claim
Shepherds - The office of chief shepherd, therefore, being in pastoral countries one of great trust, of high Responsibility, and of distinguished honour, is with great propriety applied to our Lord by the Apostle Peter:...
"And when the chief shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory which fadeth not away," 1 Peter 5:4
Pharisees - Arguing from the known tendency of the Pharisees to be moderate in judgment, and from the definite illustrations of it which we have (Acts 5:34 ff; Acts 23:9), we may hold that as far as the persecutions in Jerusalem are concerned, the main Responsibility at least does not lie on the Pharisees
Abstinence - With it the ultimate decision rests, and on it also lies the Responsibility (Romans 14:5, Hebrews 5:14). The NT is not afraid to place in the Christian conscience the decision of what is to be abstained from and what is not, because it believes in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and because it exalts personal Responsibility
Disciple, Discipleship - Through his Great Commission Jesus focuses his followers on the ongoing importance of discipleship through the ages, and declares the Responsibility of disciples toward the world: they are to make disciples of all the nations (Matthew 28:16-20 )
Jacob - Life had to include wrestling with God and assuming Responsibility as the heir of God's promises to Abraham (Genesis 28:10-22 )
Conscience - The feeling of Responsibility suggests the question, to Whom? Being under government, we feel after the Ruler if haply we may find Him
Amos - In that direct vision of Jehovah, Amos learned the truths which he was the first to proclaim to the world: that Jehovah was the God of the whole earth; that the nations were in His keeping; that justice and righteousness were His great demands; that privilege, if it meant opportunity, meant likewise Responsibility and liability to the doom of those who have seen and have not believed
Timothy, Epistles to - (It is not here the coming of the Lord for His own, but His appearing and kingdom that are spoken of, in view of the Responsibility of the saints
Predestination - Free agency is not annulled; on the contrary, human freedom and Responsibility are everywhere insisted on
Grace - Of course, the book does not speak of God's favor at all, but Esther's humility in seeking the favor of the king has always been understood as a pointer toward human Responsibility to humbly accept the grace of God. "...
Interestingly, Paul sometimes mentions the gift of grace from God using alongside it language that speaks of human Responsibility
Man - Here, as in the well-known saying quoted by both Jeremiah (Jeremiah 31:29) and Ezekiel (Ezekiel 18:2)-‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge’-it is not the biological succession of individuals that is in view, but the far-reaching conception of ‘corporate Responsibility,’ as the protest of those two prophets makes evident enough. Paul recognizes to the full the individual freedom and Responsibility of its individual members, who followed in the footsteps of Adam
Animals - This sense of Responsibility for the welfare of animals is summed up in Proverbs 12:10 : "A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal
Lord - Thus the Greeks felt no personal Responsibility before the gods
Kings, 1 And 2 - Most of the Responsibility for the sins of Israel is placed on Jeroboam, the first king of Israel (2 Kings 17:21-23 ; see 1 Kings 15:30 )
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The awareness in Judaism and early Christianity of the Responsibility to show mercy is evident in the practice of almsgiving (eleemosyne [ Matthew 6:2-4 ), but in Luke's writings especially it is cited as an example of true spirituality
Proverbs, Theology of - Although the book is addressed to "sons" who would take Responsibility for the home, daughters are not excluded
Person, Personhood - While individual value, worth, and Responsibility are recognized in the Old Testament, there is no tendency to the rugged individualism of Western culture
Messiah - These human beings were given authority, ability, and Responsibility to mirror, represent, and serve the sovereign Creator and King of the entire created cosmos
Invitation - Those who refuse or neglect a social invitation may be incurring a grave Responsibility; but they can do so if they choose
Hardening - They take for granted that Responsibility which the conscience, unless corrupted by sophistry, regards as the prerogative of every human being
Holy Day - The reference here to the observance of ‘days’ is connected with the question of the Responsibility of the strong for the conscience of the weak (Romans 14:1)
Pharisees (2) - Two important views grew out of this theology: one was the doctrine of middle beings between God and man—good and evil spirits, angels, especially the Memra or mediating Word of God, and the Holy Spirit; the other was a personal conception of God, which appeared in belief in individual immortality and personal resurrection as involved in Responsibility to God and hope of entrance into the Messianic Kingdom. In this expectation, the nature of the Messiah also took a more universal, and at the same time more personal character, corresponding somewhat to the growing sense of personal Responsibility in religion among the Jews
Scripture, Unity And Diversity of - How do you resolve the dilemma of the divine will and human Responsibility? The "problem of evil" question"If God is ultimate good, and God has ultimate power, then how can he allow evil to exist?"challenges each new generation of Christian theologians
Discipline - While God generally administers discipline to the nation, the community through its leaders is charged with the Responsibility to administer the legal code for individuals
Retribution (2) - The doctrine of personal Responsibility is indeed fundamental to Christianity, and it is necessary to refer to only a few typical passages: Parables (Matthew 13:24; Matthew 18:23; Matthew 22:2; Matthew 22:25, Luke 12:16; Luke 12:16), Rewards (Matthew 19:28, Luke 14:14), Punishments (Matthew 5:26; Matthew 10:28; Matthew 12:36, Mark 9:42; Mark 14:21, John 5:29)
Election - Start from the Divine side, and the work of salvation is all of grace; start from the human side, there is Responsibility and choice
Sacrifice And Offering - As the temple and priest of God, the believer now has the Responsibility for offering acceptable spiritual sacrifices
Galatians, Theology of - A comparison of this verse with 6:15 and 1 Corinthians 7:19 suggests that, in Paul's theology, the principle of a working faith corresponds to the concept of the "new creation" and to the Responsibility of "keeping the commadments of God
Church - Paul used the imagery of the human body to illustrate this unique feature of the church's life, stressing that every Christian has a necessary function and a Responsibility to function with an awareness of his or her share in the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-31 )
Nation (2) - But though his partisans were hand and glove with the Pharisees in their hostility to Jesus (Mark 3:6; Mark 12:13), and though we learn from Luke that he associated himself with the condemnation of Jesus, he was not ready to take that awful Responsibility upon himself (Luke 23:7-12)
Authority of Christ - Nothing is less like Jesus than to do violence to anyone’s liberty, or to invade the sacredness of conscience and of personal Responsibility; but the broad fact is unquestionable, that without coercing others Jesus dominated them, without breaking their wills He imposed His own will upon them, and became for them a supreme moral authority to which they submitted absolutely, and by which they were inspired. That repentance is an essential condition of entering into the Kingdom of God, and that there is no Responsibility so heavy as that of those who will not repent even when Jesus calls, are truths which are not affected though the Book of Jonah is read as an allegory or a poem; that the fundamental thing in the person of Jesus is not His relation to David (which He shared with others) but His relation to God (which belonged to Him alone), is a truth which is not affected though the 110th Psalm is ascribed to the Maccabaean period
Cyprianus (1) Thascius Caecilius - It already exhibits Cyprian not as a spiritual analyst or subtle theologian, but irrefragable in his appeals to the distinctly New Life which has appeared in the world, amid the contemporary degradations—the repudiation of the Responsibility of wealth, the disruption of the client-bond, the aspect of the criminal classes, the pauperization of the mass, and the systematic corruption by theatre and arena. ...
The stress laid on the Responsibility of the laity is very great
Covenant - The people accepted this Responsibility in a solemn ceremony in which covenant law was read from the “book of the covenant” and “the blood of the covenant” was sprinkled on the altar and on the people (Exodus 24:3-8 )
Baptize, Baptism - In such far-ranging thoughts Peter extends the meaning of baptism to include a promise of social Responsibility, and assured support and protection, now, in face of evils that threaten new converts, and ultimate victory
Reality - The distress and suffering that are in the world (Matthew 4:23; Matthew 12:15), the mysteries of Providence (Luke 13:1-4, John 9:3), the value and needs of the soul (Matthew 16:26-27, Luke 12:20-21), the curse of sin (Matthew 18:8-9, Luke 13:3, John 8:24), the certainty of retribution (Matthew 18:6; Matthew 23:33, Mark 9:43-48), the necessity of spiritual renewal (Luke 9:54-56 John 3:3-7), the burden of Responsibility (1618837083_78; Matthew 23:14, Luke 10:13-16), the imperative obligations of duty (John 9:4), the supreme authority of God (Luke 7:44-488 John 4:34; John 10:29),—on all these Jesus kept His eye fixed with an intensity of vision and purpose that was never relaxed from the beginning to the end of His career
Woe - has πλὴν οὐαί, bringing out with emphasis the Responsibility of Judas, who was free to act, notwithstanding the τὸ ὡρισμένον
Woman - However, she is urged to use her Responsibility as well as her freedom to find her place in the body of Christ
Occupations And Professions in the Bible - The exact Responsibility of each official is difficult to determine as a look at different translations will show
Hebrews, Theology of - God's unconditional acceptance of us by virtue of the priestly achievement of Jesus has been the primary point of contact for the author throughout the epistle in seeking to motivate the readers to accept their high privilege and Responsibility of persevering to the end
Aaron - So, casting the Responsibility on them, easy and too ready to yield to pressure from outside, and forgetting the precept, "thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil" (Exodus 23:2), he melted, or permitted their gold to be melted in a furnace, and "fashioned it with a graving tool into a calf
Matthias the Successor to Judas Iscariot - But Peter and his colleagues, with a great sense of Responsibility, had prepared a short leet of two quite outstanding and distinguished men; Joseph, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias
Greece, Religion And Society of - It was the family's Responsibility to care for orphans, especially young girls
Music, Instruments, Dancing - The return from Exile and reestablishment of the Temple saw the descendants of the original Levitical musicians (compare...
Ezra 2:40-41 ) reassume Responsibility for liturgical music
Ethics - The admonition to honor parents was to be no excuse to claim no Responsibility to help the poor, the orphan, and the widow ( Leviticus 25:35 ; Deuteronomy 15:7-11 ; Job 29:12-16 ; Job 31:16-22 ; Isaiah 58:1 ; Amos 4:1-2 ; Amos 5:12 )
Exodus, Theology of - Deliverance leads to Responsibility on the part of God's people (chaps
Will - This does not, however, destroy the Responsibility of the sinner (Romans 1:24; Romans 1:26; Romans 2:1; Romans 2:5-6, and Acts 28:25 ff
Woman - ) implies the comparatively independent membership and Responsibility of women within the Christian community
Bible, Theology of - Human Responsibility to God is grounded in the religious truth that humans come from God's creative hand
Homosexuality - In order to exercise Responsibility in relation to such an offer it is essential for believers to take seriously both the construction of full humanity as the Scriptures describe it, and deviations from that full humanity as the Scriptures warn against them
Leviticus, Theology of - The family of Aaronic priests, however, had charge of the tabernacle and, therefore, the Responsibility to make sure that neither they nor the people (individually or as a whole) violated the holiness and purity of the tabernacle emphasized in chapters 1-16
Paul the Apostle - But Paul bore the brunt of the Responsibility of announcing the new wrinkle in the work God was bringing to pass
Coming to Christ - But it is obvious that this involves neither compulsion on the one hand nor lessening of human Responsibility on the other
Will of God - It is also incorrect to say that we should expect God to reveal his will always in a specific "yes" or "no" through internal prompting or external signs, or to think that the reality of God's will relieves us of the Responsibility of decision making
Friendship - Friendship ceases to be a luxury and becomes a Responsibility
Peter, Second Epistle of - They satisfied their own avarice and lust, and scoffed at moral Responsibility, teaching, it would appear, that there is no resurrection of the body or judgment to come, by playing upon the deferred Christian hope of the Return of the Lord
Sidonius Apollinaris, Saint - He shrank from no duty, personal trouble, or Responsibility, and in times of extreme difficulty shewed courage, prudence, and discretion
Church, the - Her Responsibility during the betrothal period is to be faithful to him (2 Corinthians 11:2 ; Ephesians 5:24 )
Abortion - ...
Attempts to articulate precisely the way in which humankind reflects God's image have yielded a bewildering array of proposals, keying on human qualities such as reason, volition, moral Responsibility, sexual duality (Genesis 1:27 b), physical form, and capacity to govern (Genesis 1:28 ) or enter into relationships (Genesis 1:26 ; 2:18 )
Ethics - Job does emphasize Responsibility to God, and his self-defense (chap
Immorality, Sexual - In consequence the woman has to bear equal Responsibility for adultery
Leadership - Finally, it was their Responsibility to instruct the laity in the distinction between holy and profane, clean and unclean (Leviticus 10:10-11 )
Justification - What Protestant thought clumsily encloses within two notions, ‘justification’ and ‘imputation,’|| Elect, Election - It is true that His words are in perfect harmony with the Baptist’s scornful warning against that foolish pride of birth which leaves out of sight the Responsibility involved by privilege (cf
Individual - The standard of its teaching is personal Responsibility, and that ultimately sets a man alone as an individual with his God
Evolution (Christ And) - Such a philosophy rules out all recognition of the Divine Personality, of the possible independence of mind over matter, of the ethical Responsibility and free spiritual activity of man, and of his capacity for immortal life
Israel, History of - He was particularly concerned that Israel recognize her covenantal Responsibility before God (Amos 3:1-2 )
Timothy, First And Second, Theology of - Even when dealing with this doctrine, Paul stresses more human Responsibility with regard to it rather than the Spirit's
Sanhedrin (2) - In general, it may be said that under the procurators the Sanhedrin exercised such authority as was not either within the competence of local councils or reserved by the Romans, and that, while it had considerable powers of police administration and in the levying of taxes, and a certain Responsibility for the maintenance of order, its main function was that of a supreme judicial tribunal
Prayer - If the latter is the case (as the majority think), then why ask God to do for us what should be our duty? It is certainly not to escape our Responsibility for action, but to enter into this human-divine partnership in which we offer ourselves at God's disposal, expecting and seeking him to be at work to make our efforts effective
Offerings, the - ...
The various kinds and the sex of the animals presented in the sin offerings are proportioned to the measure of Responsibility in Leviticus 4 , and to the offerer's ability in Leviticus 5
Death of Christ - In this preaching the human Responsibility for the death of Christ is laid at the door of the Jews who handed him over to be crucified and of Pilate who condemned him to death, but it is also made clear that it was in fulfillment of the purpose of God expressed in the Scriptures (3:18)
Marriage - In addition to the cases already quoted, we may add the closeness of maternal as compared with paternal relationships, evidenced in bars of marriage (see below, § 3), and the special Responsibility of the maternal uncle or brother ( Genesis 24:29 ; Genesis 34:25 , 2 Samuel 13:22 )
Conscience - He taught that the exercise of Christian liberty must be Limited by regard for another’s conscience (1 Corinthians 10:29), and that even when that conscience is weak, it must not be wounded or bewildered or defiled (1 Corinthians 8:7; 1 Corinthians 8:10; 1 Corinthians 8:12) lest the other’s sense of moral Responsibility should thereby be impaired
Character - The relations of parent and children, of master and servant, were likewise dignified by being seen sub specie aeternitatis (Colossians 3:20-25; 1618837083_1), and in the remembrance that for Responsibility we must give account (Luke 12:45-48)
Fall (2) - This latter, however, is not to be held in any sense as personal participation in or Responsibility for Adam’s offence, though it is the transmitted effect of it (see below)
Atonement - All the world has gone astray from God, and the connexion in which each individual stands with his family, nation, and race entails on him a corporate as well as an individual Responsibility
Childhood - When a boy became bar-mizvah, there was a lightening of the paternal Responsibility regarding him, and a sense of relief surely found expression in the benediction pronounced by the father on that occasion—‘Blessed be He for having freed me from this punishment
Anger (2) - ...
An instinct, however, when we come into the world of freedom and Responsibility, always needs education; and the radical character of the education required by the instinct of anger is apparent from the fact that the first thought of almost all men is that anger is a vice
Esther - Western Christendom, and England especially, is Esther with her opportunity and her Responsibility over again, and the voice of warning by whomsoever spoken is the summons of Mordecai to Esther over again
Priest - Of himself the individual has to give account, and no artificial system of mediation prevents him from standing in personal and incommunicable Responsibility before God
Biblical Theology - ...
Abraham's descendants (Isaac, Jacob) bear the Responsibility of the covenant God made with their father, but they seldom rise to his level of integrity in seeking the Lord
Romans Epistle to the - ...
As to his supposed Responsibility for the omission of the reference to Rome, Lake points out that it is clear from the recently discovered Marcionite prologues that he did in fact describe the Epistle as ‘to the Romans’ in the usual way
Religion (2) - ...
(4) Christ has made religion individual in its Responsibility, because He is the Lord of all
Roman Empire - This fact determined the Roman people-for the Senate hesitated greatly, knowing, the Responsibility this fresh step would entail-to give the support the Mamertini sought
Turning - But what we have to notice here is that, as distinguished from regeneration, conversion at all events is always represented as a work and a duty the full Responsibility for which is laid upon man
God - The world only gradually acquired the knowledge of God which we now possess; and it is therefore a gross mistake to look for our ideas and standards of Responsibility in the early ages of mankind
Second Coming of Christ - What is stressed is that worldly people will be carrying on their usual manner of life without regard to their Responsibility to God and without realizing their accountability right up to the time of Jesus' second coming
God - ...
While the Torah was the broad revelation of God's will and Israel's Responsibility toward God, God put his signature on the Torah in a more formal arrangement called a covenant (berit [8])
Hebrews Epistle to the - As the glories of the heavenly Sion eclipse the terrors of Sinai, so is our Responsibility greater than that of Israel of old
Hermas Shepherd of - From the first Vision, with its revelation of the sinfulness of sins of thought, and of neglect of Responsibility for others, to the last Parable, where the greatness of the Shepherd, the supernatural Being ‘to whom alone in the whole world hath authority over repentance been assigned’ (Sim
Boyhood - The Responsibility remained with the parents
Work - Human beings have the Responsibility and privilege of virtually replicating the works of God
Announcements of Death - Luke (Luke 9:45), in fact, says that it was concealed from them, thus raising a problem of God’s purpose and their Responsibility
Offering - The Levites actually lived in various parts of Israel, and they were the welfare Responsibility of the Israelites among whom they lived
Personality - The second temptation was resisted on the ground that man has the Responsibility of cherishing his life and using it wisely, as the vehicle of a God-given personality
Romans, Epistle to the - We must not surrender the principle of individual Responsibility
Text of the Gospels - Hort, and will in this article be cited under his name, though the two editors accept joint Responsibility for it
Trial-at-Law - In the last case the witnesses cast the first stones, the rest of the people carrying through the execution, and thus sharing Responsibility for the act of justice (Deuteronomy 17:7)
Revelation (2) - Creation involves Responsibility for the creature, and thus there is a probability that He who made the world will continue to guide it
Gospels (Apocryphal) - A close sympathy with the true ethical spirit of Christianity is, however, noticeable in the Gospel according to the Hebrews, in which stress is laid on acts of mercy and brotherly kindness; and in the ‘Traditions of Matthias’ mentioned by Clement of Alexandria, and possibly identical with the Gnostic Gospel of Matthias, the doctrine of Christian Responsibility for others’ welfare, in its most stringent form, is very forcibly put: ‘If the neighbour of an elect person sins, the elect has sinned; for if he had lived according to the counsels of the Word, his neighbour would have so esteemed his manner of life that he would have kept free from sin
Materialism - But our common sense informs us, that as far as our understanding and our moral Responsibility are involved, we are the same individual beings that we ever were
Victorinus Afer - Thus the common view of sin and Responsibility and the origin of evil in the corrupt choice of the free will is emphasized several times (e
Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria - Ischyras, on recovering, attached himself to the Meletians, who, resolving to use him as a tool, made him declare that Macarius had found him in church "offering the oblations," had thrown down the holy table, broken the chalice, and burnt the church books; of which sacrilege Athanasius was to share the Responsibility
Hermas, Known as the Shepherd - would be entitled to hold such a persuasion, and if the book of Hermas was accepted as inspired, the writer cannot be acquitted of the Responsibility of having foreseen and intended this result
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - Chrysostom's awful sense of the weight and Responsibility of the priestly office, which breathes in every line of his treatise de Sacerdotio, and of his own unfitness, made him tremble at the idea of ordination
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - When the reader came to the failure of Flavian's attempt to get Eusebius a hearing, Dioscorus threw the Responsibility on Elpidius; so did Juvenal