Can I ‘Name It and Claim It’?
In John 15:7, Jesus tells his followers, “Ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” According to one book, Christians should boldly name and claim “whatever you wish.” Is this a theologically sound worldview, and how should we understand Jesus’ promise?
When His Words Abide
“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you,” Jesus says in John 15:7, “ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” In other words, his words must abide in us and govern how we pray.
God Has a Sovereign Plan
Prayer bears fruit, according to John 15:7-8, and we are called to bear fruit in evangelism. In Gethsemane, Jesus prayed, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”
At the Appointed Time
In Romans 10, Paul prays for his kinsmen: “A partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.” (Romans 11:25). John 5:14u201315: “If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
Keep on Asking
“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God,” William Carey says. “We are meant to move the mountains God wants moved,” Jon Bloom says. Keep asking, keep trusting that he is at work in you, whether you can see it or not.
What are examples of heresy?
A Catholic who claims that God does not exist is an example of heresy. (religion) A doctrine held by a member of a religion that differs from established religious beliefs, particularly dissension from Roman Catholic dogma. Any opinion (in philosophy, politics, or other fields) that is contrary to official or established views or doctrines.
What does heresies mean spiritually?
Heresy is a theological doctrine or system that has been rejected as false by ecclesiastical authority; however, once adopted by Christianity, the term heresy began to convey a note of disapproval; the term has also been used by Jews, though they have not been as harsh in their punishment of heretics as Christians have been.
What is the sin of heresy?
Formal heresy is defined as “a baptized member of the Catholic Church’s willful and persistent adherence to an error in matters of faith,” and it is a grave sin that leads to ipso facto excommunication.
What does the Bible say about asking God for things?
7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you: 8 For everyone who asks receives; and everyone who seeks will find; and everyone who knocks will be opened.
What are the 4 heresies?
The Christian church faced many heresies in its early centuries, including docetism, Montanism, adoptionism, Sabellianism, Arianism, Pelagianism, and gnosticism, to name a few.
What are the 6 heresies?
Baptism, confirmation, communion, penance, marriage, holy orders, and anointing the sick (also known as last rites) were all sacraments during the Middle Ages.
What is the difference between heresy and blasphemy?
Blasphemy shares some characteristics with heresy in Christianity, but differs in that heresy involves holding a belief that is contrary to the orthodox one. Blasphemy has been regarded as a sin by moral theologians in the Christian religion; St. Thomas Aquinas described it as a sin against faith.
What are heretical beliefs?
A heretic is a proponent of heresy in Christianity, Judaism, or Islam. Heresy is defined as any belief or theory that is strongly at odds with established beliefs or customs, particularly the accepted beliefs of a church or religious organization.
What does the Bible call heresy?
In Christianity, heresy refers to the formal denial or doubt of a core doctrine of the Christian faith as defined by one or more Christian churches; in the East, the term “heresy” is more amorphous, and can refer to anything that goes against Church tradition.
How many heresies are there?
The following are eight heresies, ranging from sects that see Jesus Christ as purely divine to sects that see him as purely human. Sabellianism: Sabellianism is sometimes referred to as modalistic monarchianism, and it is named after its founder Sabellius (fl. 2nd century).
How do you ask God for something you really want?
God can answer vague prayers, but being specific creates a stronger bond between you and Him. Tell God what you want or need and ask Him to provide it for you.
What does God want us to ask for?
Jesus paved the way for us to come boldly to our Father and ask for healing, provision, that job you’ve been looking for, peace, freedom from addiction, joy, or anything else; He wants to lend us His hand and walk with us through our circumstances, bringing us peace and joy.
How do I ask God for a miracle?
Pray with precision.
- As part of your prayer, repeat simple and direct phrases. For example, repeat the Catholic “Miracle Prayer,” which goes like this: “Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me.”