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Running head: ARGMENTATIVE ESSAY1Defend What Christians Should Mean by 1Timothy 2:3-4Chrisandra Prince-MunroeSaint Leo UniversityREL – 210rs, SUM II – 2019Professor R. Rivers
ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY2The foundation of the Christian faith though salvation is Jesus Christ. As evolution or any other scientific discoveries are tested, religion is no exception. There is numerous interpretation of the Bible and different faith from the beginning of time therefore, salvation and the existence of Christ are no different. The argument God desires that all person be saved derived from the scripture 1Timothy 2:3-4, “This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.” Someone once said, “Salvation was never intended to be a gift we receive and store on a shelf. Rather, it should be the key that opens the Pandora box of our lives; freeing us to do and be all that God intended for us, that we should permeate the entirety of creation and forever transform it.” This argumentative assignment will look at two theologians and their different stands concerning the salvation of all mankind. When I read that passage of scripture, I understand it as things that we do in the sake of God is good to him. Furthermore, we strive to be like him and seek the knowledge from him in the first place, therefore we are also encouraged by the spirit to seek the truth and have faith in him and his word.The two theologians that will be discussed in this argument are St. Augustine of Hippo and Origen of Alexandria. Both theologians are well known and important in their time, one from the Greek background and the other from a Latin background. St. Augustine of Hippo is said to be the greatest Christian theologian of the church, he’s labeled the “Doctor of the Church”by Roman Catholics and Anglicans and is considered the “Father” of the protestant reformation by many. Origen of Alexandria was one of the earliest and said to be the most important Christian scholars. His works includes materials on theology, biblical interpretation and textual criticism.