We need to love God with all our heart and all our soul, so we have a responsibility to guard our souls, because even though we gain the whole world, we can still lose our soul. It is written in the book of 1Peter ch2 v25 (NLT) Once you were like sheep who wandered away. But now you have turned to your Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls. If we feel that our souls are lost, we need to lean towards Jesus Christ who
In terms of the second part God commands these actions because they are right, this statement places morality separate from God, there is an independent standard of moral right and wrong that undermine the omnipotence and Omni benevolence of God (Leibniz, 1951). This point is also a response to the objection of the divine command theory, in making morality and God independent we ignore the greatness of God, who as the creator has the right to command and we are obligated to obey His commands (Rachels,
26). However, it accepts that justice must be the norm of the state so that each person has his share of the community’s goods through subsidiarity (Pope Benedict XVI, 2005, p. 26). The Church's Catholic social teaching offers a set of approaches to charity that are valid within and outside Church (Pope Benedict XVI, 2005, p. 27). Love (or Caritas), "will always prove necessary, even in the most just society" (Pope Benedict XVI, 2005, p. 28). There is no order that the state could enforce which would eliminate need for love and service of love.
As they cannot afford to fail, then all measure to succeed are open and equally justified. If that means to police each other or to execute someone for the crime that they did. Working towards a common goal. And a common goal that they have the determination to achieve because failing means being the subject and reason for shame and embarrassment across the world for all Christians and even more, the all-powerful and unforgiving wrath of God himself. Therefore the sermon given by John Winthrop is very powerful in the creation of the Massachusetts colony and provides the determination needed for it to succeed along with details on how to live and serve god the right way.
According to the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the exclusion of females from ordination is based upon the Church’s tenacity to remain “faithful to its constant tradition” and devoted to Christ’s will, that “Only a baptized man validly receives sacred ordination” (CCC: 1577). By allowing women to be ordained, the Church perceives that the “sacramental nature” of the priesthood would be undermined and go against the ordinance of Christ. The leaders of the Catholic Church in recent times are concur with this view. In 1994, Pope Paul ll declared in his letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis that “the Church has no authority to confer priestly ordination on woman” with Pope Paul Vl then asserting that such judgment is not based upon the Church’s own penal regulation, but is “in accordance with God’s plan for his Church.” Pope John Paul ll affirms that priesthood is a special role set out by Jesus when he chose his 12 Apostles only from among men (Mk 3:13-14). Furthermore the Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the priests are appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God” (CCC 1539).
The concept of love to God and man is associated with selfless behavior and universal acceptance. However, at all times there have been enough fundamentalist movements in Christianity to show discrepancy between Christian principles and actual social behavior of some of its followers. The goal of our work is to determine inner personal features that correlate with religious fanaticism
However, he added a whole new dimension to his concept of justice because of his Christianity and devotion of God. St. Augustine firmly believed that only Christians, which worshipped God, can exercise true justice through the submission to
In the Catholic faith, life is sacred, and should be treated as such. Every life is equal in the eyes of God, and justice must be brought to those who are taken advantage of. People whom may be vulnerable to this practice need to be protected, as no one should have to suffer such exploitation. Furthermore, with the dignity of the human person, comes the fact that God gave each and every one of us free will. God never forces anything upon us, instead we are on our own in making decisions for ourselves.
He admits that there is sin and wrongdoings in each and every person’s lives and prays that the Lord will restore his heart to a holy and righteous state. This process of being continually renewed to a state of righteousness and pure heart is often referred to as sanctification. This was controversial at this time because of the new interpretation that Calvin had of scripture. Thus, sanctification was one of the things that Calvin and Roman Catholicism disagreed
“The Allies model is premised on the belief that God’s truths are revealed in the book of God’s Word (Scripture) and the book of God’s Works (creation)” (Entwistle, 2015). As Christians, our main source of knowledge should be from God. At the same time it is also important to understand that God is the author of both nature and scripture. In accordance with this, John 1:3 says, “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (Holy Bible, NIV). As stated, God has created all of nature and thus His truth should be able to be found through it.