“The purpose of the Sacraments is to sanctify men, to build up the Body of Christ and finally to give worship to God. Because they are signs they also instruct.” St Augustine of Hippo showed the validity of the minister and how he communicates to the community. He linked validity to the action by and for the community, rather than the goodness or acceptability of the leader. His reason was: Sacraments are actions of Christ Himself in the Church, so that they have the authority and authenticity of Christ, not of the presider.” There were Councils which discussed deeply about Sacraments. The Councils made clear all issues concerning the celebration of the sacraments and they taught that some of the Sacraments cannot be repeated because they imprint the permanent mark on the soul.
Until someone is in the word of God and is coming to know Him, they are blinded, all they know is the love in which the world believes is true. 1 John 4:7 says “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God” (The Holy Bible). The true love of God is something that can only be found in fully knowing God Himself. Knowing God means knowing His love: His perfect, divine, and evident love, as pictured in 1 John. As we learn of God, we learn of His love and His love becomes known to us that we may love God and man like God loves us.
Being public and doing Public Theology is thus vital because it is obedient and a living witness to the goodness and loving-kindness of our Lord who became flesh for us and for our salvation. Conclusion: Christian faith is very personal but not private. It is both individual and communal. It transforms both human beings and humanly created structures and systems (culture is a man-made system). I think it is very important that a Christian should first read his/her culture in the light of the Bible.
This means that Scripture gives us everything that we need in order to be obedient to God. It teaches us truths about God, salvation, and everything of eternal significance. DeYoung claims that one reason this doctrine is so important is because Jesus is often identified as the Logos or Word (John 1). God speaks though Jesus because he is “God’s full and final revelation of himself (50).” This is a truth that is deeply woven into Scripture and shows us the importance of Scripture in pointing man to God. The doctrine of sufficiency also means that no one should take away or add to scripture.
Throughout Scriptures this has been commanded and to be practiced. Let go of hurts, abandon grudges and forgive others, forgive like God forgave you and not like how man never forgets and forgives. Let’s see how God forgives. Forgiving like God -The Prodigal son - Luke15:18-20. The parable of the Prodigal son is well known among Christians.
It removes original sin that was imprinted on our soul from Adam and Eve, and removes the sins we commit. Baptism gives us remission of our sins that we commit both here on earth, and in purgatory. We are granted the gift of sanctifying grace from grace, and allowed to participate in the other sacraments to grow our grace. Finally, not only do we become part of the Catholic Church, but a part of Christ (The Sacrament). As a baptized Catholic, our call is to invite others into the Catholic Church and to preach God’s word.
How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
A biblical worldview is the lens we use to trust the word of God and how we apply it to everyday life. Our worldview is something we deem true and valuable. Hence, by applying God 's all-knowing truth and wisdom, we allow it to be the groundwork of everything we think, say, and do. Biblical Worldview According to Graham, the Bible sets the tone for a Christian worldview and unseals the eyes of sinful people so that they can recognize God and reality from a truthful outlook (Graham, 2009, p. 12). The components of a biblical worldview are shown through the Bible, as Genesis 1:1 states, "God is the creator of the world and rules this universe!"
On these two commandments hang all the law.” (Matthew 22:36-40) The want to follow Gods commandments is within a sense of Holiness. Love and holiness cannot exist without one another. If we are to be holy, then we are to follow God’s footsteps in love. If we are to love properly, we are following the example of Holiness Jesus left with us. With these first two commandments, God has laid down a tutorial on how to love and be holy.
The record of this revelation is given by God to man for His edification, guidance, and blessings. The Bible contains great wisdom and truth, and it has been verified throughout history as being flawlessly accurate. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. ( John 17:17) Inspiration 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Tim.