How I balance theological wisdom, psychological guidelines, and my personal belief system is having the ability or aptitude to discern and to judge what is morally right. The information I gain from theological wisdom which entails "Christian theology wisdom" supports my own methodology and belief system. In regards to the psychological guidelines, I am compliant with the rules and regulations and ask the Holy Spirit for assistance if needed. Thus, this is how I find balance within theological wisdom, psychological guidelines, and my personal belief system. I learned that theological wisdom is gained from God, the Almighty and it is depicted as an aspect of God.
(Web Bible Encyclopedia) Likewise, biblical inspiration is the doctrine in Christian theology that credits the authors and editors of the Bible as ordained or influenced by God thus rendering their writings the word of God. When we speak of the Bible as inspired, we are simply acknowledging God divine influence on the human authors of the Scriptures. As members of the faith community,
To combine culture it means you are combining science as well. To combine Christianity and evolution together is showing the works of God through science. Science is His creations and is being displayed as His works. Science is what helps proves that God is there by discovering new things God has created. “A scientific discovery is also a religious discovery.
As Paul educated his devotees, God had assigned to each of His creature numerous favors and actions of reliance (Rom. 12:3-8;1 Cor. 12). Therefore, even if one remained devout to the Lord, there would be verdicts of divergent consequences in all ministries. The Discipleship of Apostle Paul was to establish the biblical doctrines that administered his ministry and pursued to spread over to the lives of ordinary humans with whatever favors and prayers God may had bestowed one.
As stated, God has created all of nature and thus His truth should be able to be found through it. Because of this, Christians should also understand that knowledge gained from nature can be true even if it is not outlined in the Bible. As a sinful people discerning God’s truth from nature, it is necessary for there to be a lot of wisdom and self-reflection on the Christian’s part. In understanding psychology and theology, we as Christians must first understand intellectual humility. Entwistle said this about intellectual humility, “Humility as an intellectual virtue involves our recognition of our intellectual abilities and liabilities.
I love the Bible Dictionary’s definition of repentance, it says that repentance is a translation of a Greek word that means a change of mind, a fresh view about God, about oneself, and about the world. I think this definition has everything to do with the two questions about how do the arts help us and what we need to do to better pursue beauty in our lives. The answer is repentance. We can know what to change, or what is not beautiful, through the Holy Ghost (2 Nephi 32:5). As we do so we will come closer to Christ and better recognize the love and mercy of God through the beauty of the
Christianity explains salvation as redemption by God’s grace through faith from unrighteousness and sins to Cleanliness, also known as Salvation. The Bible explores salvation in different perspectives including reconciliation, redemption, ransom, forgiveness, and justification. Even though the Bible is a unitary book, the new and the old testaments present salvation in different aspects. However, the different aspects are complementary. In fact, the Old Testament presents many prophesies about salvation that was fulfilled in the New Testament (Kärkkäinen 87).
The Catholic faith tradition believes, as it has since the early Church, that God is the ultimate happiness of human beings. Resultingly, our purpose is to reach the beatific vision of God, seeing God as he truly is, which is the source of perfect happiness. Saint Thomas Aquinas was concerned with fitting this teaching of the Church into his sweeping theological and philosophical system of scholasticism. In his Summa Theologica, he defends the idea that vision of God is our sole and supreme end, or purpose, and he clarifies several objections and confusions about the belief. Additionally, Aquinas connects that belief with another one of his arguments in the Summa Theologica: our inability to know the “essence” of God by natural reason, instead
In “Robinson Crusoe”, Daniel Defoe uses biblical allegories and allusions, as well as the titular character’s constantly changing devotion to God to show his view that belief in a higher power leads to success. Through supporting characters and their differing beliefs, Defoe expands upon this idea to claim that religious belief of any kind, not just Crusoe’s Christianity, is beneficial. In the very beginning of the novel, through a fictional editor’s preface, Defoe tells the reader directly that the story is to be used for “the Instruction of others by this Example, and to justify and honour the Wisdom of Providence” (Defoe 3). This alerts the reader right from the start to the religious themes and morals included in the rest of the book. Immediately afterward, and now from Crusoe’s own perspective, Defoe likens Crusoe to the prodigal son, through description and direct reference.
The word beatitude comes from the Latin word beatus, meaning “happy, fortunate.” The blessings that God bestows on the repentant believer are in relation to the believer’s spiritual, ethical, moral and righteous life. That is not to say that the believer must earn the blessings; however, the blessings result from rightly living. The beatitudes are an extension of Jesus’ proclamation in Matthew 4:17 (NRSV), “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Jesus is telling His disciples that, not only are they to live righteous lives, but that all believers must live righteous lives as well. He speaks as One with authority; as Matthew noted in verse 23, Jesus taught in the synagogues. He was called Rabbi, Lord, Master, Teacher, and other names assigned to someone with authority.
To properly understand Luther’s theology it is helpful to consider the variety of imagery Luther uses to explain how he views God’s work upon the Christian. This is to say that for Luther, God through the Word, works within the Christian’s heart shaping and forming the individual into a new creature. For Luther, this is not just something that happens once, but is a continual process that “endures until death” Luther often speaks about the works of God or the works of God’s hands upon the faithful. To express the extent of this work and the object of God’s work, Luther uses various metaphors. Luther will often liken God to a potter or a carpenter, and as such like the faithful to God’s workmanship, clay, or lumber, in which God produces “the dear holy cross.” All of this, as Luther suggests, is a product of the Gospel, “Here He hews and works on us, planes and saws, that He may put to death the old man in us together with his learning, wisdom, and righteousness, and all his vices, thus making us perfect, His new creation.” This is to say that for Luther, faith
There is a lot of empirical support for cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating a variety of disorders. CBT continues to adapt, and recently great success has been found by adding elements of mindfulness and acceptance in the theoretical framework (Tan, 2007). These components have spiritual roots, and are in line with the Scriptures, and therefor allow integration depending on the clients religious beliefs. CBT can be adapted to the client’s faith, and this article specifically focuses on Christian integration using prayer and scripture (Tan, 2007). In all areas of counseling it is important to practice in an effective and ethical way, this is especially true with spiritual integration, because without client consent and ethical motive
Worldview Worldview is how we view the world, things and beliefs around us through seeing, hearing. It helps us to answers questions about the makeup of the world and not to make assumptions or have the wrong interpretation to the explanations we are seeking. And finally worldview shows plays active part in our daily lives whether we believe it or not through resources such as television, education, magazines, science, government and other supporting materials. The Question of Origin – From a Christian worldview life begin by an all-powerful and magnificent being God (Genesis 1:1). God then brought for the creation of the heavens and earth along with the light, darkness, evening and morning to be dressed upon the earth.
In both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, God has stated His laws and commandments along with the consequences of participation. Therefore, I do not think scripture forbids participation in controversial research activities like stem cell or embryo research, assisted suicide, abortion, or assisted reproduction. God allows man to have free will yet as Christians we are to live, practice, and make decisions regarding participation in accordance to protecting our Christian
Smith presents an excellent reminder to preachers that their duty must be to respect God’s word and unite it with his assembly. The preacher must let the scripture characterize the doctrine and express it in a manner that influences the hearer. Doctrine eventually must inspire our living. Smith provides a lot of examples of this within and even concludes the book with two example sermons that puts what he framed in the rest of the book to practice. The preacher has to be an exegetical escort guiding his people into the proximity of God.