5:23). The church is referred to as The Body of Christ on many accounts, If it is mentioned more than once then it is crucial to understanding relationship with unity is vital. Jesus was born into the world taking a physical body that was prepared for Him (Hebrews. 10:5) and expressed the love of God boldly by dying for the sins of man so they may be free. In relation, Jesus is now seen and is working through those He has redeemed in other words, the Church.
It gives the society something to go by. It provides them with an idea of what to tolerate, what no to. How they should govern themselves and why it’s important that they succeed. The puritans wanted a society where everyone’s main goal was to worship and focus their lives on the word of god. They wanted to become the blessed one and be the role model for how to worship god the right way.
This is a view that begins with a God who embraces those outside of himself, who planned a redemption that centered on sacrificing himself of behalf of the Christian people. A Christian worldview is also seen as when you believe the bible is entirely true in that you allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do. Why is this view important to people? If you don’t believe in the truth of God and live by it, then all witness’s will be confused and mislead by the idea and teachings of the bible. This is a way of life that helps people live by the word of their
But Christ wants to speak truth into our lives, many times in the form of the Holy Spirit’s constructive criticism. Again, we have a choice to respond positively or make it personal. The Lord knows that this criticism is for our own good, and when we realize that, our relationship with Him will deep- en. We need to remember that most people who offer constructive criticism truly are trying to help us. Words of encouragement should prod us on to a greater life in Christ, not lead to the bitterness of spirit that brings glory to Satan and his troops.
Ephesians and Colossians: The epistle to the Ephesians church is a faith treatise on victorious Christian living or said in other words a ‘triumph of faith’ and so does Colossians.However,Colossians the apostle addresses some heretical teachings probably by Gnostics who argued the body was bad or evil and that nothing good can come from the evil body. Some also taught of celestial and constellation worship and philosophies of men. (Tokunboh Adeyemo: 2005:1155: Biblestudies.org). Paul explains how believers’ faith is rooted in Christ and how Christ overcame the devil and triumphed on the cross. Believers in Ephesus are reminded how Christ broke the dividing wall of separation and reconciled man with God.
The Judeo-Christian heritage is awe-inspiring about forgiveness (Exodus 34:9, 34: 6-7; Matthew 18: 23-25). This is not an essay about hidden Church History, the major assumptions which the Bible long ago rendered conventional for any careful religious use of the term forgiveness in the Jewish and Christian traditions (Shriver, 1998). It is important to recall the central purpose of forgiveness in a theological and pastoral context it was originally for the benefit of the nation and of human kind in general (Anchor Bible Dictionary, 2:835). Christians and Jews have a moral and ethical responsibility not only for their “vertical” relationship with God but also for their “horizontal” relationship with one another, and this, in turn leads to a great social benefit (Couper, 1998). Forgiveness concurrently assumes the commission of an evil act by one representative against another and the effort of the victim to repair the relationship broken by sin.
In a society hostile to the Christian faith and values, Christians are called to respond with gentleness. The word translated “gentleness” is rich in meaning which is evident in the variety of expressions used in this verse in different translations of the Bible. Let me mention some of them: reasonableness, considerate, moderation, a patient mind, forbearance, and graciousness. From these expressions we can pull together this definition of gentleness: Gentleness is the ability to show patient endurance when you are treated unfairly. How does that look like?
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
Thus, as Pope John Paul II sponsors the capacity of human reason to be aware of the truth and demand that faith and philosophy again find their profound unity. He, as head of our Church wanted to affirm the need to reflect on the truth. It is somewhat less true that human beings through the ages, have raised important questions about their own identity, and which also is its origin, as well what will happen after their death, on these issues in search of truth itself and what is its foundation, the reason finds its most gifted beauty in faith support. One aspect that catches my attention, among many others, is when the Pope states: "The Church, meanwhile, appreciated the effort of reason to achieve the goals that make more and more worthy personal existence. She sees in philosophy the way to know fundamental truths about human existence.
“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.
Total truth talks about how the secular world has pushed aside Christian views and those that support them are being told to hide that side of themselves. Christians have come to understand that there has to be two sides to them in how they live their lives. One is their work persona and two their church persona. The author goes on to say that they as Christians should break out of this grid that people have created for them so that they can truly live a Christian life every day for every walk of life. Pearcey talks about how Christians should be able to freely serve God.
Keep in mind that these individuals were indeed believers in Jesus Christ, however they assert followers must also hold tight to the Law of Moses through circumcision and special days favored by God (2:16; 3:2, 21; 4:10, 21; 5:3-4, 11). Thereupon, one can see throughout the entirety of the letter Paul anxiously refutes these notions and states that these opponents are perverting the gospel (1:7). “Paul was not contesting their Christology but their version of what it would look like to follow Christ” (Matera 2007:197). Paul declares that Christ has fulfilled the law through his death and resurrection. Accordingly, all are justified by faith where, amusingly, the law stemmed from because Abraham first had faith preceding the law
Based on historical facts found in the bible, as well as physical landmarks that validate the scriptures, the Christian faith is sound. Christians find encouragement knowing the God they worship is relational and personal. Believing that the Word of God is truth, Christians trust that they will receive the gift of eternal life through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. However, there also are areas that cause many to question the Christian faith. The Bible can be very confusing to read and understand, offering contradictory statements and parables that some view as riddles.
The consequences endured when making the Christian choice are still full of blessings and uphold the moral absolutes set by God. As a Christian, I cannot entertain the ideas of an Atheistic worldview, especially the philosophy of human life. I am confident in my beliefs and what God has done through Jesus Christ. If given the opportunity to parent a child with Down’s syndrome, I would face this challenge with my faith and support from the body of
Apostle Paul said in 1Co 11:1(KJV) “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” Christians are instructed in the Bible not to conform to the world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Rom. 12:2). By staying in the Word of God, we are less likely to get caught up in the opinions of others. We are also called to exhibit self-control in every area of our lives especially when it comes to our impulses and instant gratification. Starting our day off prayerfully and devoting time to our Lord and Savior and allowing Him to plan our day for us will also help us to not give an audience to Satan and his cohorts.