Sir Gawain and I share many of the same beliefs, our respect for God is just one of them. My final similarity between my code of honor and a knight’s Code of Chivalry is that we share the belief that you should always be truthful. A knight swears at all times to speak the truth just as I believe that honesty is the only option. Sir Gawain told the truth by giving the king the kisses he had received no matter how embracing it was to him (4).
I noticed there is a deep desire in me to go to this place where I belong. I long to be in Heaven, as that is where I can have an unbroken relationship with God. I should not be afraid and learn to trust in God when I approach dying. Sherbino says, "Dying is not something we need to fear, but simply part of the process of going home to be with the Lord God
A Throne for All Ages The biblical covenants that God makes displayed in Piper’s Article, all of which fulfilled by Jesus, invite mankind to the Kingdom of the Father. Throughout the Bible, these covenants are made between God and people like Abraham, Moses, and Noah. They serve as a spectacular source of faith and help people on earth to realize the Father’s wisdom, power, and love he has to share. His covenants with man can be referred to as His own “self-written job description,” how He works to keep people on a good path in life.
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
Only those who remained blameless and free of sin would reach God’s presence. Salvation in the Old Testament is viewed primarily as a means of going to heaven, which calls for obedience of Gods commandments to be worth before Him. Although this is similar to the New Testament, the New Testament mainly emphasizes on deliverance from sin through Jesus Christ, the son of God, who died to redeem his people from sin and its consequences. Salvation in the Old Testament was mainly based on faith in God (Kärkkäinen 63). For instance, God considered Abraham, who was faithful to him, as a man through whom he would raise a great generation that would please and obey Him.
Finally, this last example of Christian life story taken from the film is representing most of the Christians reasons on believing Jesus Christ. Newsboys, the band that is part of the cast of the movie asked by a reporter how they can believe that God and Jesus are real. They answered that they believed because it gives them hope. Just like many Christians’ reason why they still believed in God and Jesus Christ in spite of their hardships is because by believing, it gives them hopes in life and motivation that after all these circumstances, there is a reward that awaits them in the kingdom of God.
That seed of kindness from a humble human being has immense fruits around the world. On all sides, this first American saint carries light that is the help of God. And truth, that all Dominicans must preach. Then, Santa Rosa keeps our school's motto that is: “Preach the truth and carry the light of Christ”. She got in the hands of God and his faith led her to manifest a love of neighbor impressive.
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.
The blood is able to cleanse anyone from anything that we have done. Also I have learned that the bread and the wine together represent how we as a church should operate. As believers of Christ, we are the family of God, and together united we are strong because God is within us. It is our duty to bring others with us into the kingdom. It is our duty to help those understand God and teach them the truth about God.
"Work is our design and our dignity; it is also a way to serve God through creativity, particularly in the creation of culture.” This quote from Timothy Kellers ' Every Good Endeavor speaks profoundly to me, it sets the stage for the Christian existence. I enjoy that the line speaks of our service to God through our creativity. It is also nice to see the common "ruling of the world” exemplified through our service. Our ruling the world should be through stewardship or trusteeship versus an authoritarian ship, which is how some Christians think we are to rule the world.
In part II of Lewis book he describes several different scenarios of Christians beliefs. He first talked about the difference between Christian Pantheism and the Christian idea of God. (pp.36). I myself as a Christian believe that God is beyond good and evil, that he is good and righteous, he loves love and hates hatred. Whereas, in Pantheism, one believes that God is part of the universe, without the universe God would not exist.
The second core belief is that “Christ’s Atonement allows mankind to be saved from their sins and return to live with God and their families forever” (Mormonism 101). This belief allowed the Saints to believe that God had a plan for all mankind that involved happiness. Yet all mankind makes mistakes and sins, Mormons’ themselves see this as a time to reflect and learn the right way so that progress can be made through God’s teachings. Through the grace of Christ, Mormons believed that their sins are completely washed away and that they can return to their families with no worries. The final belief of the core of The Church is “Christ’s original Church as described in the New Testament has been restored in modern times” (Mormonism 101).
Religions with common geographic origins have been known to share codes of behavior, views of nature, and reasons for existence. Three great geographic center of religious origins included Southwestern Asia, where Islam, Judaism, and Christianity originated. Also, East Asia, where Confucianism and Taoism originated, and South Asia, which included Hinduism and Buddhism. Religions associated with South West Asia center on a single supreme authority and seem to be less flexible when it comes to interpretation of religion. Religions associated with South Asia and East Asia appear to be more philosophical and focus on relationships with nature and are more flexible when it comes to interpretation.
Delivering a faith-filled and solidly principled message to fellow Christians, author Anne A. Odion makes an impressive debut with her recently published, Treasures in Heaven, in which she divulges her heart - felt, spiritually dedicated point of view. Author Odion is passionate about sharing her message of Gods existence and believes in being an active Christian, and the building of “Treasures” for life in heaven. She refers to bible passage Matthew 6:19 -21, which generally relates to building a stronger spiritual connection with God by living a life that is enhanced by spiritual growth rather than one enhanced by accumulated material items, thus building treasures for one 's heavenly life. Comprised of ten well thought out and adeptly written chapters, each chapter encompasses a particular aspect of Christian belief that will lead to building a better spiritual life and relationship with God. Although there is something to be learned by Christians in each chapter, as a spiritual person, I personally found Chapter 3 - City of God, to be particularly intriguing and thought provoking.