Even though Martin Luther Addressed the church about their wrongdoings, he also instructed Christians about what they should be doing. It is crucial for people who have been believers for a while to guide new believers in their walk of faith. We are to guide and instruct them so they will know about what it means to be like Christ. Being Christians is more than just claiming Christianity, its demonstrating His love by giving, communicating, and forgiving others who do wrong against you. Through all Martin Luther did to the church, he stood strong in his beliefs and came clear to the church of what faith and forgiveness should look like, according to
Nwoye didn't feel comfortable near his father but feared. He says that hope and compassion in Mr.Brown, was their main circumstances that caused Nwoye to convert as he seemed compassionate. The new God was to be feared but loved and Nwoye was not forced to listen to violent stories but ones about peace and the kingdom of God; this slowly influenced him to convert to Christianity. While the stories in the igbo was fearful and terrifying. But,there were mostly about
John’s love for his mother is also expressed when his step-father slaps her and John fills with hatred directed toward him. John’s relationship with his friend, Elisha, is quite different from his relationships with any other members of his church. In the following quotation, John expresses his love for his friend, Elisha, as he expresses his love for God. ¨In his heart there was a sudden yearning tenderness for holy Elisha; desire, sharp and awful as a reflecting knife, to usurp the body of Elisha, and lie where Elisha lay; to speak in tongues, as Elisha spoke, and, with that authority, to confound his father. Yet this had not been the moment; it was as far back as he could go, but the secret, the turning, the abysmal drop was farther back, in darkness.
This is a huge issue that most Christians need to come to the realization of. Christians in this modern day think that just because they are followers of Jesus Christ and he is their Lord and Savior…that they won’t have any problems in their live. They believe they shouldn’t have to suffer because they belong to the Lord, but if they only knew how false of a statement that truly is. Every single glorious day, a Christian will be met with a new temptation; and this as Bonhoeffer so eloquently puts, “is another kid of suffering and shame which the Christian is not spared ”. The reason for that is simpler than we make it actually; Jesus Christ has suffered and borne the sins of the world.
As a background, Martin Luther had a compelling opposition against the church, and is called the father of Protestantism, fundamentally changing the Christian world through his force of will and new ideas. The way of life that he praised was to just read the scripture and to do away with relics. To interpret, was he meant is that, a personal reading of the Scriptures, and the faith of the individual, not the religious rituals, can effect a Christian’s salvation. He believed that the key to salvation had nothing to do with indulgences, which the public were brainwashed into thinking. If Martin would have not defied the church, different types of Christian nomination would have not
Proceeding to state, “Now that we may fpeak clearly upon his Head, we mean by an Entbufiaft, one that acts, either according to Dreams, or fome Impreffions upon his Mind.” (4). Whitefield 's theological approach provided Holyoke with reason to reject to the reverends method of preaching, simply because it wasn’t taught. A set of standards should be met for all preachers, the prevailing theological instruction that began with early Puritanism roots would become inapplicable. Holyoke criticizes Whitefield because he neglects to show “Talent at inftructing the Mind,” an argument that would raise concern as it is most pertinent for the president of the school to determine. However, Holyoke does not place enough emphasis on what is truly important, or as he views as a lack of talent.
Some people would say that this isn’t right, because based on this opinion, an atheist who doesn’t believe in God could hear this, get scared after hearing about this new look at the doctrine, and conclude that Jesus was actually crazy, with all of his words actually being nothing but lies. To be safe, this would be something that was more of a theory than actual proven truth. Nestorianism in today’s world is considered to be Christology, and is studied by many scholars, along with other types of theories. Many people even today would consider these teachings to be heresy. I think that sticking to what the Bible says and what I know to be truth is probably the best course of action.
In my opinion James and Paul do not disagree in their teaching regarding salvation. They approached the same subject from different perspectives and delivered the emphasized on the fact that genuine faith in Christ produces good works.Paul was worried about the salvation of the people as well. In his writings he let know that receiving salvation is a gift of God and that no one can purchase salvation thru good works alone. Paul wrote to the Galatians out of a deep concern that they were forsaking the gospel, that he preached. He insisted that people were justified by faith in Christ rather than by keeping the requirements of the Torah (Boyce, 2016).
In this Dante addresses one of the great moral problems of Christianity, which was particularly pressing for Renaissance scholars who revered the ancients who came before. Baptism is necessary for salvation. People suffering for something that they have absolutly no control over seems a little unfair punishment to those living before the christain era.. And some people believe that God did not create Adam and Eve. They believe that Adam and Eve were born of nonhuman parents. Which is like the theory of evolution, which does not happen like that.
The Puritans believed that the Bible was God 's true law, and that it provided a plan for living. Since there were people who couldn 't read the bible, it was often misinterpreted. Using quotes from the Bible and from the Crucible, the United States of America has done away with its Puritan way of thinking. The Puritans lived strictly off of what the Bible said, which is what they believed was right. However, the Puritans were misguided into thinking things from the world were bad.
This concept of having a buffet style (take what you want, leave the rest) Christianity is not something new. But how many of us struggle with it and don’t realize it? Sometimes, we go through the bible or we attend service, and pick and choose what exactly we desire. If the apostle Paul wasn’t afraid to proclaim the “whole counsel of God...”(Acts 20:27), then does that mean we are only expected to observe some of it and some of the time? Peter in 2 Peter 1:3 informs us as Christians we have been given by God “All things pertaining to life and godliness.” There’s nothing that God has instructed his Body, his bride, the Church, that is okay to not apply to your life.
St. Iraneaus debated that Gnostics are those who are spiritual with growing knowledge of God, lack the true faith because Gnostics deny the “Incarnation and bodily Resurrection of Christ,” [p. 182]. Iraneus described in p. 4 of Selections that believers should mirror Christ 's life. The purpose of establishing an uncomplicated simplicity of just believing in one God while understanding that redemption of the entire human race is only through Jesus Christ. [ p. 13].St. Iraneaus debated that Gnostics are those who are spiritual with growing knowledge of God, lack the true faith because Gnostics deny the “Incarnation and bodily Resurrection of Christ,” [p. 182].
To relate this theory to the Bible, Apollinarius’ interpretation could be related to the Bible verse found in Galatians 5:17 which states, “For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” He relates to this verse, but twists it to say that Jesus could not have had a human mind/spirit because it was corrupt and against the divine nature. What he missed though is that Jesus is not just partly human and partly divine, but He is one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man. The Christian belief of the incarnation of Jesus is quite different from what Apollinarius believed. Christians believe that Jesus in the flesh was not only fully man but also fully God; not half and half, not a mixed nature, not a divine mind with a human mind and soul, but all God and all man! A great Bible verse that explains this is Philippians 2:6-11 which
Christian beliefs are based on the inspired word of God through the Bible and through God’s revelation to his believers. We use these sources of information, apply a philosophical mindset and create our Christian worldview. Therefore, we are not asking the non-believer to accept our philosophy as truth by exposing them to blind faith. Instead we are showing them reasonable faith because God has shown himself faithful to reveal truth. Is it not true, that the lost, even without realizing it, are searching for the true meaning of life?
Clarence Darrow came to defend scopes. he had a agnostic view on religion and believe evolution is a important to know about. on the state 's side was William Bryan and christian who believed the bible should be thought of in a literal sense and evolution was a dangerous and would lead to a social movement. Just by knowing this it should have been a mistrial based on the fact that the state attorney 's main argument was that it goes against the literal interpretation of the bible because it 's obviously mixing church and state. Just to show you how silly this argument is heres some quotes from the bible Leviticus 19:27 states: “Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard”.