Christians believe Jesus is a divine embodiment of God walking on Earth, but they also believe he is the Son of God. In the Bible, it states: “And there are varieties of ministries and the same Lord. And there are varieties of effects but the same God who works all things in all persons.” (1 Cor. 23:4-6) Christians construe this statement from their Holy book, as evidence that there are three distinct Persons- Father, Son and Holy Spirit and yet it is one of the greatest misconceptions that significantly differentiates Islam and Christianity as separate religions. Secondly, Christians believe in the violent and barbarous crucifixion of Jesus, that resulted in being rose from the dead three days later.
While virtue ethics has a very similar approach to Kantian duty-based ethics, virtue ethics focuses on more on one’s feelings instead of motives. While one may enjoy the cause he is fighting for, the torture would be for personal gain. From a Christian-principle based perspective, God can use anything, including torture, for His glory and to bring honor to His name, but torture in of itself does not reflect the image of Christ. As believers in Christ, Christians are called to show the love of Jesus to everyone around them, and torturing other people does not reflect that affection. Although the Bible does not speak specifically on the issue of torture, followers of Jesus are called to love one another.
Calvin combats the idea that the church gives Scripture its authority because he believes that the Bible offers “as clear evidence of its truth, as white and black things do of their color, or sweet and bitter things of their taste” (31). He was constantly searching for ways to prove the consistency of the Bible, so he could further establish how authoritative it was. Calvin and Luther did not agree on the sacraments or the use of the law, but both were very influential theological figures of the Protestant Reformation and they both claimed that Scripture, not the church, was the true
The second Sola was: Sola Fide, meaning that we aren't saved by works or good deeds but by faith alone in Jesus Christ. Luther loved to emphasize this and teach that you can’t get to heaven through good works. The Third Sola, Sola Gratia meant: That we are only saved by God's grace not our deeds. Martin Luther couldn’t stress enough that we are loved by God and
Augustine refutes Caelestius’ ideas by using Scripture to show that we are righteous only by the grace of God through Jesus Christ. He showed that Caelestius is unable to explain many texts that speak of the sinfulness of all humans. Caelestius challenges the idea that the fall resulted in our nature being corrupted so that it is unable to do
In the book Heresies and How to Avoid Them by Ben Quash and Michael Ward, several chapters are dedicated to the heresies revolving around who and what Jesus is not. Arianism, docetism, nestorianism, and eutychianism are four heresies explore the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ. I will argue these four heresies had an overarching theme of causing the church to struggle with the idea of God’s intimacy and how Jesus delivered us from our sin. I will do this by exploring the unique nature of Jesus Christ. Arianism is named after Arius, a man who believed Jesus was created, instead of eternal like God the Father.
Also, this argument can be thought to imply that infants are not cognitive enough to be a believer. The opposing side says that in order to be baptized and to be recognized as being baptized, you must believe in Christ. As stated by Christ in Mark 16:16 “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned” (Jones, 1998). This statement seems to qualify the idea of belief before baptism according to Jones. Though Mark 16:16 states this, there are also other passages in the Bible that may be considered contradictory.
Luther traditionally thought Christians tried to do good works and continually had to overcome temptation. St Pauls share the view with Christians of there being one God, but strongly believes there is no need for confessionals as God gives his forgiveness for
Hawthorne never suggests that Chillingworth repented to God. When faced with sin, a person should choose repentance with God’s mercy and grace. Jesus’ work on the cross provides hope, restoration, and liberty to those who accept its provisions. Similarly to Chillingworth and Dimmesdale, the individual chooses how God’s work will dictate his
Matthew chose to focus more on trying to understand the relationship between Christianity and Judaism. He focuses on how Jesus is the son of God, is the King, and is the promised Savior. Matthew also leaves out some stories that the other Gospels contain. However, these are not contradictions. They are simply not a part of the perspective of the Gospel of Matthew.