Five views on sanctification is an interesting book. Before the further reading this book, there are things that readers must know. First, “all agree that the Bible teaches a sanctification that is past, present, and future” (p. 7). Second, “all agree that the process of sanctification requires believers to strive to express God’s love in their experience” (p. 7). Finally, “all agree that the Bible promises success in this process of struggling against personal sin, through the power of the Holy Spirit” (pp.7-8).
In my religion Chukwu is a loving father and need not be feared by those who do his will” (Achebe 110). The ideas on how the people look up to their gods differ greatly. Christians believe that he is loving and merciful. The Igbo people believe that they should fear the gods. Although they both share the same basic concepts of their god, they differ in the idea of multiple gods and how they should feel about their primary
It helps guide Christians in their walk and is a place where Christians can share their burdens with other Christians and get advice in hard times. The church also teaches people more about the Bible and what it truly means to be a follower of Christ. Because of the resources Christians have, it is easier for them to determine what is morally right or not. Christians can use the Bible as a reference of what to do in hard times, and what the best option is for problematic scenarios. For example, designing babies.
Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece were very powerful and influential forces around the time that Christianity had began to spread. In Rome’s society, people followed under an emperor, who had strict rules about religion and the type of beliefs one should have. At the time, Rome’s official religion was pagan, but later converted to Christian. Ancient Greece had different religious beliefs than those that Christianity consisted of, but these countries were both powerful and helpful in spreading this new religion. Greece and Rome were impactful on Christian doctrine as well as helping this religion thrive and continue to expand to new areas.
I think it is very important that a Christian should first read his/her culture in the light of the Bible. We cannot transform everything in culture but we can definitely seek to transform ourselves. In the end, God will influence people to change and become what He wants them to be. A Christian’s response to culture should include a positive revolutionary mindset. Christian thought and life should state things to culture that exhibit Christ’s revolutionary vision for all people Our choice today is between a prophetic religion and a culture religion, but we must be cautious about our emphases within culture.
It was there at the beginning and brought everything into existence. But in the Jewish tradition the logos was considered a servant of God, the wisdom that God used to create all things. The apostle John unites the two teachings on Jesus: the word was at the beginning as in the Greek traditions, and the word (wisdom) was with God and executed all his will as in the Jewish traditions. Moreover the word was God. The apostle John fills the gap between the two religions and he centres all things on Jesus.
A person of the Muslim religion believes Allah is God and observes Ramadan and salat. Spirituality, on the other hand, is the fact of being spiritual and is most often than not evidenced by the act of doing spiritual things. Examples of these things are: praying, meditating, reading scripture, and giving to charity. The one question everyone keeps asking though is; can you have religion without spirituality or vise a verse? I conceive that the video we watched in class over morality without religion goes along these lines in a very big manner.
Christianity and Islam are the two largest religions in the world, with 2.1 Billion and 1.3 Billion followers respectively. Each had their own rise, golden age, and eventual large-scale split. However, each religion spread in different regions of the world in different ways and developed their own traditions and structures. Christianity and Islam have similarities such as a large-scale split and a history of spreading through popular trade routes, while simultaneously having many differences such as where the two religions spread, the methods in which they spread, and the structure of their religious leaderships. One of the primary differences between the spread of Islam and Christianity is the directions in which they spread.
Secondly, Islam and Christianity have a place of worship and holy book with a mosque and Qur’an for Islam, and also a church and bible for Christianity. In addition, Hinduism and Christianity have similar elements. However, the biggest similarity between these religions is the birth of Jesus and Krishna, with them both coming from virgin mothers, having holy trinity, a father as a spirit, was resurrected, taught similar doctrines of morals (Caron). In Conclusion, my belief in Christianity has helped me, explore the similarities it has with other major
Meanwhile, The WCC had also appointed Shoki Coe from Asia and Desmond Tutu from South Africa as the director and deputy director of the Theological Education Fund respectively, showing that the Christians from Third World played a pivotal role in this ecumenical church organization. As the Second World War ended, many of the colonized countries in the Third World became independent. The Christians in the Third World struggled to revisit their identities. This led to the questions and reflections from the theologians upon the colonial Christian missionary in the past. Therefore, the proposal of contextual theology aroused great repercussions and it has been widely accepted.