As a disciple of God and a follower, I am called to love all nations, in spite of their gender orientation, faith, or their way of life. Global citizenship requires consciousness that relies on mutual assistance, support, cooperation, interaction among humans and organizations, and a feeling of accountability which results after it. God loves all people and provides a guiding principle for livelihood in the Bible. He is my model and as I am called and chosen to love and obey his commandments. Global citizenship to me involves the establishment of leading values that will influence people morally and give way to reasonable
An anonymous person once said that “we aren’t called to shine our own lights; we are called to reflect His.” A born again Christian, once fully understanding the gospel and putting his or hers trust in Jesus, will desire to want to grow and obey God in order to honor and glorify Him, and since the only one who kept God’s law perfectly was Jesus, then one will want manifest and imitate Christ in everything he or she does. Not only does reflecting Christ’s image glorify God, it stands out to others as well. All true believers experience radical change because of the Spirit, and that change shines like a bright light towards other people leading them to ask, wonder, and desire that change and growth in their own lives as
Martin Luther King a famous social activist once stated, “we must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” When referring to these words it is shown how forgiving we can be for people that we hate or dislike. In William Golding's book The Lord of the Flies his character Jack shows the actions of power, fear, and acceptance. People in power are more afraid of losing that power because it may show you as a failure, and to take control is much easier than taking responsibility for actions because there may be consequences, but most of all forgiveness is the hardest to do because it is just too hard to let go. Jack was a different type of leader than Martin Luther
By laughing and mocking my enemy in distress, I am putting God in a position of defending that person to whom I show contempt or even malice towards. In concluding my discussion post, boasting for me would be showing pride and glorifying oneself. Not only that it takes the glory away from the Lord. If I desire to glorify someone, then let it be to glorify God in order to encourage others. To quote Matshona Dhliwayo, “If you show off do not get upset when God doesn’t show up,”
Therefore Malvolio, who is only a steward, is brave enough to believe he more significant than the other characters creates irony. Shakespeare has applied this because he wanted Malvolio to represent a certain part of the society. He wanted a character that would summarise the views of society to the audience in a clear way. A puritan was a name given to someone who believed that it was necessary to be in a covenant relationship with God. Their ultimate accomplishment was to purify the Church of England and to redeem one’s soul from a sinful condition.
In a healthy church there should be continuous fellowship, love should allows lead, there must be communal, members of the church should grow spiritually (spiritual maturity), the preaching of the word of God must never be compromised. There must be accountability, mentorship and there has to be understanding of the basic doctrine. It is of utmost importance when building a healthy church to always remember that your key focus is in people, building people, empowering people and nurturing people. Your core function is to service and/or service
Faith does not reduce the autonomy of reason, but reminds people who is at work, causing the events that we attempt to break down with reason: God of Israel. He then goes on to explain how Jesus’ death on the cross holds so much weight in the teachings of philosophers and how it stumps many who ponder its details. “Man cannot grasp how death could be the source of life and love; yet to reveal the mystery of his saving plan God has chosen precisely that which reason considers "foolishness" and a "scandal" (John Paul pg. 21). The main justification that Paul provides is the truth about the deeper meaning of the Cross of Christ.
Obedience is essential because, “all right knowledge of God is born of obedience” and obedience must be included in love. According to Calvin, piety is, “reverence joined with love of God which the knowledge of his benefits induces.” And, he goes on to say, pious men do not think up ideas about God and what he is or is not, they just listen to what God tells them. This is a kind of knowledge of God. From this, Calvin starts to get into his argument about the knowledge of God concerning the Seed of Religion. “Men of sound judgment will always be sure that a sense of divinity which can never be effaced is engraved upon men 's minds.” In this as well is Calvin’s argument for humans having an innate sense of divinity which goes along with the seed of religion.
God’s commitment to the people of Israel in spite of their unfaithfulness and rebellion demonstrates that hesed is an enduring quality of God. This commitment leads him to punish his wayward people and to regulate their punishment in such a way that they desire to return to him. Although people cannot manipulate God, he still awaits the opportunity to manifest his hesed again when his people repent and return to him. (Clark 267) 2. Application for NT Believers a.
Both traditional and contemporary theologians are correct in some part about the role of God in serving justice while also being loving and merciful. Traditional theologians believe that it is God’s role to be harsh when necessary while contemporary theologians believe that God is loving and forgiving of man. Both are right in that “there are principles of justice that require a perfectly just God to condemn men who are sufficiently sinful to hell” (Adams 434). Dantes takes the role as the “perfectly just God” and instead of sending them to Hell as their punishment, he does what he is capable of with the power that he has earned. In the beginning when Dantes is depicted as the innocent man he was, the characteristic of love is easily visible.