5:23). The church is referred to as The Body of Christ on many accounts, If it is mentioned more than once then it is crucial to understanding relationship with unity is vital. Jesus was born into the world taking a physical body that was prepared for Him (Hebrews. 10:5) and expressed the love of God boldly by dying for the sins of man so they may be free. In relation, Jesus is now seen and is working through those He has redeemed in other words, the Church.
It removes original sin that was imprinted on our soul from Adam and Eve, and removes the sins we commit. Baptism gives us remission of our sins that we commit both here on earth, and in purgatory. We are granted the gift of sanctifying grace from grace, and allowed to participate in the other sacraments to grow our grace. Finally, not only do we become part of the Catholic Church, but a part of Christ (The Sacrament). As a baptized Catholic, our call is to invite others into the Catholic Church and to preach God’s word.
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
He further refers to Paul that said to those that belong to Christ to “calmly respect the order of civil government, obey the laws and submit to magistrates”. The grace of God brings salvation and He instructs believers to think, talk and behave in goodness towards everyone in society and in public, including those in authority, those being despised, those hostile and those that are different. God basically instructs believers to practice unconditional loving-kindness without ulterior motives. The church of Jesus Christ here on earth is a human church and full of failure and unfaithfulness and, yet, it remains the church of Jesus Christ. Being public and doing Public Theology is thus vital because it is obedient and a living witness to the goodness and loving-kindness of our Lord who became flesh for us and for our
In the church context, individual as well as the whole community behavior is regulated so that the best interests of the church community are not at stake and that its moral and ethical fabric is maintained and strengthened. Therefore the argument that has been promoted some with an individualistic worldview is that one’s sexual orientation is their personal preference. They fail to realize that one’s personal preference cannot be turned into a community standard or biblical mandate. The members of the community must have a sense of duty and responsibility towards the community as a whole and in this context, the church. It this sense of duty or responsibility that would help both church leaders and church members to obey the rules and regulations.
Known worldwide and to Catholics as the pope, the bishop of Rome is the supreme and visible head of the Catholic Church. The pope has a slew of other titles, but the most common and best-known ones are pope, Holy Father, and Roman Pontiff. In a wide variety of ways, the Fathers attest to the fact that the church of Rome was the central and most authoritative church. They attest to the Church’s reliance on Rome for advice, for mediation of disputes, and for guidance on doctrinal issues. They note, as Ignatius of Antioch does, that Rome "holds the presidency" among the other churches, and that, as Irenaeus explains, "because of its superior origin, all the churches must agree" with Rome.
“One: church is not an institution but a movement” (Darnel). He means that church is not a building and how it looks, but church is the people and how they act like Christ. We have to stop worrying about how we look to the world and start only caring about how we look to the Lord. The building means nothing compared to the ministry we could thrive in doing, if we refocused ourselves back to the Bible. “Two: we need foundation in relationships” (Darnel).
Religious faith is very important even in the society today since it permeates our world thereby providing an ethical and moral compass for a majority of individuals. Faith according to Christianity is necessary for believing in God. According to Muslims, faith is determined to be a body of dogma. Evidence indicates that far from individual religious practices; religious faith is practically and increasingly diversifying into the public and can have a direct impact on the social and economic part of life (Myers and Fouad 1145). Individuals of faith are increasingly transforming into becoming vital partners in the society with an aim of tackling a number of challenges affecting the globe.
Young people need some familiarity with their own tradition and knowledge of religions generally, even if at the time they may think this has little relevance for them. Critical evaluation of culture has long been a concern of Catholic religious education. It was stressed in the encyclical Evangelii nuntiandi (Evangelisation in the modern world) by Pope Paul VI in 1976, and was regarded as important for youth ministry, adult education, missiology and theological education. Nevertheless, it has not been as prominent as it should be in the content of Catholic school religion
The Church is called “to take part in the divine work of formation, both through a sharing of her very life, and through her various pronouncements and actions.” The diocese, as representative of the universal Church, has the responsibility towards formation for laity. “The Bishop in his person has a responsibility towards the lay faithful, in forming the animation and guidance of their Christian life through the proclamation of the Word and the celebration of the Eucharist and the