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
And where do you find your identity? Everyone's asking the same question and looking for the same answer. How you answer this question, as can be seen through The Separate Peace, is how you will approach life. The only way to find the true answer is through the Truth that God has given us. As believers, we know that our true identity is found in Jesus Christ and God's Word.
For Pelagius it is “through absolute obedience a person could have absolute certainty”. This certainty was critical for people as everything else was falling apart around them with the barbarian invasions. It goes further than that “obedience is a constitutive element in religion and human power as commensurate with obligations”. It is through obedience that humans have power in religion.
Through his creations of human life and the universe and throughout history God has proved his own existence. God has also revealed to man his only son. John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). God sent his only son to do his will. Jesus did so and came forth with more sons of God.
3:16, 17; 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14). In the Nicene Creed, it also states that the Father and Son are together worshiped and my interpretation is that the Holy Spirit is a way of connecting with the Father and Son while they are all 3 in one. Later on they state that the Father is the creator of heaven and of earth, The Lord Jesus Christ, is eternal and only begotten Son of the Father that he is true God and true man. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and by His sinless life, miracles and teaching, gave full revelation of the Father. They state that He died upon the cross, He is at the right hand of the Majesty and He will come again to establish His kingdom in righteousness and peace.
After Watergate, the only thing that mattered to Colson was having a right relationship with Christ and ministering the grace he had received to as many people as possible. Psalm 25:4-5 says, “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” Matthew 5:6 says “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied” both of these versus speaks into how Colson thought, felt, and acted. Charles Colson’s life is a powerful testimony to the transforming power of the Gospel.
Faith and reason are the two wings that help the man to rise to the truth. Faith and Reason (Fides et Ratio) are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth. This expression leads Pope John Paul II 's encyclical "Fides et Ratio". After reading this encyclical, I was amazed in how Pope John Paul II, in so few many words is able to synthesize the core of his letter, the subject of truth, something essential in life and history of men. Thus, as Pope John Paul II sponsors the capacity of human reason to be aware of the truth and demand that faith and philosophy again find their profound unity.
“We lay hold on the heart of God by fearing Him, standing in awe of Him and honoring Him in all things. We fear because He sees all we do, and we think of nothing else than the fact that his eyes rest on us.” By one recognizing the former in humility one will be open to hear God’s Word Moreover, love, too, for Luther, recognizes God in God’s fullness, letting God be God. The act of trust in God presupposes both recognizing God as the Divine Being, in which God is infinitely superior to humanity It is important here to note the dualistic character that Luther attributes to God that informs one’s existence under God.
The world is a wonderful place and in Romans 1:20, "For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse" (NIV). Paul wrote this passage to help facilitate to Christians that God is all powerful and we are able to see that every day. Christians must realize the God is never abandon us and that he is always around, if we are in need of Him. This is apparent from the beginning of the Bible in Genesis. Human Identity: Identity was conveyed by Paul throughout the Book of Romans, where he explained that mankind should have the identity that reflected God.
The Christian worldview believes in only one God, the creator of the universe. Making Him all powerful, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient and desiring to have a personal and intimate relationship with His creation. A relationship that must be nurture every day, by reading His word (The Bible), spend time on prayer thanking, worshiping and seeking His guidance. The essence of the Christian worldview is Jesus Christ. God loved his creation so much that he sent his only son Jesus Christ to die for our sins to give us eternal life.
“And they will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord.” This is the terrifying inevitable truth found in 2 Thessalonians 1:9. Many people have come up with interpretations of Heaven and Hell to provide a better understanding of life after death. C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is just one of many stories written to give Christians and non believers insight. The novel follows a man who finds himself presented with a choice to stay in Hell, where he originally found himself, or to make a decision to journey to Heaven.
Research is pivotal to the safe and effective practice of medicine. As new developments arise, approaches to medicine and our understanding of normal human biology require more sophisticated processes. With this increased recognition, has too been the addition of external influences, such as psychological, religious and social components of health and illness not previously seen. Although the essence of research study has taken a predominately scientific worldview, there is also a biblical imperative to consider. Merriam-Webster defines worldview as a comprehensive conception of the world for a specific standpoint (Merriam-Webster, n.d.).
Both the great Machiavelli and courageous Luther were influenced by the renaissance Humanist movement. A Humanist is someone with an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to humans rather than divine or supernatural matters and the abstract. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems. Machiavelli was an intelligent man that was a known Italian Renaissance historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer. Martin Luther was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a prominent figure in the Protestant Reformation.