How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
This forces us to continually seek him with our own accord to strengthen our relationship with God, because our purpose for creation is to worship him, and sin is a reminder for which Graham articulated, “that we cannot live without a god, even if it is a god of our own making” (Graham, 2009, 29). After the fall comes redemption, redemption is the doctrine that shows how merciful God is towards his sinful creations. God, through his mercy, provides his son Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice to redeem and cleanse the sin of his worshipers. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ allows anyone that accepts Christ as the one true Lord and Savior may enter into the kingdom of God and live eternally without any pain or sorrow. Through these doctrines, Christian’s can stand firm in their beliefs and
Both of the characters have religious beliefs that they constantly pray to and rely on. Gilgamesh prays to his higher powered gods, like Anu, for guidance and protection. Beowulf only prays to one god the entire time, thus hinting the Christian aspect in the epic poem Beowulf. Both of them rely heavily on their respective Gods for help and guidance. Most people during the time Beowulf was written were part of the Christian faith, while the people during the time of Gilgamesh were all polytheistic.
Nonetheless, my paper will give brief information to explain certain reasons for Jehovah witness’s actions and beliefs. I personally selected to attend a Kingdom Hall solely off the experience itself. Contemplate about it, majority of wars have been fought because of religion, one religion is better than the next, and that belief gets passed down generation to generation. However, I do have my own beliefs on different religions, but I do know and realize that my belief is my own opinion. For example, my moderate interpretation of the Bible can play a factor of my understanding of other religious.
Jesus’ other miracles included making blind people see, curing people with leprosy, turning water into wine, and several others. Jesus taught people to adhere to the commandments and to love one another no matter if they were a sinner or a righteous man. Jesus preached the word of God to his people in the form of parables. He gathered his disciples together to help him preach the word of God and convert people to Christianity. Jesus is different from other humans for the reason that he never sinned.
It began as an element forming the ancient societies, it was indistinguishable from what is known as 'mythology ' in the present day and consisted of regular rituals based on a belief in higher supernatural entities who created and continued to maintain the world and surrounding cosmos. To this very day people are confronted with many philosophical questions regarding this belief and practice. It is a confrontation between the ones who believe and the ones who do not. As rational animals, humans are seeking meaning beings and always question everything. This process of seeking is what enables us to discover numerous scientific facts, laws, and theories as well as religions.
Nwoye saw a God who he did not have to fear in Christianity; he saw a tradition where he was not accepted to be violent and aggressive, He say hope to live the way he wanted in this new tradition. He also found hope through the time he as spent there. When Nwoye and his family was in exile, he first heard the poetic prayer the Christians were making. He was fascinated by these poetic prayers and was the reason he first entered the church. The strong influence of fear from the Igbo culture was the strongest force for attraction from the Christianity that made Nwoye concert.
I. SYNTHESIS At the mention of “Divine Revelation”, my thoughts on it before were very narrow and simple. Back then, I would have mostly thought of revelations that occurred during the time when Jesus Christ was still alive. I had this expectation that the revelations would be mostly relating to the prophecies that we know from the bible, or what the church is constantly saying is the message of God. However, after getting to know the lesson more in detail and better, I realized that my perception of the topic was wrong, as “Divine Revelation” is much broader and more meaningful than we realized. Furthermore, I able to understand better how “Divine Revelation” or simply God’s revelation is still very much present in modern times today.
Basic Christianity is a crucial foundation that must be deeply entrenched within the hearts and minds of believers. The essential and basic principles aid every Christian by showing and teaching them how great God’s love is for us. In John Stott’s Book, “Basic Christianity,” he reveals insight on what it is to be a Christian. He also dispels many erroneous teachings that have been brought into the Christian community. Stott states in the beginning of his book that many have held the assumption that God sits on His throne, aloof, distant, and unconcerned for our needs and problems (Stott, pg.
5). Christianity also upholds the belief that God was in the beginning and he was the creator of all things. Christians also believe in messengers, or disciples, who were sent to spread the word of God and to “bear witness to the light” (Doc 6.). However, the messenger and God himself was not always accepted. Similar to Islamic faith, the reason for existence for Christians is to please their God, and receive salvation through Jesus Christ so they may live eternally in
As stated in mormonbeliefs.org, Mormons believe that God had materials in order to create the uniform and organize the world out of chaos. John smith believes that the earth itself was not created out of nothing, but out of organized matter. They believe that we as human beings were created by God in order for his children to grow and eventually make their end goal to be more like him. This creation myth helps members to believe that if they follow the commands of the Lord, and they adhere to all of the things that Christ wants from them, they will see that the plan of salvation will work in their favor, and they will be rewarded for their good deeds here on earth.
Derrick showed him the love of Jesus and how to surrender his entire life to God. From there, Aaron trusted God with the outcome of each game, especially the Super Bowl. “I (Aaron) asked God for vision, and He gave it to me” (269, Kingsbury). In addition, from the beginning to the end, Derrick has remained loyal to his faith and a strong example for Aaron and his teammates to witness the life of a devoted Christian. He became stronger through this journey, but remained true to himself and God because his foundation is stronger than any life
Whereas, in Pantheism, one believes that God is part of the universe, without the universe God would not exist. Lewis goes on the talk about the Christianity-and-water views of God, that simply say there is a good God in Heaven and everything is all right--leaving out all the difficult and terrible doctrines about sin and hell and the devil, and the redemption. (pp.40). I believe that Christianity adequately explains the