Marriage in union with Christ is at work in society today in many ways. One way people live out marriage in union with Christ is by just living a catholic and christ-like life. By doing this, we are getting closer to God because this is God’s goal for us, He wants us to live like Jesus and follow right in his footsteps because Jesus is just like God. Another way we live out marriage in union with Christ is by getting married to a catholic in a catholic way. In the catholic religion, marriage is very serious and once you get married, they do not want people to get divorced unless it is a very bad situation.
The Bible tells Christiansin the book of John 3: 16, to love one another just the same way God loves them and sent His only son to rescue them from sin. The Bible does not want Christians to go in to war with fellow Christians nor to seek revenge but to ask God for help. Christians are allowed to choose their leaders and ask God for guidance in order to choose the right leader (Dockery &Thornbury, 2002). Leadership also comes from God and whoever has been elected as the leader holds a divine position that should be respected by the followers. God expects leaders to be wise in their decisions and rule justly.
I feel both groups make good arguments. Coming from a church going family I do feel that religion is very important but on the flip side I am also an advocate for freedom of all kinds. This makes it very hard for me to make a decision. My background tells me that if Christianity was made the prominent religion it wouldn’t matter, but my conscious tells me that it is not right and goes against what our country was founded on. In conclusion separation of church and state is a significant matter in our country.
This is one of many misconceptions concerning evangelism that we as Christians face today. The first misunderstanding I see here is that evangelism involves something scary or a monumental task. I find it interesting that people come to faith in the Lord by asking just a simple question or by bringing up the subject of God in a conversation. In recent times, people have attributed evangelism with preaching and teaching. This is true to a certain extent.
But Christ wants to speak truth into our lives, many times in the form of the Holy Spirit’s constructive criticism. Again, we have a choice to respond positively or make it personal. The Lord knows that this criticism is for our own good, and when we realize that, our relationship with Him will deep- en. We need to remember that most people who offer constructive criticism truly are trying to help us. Words of encouragement should prod us on to a greater life in Christ, not lead to the bitterness of spirit that brings glory to Satan and his troops.
Casy would try to be a positive influence on every situation. Casy wanted to live “in a way Jesus did” by preaching and teaching about Christianity (McCoppin par. 11). He often referred to the Bible throughout his time in the novel. Casy was a living portrayal of Jesus through his personality, leadership, and influence.
This is a view that begins with a God who embraces those outside of himself, who planned a redemption that centered on sacrificing himself of behalf of the Christian people. A Christian worldview is also seen as when you believe the bible is entirely true in that you allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do. Why is this view important to people? If you don’t believe in the truth of God and live by it, then all witness’s will be confused and mislead by the idea and teachings of the bible. This is a way of life that helps people live by the word of their
It gives the society something to go by. It provides them with an idea of what to tolerate, what no to. How they should govern themselves and why it’s important that they succeed. The puritans wanted a society where everyone’s main goal was to worship and focus their lives on the word of god. They wanted to become the blessed one and be the role model for how to worship god the right way.
The Book of Proverbs teaches on wisdom, tradition, and raises questions of values and moral behavior. As a Christian one must accept His instruction and apply it to their lives and then they will see the benefits of His instruction. In reading Proverbs 13, God says that one should take heed and follow the direction that is given. Believers should accept what is being told to them in a cheerful manner, to listen with intent and then to go forth with diligence. How they respond will determine the consequences and how it will affect the world in which they live.
That is because; they believed that by suffering themselves, they would be brought closer to Jesus and his fate of his crucifixion. People were so devoted to religion at that time that they performed acts like this to show how faithful they were to the
Christians today are perceived much differently now than they were in past generations. In his book UnChristian, David Kinnaman reveals what the current standings of young outsiders, or those that do not identify with Christianity, are about Christians in comparison to past generations (referred to in the book as “Mosaics” or “Busters” depending on the year of their birth). Though unfortunate, this faith is seen more as club or a social circle of the elite rather than a group of people faithful to their beliefs. Several negative issues that young outsiders perceive of Christians are presented in UnChristian. These include the views that Christians are hypocritical and are more focused on rules and regulations than people, as well as several controversial standings such as homosexuality and political involvement.
Based on historical facts found in the bible, as well as physical landmarks that validate the scriptures, the Christian faith is sound. Christians find encouragement knowing the God they worship is relational and personal. Believing that the Word of God is truth, Christians trust that they will receive the gift of eternal life through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. However, there also are areas that cause many to question the Christian faith. The Bible can be very confusing to read and understand, offering contradictory statements and parables that some view as riddles.
The consequences endured when making the Christian choice are still full of blessings and uphold the moral absolutes set by God. As a Christian, I cannot entertain the ideas of an Atheistic worldview, especially the philosophy of human life. I am confident in my beliefs and what God has done through Jesus Christ. If given the opportunity to parent a child with Down’s syndrome, I would face this challenge with my faith and support from the body of