These prophets challenge our comforts and call us to live a life that is oriented towards God. Jeremiah was anointed with divine words that were difficult for people to hear. Jeremiah was also outcast for speaking the truth. We, too, are called, as Jeremiah was called to speak the truth and let God’s words flow from our lips. Yet, too often, we ignore the call in favor of the comfortable road.
It can be intimidating to know that the Lord expects us to live out our lives in Holiness but Bridges made it evident that He does not seek perfection, for only He is truly spotless. After reading this book, I hope to be more deliberate in my walk with Christ. For example, I will not attempt to hide my sin and shame from Him but instead repent as to close the gap between me and my Savior. However, I will remain steadfast in the promise that God has given me holiness and grace so I do not have to live a blameless life in order to be given Eternal
Al Mohler on the other hand does believe in classical inerrancy. He believes it necessary to get information of biblical authority. He states that, “ God has given revelation to us verbally and directly, and He is consistent with His own character and perfection.” Overall, he believes Biblical inerrancy should be fully embraced. Peter Evans claims that biblical inerrancy is not a way to describe the overall context of faith. He read a bible before with very diverse groups of opinions, but; that did not conform well to the data of the Bible.
While virtue ethics has a very similar approach to Kantian duty-based ethics, virtue ethics focuses on more on one’s feelings instead of motives. While one may enjoy the cause he is fighting for, the torture would be for personal gain. From a Christian-principle based perspective, God can use anything, including torture, for His glory and to bring honor to His name, but torture in of itself does not reflect the image of Christ. As believers in Christ, Christians are called to show the love of Jesus to everyone around them, and torturing other people does not reflect that affection. Although the Bible does not speak specifically on the issue of torture, followers of Jesus are called to love one another.
Thus, he believed that God was all-powerful, all-good, and all-knowing. This led him to question whether evil actually exists, if God is ultimately good and pure. Saint Augustine, through his years of examining theology and philosophy, concluded that the reason evil manifests itself in human behavior is not due to the presence of evil in the
Even though Robert K. Greenleaf was not a Christian, he still recognized that a servant-leader “gives” his power away when he was quoted as saying, “the servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible” (Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, n.d.). While Greenleaf recognizes this, he, along with Van Dierendonck, forget to serve Christ first in all that the servant-leader is to do (2 Corinthians 9:8, NIV). Authors Blanchard and Hodges, who have written extensively on servant leadership, offer a different insight on the mindset of the servant-leader apart from Van Dierendonck and Greenleaf’s perspectives using the acronym E.G.O; it can mean either Edge God Out or it can mean Exalt God Only (Blanchard & Hodges, 2008). Servant leadership theorists such as Van Dierendonck and Greenleaf come down on the side of “Edging God Out” of any servant leadership principles that they may have developed. While their attributes and characteristics are commendable in the overall pattern of a servant-leader, leaving God out as the ultimate service practice voids their offerings in the most effective form of
Luther traditionally thought Christians tried to do good works and continually had to overcome temptation. St Pauls share the view with Christians of there being one God, but strongly believes there is no need for confessionals as God gives his forgiveness for
In my opinion James and Paul do not disagree in their teaching regarding salvation. They approached the same subject from different perspectives and delivered the emphasized on the fact that genuine faith in Christ produces good works.Paul was worried about the salvation of the people as well. In his writings he let know that receiving salvation is a gift of God and that no one can purchase salvation thru good works alone. Paul wrote to the Galatians out of a deep concern that they were forsaking the gospel, that he preached. He insisted that people were justified by faith in Christ rather than by keeping the requirements of the Torah (Boyce, 2016).
In the Bible and Virgil’s The Aeneid, the pursuit of honor and glory is complex, and it does not come without serious consequences and hardships. However, while Jesus and Aeneas both strive to achieve a certain goal due to divine intervention and both overcome certain adversities, their underlying motives and their ultimate outcomes are starkly different. Although it would appear that neither Jesus nor Aeneas would be motivated by personal fame or glory—as they were sent on godly missions, this is not the case in The Aeneid. Jesus acts completely selflessly as he teaches others about the Kingdom of God and how to live their lives, whereas Aeneas is working to win greatness for his ancestors as he was sent by the gods to settle and create an
Christianity, however, believe in God as an eternal, enormous creator, although Buddhists believe the world has no primary basis or maker and there is not an eternal pure being such as the God of Christian ideology (Pojman, Solomom, Kierkegaard P. 662). Then again, seemingly on the side of religious pluralism, the Dalai Lama highlights how the notion of a supreme being as the creator entirely and dependence upon his will is a simple basic tenet that work for some people, while for others, dependence upon oneself and believing in the self as the creator is more beneficial for spiritual growth. In that sense, he perceives no issue nor does anything problematic among the two concepts. He then, highlight Buddhism itself as not being perfect, nonetheless it has its own issues as most religion does. Besides, he stresses that some has some philosophical doctrinal contrast existing inside Buddhism itself, especially when covering the philosophies of emptiness and selflessness.
Since I have been a believer from childhood, connecting every belief back to God’s Word is normal, as my faith in God is the foundation of my worldview. At the same time, the world does see this belief system as being odd, and decisions made based on moral absolutes are seen as outdated. Based on my experience, this ethical decision-making process is often considered naïve; however, most people have respected my stances. Article 1- “What is a worldview and why is it important to me?” Has your answers to either of the first two questions changed after reading article 1? My answers to the first two questions would not change, since my belief in God as the Creator and Sustainer of life is a foundational viewpoint for me.
God created us and we all serve a purpose in this world despite any illnesses or disabilities. Although we might not understand his reasoning, there is always a purpose. Occupational therapy focuses on treating the person in a holistic approach, which recognizes the physical, mental, and spiritual interests of a person. The profession of occupational therapy is one of several professions that use this approach. Spirituality is something that is not physically present but is within every patient despite his or her religious beliefs.