Moreover, they argue that sanctification changes people’s nature, and it changes the direction to live for God. The reformed theologians suggest three ways of sanctification: through the union with Christ, by means of the truth, and by faith. The reformed perspective on the pattern of sanctification is likeness to God (Christ-likeness), because people once had the image of God, before the Fall. The word “renewing” is important for reformed theologians, because their perspective on sanctification is to be renewed. Reformed theologians learned, from Romans 8:29, that Christ-likeness is the purpose of choosing people; and it is not merely one of the suggestions to be Christ likeness people, but it is command to become like one.
I think it is very important that a Christian should first read his/her culture in the light of the Bible. We cannot transform everything in culture but we can definitely seek to transform ourselves. In the end, God will influence people to change and become what He wants them to be. A Christian’s response to culture should include a positive revolutionary mindset. Christian thought and life should state things to culture that exhibit Christ’s revolutionary vision for all people Our choice today is between a prophetic religion and a culture religion, but we must be cautious about our emphases within culture.
The doctrine of sufficiency also means that no one should take away or add to scripture. In fact there is even a curse for doing so in Revelation 22:18-19. God has given us enough to point us to himself and to teach us how to have a right relationship with him. Scripture helps us hear God’s voice and live a life that is able to please him. The Bible’s sufficiency is why Martin Luther was able to cry out with confidence “sola Scriptura,” which mean “Scripture alone (53).” He understood the depths and riches of Scripture and how it had everything needed in order to know God and have salvation in
In my Christian belief, I use my character to determine my moral choices by applying God’s Word in my life, and allowing the Holy Spirit to help guide me through everyday circumstances. Furthermore, the virtue ethic theory is closest to my own approach to moral beliefs because I also believe as the virtue ethicist believes that every day I “strive to be a particular kind of person-a virtuous person whose actions stem naturally from virtuous character.” (Vaughn, 2010, pg. 134). On the other hand, the theory that least supports or describes my own approach to moral beliefs would be the act-utilitarianism theory. This theory is one where the right moral action is based on the one that brings about the most favorable results for everyone.
Jesus loves and cares about you and I care about you too. Would you accept him as your personal savior today by repenting of your sins and asking him to come into your life. I realize this might not be the time, but if it is will you accept him. Jesus will accept you with open arms. I feel led to pray so would you like to pray with
The Bible is God’s message to man. It is an unfolding of God’s truth to man so man might find a path back to God and a basis for fellowship with Him. Our faith can rest upon the Word of God. The written Word reveals the Living Word. With a solid scriptural foundation, we can intelligently and convincingly present the Good News.
Life has given me many opportunities to observe God’s spirituality in people. I sincerely hope that I can attain half of what some people I admire have. It is through their behavior and absolute Love of God that I too have aspired to be as they are to Our Creator, Our Lord. It is out of the deepest respect from my heart that my dear cousin Garth has shown me that God is all you need. He said something to me and it has remained with me, The Lord will provide.
An internship is the best way to get a good feel for the environment and workforce I might soon take part in. I know that as people grow older, they’d love to turn back the clock and be younger. But at the current stage of my life, I honestly can’t wait to start my career. That may seem blasphemous, but I understand the responsibility required, and I am willing to put in the effort. In this very moment, as important as learning may be, there is no better way to learn than to actually experience it and do it.
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