INTRODUCTION Love and friendship is one of the topics that has been treated widely by various scholars such as theologians, philosophers, poets and novelists. This wide interest in the theme of love and friendship shows its importance for the human existence. In our postmodern world, love and friendship have taken on new meanings. The notion of sacrifice, which is an integral part of mutual love and friendship, seems to have been lost. The adage, “each one for himself and God for us all” seems to be the guiding principle of most love and friendship relationships.
The concept of love to God and man is associated with selfless behavior and universal acceptance. However, at all times there have been enough fundamentalist movements in Christianity to show discrepancy between Christian principles and actual social behavior of some of its followers. The goal of our work is to determine inner personal features that correlate with religious fanaticism
We all deserve God's judgment but God sent His only son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. It is important to differentiate between the character of Christ and lifestyle issues. God's character is Love and He is patient and long-suffering with every sinner who is saying "Yes" to the plan of Salvation. However, the subject of God's Law is controversial among Christian Churches. The purpose for the Law that is far greater than many can realize.
“A Christmas Carol” written by Charles Dickens isn’t necessarily a christian book per say, but it does have many Christian accepted themes and lessons. Charles Dickens writes about many explicit and implicit themes that are taught in everyday life as a Christian. Such as how someone can change their life around from ruined and sinful to bright and hopeful through accepting their failures and seeking forgiveness. Or maybe how Scrooge realizes that what he really needs to do rather than worry about his business is to love those around him. One last Christian aspect elaborated on in the book is how society needs to care for the common welfare rather than their own selfish wants.
The Negative Effects of Adapting Contemporary Church Music for Worship among Young People in UCCP Churches Music and song continue to play a vital role in the life of God’s people particularly in the church. Contemporary culture and modernization bring new possibilities and new challenges to the music ministry. The theology of what we sing is certainly at least as important as the theology of what is being preached. In this regard, many traditional churches are shaken with this phenomenal event for century already because it attracts the young people who are considered to be the future generation of the church.How the church response to this is still problematic and debatable. The effects of the contemporary church music are very evident to
If I had the authority to change my community in a positive way, I would attempt to label kindness and good deeds as what is expected, rather than attention-seeking ploys. I find it especially irksome to see how my community as a whole only does anything for attention. This is wrong. I believe that people should do everything out of love and kindness, and be selfless. One of my favorite bible verses is 1 Corinthians 16:14, “Let all that you do be done in love.” This quote really embodies my message, and the manner in which, I believe, my community should carry themselves.
However, after I started to recognize God as the Creator, and others and nature as the creatures of God - just like me, my world view is changed. Furthermore, I feel free to accept others who are different to me, and also started to care about the environment, which God gave us to take care in the mutual relationship. These idea about Creator God and Creatures has been built up strongly by understanding the triune God. Although I believed God as the triune God before, my word and my church were used to fail to balance the triune God. My culture I grew up was more focusing on Jesus Christ in sermon, bible study, prayer and so on.
Differentiation of self The second concept that I want to talk about is Differentiation of self. This concept is viewed as being the cornerstone of Bowen Theory. It describes how people can cope with life’s demands and find ways to deal with life on a continuum from most adaptive to least. I believe this is essential because Christians should at least attempt to be aware of what symbolizes some very important Christian ideas: “God living in us, we are God’s children and he loves us and the idea of One Body). According to Bowen, “Differentiation of self describes the level at which an individual is able to integrate the opposing and basic drives between thinking and feeling, and separateness and togetherness”.
This label I have decided to take up as my identity has many connotations to it, it has many expectations and principles which some I do not necessarily agree with – for instance, prayer, many Christian believe in praying twice a day which I do not but because this is what happens in my family and community I have adopted this as part of my identity. I am a Christian and I pray twice a
Also, I discovered that friendship which is a state of reciprocal trust was lacking among my colleagues and the entire event changed my own approach as I learned to show empathy to people facing challenges. Ultimately I became very close to God and worship as I derive a great sense of encouragement from the bible. Furthermore, there were some critical leadership lessons I learned during this journey which includes the brave determination not to give up during my trial, bold courage which gave me inner strength and hope during those periods, a valuable support system was developed to reduce the stress of anxiety. Finally, reading a full copy of this transformational story would be helpful to new employees in organizations. They would be involved in such activities that would require confirmation, hence the entire lesson I learned from my own story would be of great help in handling very critical situations when it