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
“Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly” (1 Peter 5:2, English Standard Version). Seeing law enforcement as a vocation, Officer Norman understands that his pledge to protect and serve is a covenant between him and his community. “Public trust in law enforcement to perform their responsibilities in accordance with their oath is essential to effective crime control and community policing” (Doherty, 2016). Through his words and actions, Officer Norman has created a counter narrative to the “us vs. them” police mentality many in the United States belief is the case. As a Christian and police officer, Officer Norman is an example of how to successfully integrate one’s faith into a secular profession.
Here are some of the detailed examples of religious archetypes used in the series: Christianity: Audiences and critics may argue that Christianity was the main religion that was symbolized and shown in the Matrix trilogy. They can easily back up their arguments by one of the most Christian visual present in Revolutions. Neo’s self-sacrificial death was in cruciform position. Throughout the trilogy, Neo is prophesized as ‘the One’, a savior who will save everyone from misery. The belief system he creates can be seen when people offer him goods and ask for protection and blessings in
The coming of Christ had a purpose, namely to serve the Lord and carry on his work. Similarly, we get the prophecy of Christ works as a priest (Psalms 110:4; Hebrew 5:6,10). Similarly, the Messianic Psalms included a prediction of the rejection of Christ. Christ was rejected by the Jews just as it was written in Psalms 118:22-23; Matthew 21:42; Mk. 12:10-11: “The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner”.
However, their sins will be washed away by the blood of Jesus as long as they respond to the election. Election may mean a call to be wary of the sinful ways that may distance them from the almighty God and his unending mercies. The fourth point of Calvinism is irresistible grace. According to this tenet, it is not possible to fail to respond to God’s call. It is a call that is powered by the Holy Spirit.
Further, Christianity believes that the work of Christ, through the cross, the resurrection, and ascension, restores that life and though not wholly realized yet, will one day be fully restored. The bible recognizes that the spirit of man is that which “gives life to the body” (Elwell, 1984, p. 1041). It “lies in one’s inmost being,” having been made by God so that people may have “fellowship with him” (Elwell, 1984). Through the prophet Jerimiah, God describes the people’s behavior and motivations by saying that they are thirsty because they have left Him (which is sin), the source of life, and seek life elsewhere (Jer. 2:13).
And last, he states that there is a perseverance of saints, therefore all who are saved are saved for eternity. Calvin expressed these ideas in the Institutes of the Christian Religion. This work of his was received with both criticism and intrigue. Calvin’s ideas were very radical, but he sought to back each of them up with what he believed was the ultimate authority of the Scripture. Calvin combats the idea that the church gives Scripture its authority because he believes that the Bible offers “as clear evidence of its truth, as white and black things do of their color, or sweet and bitter things of their taste” (31).
This would create an controllable atmosphere for David and the Davidian leaders. Obedience Cult members join because they seek truth, social approval, love or something to believe in. Part of these factors is also the feeling of truly believing what you're told. Cult members act in ways to appease their leaders and achieve, what are seen as, superordinate goals. Koresh's ultimate goal was to teach the "preachings and prophecies" of God as he believed he was a prophet himself.
Augustine, in his work The Perfection of Human Righteousness, combatted the heresy of Pelagianism as described by Caelestius in his treatise, The Definitions Attributed to Caelestius. Following Pelagius, Caelestius by logic and Scripture argued that the Fall did not destroy man’s natural capability to do right. Caelestius argued that God made us free to do the good and thus we all have the power not to sin, and that both the devil and Adam’s original sin are unable to destroy this power. As proof Caelestius gave examples of Old Testament saints who he claimed lived holy lives. Augustine refutes Caelestius’ ideas by using Scripture to show that we are righteous only by the grace of God through Jesus Christ.
10:7-8), Jesus (Luke 9-18), and Paul (1Th. 3:1).” Consequently, Jacob further states who he was wrestling. In verses 30 states, “Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” Moreover, Finis Dake goes on to give assurance that Jacob was definitely wrestling with God. He mentioned, “Jacob recognize Him as the Blesser (26), because the sinew shrank miraculously (25), God Himself acknowledged Jacob had prevailed against Him (28), the blessing upon Jacob was one which God alone could bestow (28-30), Jacob claimed he had seen God’s face (30), and Jacob claimed salvation by this experience (30). This encounter that Jacob had with God, changed his life, and it is a testament to us
Christian leadership is also known as servant leadership. Christian leaders compass teams and Jesus’s servant leadership model to build and develop teams to achieve their ultimate potential. Servant leadership headlines the principle of wisdom. As a result, “without counsel plan fail, but with many adviser they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22). “By wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory” (Proverbs 26:6).
Some of them include: Frank Fluckiger, Doug Aden, Gerald Kilpatrick, Cindy Redburn, and Sam Pew. One thing people may not know about the Constitution Party is they do support Jesus. There was an argument that stems from the preamble stating “The Constitution Party grateful acknowledges the blessings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States.” The goal of the constitutions is to bring things back to the basis of its Biblical foundations. The Constitution party has plans within there party to further pursue the foundation. While working towards major progress, in todays world society can be a major set back for parties such as these.
God wanted to show man that he too can sacrifice and suffer; therefore he sent Jesus down to dwell among man to show man that God can be flesh. Jesus differs from man in that, he is the word of God and was sent by God as an example of himself for man. Jesus did not have the same flaw of curiosity as man had. Jesus was able to teach and spread God’s word without doubting its context. Jesus was believed to be the Messiah that the people of Israel wanted to free them from slavery.
In The Wager, Myers uses the story of Michael Steel to reveal how to live by Jesus’ instructions from The Sermon on the Mount despite the insufficiency of human action alone to do so. The story begins with dialogue between God and the Devil. The Devil claims that a person cannot live by the demands outlined in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. In terms that echo the deal made in the Book of Job, God gives the Devil domain over Michael Steel, a successful actor that is in the running for an Oscar, to try and prove his point. Steel decides to live by Jesus’ commands and then is in constant contact with the words of The Sermon on the Mount on the radio, television, and in his own reading.