However, it is only with genuine care for the wellbeing of the people that Jeremiah is willing to voice warnings from God; after all, if he had not cared, it would not be rational to involve himself in their affairs. On the other hand, Zwingli's thoughts were heavily supported by the people but were directed towards the betterment of the Church. Zwingli's alienation is better described as a mental state that distance him away from the Catholic Church to allow him to criticize its practice. While Zwingli's motivations for his criticism is more multifaceted (e.g., inspiration from Luther, devotion to the Word of God), he echoes Jeremiah in launching an argument against something he cares immensely about: the Church. In a grander scale, Jeremiah and Zwingli have the same goal but appear be
He does address perfectly the criticism by endorsing a type of indirect voluntarism according to which, if we believe in God, we will eventually acquire this belief. His wager, has shown the importance of having faith in God for whatever reason and at whatever cost, he thinks, has flaws that just makes it fall apart. Believing
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.
Dobson’s words can resonate with young and older Christians. The politically correct, liberals, or the Christian left may perceive his words to be ungracious and condemning; whereas, the word of God clearly dictates acts that are sinful and should not be tolerated (Galatians 5: 19-21). Dobson challenges Christians to stand up as Jesus did since truth by nature is intolerant of falsehood. If being intolerant means agreeing with condemning abhorrent behavior as God mandates in the scriptures (e.g., homosexuality, abortion, sexual perversion), then yes, it is okay to be intolerant. Tolerance is not encouraged in the Bible considering God is not tolerant; ergo, tolerance in itself is not loving, since tolerance denies justice (Kruger, 2013).
I would not trust Nestorianism for the same reasons that many other people have not trusted it; Jesus having two minds in one body is just too stretched, and strange, for me to follow or to understand. Although we are told to study and to try to understand the Bible, along with what it means, for ourselves, and to mold our own beliefs on our study, with the leading of the Holy Spirit, rather than to blindly believe everything we’re told, while trying to convince everyone else to believe as you do, without
Luther loved to emphasize this and teach that you can’t get to heaven through good works. The Third Sola, Sola Gratia meant: That we are only saved by God's grace not our deeds. Martin Luther couldn’t stress enough that we are loved by God and
One of the way of being kind is not swearing as those languages are vulgarized. God only create the kind of speech that are good, encouraging, and make the others’ hope arise, not turning down their positivity. In Romans 12, Paul says that “…bless and do not curse.” (Romans 12:14, the New International Version) When we pray God, we use words which give a sense of joyfulness, respectfulness, and hopefulness. Similarly, we need to use those words to address other people as that act will certainly make God pleased.
During this time, the church was honestly separated from what the truths say in the Bible. Luther believed that forgiveness is an amazing gift from our Creator, but the church thought it could be bought. This is important for new and old believers to understand since everything today is bought with a price. The grace of God and Salvation is free!
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.
As sinners we need God 's grace to overcome evil and sin. "Sin is certain, but the grace of God is more certain than our sin." But the good news is that God is working to bring us back into
These beliefs depend on a fear of God rather than sole worship, as He is portrayed to be a spiteful, all-powerful being. In my teaching, the fear of God was not placed within me. Instead, a deeper trust in God’s saving powers was instilled upon my beliefs, which attempted to draw belief from love rather than fear. God was portrayed as an all-loving being attempting to free us from the control of sin, which quite evidently contradicts the image of a vengeful God. Religion has shaped the way the
Victoria makes a valid point, “the government does not have the right to impose a certain minority or majority based on a religion within our state (21:10).” I believe this to be true however this makes laws controversial. Each religion has their own beliefs and way of life therefore universal laws are hard to pass such as same sex marriage. Sandels solution to this is “the government should try to make these laws neutral with respect to these competing moral and religious views (27:00).” This is a great idea but I’m not sure it is possible considering there are so many different religions with different views in
He argued that Christians will be disturbing the peace and those who do are rebelling and are disobedient. If you become disobedient to the king, you are also disobeying God. Boucher argues that if God wanted them to have independence they would have had it, and they should be grateful and thankful with our without it. He says “Obedience to government is every man’s duty because it is ever man’s interest; but it is particularly incumbent on Christians, it is enjoined by the positive commands of God.” (#32; pg. 101)
Once in a while we tend to obscure the difference amongst "excellence" and "perfectionism." Yet, excellence is the thing that God needs us to seek after, while perfectionism is troublesome to our spiritual well-being. Excellence comes from God. However, when we read the gospel Christ speaks to us with the words, “Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.” This is a troublesome content, most likely, in that it inspires us a nervous confusion.
The Problem and Purpose of Pain Identifying the problem with pain is fairly simple according to Lewis, explaining the purpose of pain not so much. In chapter one Lewis tells us that the problem with pain is the fact that we as Christians have to try to make it fit into our belief system and that fact “creates, rather than solves, the problem of pain.” (C. Lewis) It also means that as Christians, we are left facing the dilemma of trying to explain how we serve an all-loving, all- powerful, benevolent God who despite His benevolence allows us to suffer. How can I do this?