Even though Martin Luther Addressed the church about their wrongdoings, he also instructed Christians about what they should be doing. It is crucial for people who have been believers for a while to guide new believers in their walk of faith. We are to guide and instruct them so they will know about what it means to be like Christ. Being Christians is more than just claiming Christianity, its demonstrating His love by giving, communicating, and forgiving others who do wrong against you. Through all Martin Luther did to the church, he stood strong in his beliefs and came clear to the church of what faith and forgiveness should look like, according to
Can you keep a good man down? Is there another way? These are some questions that come to mind that can be addressed by reading “More Than A Carpenter”. Christians faith in Christ is firmly rooted in history and those who put their faith in Christ will always have plenty ground to stand on. This paper will help answer the questions about Jesus and what made him different, did he really rise from the dead, and can we have a relationship with God any other way.
“Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.” This was one of the many quotes proclaimed by the infamous Martin Luther, founder of the Protestant Church. Luther was known for breaking away from the corrupted Catholic Church, and creating a whole new branch of Christianity called Protestantism. His actions caused a major strife within the religious world. These events caused many to choose a side between the Catholics and the Protestants. Although Luther was banished for attempting to fix a broken community, it was only a mere setback in his eyes.
Candida Moss argument and contribution to the scholarship of this book is that in previous decades and in today's decade, Christians are known to be prosecuted by the Roman empires. Also, she argues that, the myth of Christian persecution is imprecise, and that Christianity makes a contribution to violence among the world while being under attack by human beings in which is a fiction as she introduces us to the "Age of Martyrs". In chapter one "Martyrdom Before Christianity", it is argued that individuals who have died for a king, country, nation, God, or on principle died what some scholars are called noble deaths. It is given that; these deaths are not martyrdom, but it is given that the term martyr carries religious overtones. According
Nwoye saw a God who he did not have to fear in Christianity; he saw a tradition where he was not accepted to be violent and aggressive, He say hope to live the way he wanted in this new tradition. He also found hope through the time he as spent there. When Nwoye and his family was in exile, he first heard the poetic prayer the Christians were making. He was fascinated by these poetic prayers and was the reason he first entered the church. The strong influence of fear from the Igbo culture was the strongest force for attraction from the Christianity that made Nwoye concert.
Because man desires "not only to live, but to have something to live for.” So by this he challenges Christ to show man what they can live for. Satan placed Christ upon a pinnacle in Jerusalem and told him to prove that he was who he claim he was by throwing himself off it. If Christ were really God’s son, the angels would bear him up and not allow him to die. He makes this claim because of Luke 4:10 states “For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee.”And yet Christ refused to throw himself down from the pinnacle of the temple in order to prove that he was the Son of God. Stating that he should not tempt God.
Even though I, and many others, hate to think about what our Savior went through, I believe it is important. To have knowledge on what Jesus went through for us shows the amount of love He has bestowed upon us. I am so thankful that He would give His perfect life for us sinners whose righteousness is as filthy rags. The talk about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was prophesied all the way back to Old Testament days. God let people know that there would be a Savior that would come, and He would save us from our sins.
He demonstrates these points by echoing the bible by stating: “he perform this out of the same affection which makes him careful of his own goods, according to the words of our Savior (from Matthew 7:12), whatsoever ye would that men should do to you.” Winthrop claimed that the attributes of justice and mercy are two rules that walk toward one another. He wanted Puritans to show mercy to someone in distress and do justice to a poor man. Winthrop essentially uses these two traits because they are easily recognizable references from the Bible. Using biblical references and exploiting emphasis on God’s laws Winthrop is merely trying to gain public support to unify the
The profession of law enforcement is synonymous with service. For Christians, the greatest example of service is in Jesus and his words and actions. Therefore, Christians in law enforcement must look towards Jesus and take strength from his example to fight against the immoral acts they encounter daily. Furthermore, a Christian called to work within the law enforcement profession can fulfill the Great Commission by positively impacting the outcasts, broken and deviants in society towards God’s Word. Despite law enforcement being a secular profession, Christians in law enforcement can exemplify Jesus’ standard of service which can be seen through examples such as Officer Tommy Norman and his style of community policing, intertwining love and duty.
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).
Document 9 states that “In 1240,the Christian Crusaders sacked Constantinople, leaving the city in Ruins and plundering wealth.” This is relevant because It shows us that the violence and atrocities all of the Crusades clearly outweighed the positive and religious points of view that they say they were fighting for. Another example is that in document 10 it states that “ One day I entered the Mosaic, repeated the first Formula, ‘ Allah is great’, and stood up in the act of praying, upon which one of the Franks rushed on me got hold of me and turned my face East words saying “This is the way you should pray!” a group of Templars hastened to him seized him and pushed him away from me. I went back to my prayer. The same man while the others were otherwise busy rushed up once more on me and turned my face Eastward saying “This is the way you should pray!” This is interesting because a Frank is not from the Muslim religion so it is strange for one to come up to a Muslim and tell him how he should pray especially when telling him he was so forceful and overbearing even though the man was welcome to pray in the temple and in Jerusalem. This shows that the crusaders had a hatred and a strong disliking towards anyone who didn 't share their religion or fought alongside
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.
We are called to show love to those who don’t deserve it, and those who do not know the kind of love God offers. We need to see Jesus for the miracle worker, carpenter, and passionate human. Not conforming to the modern events, and what society pressures us to believe. We cannot make Jesus into someone he is not, not making Jesus into a hippie, feminist, or superstar. To follow Jesus in America, we must love each and see Jesus for who he is to us.
Like the Romans did to the Christians when Nero was in rule, they blamed them for the fire. Diocletian tormented many of the Christians until they perished (Alchin). After about three hundred years, it became easier for the Christians. Constantine, the emperor of Rome at the time, converted to Christianity. This resulted in the end of the persecutions and the beginning of Christendom.
As of November 13, in what has become known as the Paris Attacks, France and the world stand united against the growing threat of attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) that left 130 people dead and more than 360 wounded according to the BBC report. The group seeks to eradicate obstacles to restore God’s rule on Earth and to defend the Muslim community against infidels and apostates. IS claims that the rest of the world is made up of unbelievers who seek to destroy Islam, attacking Muslims and non-Muslims alike. However, based on my knowledge of history, Christians are equally guilty with also committing violent acts against non believers. The only justification for violence is a holy war in the Islamic context are“jihadists” or the Christian