By being married they are not trying to fix there sin. Some people may say that I am singling out the homosexual group. Keep in mind that a church officer is someone who represents the church body. When you hold a position in the SDA church you need to be someone of example, you were chosen to have a leadership position the church. Also something to remember is that God will expect more from you then the normal church member in the way you represent him.
Scripture calls the church to bear each other’s burdens and singleness falls into that category. It says marriage is good thing; however it can be an anxious thing. As far as the Church is concerned, I believe that it is acceptable to build marriages because the Church is itself a bride waiting on her groom, who is
As stated in mormonbeliefs.org, Mormons believe that God had materials in order to create the uniform and organize the world out of chaos. John smith believes that the earth itself was not created out of nothing, but out of organized matter. They believe that we as human beings were created by God in order for his children to grow and eventually make their end goal to be more like him. This creation myth helps members to believe that if they follow the commands of the Lord, and they adhere to all of the things that Christ wants from them, they will see that the plan of salvation will work in their favor, and they will be rewarded for their good deeds here on earth.
(NIV, Genesis 2:18) However, being a helper does not imply that the woman was inferior or subservient to the man; the same Hebrew word, `ezer, translated as helper, is used to describe God, Himself, in Psalms 33:20, 70:5, 115:9-11. In fact, God created both men and women in His own image and made them equal custodians of all His creation: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27) It is not clear in what sense the husband was to rule over his wife, and this been the subject of much debate. Regardless of how Eve 's punishment was originally intended, this passage is key to understanding later Biblical teachings about women. The punishments on both Adam and Eve were clearly imposed by God Himself; God did not reduce women to inferior status, nor did He command men to rule harshly over their wives.
Hi Mahealani, Its good to learn, that the Presbyterian Church USA, approved same sex marriage. Its interesting that the Supreme Court ruling legalized same sex marriage in the United States, but questions are being raised how the decision will affect religious groups. Especially, those that remains opposed to allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed. Basically the court’s decision states that clergy and religious organizations are not obligated to perform same sex marriages. I hope in the future that more religions become more accepting for to all people that want to be married. Thanks for sharing a great post.
He first explained how marriagewas forced upon the Christian community. He then gave the consequencesof gay marriage and how it can affect society. He also gave evidence from experiences to statistics to crack up his point. He then relayedback to what he believed as a Christian which was a married mother and father nurturing children in a stable home. He then ended his essay under hasty generalisation.
The Quran allows a man to take up to four wives. In Fundamentalist Mormonism, there is no set limit to the number of wives in one marriage. Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet who first delivered God 's directive that Mormons practice plural marriage, ultimately took dozens of wives. In the United States, Fundamentalist Mormons are the most common groups to practice polygamy. For Mormons, polygamy is the Divine Principle, reflecting God 's wish that his people are "fruitful and multiply."
In 1000 B.C., King David united all the city-states in the Israel region under one crown. However, this unification was not to last long. Disagreements arose about who the next king should be. Some believed that David had been chosen by God, and so all his descendants would also be chosen by God to be rulers. Others, however, felt that God chose people from all lineages and therefore was not choosing the line of David alone to be rulers.
For some people it can be the only reason for existence. These are the people who dedicate their whole lifes to move up in a church or please god by doing things for their religion. For example, monks that spend all their time in religious obedience. For other people it can be a median to their problems or sense of awareness. They feel a certain way, then go to church and feel like they are individually spoken to, so in a way they feel a sense of relieve from their problems, and comfort for the awareness they feel they have about themselves.
Complete my BA study of philosophy and religion 2. Get some practice preaching and even get recognized by a church and get a job offer. These two things I believe are instrumental in helping me; however you don’t need experience preaching or a degree in theology, you just have to hope and be recognised by the church as someone who can preach and help out those in need. So, in conclusion I believe that with the interview and thinking about what was said, there is a multitude of different ways and opportunities that can help me in making the right step into becoming a minister of religion. I may not be able to say, but if you asked me where do I see myself in 5 years?