Faith is believing for that encounter, and living in such a way as to expect it. Sartre says we should live in the moment, rather than in the abstract. Faith says we must live into our beliefs about God rather than merely holding them. Sartre’s philosophy shows us how “living out” a belief can work; we focus on extant instantiations of a thing rather than the idea of the
He will not leave you nor forsake you.” God wants us to be courageous through him; to not fear anything. In Matthew 14:27- It says that Jesus told them to “be of good cheer” (not be fearful) and to not be afraid since it is He who is with them. In Joshua 1:9- God tells them that He has commanded them to be strong and courageous. God doesn’t want us to be frightened or dismayed, because He is with us everywhere. He wants us to be afraid of nothing but Him.
One could think of hardship not only as a test, but as the idea that God cannot intervene when it comes to a person’s free will, no matter how horrific the situation might be. This is true, especially when it comes to Christian teaching. The Christian God cannot interfere with the freedom He has given His people. Those who are followers of Him can only worry about themselves and leave the judgement up to the Almighty. They are responsible for themselves and only themselves.
This is mainly due to the fact that Christians are taught they must not be ashamed of what they believe and they must tell others about their beliefs. They feel they must share what the Bible tells them is the truth so that others will convert to Christianity and be saved from going to
“I am concerned here only with the interests of nations and respecting theology, as I ought, I consider in this essay only the physical and moral well-being of society” (Voltaire 28). Focusing on the phrase “respecting theology”, it is essential to differentiate between “adhering to” and “respecting” theology. Voltaire is merely focused on respecting theology, because it permits the freedom of religion without promoting intolerance and violence by requiring people to adhere to one particular religion. He argues that toleration is the means of increasing well-being in society and minimizing violence because, “toleration has never provoked civil war, whereas intolerance has covered the earth in carnage. Let people now choose between these two rivals: between the mother who wants her son to be slain, and the mother who is willing to surrender him on condition that he survives” (Voltaire 27).
This is called what most know as, “The Lord’s Prayer.” He taught that prayers should be intentional and communicated with the Father only; he spoke against doing anything for the sake of being seen by other men including fasting. Lastly, in chapter 7 he begins by discussing judging others and the golden rule. He taught that before someone can see clearly in someone else, they must first address the issues in their own heart. He goes onto to teach that we are to treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves. He also warned against false prophets who claim to be something they aren’t.
My Christian worldview on education is that the word of God can be expressed whatever institution a child goes too. Kids might not get the chance to go to a Christian school because it's too expensive. That doesn’t mean their faith isn’t important to them. I believe as Christian that God created us to learn his word, but more importantly follow his word. As long as we’re following his word, it doesn’t matter what institution we
Most importantly, this includes pointing everything back to Christ, letting Christ work through the leadership, and letting the Gospel influence every decision. A main part of this includes being open to God’s agenda for this ministry and not my own. Mike Woodruff once said “Nothing characterizes successful organizations more than their willingness to abandon what made them successful.” I strongly believe that Christ-centered leaders will be open and flexible to changing how the ministry operates if it is what Christ is calling the ministry to
How do we return Christianity to a place of relevancy in our world? By doing all things with love (1 Corinthians 16:14). We Christians claim that our words and actions are always “out of love”, but given the state of the world today and Christianity’s place in it, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Christians have somehow come to the assumption that anytime we stand up for what we believe is right, regardless of how we stand up - be it using physical violence or hate speech, that as long as we have the right intention then people should just understand our motive. Even if we believe that our motive in condemning and attacking that transgender person in the bathroom is pure, we are being hypocritical Christians who are not abiding by Romans 12:21, ““Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” but rather perverting its