But Christ wants to speak truth into our lives, many times in the form of the Holy Spirit’s constructive criticism. Again, we have a choice to respond positively or make it personal. The Lord knows that this criticism is for our own good, and when we realize that, our relationship with Him will deep- en. We need to remember that most people who offer constructive criticism truly are trying to help us. Words of encouragement should prod us on to a greater life in Christ, not lead to the bitterness of spirit that brings glory to Satan and his troops.
'who is of the truth') listens to Jesus (cf. 10:3, 16, 27). If Jesus' kingship is indistinguishable from his testimony to the truth, and if his followers are characterized by allegiance to his testimony rather than by violent upheaval, Pilate is forced to recognize that Jesus is the victim of a Sanhedrin plot. Moreover, there is an implicit invitation in Jesus' words. The man in the dock invites his judge to be his follower, to align himself with those who are 'of the truth'.
Thus, as Pope John Paul II sponsors the capacity of human reason to be aware of the truth and demand that faith and philosophy again find their profound unity. He, as head of our Church wanted to affirm the need to reflect on the truth. It is somewhat less true that human beings through the ages, have raised important questions about their own identity, and which also is its origin, as well what will happen after their death, on these issues in search of truth itself and what is its foundation, the reason finds its most gifted beauty in faith support. One aspect that catches my attention, among many others, is when the Pope states: "The Church, meanwhile, appreciated the effort of reason to achieve the goals that make more and more worthy personal existence. She sees in philosophy the way to know fundamental truths about human existence.
As opposed to the Grandmothers constant change of morals to favor certain situations, the Misfit has morals that are set in stone and adhere to his past, present and future. As the two characters converse, religion sparks an interest in the Misfit because it is something he is interested in understanding but knowing it must not be true. He believes that he must see it with his own eyes to prove the existence. His concept of reality also relates himself to Jesus, so much so as to believe he is a realistic representation of Him. He goes on to tell that the only difference is between the crimes committed and the proof held against him.
A second application is, Jesus made it a point that his mission was not to conform to the social or cultural patterns of the day, but to “Seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). The three parables teach us the relentlessness with which we, as Christians should seek the lost as well. Unlike the Pharisees scribes, we must show compassion and accept those who are repentant of their
John Winthrop uses Tenets of Calvinism in his writings by "and so teaches us to put a difference between Christians and others. ' Do good to all, especially those of the household of faith'. Winthrop shows total depravity in that he recognizes the difference between sinners and Christians using his beliefs that man was born sinful. He also uses limited atonement in that Christ died for his certain people but it is those certain people that are supposed to influence others to follow Christ. He also says that we are "to serve the lord and work out our own salvation under the power and purity of his holy ordinances."
This is a view that begins with a God who embraces those outside of himself, who planned a redemption that centered on sacrificing himself of behalf of the Christian people. A Christian worldview is also seen as when you believe the bible is entirely true in that you allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do. Why is this view important to people? If you don’t believe in the truth of God and live by it, then all witness’s will be confused and mislead by the idea and teachings of the bible. This is a way of life that helps people live by the word of their
Our character must go through positive if not radical change, as we recognize our weaknesses bringing them to the Holy Spirit to be dealt with; casting down imaginations and every high thing that work against the knowledge of God and bringing them into subjection to the obedience of Christ. God emphasized His disdain for complacency when He declared that being neither hot nor cold was disgusting and He would spew the lukewarm thing out of His mouth. Jude 3 instucts us to : “…contend for the faith…” God is a God of order and He expects us to be obedient in the strictest sense of the word. This is the reason why we should be in communication with God according to Francis Shaeffer on a moment by moment, not just a day to day thing, but on a moment by moment basis. The meaning of the word ‘contend’ in Strong’s Concordance 1864 Greek ĕpagönizŏmai to struggle for, earnestly contend for, 75, to compete for a prize, to struggle, endeavour to accomplish something, fight, labor fervently, strive, 73, fight race , a contest held.
However, Garrison asserts that Julian views the sacraments, particularly the Eucharist, very differently from her fellow mystics. While most considered the Eucharist (partaking of the body and blood of Christ) as a means to achieve temporary union with God, Julian knows there is a gap between the human and the divine that cannot meld until the afterlife. We see this in her reaction to a vision of Christ on the cross. At first, she first compares her suffering over sin to His suffering (in the style of the traditional affective mysticism), but then she realizes that as He is both human and divine, her sufferings are different and could never come close to His. “...the oning of the godhed gave strength to the manhed for love to suffer more than alle men might” (Chapter 20).
“legalism is “the act of putting law above gospel by establishing requirements for salvation beyond repentance and faith in Jesus Christ,” and it focuses on “narrow and rigid codes” and “obligates God to bless those who have proven themselves worthy.””(Yinger, 2008). Reading through Dante’s second book, one cannot help but to see parallels between the author’s idea of purgatory and this idea of legalism. Dante revealed his sentiments concerning how souls in purgatory worked to purge themselves of their sinful nature not through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, but through demonstrating themselves worthy by completing contrasting action.