We are made in God 's image and although we sin and have our faults, we are made good through Him and in Him (Graham, 2009). The philosophy of education gets to the heart of a biblical worldview, which oversees our feelings and actions. The principal approach begins with the foundation that all things are held together by biblical principles (Dayspring Christian Academy, 2004). This includes, truth, knowledge, matter, and the universe itself (Dayspring Christian Academy, 2004). Christian education does not negate the educational curriculum of public schools but enhances the educational experience through Biblical teachings (Schaeffer, 1982).
Reformed theologians learned, from Romans 8:29, that Christ-likeness is the purpose of choosing people; and it is not merely one of the suggestions to be Christ likeness people, but it is command to become like one. Furthermore, they have found that sanctification, which is ascribed to all three persons of the Trinity, is both the work of God and the responsibility of His people. What is important is that sanctification is not something that people can get by human efforts, but it is God’s divine gift. Moreover, based on Philippians 2:12-13, reformed theologians believed that sanctification is continual
The doctrine of sufficiency also means that no one should take away or add to scripture. In fact there is even a curse for doing so in Revelation 22:18-19. God has given us enough to point us to himself and to teach us how to have a right relationship with him. Scripture helps us hear God’s voice and live a life that is able to please him. The Bible’s sufficiency is why Martin Luther was able to cry out with confidence “sola Scriptura,” which mean “Scripture alone (53).” He understood the depths and riches of Scripture and how it had everything needed in order to know God and have salvation in
This theory moves further with the note that people are completely inadequate all alone of atoning God for the wrong they have done to him, and the only possible is through the death and separation from God. In this manner, keeping in mind the end goal to maintain a strategic distance from this destiny, they are in desperate need of assistance. Christ, through his grave (and, on a few forms, through his immaculate life also) has given that
As David Jasper explains, “There is a contrasting assumption that, by structuring one's life upon simple 'orthodox' religious formulations, society and the self appear to be self-creating and self-sustaining, paying lip-service to an imagined deity by a suitably respectable code of conduct.” (Jasper) Coleridge hopes to help people understand that they must pay for their sins, and that if they are willing to do so, they will be able to live with their Father again. We all hope for that love, but it cannot come with pain first. And with the pain, we must pay the
In other words, the Law was given “in order that sin might be recognized as sin” (Romans 7:13, NIV, cf. Romans 3:20). Second, the Law was given to point people to Jesus Christ: “So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ” (Galatians 3:24, NIV). Clowney (2013) clarifies that the Law “shows what God’s righteousness requires, and therefore show us that we cannot satisfy God’s just demands. We need Christ to save us from the curse of the law by bearing its penalty for us (Gal.
Quakers believe that everybody has some of God in them and that each human being is of unique worth. They integrate religion and everyday life, and believe God is love, and that the light of God is in every single person in the world. Quakers work actively to make the world a better place. They are particularly concerned with human rights. Based on their belief in equality of all human beings, social justice, peace, freedom of conscience, and environmental issues, Quakers seek to live simply so as to reduce the burden on the world community.
When we are judging because of self-motives and desires that we have within us, which make it very easy to fail. God tells us that we should not be drawn into our own desires and opinions because in the end they will end up being
Boyle 's text serves to support the thesis of just how powerful compassion can be, and he extensively attests to its ability to better people 's lives; after all, he is living proof of this, as he himself has been a vital instrument in the betterment of many peoples lives. While on a cursory glance, since the religious aspects of the book plays a large part in it, many potential readers may be turned off to it. However, Boyle’s biblical references, amongst the many other sources he draws quotes from, are only used to support the primary focus of the book: compassion.
Only then, will we avoid the pitfalls of ethnocentrism and the monocultural methodologies of the ugly American. We must be sensitive to cultural differences for receiving and processing information”. Conclusion “If we do not accept as good, God’s shaping of our person and life in our own culture, we will never be able to accept his work in the lives of others who are culturally different from us”. “Intercultural communication is just one tool from the multifaceted field of intercultural studies. With the use of these tools from the cultural anthropology toolbox, Christian communicators discover more effective ways to share the gospel.