The Apostle Paul addresses this subject in great detail that was foreign to the Gospels, as he sets forth the principle that death ends the dominion of the law and then illustrates the principle through the marriage relationship. “But if her husband dies she is free from the law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress" (The Holy Bible, Rom 7:2-3). In some instances, the laws of a state or local authority regarding marriage, divorce and remarriage ignore or even violate the teachings of the Bible. In such cases, as Christians, "we must obey God rather than men" (The Holy Bible, Acts
Moreover, they argue that sanctification changes people’s nature, and it changes the direction to live for God. The reformed theologians suggest three ways of sanctification: through the union with Christ, by means of the truth, and by faith. The reformed perspective on the pattern of sanctification is likeness to God (Christ-likeness), because people once had the image of God, before the Fall. The word “renewing” is important for reformed theologians, because their perspective on sanctification is to be renewed. 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.
The modern fear of a covenant rejects the peace marriage actually brings. The world constantly declares through television and media that love is a feeling, not a decision. It fixes a negative view on the positive act of marriage. Divorce simply creates a way to end marriages, shattering the family to its core. Marriages are often avoided or ignored because the world implies it is harmful.
Christian thought and life should state things to culture that exhibit Christ’s revolutionary vision for all people Our choice today is between a prophetic religion and a culture religion, but we must be cautious about our emphases within culture. God changes things and we are His messengers. Our involvement is important, but it must be remembered that it is transitory. The hope of the Church rests on God for men; it does not rest on men, not even on religious
Essay #1: Why is biblical counseling important, and how does it fit within the ministry of the local church? As Christians, biblical counseling helps us apply both the greatest (and the second which is like it) commands as spoken by Jesus in Matthew 22:36-40. Biblical counseling is also a mechanism to which each of us can fulfill the great commission as spoken by Jesus in Matthew 28: 19-20. As such, biblical counseling not only fits within the ministry of the local church, one could argue that it is the ministry of the local church! The first and greatest commandment along with the second like it can be boiled down to a single word; love.
I am not suggesting revolting or secretive ways, But I believe witnessing through action is just as important as witnessing through professing one’s belief. In Matthew 5:16, it states, “in the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, NIV). Christian educator’s classroom should embody principles that are reflective of a Christian worldview to implement a biblical worldview to support a Christian philosophy in education in a practical application. We must instill themes like love, wholeness, and responsibility of knowledge. Graham states, “biblical teachings concerning love, wholeness, and responsibility, as well as our experience of them in Christ, must be brought to bear on our studies and research” (Graham, 2009, 24).
One of Pope Francis’s recent post-synodal apostolic exhortation publications, Amoris Laetitia, reflects the views of both himself and the Catholic Church regarding “The Joy of Love” among relationships and families. One of the most prominent themes presented in his lengthy document concerns the topic of marriage. It includes insights from the Synod of Bishops on the family and bishops’ conferences from around the world, suggesting common views on the church’s teaching of marriage, while also emphasizing the role of personal conscience and pastoral discernment. The text warns against idealizing the many challenges facing couples, urging the Church to care for all those whose lives do not reflect the teaching of the church, rather than condemning them. Pope Francis offers thoughtful advice and pastoral approaches that can potentially help guide both couples and the Church in creating ‘sound and fruitful’ relationships in accordance with God’s plan.
E) The parable of the ten virgins (Matthew 25) among others. THE PURPOSE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT MESSAGE: The below summary may help the believer to have a sound faith: I) the modern believer need to appreciate among other things that the grand subject is that of Salvation and the redemption message of how Christ came from heaven to earth. Christ came to seek and to save the lost. Man became sinner because of the Adamic nature and needs a savior (Romans 3:23, 6:23). ii) Those who believe in Christ become sons of God (John1:10, 12) and they will not be condemned (John3:16-18), the believers are entitled for eternal life.
They believed that the at death was when the clock stopped for you to believe in God. They want to believe that free will allow the person to decide if they want God in their life or not. The article states, “ The basic idea here is that hell is essentially a freely embraced condition and self-imposed misery it entails rather than a forcibly imposed punishment.” I could actually make sense of that and able to relate. My feeling about that is God is waiting and will not force you to make that decision for him to come into your life but if that is your choice than you will have to deal with the consequences. I always tell my 12 year old, you are feel to make any decision you wish but you will also have to deal with the consequences of that decision.