This forces us to continually seek him with our own accord to strengthen our relationship with God, because our purpose for creation is to worship him, and sin is a reminder for which Graham articulated, “that we cannot live without a god, even if it is a god of our own making” (Graham, 2009, 29). After the fall comes redemption, redemption is the doctrine that shows how merciful God is towards his sinful creations. God, through his mercy, provides his son Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice to redeem and cleanse the sin of his worshipers. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ allows anyone that accepts Christ as the one true Lord and Savior may enter into the kingdom of God and live eternally without any pain or sorrow. Through these doctrines, Christian’s can stand firm in their beliefs and
An anonymous person once said that “we aren’t called to shine our own lights; we are called to reflect His.” A born again Christian, once fully understanding the gospel and putting his or hers trust in Jesus, will desire to want to grow and obey God in order to honor and glorify Him, and since the only one who kept God’s law perfectly was Jesus, then one will want manifest and imitate Christ in everything he or she does. Not only does reflecting Christ’s image glorify God, it stands out to others as well. All true believers experience radical change because of the Spirit, and that change shines like a bright light towards other people leading them to ask, wonder, and desire that change and growth in their own lives as
I would actually consider Jesus a great example in regards to what powerful religious figures should do in their life Jesus preached to inform and notify people because of his faith not to spite the Roman government at the time (Frost, W. J. (2012, March)) I view my case with me trying to spread Quakerism in England in the same regard. Religion is meant to be the reflection of one’s conscience in their own ability to worship, and their conscience to worship must not be coerced to worship as through
The first argument presented by Russell is the divinity and first cause of God is in question if something could come before God and we could have adapted to our environment rather than be a creature from design. Secondly, if Christ is all knowing why are their so many fallacies in his teaching? Finally, the last argument against Russell being a Christian is the emotional reason presented by Christianity to have a “big brother” to lend on during their time of struggles and the terror people have of the unknown if religion was nonexistent (Russell,
If you learn about the Judeo-Christian God, you’ll find out that he wants to be known. You’ll find out that he created us in his image and we can bring him glory. You’ll find out that God wants to have a relationship with you and that he loves you. It’s from these types of situations that you actually will believe in God, not from analogies that Paley uses that says that God is the creator by because of a comparison that he uses between watches and humans. He gave no evidence about the characteristics of the Judeo-Christian God and just basically said he proved God is real.
The profession of law enforcement is synonymous with service. For Christians, the greatest example of service is in Jesus and his words and actions. Therefore, Christians in law enforcement must look towards Jesus and take strength from his example to fight against the immoral acts they encounter daily. Furthermore, a Christian called to work within the law enforcement profession can fulfill the Great Commission by positively impacting the outcasts, broken and deviants in society towards God’s Word. Despite law enforcement being a secular profession, Christians in law enforcement can exemplify Jesus’ standard of service which can be seen through examples such as Officer Tommy Norman and his style of community policing, intertwining love and duty.
The first side of the ethical issue in this case deals with individuals who identify with or accept Christian values. They believe that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ whom they believe is the savior of the world. For that reason they routinely include Christian symbols and phrases into any decorations they put up for the holiday. Many feel it is their right, and some would argue it is their duty to do so. 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.
In Ephesians 2:10 it’s says “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” This verse explains that everyone’s identity needs to be found in Christ not others. As you see in A Separate Peace Gene’s focus is becoming like Finny instead of becoming Christ like. In James 3:14-16 it says “But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.” This goes a long with the jealousy Gene had for Finny and what his envy caused him to do.
Being very direct he describes, that telling a random stranger that God loves you is not biblical evangelism. Although, God loves them and the people should know that, they should also know the details. Paul provided a question for evangelist to ask instead, “Is the Holy Spirit so at work in your heart through the preaching of the gospel that a change has been wrought so that the sin you once loved you now hate and the sin you once desired to embrace?Do you want to go to heaven?” The idea to ask more direct questions rather than saying God loves you,say this prayer, now you will go to heaven is something that I can fully agree with. Paul put into perspective of how to talk to someone who is not a believer and provided
With this awakening came as a better understanding for people to choose how they have a relationship with their god. Instead of having an all-powerful church that would most always require some sort of membership, they allowed the people to choose their own church and join at free will. This gave the people the right to maintain the relationship with god in however the pleased. The leaders of the colonies were still very religious but used these influential views from The Enlightenment to establish a free will of religion instead of being tied down to one religious authority. It’s a known fact that the key figures in helping shape the United States such as Thomas Jefferson were greatly influenced by the ideas and concepts of The Enlightenment.