Basic Christianity is a crucial foundation that must be deeply entrenched within the hearts and minds of believers. The essential and basic principles aid every Christian by showing and teaching them how great God’s love is for us. In John Stott’s Book, “Basic Christianity,” he reveals insight on what it is to be a Christian. He also dispels many erroneous teachings that have been brought into the Christian community. Stott states in the beginning of his book that many have held the assumption that God sits on His throne, aloof, distant, and unconcerned for our needs and problems (Stott, pg.
Habakkuk highlights the injustice that arises from God’s decision to allow evil to oppress the righteous. The revelation though God’s divine punishment and unforeseen promise ensured an everlasting faithfulness and trust between Yahweh and the people of Judah. The recollection and trust embodied in Habakkuk’s prayer allows for a remembrance of God’s covenant and faithfulness for his people. Habakkuk’s prayer questions God’s decision of succumbing the righteous to evil. The unforeseen plan set by God examines the faithfulness of the people as they rely only on their trust in God’s promise of delivering justice to their oppressors.
1. Atonement: According to oxford Dictionary (Christian Theology), the term Atonement is defined as, the covenant between God and Humanity that was established by Jesus Christ. Biblically it means, to clear away the guiltiness of Man. When looking the basic fundamental reality of Christianity is that, it is referred in scriptures 1 Corinthians 15: 3, For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. Likewise, Bible’s one of the essential theme and the message is all about atonement, that God has given a means to mankind to return into peaceful connection with, that is apparent everywhere in Scriptures.
Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Edward were both philosopher and had similar views in terms of informing people the right way to live in order to be successful and get salvation by reforming their mind in their life. As Jonathan Edward says in the “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” “ Sin is the ruin and misery of the soul; it is destructive in its nature; and if God should leave it without restraints, there would need nothing else to make the soul perfectly miserable” (432). That implies, if
Already in the beginning of the letter, Paul focuses on the problems of divisions and fractions within the assembly of Corinth. The Corinthians are depicted as potentially disloyal toward Paul, although they are “enriched in him with all speech and all knowledge” (1 Cor. 1.5). To Paul’s knowledge, no specific doctrinal problem avails in Corinth. Paul depicts the character of the Christ-believer as similar to the steward who is faithful (πιστός) to his master (3.10–4.2).
If we do not invest in people’s lives and tell them about the good news of the Gospel, then our evangelism is weak. Faith without works and works without faith is dead; in James 2:20, Jesus said “You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?” “Five: we have to make a difference” (Darnel). What would be the purpose for us on this Earth is we did nothing and made no impact? As Christians our impact should be the greatest on earth, but because of our constant failure of reputation, we get a bad name; it drives people away. We should be out, serving others, and bringing people to the goo news of the gospel.
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
I praise you not. The Apostle Paul is grieved at the behaviour of the church especially that is their spiritual father. His message contains righteous anger. The Lord’s super was meant to bring unity and love among themselves but was lamentably abused to the extent of exposing the church’s disunity. This unacceptable behaviour by the Corinthian church signals many social, economical and community differences.
Through the cross, Christ bears with him the sins of humanity and in exchange, he gives humanity salvation.Through this, humanity gets a hope of eternal life despite of his sinful nature. The cross acts as a transformation of humanity from sinful and guilty of God's punishment into sinless and innocent creation of God through a gradual process of sanctification.Through sanctification, God transforms man into a better being so that he may save him in the end.Through the cross, Christ transforms a totally sinful and guilty person, alienated from God because of his sins, into a totally accepted child of
We can say that Doctor Faustus is also a Christian play, because it deals with themes of Christianity during the play. First there is idea of sin, which Christianity considers something that is against the will of God. According to Christianity, Doctor Faustus’s sin is the act of making pact with Lucifer, by disobeying God and making pact with the devil. In Christian religion even the worst sin can be forgiven through the power of Christ, who according to Christian belief he is God’s son. After Doctor Faustus’s sin where he makes pact with Lucifer, he still has opportunity for redemption, all that he needs to do is to ask God for forgiveness.