On the other hand, he is following what scriptures read. In the Bible homosexuality is wrong and the baker doesn 't want to be associated with gay people because God “said” being gay is bad. If you look at it from this standpoint, the baker’s discrimination is justified because he is only doing his duty by obeying
However, these communities were inclusive to only those who believed what they did. Many failed because there was lack of law and order. In Document B, Charles G. Finney that “the salvation of sinners will follow, going through the same stages of conviction, repentance, and reformation.” He claims that putting religion upon assumed “sinners” would break down and change their wicked hearts, turning them into righteous beings instead. Evangelicalism bored through the country, uniting believers in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Many believed their idea was the right one, leading to opposition between branches of the church.
Although, for example, he did not like the Puritan ways or beliefs he would tolerate the people who did. Roger Williams ultimately declared that Christ’s true church could not be known among men until Christ himself returned to establish it. Another huge belief Williams had was the separation of church and state. Roger was a big encourager
Mark Jones analyzes Antinomianism with comparing to Reformed Theology. The main theological error of Antinomian’s thinking is that they put too much stress upon the doctrine of justification; furthermore, they interpret the rest of doctrines in Christianity from a biased perspective of justification. They even argue that good works are not significant for Christians because God does not see the sins of His children and does not anger to His children; therefore, the law is not important for Antinomians after the first coming of Christ. Regarding these problematic understanding, Jones suggests a solution for Antinomianism, that is concentrating on the real meaning of Christology; in other words, to rediscover and redefine the person and work
The insights I gain from the book is that God loves us more than anyone and we should love him only in return. Question 4: “Suffering is the consequences of our sins”. Humans disobey God and if God does not do anything about it because of our nature we will keep doing it. God has created with free will therefore we choose to disobey him, which means unconsciously we
Should a Christian be afraid to be judged? I believe that all real Christians, I mean people who really dedicate their life to serve YHWH should never be afraid to be judged, because if you are not at fault, you have nothing to worry about. Now, whoever is judging someone should be aware of the high consequences to come if they themselves are practicing the sin that they are judging the others for. If you are a thief, be sure that you quit stealing and pray, ask GOD for forgiveness before you start telling your friend to stop taking what isn’t his. GOD understands human
I grew up in mainstream Christianity in a denomination that is somewhat liberal. I learned the more positive Christian teachings about the Bible, but nothing that explained life beyond the commandments, don’t steal, don’t kill, don’t lie, and be a good person. My early thinking was dominated by ignorance and fear of the Bible, worry about sin, and anxiety of not understanding what my own life was to be about. When I found Unity’s metaphysical interpretation of the Bible, I simply could not get enough of it. It lifted all the fear, guilt, anxiety, misery and ignorance I had been carrying around all my life.
In 4th century, the Athanasian Creed expressed the doctrine following being part of it: to trinitarian christians (catholic christians, eastern orthodox christians and majority of protestant order), the father (God) is not a separate entity from the Son (Jesus, he being incarnation) as well as the Holy Spirit, “the other hypostases of the Christian Almighty” (Taylor 1998). Owing to the endeavors of Karl Barth, who wrote fourteen volumes of Church Dogmatics, the doctrine of the Trinity was given burgeoning theological heed in 20th century (Flores 163). The revelation of word of God is related to the Trinity and this theological focus is what makes Christian concept of God unique and different from other
The Disciple Paul-the transformed fanatic, enthused writer, astonishing educator, and persistent guide towards Christianity is the most astonishing figure in the Biblical history right after the Jesus Christ. This massive character treaded confidently onto the phase of the first-century world, particularly the Asian world and left a permanent mark of immense magnitude that can never be forgotten. Having an outstanding life and impressive ministry when bestowed with Discipleship by Holy Christ on the road to Damascus; in his own explanation he was "the chief of all sinners." Not a single individual in the biblical historical accounts, beside Christ Himself, had a more powerful impact on the world that was even previously unknown to Paul himself-the
History of Christian higher education in India is a story fraught with struggles, challenges, oppositions and swimming against currents but, all along the Christian College in India has been an indelible symbol of inspiration and expression for compassion in the field of higher education. Today, there are over 300 institutions of higher learning including many engineering colleges, para medical colleges, medical colleges and also a deemed
Many people in the world could be Christians but could be to scared to stand up to their faith if anyone turns it down. Very few will have a good comeback when asked why. Why believe in the word of someone who one can’t even see. Standing up for what you believe in is hard but with courage, and the strength of God is what makes standing up against other easier. There are some in the world that would will with no doubt say “I would rather stand with God and be judged by the rest of the world
This concept of having a buffet style (take what you want, leave the rest) Christianity is not something new. But how many of us struggle with it and don’t realize it? Sometimes, we go through the bible or we attend service, and pick and choose what exactly we desire. If the apostle Paul wasn’t afraid to proclaim the “whole counsel of God...”(Acts 20:27), then does that mean we are only expected to observe some of it and some of the time? Peter in 2 Peter 1:3 informs us as Christians we have been given by God “All things pertaining to life and godliness.” There’s nothing that God has instructed his Body, his bride, the Church, that is okay to not apply to your life.
Many churches have stated that they will not and do not support gay marriage due to their interpretation of the Bible. Followers on theses churches have conformed to these ideals as well. However, it is stated in the Bible that we should love and forgive all. Yet these churches do not love, support, forgive, or some even want to be in the presence of people in the LGBTQ community. They believe that Jesus died for all of our sins, as stated in the Bible, but they should be opposed to those in the LGBTQ community.
Disappointed with us, yes, but outraged, no. It makes me feel uneasy thinking that God would be so angry at the fact that we haven 't let him completely into our hearts. What does it mean to let him into our hearts completely? To some of us it could mean to go to church and pray, but to other that could be praying once in a while and accepting that He exists. You do not have to go to church to be accepted into heaven.
This essay will be addressing the seven worldview questions of Christians versus Wiccan’s. Additionally, the common components of Wicca and Christianity practices including concerns when receiving healthcare, will be examined. Finally the writers own spiritual perspectives as well as what the writer learned during the research conducted for this paper will be discussed. There are a variety of religions, some such as Christianity, Catholicism, Judaism, the more commonly recognized. While others, Buddhism, Wiccan, or Shintoism are not as widely known.