Jesus or the Pharisees? Patrick Darnell began his speech by hitting the audience with this quote by Gandhi: “I like Jesus, but sometimes I do not like his followers because they can be so much unlike Him.” At TedX Augusta, Darnell presented the idea that Christians have moved far beyond their original purpose. Christ set aside a perfect path for His followers to walk down, but we stray from the path. Worldliness all around can poison the mind if we let it enter our thoughts. The church is meant to be followers modeling Christ; the reputation it has now gained is more like the Pharisees.
This means that Scripture gives us everything that we need in order to be obedient to God. It teaches us truths about God, salvation, and everything of eternal significance. DeYoung claims that one reason this doctrine is so important is because Jesus is often identified as the Logos or Word (John 1). God speaks though Jesus because he is “God’s full and final revelation of himself (50).” This is a truth that is deeply woven into Scripture and shows us the importance of Scripture in pointing man to God. The doctrine of sufficiency also means that no one should take away or add to scripture.
What amazed me most was Joseph’s yearning not to embarrass Mary publicly. That is love in demonstration. The Bible says love covers a multitude of sins. One of the challenges we have in our relationships is our inability to handle the shortcomings of our spouses. Most of us will let the whole world know about their weaknesses.
God is our father and he should be honored as one. Jonathan refers to all these ideas in a heavier way, but he is right. Maybe he had or thought he had a big and strong communication with God. And perfectly, it can be as the story says, God is mad with all of us for leaving him. I enjoyed the text as entertainment because writting is art.
In my religion Chukwu is a loving father and need not be feared by those who do his will” (Achebe 110). The ideas on how the people look up to their gods differ greatly. Christians believe that he is loving and merciful. The Igbo people believe that they should fear the gods. Although they both share the same basic concepts of their god, they differ in the idea of multiple gods and how they should feel about their primary
In and of itself, personal faith consists of beliefs, confidence, and trust that comes from within, rather than societal norms. Personal faith roots from beliefs within oneself and God. Belief in God requires knowledge in an individual’s personal faith. John Wheelwright states, “I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice - not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany” (Irving 1). This quotation indicates John’s beliefs towards religion.
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
They state who God is, what we are to Him, and how we should live it out in our daily lives. We should love one another as Christ has loved us. I can apply this theme in by own life by using kind and encouraging words to others rather than being sassy and making them feel worse about themselves. I need to use my loud voice to say kind words of people so they feel happier when they leave me before they came to me and say kind things to lift them up. I am also an overbearing person which I know God was not, therefore, I need to work on being less bossy and controlling so that people enjoy my presence and I am able to make them feel happier and
Utilitarians care about the outcome, and Christians care about what is sinful and not judging by the process, not the outcome of the process. There are many rules in the Bible that contradict with other rules, that’s why it is challenging to determine whether something is morally correct or wrong. Overall, I think I agree with Utilitarian’s view more because I understand that some people don’t want to suffer, I hope those people still go to heaven. I mean, God loves us and He doesn’t want us to suffer too, so He will understand and give us eternal life in Heaven. I feel like the Christian’s view is old-fashioned, even though the rules from the Bible are still relevant today, there might be other things we need to consider.
That moment transformed the misfit I was into a woman of God. As I went through High School I kept forgetting to rely on God and praise him through the joy and through the pain. I often found myself making my own dreams and goal, I tried to make them happen myself and nothing would work out. As I began to trust Lord more, I realized He had the perfect plan for my life. I had a choice to follow it or keep living my life