“The Christian teacher looks upon the child as a distinctive creature, made after the image of God Himself, and given an important place in the divine scheme of things” (Beer, Jaarsma, 2000, 5). As stated earlier many Christian educators that teach public school belief that you can’t have a biblical worldview within your classroom. We must not forget that we serve God first and that spreading the gospel is our duty. However, we can also do it in subtle ways that keep us from disciplinary actions. 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.
Religious Diversity: There are two dominant religious groups in Nigeria, namely Moslems and Christians. A company would do well to reflect the interest and sentiment of the two religious groups. Unless the workforce reflects the two religious groupings, it stands the risk of being identified as ‘belonging’ to one groups or the other. It also runs the risk of offending members of the religious groups, sometimes out of sheer ignorance. Our shoe company will therefore endeavor to avoid these pitfalls.
On the Christian side and the Muslim side, both groups had influential people advocating the need for war. The Christians promoted the wars through the spreading of stories about horrible acts being done through the middle east. Soon poets, writers, and musicians were advocating the wars in their work. (3) Most people were illiterate and blindly followed whatever was told to them by their preachers and noblemen . The Muslims also used propaganda to encourage their followers to rise up and reclaim the land that was taken from them in the First Crusade.
“Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly” (1 Peter 5:2, English Standard Version). Seeing law enforcement as a vocation, Officer Norman understands that his pledge to protect and serve is a covenant between him and his community. “Public trust in law enforcement to perform their responsibilities in accordance with their oath is essential to effective crime control and community policing” (Doherty, 2016). Through his words and actions, Officer Norman has created a counter narrative to the “us vs. them” police mentality many in the United States belief is the case. As a Christian and police officer, Officer Norman is an example of how to successfully integrate one’s faith into a secular profession.
This resulted in the sharing of general views between the North, and South thus allowing faith to be preached across races. This belief led to emergencies of evangelism leading to preachings that condemned slavery terming it as a sin. Moreover, in the first general meeting of Methodism, it was declared that being in possession of a slave would result in instant dismissal (Edwards, et. All, 2013) The movement, however, satisfied many individuals need for reassurance, direction, and religious purpose, that was otherwise missing. The Great Awakening was most successful in uniting the colonial America people in the understanding of the Christian faith and life.
The hate Klan used violence to control the people who believed in equal rights. Violent crimes like the Birmingham church bombing affected not only the innocent people who were hurt, killed or lost a loved one in the bombing but, people in the community who were scared to
Jesus’ other miracles included making blind people see, curing people with leprosy, turning water into wine, and several others. Jesus taught people to adhere to the commandments and to love one another no matter if they were a sinner or a righteous man. Jesus preached the word of God to his people in the form of parables. He gathered his disciples together to help him preach the word of God and convert people to Christianity. Jesus is different from other humans for the reason that he never sinned.
This is a common question for many people and a struggle for many nations across the country. Religion and government should not be combined because of the damaging effects of genocide, holy war, and terrorism. Genocide is the intentional killing of a large group of people. In the crucible, we see a mass of people hanged for the accusations of others in their community. In the crucible on page 109, Danforth is talking to Mary Warren and states, “You will confess yourself or you will hang.” This is not the first time Danforth has said this to people in the
The Byzantine Iconoclastic Controversy began in 726 CE when Emperor Leo III issued a decree against the worship of icons.1 This action resulted in the removal and destruction of icons in churches and monasteries.2 There had been tensions rising between the church and the state over the use of icons for some time, but the culmination of these tensions along with the pressure of Muslim armies attacking the borders of Byzantium lead to the explosive Iconoclastic Controversy. The iconoclasts ardently believed that the creation of images depicting holy people was making God angry. The iconophiles believed that these images were sacred and used them as a means of worshiping God. This theological battle lead to the meeting of several ecumenical councils in order to resolve the controversy between the church and the state. This paper will examine the arguments for and against the use of icons from iconoclasts and iconophiles in the Byzantine Empire.
EVOLUTION OF BOKO HARAM The Islamist group Jama'atu Ahl al‐Sunnah li‐Da'awati wal‐Jihad, commonly referred to as Boko Haram, has emerged as a violent challenger to the authority of the Nigerian state. Boko Haram is an Islamic sect that believes northern politics has been seized by a group of corrupt, false Muslims. It wants to wage a war against them, and the Federal Republic of Nigeria generally, to create a ‘pure’ Islamic state ruled by sharia law. Islam first appeared in the territory that is now northeast Nigeria sometime during the seventh and eighth centuries of the Common Era, although it was slow to spread in terms of numbers of converts. In the early 19th century, Sheik Usman dan Fodio launched an Islamic reform movement, aimed at removing Hausa leaders he saw as corrupt and as ‘indulging’ un‐Islamic practices.