John 1:1 States that “[I]n the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This statement is one of a few that Trinitarians believe to prove their belief in the idea of the Trinity. The Trinity is a belief that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are all one being. The dogmatic “doctrine” of the trinity is not taught in the bible, there are only a few passages that were wrongly interpreted that these claims are based from. The bible itself disproves the theory that the three entities, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are three separate beings, operating together to bring the will of God to the world.
This is a view that begins with a God who embraces those outside of himself, who planned a redemption that centered on sacrificing himself of behalf of the Christian people. A Christian worldview is also seen as when you believe the bible is entirely true in that you allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do. Why is this view important to people? If you don’t believe in the truth of God and live by it, then all witness’s will be confused and mislead by the idea and teachings of the bible. This is a way of life that helps people live by the word of their
He was the son of the famous Saint Monica, but despite his mother being a devout Christian his father believed in paganism. Augustine dedicated his life to Christ after reading the epistles of Paul. Original sin was a disputed topic for the Church and had many sides to it. Augustine’s argument about original sin disagreed with Pelagius’, a philosopher in the church. He argued that sin has been passed down from the start when Adam and Eve first ate from the tree of knowledge.
In “Julian of Norwich’s Allegory and the Mediation of Salvation,”1 Jennifer Garrison convincingly argues that Julian of Norwich, unlike her medieval female mystic counterparts and contrary to traditional readings, explores and understands the Eucharist through allegorical language in her Revelations of Divine Love (Showings).2 Many of Julian’s fellow 14th century female mystics, Margery Kempe, for example, believed that they could become one with the divine through their visions, as well as see and identify with the sufferings of Christ. Most scholars have written that Julian’s work follows the same style of traditional English female mysticism: that is, mainly literal in their desire for affective union with Christ. However, Garrison challenges
Christianity began its rise to the most dominant worldwide religion after Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days build another made without hands.” Upon Jesus’ death and resurrection, he completed this task, initiating the development of Christianity. Since Jesus left no formal authoritative power, organization, or agreed upon scriptures, a wide variety of sects have gained popularity throughout the millennia. Most of these sects the Catholic Church and others later deemed heretical, one of the most notable being Gnosticism. Gnosticism is a dualist religion in which adherents view the material world as evil and the invisible spiritual realm as good.
Personal Worldviews Part I – My philosophy I. Mission: My mission is to serve others with the love of God, and to live every moment contagiously showing others my trust and love for my creator. Because of what He did for me on the cross, I can now live to love. II. Beliefs: 6-10 most important beliefs about God and the Bible 1.
When Jesus Became God is written by Richard Rubenstein suggests that Jesus was divine, but they do not insist upon it. Hundreds of years after Jesus ' death, the Church councils made Jesus ' divinity a central tenet of belief among many of his followers. When Jesus Became God is a narrative of the history of the Christians ' early efforts to define Christianity by convening councils and writing creeds. Rubenstein is most interested in the battle between Arius, Presbyter of Alexandria, and Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria. Arius the leader of the Arians said that Christ did not share God 's nature but was the first creature God created.
Bill McKibben in his essay “The Christian Paradox. How a faithful nation gets Jesus wrong.” unmasks the paradox underlying Americans' Christianity. The ambiguity lies in the fact that the US is the most allegedly Christian among all developed nations and yet Americans remain the least Christian in their behavior. The author exposes American Christians for who they genuinely are providing numerous examples to validate his thesis, which states that the notion of being a good and dutiful Christian perceived by most Americans has in fact little to do with Jesus' teachings. McKibben manages to avoid harsh judgment or criticism, choosing to simply discuss the degradation of faith, allowing himself to be at times slightly sarcastic or ironic.
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.
Judaism and Christianity can be comparable religions, but essentially they believe that there is only one God. Judaism mainly stress on having only one God and the unity of it. Christianity can be sometimes misunderstood, as Christians believe that the one God is the Holy Trinity. Therefore they both have a similarity of having one god. Both two religions believe that this God is the beginning and cause of all that came to earth.