All these texts put Christians in a quandary on how to avoid spiritual contamination and moral impurity while at the same time carrying out the commission Jesus has given. Richard Niebuhr struggled with this dilemma and examined how the Church historically has understood her relationship to culture. He gave his findings in a popular book titled Christ and Culture where discusses five basic ways Christians relate to culture. They are either (1) against culture, or (2) of culture, or (3) above culture, or (4) in tension with culture, or (5) transformers of
They say that evolution has caused the development of empathy which led to the improvement of reproduction (Hunter, 2010). This entails that evolutionists may share different opinions whether it is right or wrong to grant euthanasia to a child. They all may think of a different reason to believe in this moral, but since they have no origin of basis in morality, they cannot distinguish whether euthanasia is wrong or right. If they assert to be moral, they are actually consciously regarding the Christian
Because Dante’s poetry was full of Christian though and terminology, the people of the Renaissance deemed it as Christian theology. However, Dante’s poetry was also filled with Pagan ideas that the oblivious people of the Renaissance accepted
Throughout his lecture, Bertrand Russell presents quite a few convincing arguments for the reasons he is not a Christian. Watering down of the foundations and expectations of Christianity, rejection of the advances of science, and behavior uncharacteristic of the Christ that Christians claim to emulate are all valid concerns that merit further consideration. While Russell makes many valid points throughout his account that I agree with, I would speculate that Russell based these observations on a broad response to the summary of Christianity, rather than consideration of the individuals involved and how their personally held beliefs might differ from these generalizations. To begin with, Russell’s frustration with the core definition of Christian belief is understandable; having a set of once-vital, basic beliefs viewed more as suggestions for exceptional living proves confusing and misleading. Russell’s observation that the title of Christian “does not have quite such a full-blooded meaning” (Russell, 1) as it once did is such a merited concern that, in recent years, some members of the church itself share this view; this
Therefore, many churches have lost their true understanding concerning to the two natures of Christ, because they interpret it according to their own understanding. Here we will learn some issues and polemics of this problem. Some emphasize the nature of Christ is only divine nature and reject His human nature because they believe that the matter
My worldview is based on a religious background as I am Christian and therefore live my life according to the bible. Racism, prejudice, and reconciliation are indeed painful conversations. We often talk about reconciliation that is important between God and humanity but what about reconciliation that is important between individuals? Are people of society really born racist or are they actually taught to be racist by their fellow peers and parents? The answer to this question is found in the quote of Nelson Mandela, who stated that ‘No one is born hating another person because of his skin, background or religion.
This might sound like a good thing until people start to chose who needs more, and this decision is made depending on racist or where someone is from. As stated John Winthrop “First, this love among Christians is a real thing, not imaginary”, meaning that love between Christians should be absolute. This isn’t always the case for example stated by Blum "Certainly thou must understand that as black people, it would be impossible for us to kneel before thee, believing thee to be a white God” meaning that the only certain can be Christians (3). The meaning of being christian or any part of any religion for a matter of fact is to follow the ideals and the rules of that religion. Charity in America can’t be the what it can be because of the hypocrisy, corruption ,and ideas that contradicts the very thing it's trying help.
That means that those who are in roles of leadership need to be aware of the fact that not everyone shares the same ideas of masculinity and femininity. One element of postmodernism today that we can certainly learn from is the importance that is placed upon asking questions. The Church, whether deserved or not I don’t know, has been seen as the bastion of all answers (even if they are wrong.) Too many Christians believe that simply because they are a Christian and know the Bible that they have answers. Too many unbelievers see Christians as having unbending opinions and
Therefore in that respect, my ethical code while it may vary to some extent from the typical Christian is largely based on teaching from the bible. What is more, we also review the concepts that are illustrated to us either in the law or in the bible and even our environment. Furthermore, it is from that, that we determine whether or not it is good or bad based on our own feelings toward the specific situation. This is where critical thinking and logic enters the equation, because while adultery in the bible may have been frowned upon and women were stoned to death for such an offense, you can see that although we still shun adulteress we realize that it is not in our hands to punish these people.
We differ in our religious beliefs, but we are similar because we both grew up in the wrong generation and we both think that nothing is good in our culture’s timeline. The main character in Ready Player One and I have different beliefs in religion. Wade (the main character) does not believe in God or the Bible. I, on the other hand, believe in God and read the Bible. “I wish someone had just told me the truth right up front, as soon as I was old enough to understand it.
In some parts of the world, Christians continue to visit other traditional religious practitioners because their new faith seems to lack power to confront the problems that their old faith addressed. Elsewhere, however, local Christians reading the Bible have recognized that God’s power is greater than that of its putative competitors and have learned to pray to God for their various needs. - Concluding Comment Our task is defensive, not offensive descried in Ephesians. We do not defeat Satan, but Christ. Our duty as outlined in Ephesians is to resist Satan, not to remove him.