Have you ever thought of how we got the Bible that we have and why some churches uses other books in addition to the sixty-six in our bible? Catholic bible includes other books known as Apocrypha, then how do we know if the books in our Bible are the books God wants us to have and that other books that are not inspired by Him. In the early church, many books were moving around the churches and some of these books carried teachings which caused a lot of problems in the church. A lot of controversial issues were raised about what Christians should believe, how Christians should behave, and who gets to decide both. Some of the early church leaders gathered together to decide which books were worth to be included in the Bible, and which ones were
There is a continuance of Old Testament preaching and the preaching of Jesus. The function of the Christian preacher has a line in the Old Testament. In Old Testament times, there were a special class for the chosen people to prophesise. They called as prophets. They get messages from God directly.
His response to this was to develop a series of principals of faith, each directly contradicting doctrinal teaching of the Church at the time. His first, and perhaps most prominent idea was the principal of Sola Scriptura, the concept that “Scripture is the sole, final and infallible norm of faith and practice.” (Mathison, 2001). Luther, after studying the bible in detail himself, came to the conclusion that many of the Churches current practices were not derived from scripture, such as the practice of all seven Catholic sacraments. Luther suggested that the bible, not the church, was the highest source of authority for a Christian adherent, and that all theology must be supported by scriptural evidence. This theological standpoint led to his other key principles, and remains at the forefront of Protestant Christianity.
Covering all the topics would really take a research paper, but in this reflection paper I would like to express my understanding about the study of Christ in the preferred reading and the Old Testament and New Testament. Without the Old Testament we cannot derive the knowledge about Christ, Ignoring the Old Testament is like ignoring a considerable portion of the Scripture about Christ. Before getting the prominent view of Christ in the New Testament, Christ was actively portrayed in the Old testament as well. In the Old Testament the areas of prominence were Creator and the Provider. Furthermore, the basic
Barbara is a social psychologist who stands out for the study of the positive psychology and the emotions, concretely she centres on the positive emotions. She has the teacher's work of psychology at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill. In this essay, I am going to defend that our well-being and way of thinking are related to the positivity with which we live our lives. For that, I am going to discuss the roots of this study and we are going to continue with the different theories including examples of each one. In addition, we will observe the influence of certain actions done on other people and their reactions, concluding our thesis with the contribution of positive emotions in psychology.
Ethics according to the Merriam Webster dictionary are rules of behaviour based on ideas of what is morally good or bad. An individual’s code of ethics typically stems from their environment, the laws of their country, religion, household rules etc. I grew up in a Christian household, which consequently influences to a large extent my personal ethical codes. In Belize, for the most part we are influenced by Christianity; our laws are by and large based on the bible. 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.
In the final account with Anne Wampy William Apess uses “quotes” from her to show that even Native Americans late in age can become devoted Christians. Throughout The Experience of Five Christian Indians William Apess uses intellectual and rhetorical sovereignty as well as characterization to show that Native Americans are people who can think for themselves and represent themselves anyway they see fit. “The Experience of Anne Wampy” was the last entry in William Apess’ The Experience of Five Christian Indians and I argue that it was the most compelling argument of the five throughout the work. “The Experience of Anne Wampy” is very different from the other four accounts in the book, instead of being converted at a very early age or relatively early age like the other four, Anne Wampy was not converted until she was seventy years old. Also, instead of changing her English to a better written form Apess decided to leave it as is, this
Theoretical Framework In this research, I adopt the definition and study done by Christina Maslach and her collegue (Maslach & Jackson, 1981). They define the burnout as work-related phenomenon which causes the continuous mismatch between a person and their environment. The pastors do not choose the career as pastors but it was the “call of God” that has brought them to that vocation. The pastors are trained to teach, preach and interpret the scripture yet they lack the training on the interpersonal skills as well as organizational skills to cope with the social demands. This theory also gives the underlying factors for burnouts are interpersonal, social and organizational factors.
With many contradictory sources trying to solve the questions of life, Christians should have an infallible trust in the Bible. These sources may lead believers to mistrust the Word or be misguided over real truth. If a person loses his or her trust in the Bible, then he or she could lose his or her trust in God and the Church. With this potential doubt, Christians need to know that their Bible is the eternal and inerrant word of God. To be inerrant, the Bible must be absolute in is historical and scientific accuracy.
Certain religious sects demean reincarnation because it is not compatible with their own exegetical interpretation, or because it is condemned by their theologians. Now is reincarnation a valid doctrine? Apparently, an early church council, The Council of Nicea, held around the year 400 A.D., did not think so. Reincarnation teaches that each person lives many lives and dies many deaths, but Hebrews 9:27 rules out any possibility of being born and dying over and over and over again, by declaring that it is appointed unto men to die once, and after this, comes judgment. From a scientific point of view, Psychiatrist Brian Weiss, M.D., has written a book confirming the idea of reincarnation from a scientific point of view.