This is manifested not in the way the meetings are held, from the outside observer it would appear as any other church business meeting. Yet, the items discussed and voted upon originate with few members running the church. The congregation is not given any real choices in the matter and in the end only vote on subtle facets of the main decision already made by those calling the
A Model of Christian Charity John Winthrop The name of the document/sermon being analyzed is “A Model of Christian Charity” by John Winthrop. It was written on board the ship Arbella on route to America/ The New World where they were to set up a colony. The colony of Massachusetts, a colony of puritans (1). An analysis of the sermon “A Model of Christian Charity” reveals to us how this piece of document was very important for creating and maintaining the Massachusetts colony and for the puritans. The sermon in itself is sort of a rulebook or a foundation for the puritans for which to build their society upon.
This brought about the practice of a decentralized leader for mass services. Believing that everyone has an equal chance of getting into heaven qualifies anyone to be a priest. Something that both reformations have in common however is that they both supported using a vernacular bible. Prior to the emergence of the Protestant sect, the bible was only in Latin so that the lay people were dependent on the priest for interpretation. Nevertheless, Luther rejecting a venerated human leader, believed that everyone should be able to read the bible.
It is Jesus Christ alone who mediates the sacraments to allow grace to flow to mankind. The sacraments were instituted by Christ and were part of the Liturgical Tradition of the early Christian Church. The Church celebrates in her liturgy the Paschal mystery of Christ, his Sacrifice on the Cross, Death and Resurrection. Baptism: Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, as we are born of the water and the Spirit. Baptism is necessary for salvation (John 3:5), and conveys a permanent sign that the new Christian is a child of God.
The clergy preach for the significance of mass, pilgrimage and express the intention of purgatory but they cannot prove these aspects from the word of God. They argue that one’s faith cannot be secured without faith in these
For instance, Ludwig wrote a hymn affirming that God is one person, not three persons. Church and State Anabaptists advocated the total separation of church and state. This idea distinguished them from all other forms of Christianity in their day. Anabaptists held this position because they were the only group who never had an opportunity to gain political power. They found no example in the New Testament for merging church and state.
This image also “ In prayer, the pilgrim Church is associated with that of the saints” (CCC 2692). Another image of the Church is building and farm. This reminds us that Jesus has planted us, his disciples and that “God’s people are a building not built by human hands which God is constructing”(New Testament Images of the Church). This image also teaches us that God still cultivates the Church like He is a farmer tending to his crops. Flock is the next image of the Church.
In the Protestant system it is a single act of God, followed by sanctification. It is based upon the merits of Christ, conditioned by faith, and manifested by good works. Luther’s doctrine of justification by faith was the key insight that sparked the Reformation. He began to teach and preach in accordance with his new understanding of the Book of Romans. He gradually began to realize that something was seriously wrong with the Catholic system, which emphasized meritorious works, penance, prayer to the saints, relics, indulgences, and so on, rather than simple faith in Jesus
The Discipleship of Apostle Paul was to establish the biblical doctrines that administered his ministry and pursued to spread over to the lives of ordinary humans with whatever favors and prayers God may had bestowed one. It is quite convincing that at the core of Paul’s approach was his unwavering obligation to establish and support local churches at far off lands and particularly in the Asian world. Jesus assured to construct the body of his church
It is a common fact in today’s society that many persons believe that religion has brought about more division rather than unity, more harm rather than good. The Christian Church is primarily known for its numerous separations. Christianity is partitioned into several different denominations, of which the Methodist Church and the Baptist Church form a part of. Both of these denominations do contain similarities as well as differences that set them apart. Some of these similarities include they both believe in the Triune God, meaning three persons in one; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.