Johnson explains in his book that psychology and Christianity went hand-in-hand as a coalition. This is seemingly due to the church’s assumed responsibility of soul-care, and the belief that all problems were caused by sin, not necessarily mental illness (2010). However, there are currently several views of conflict between psychology and Christianity, similar to the conflict recurrently found between science and faith. There is importance in the correlation of psychology and Christianity for both scientists and Christians. When not examined and pondered on, the relationship between psychology and Christianity today can cause much confusion in an individual, potentially leading to atheism and evolutionism.
Warren seeks confirmation that his God exists so anything he sees to be true, he assumes to be true. These false assumptions are dangerous but are also merely human nature. Therefore, I think it’s necessary for everyone—even the most brilliant people—to challenge their own beliefs every once in a while. We might change our beliefs about God and maybe learn something about the fundamental nature
How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
Christians believe Jesus is a divine embodiment of God walking on Earth, but they also believe he is the Son of God. In the Bible, it states: “And there are varieties of ministries and the same Lord. And there are varieties of effects but the same God who works all things in all persons.” (1 Cor. 23:4-6) Christians construe this statement from their Holy book, as evidence that there are three distinct Persons- Father, Son and Holy Spirit and yet it is one of the greatest misconceptions that significantly differentiates Islam and Christianity as separate religions. Secondly, Christians believe in the violent and barbarous crucifixion of Jesus, that resulted in being rose from the dead three days later.
John 5:39 – “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.” Elsewhere, Jesus said to His disciples that, "These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled." (Luke 24:45). The Bible is a story about the creation, fall and salvation of man. Jesus is in the background of every moral biblical story and character. The story of salvation narrates the sovereign work of God in history.
When it comes to knowing and learning the religions of the world one must approach them with a critical mind. One cannot simply just believe every religion and know have their own view points. David Van Biema presents his ideas about Christianity and Jesus in “The Gospel Truth?”. Van Biema’s main point is about how “Matthew, Mark, Luke and John… is notoriously unreliable,” . Van Biema writes about how one cannot be completely sure about whether to believe if Jesus actually said what is written in the bible, he continues to say that Jesus may even be an “imaginative theological construct” .
Just as God inspired the Scriptures to teach doctrine, so God inspired leaders throughout the history of the church to introduce additional doctrines and practices. The collective writings of the early church “fathers,” the decisions of the ecumenical councils, and the decisions of the popes constitute this authoritative church tradition. The council included as part of the Bible the Apocrypha, books from the inter-testamental period that the Jews and the Protestants excluded. The Council of Trent officially pronounced eleven books of the Apocrypha to be Scripture. The result is that the Roman Catholic Bible today includes in the Old Testament seven extra books and four additions to existing books.
D. with astonishing similarities to Christianity. Muslims believe that Muhammad was called by Allah (God) to be a messenger of his words, much like the figures of Jesus and Abraham. Islamic culture uses the Qur 'an as Christians and Jews use the Bible and Torah. The literature, architecture, philosophy, artworks, and music that derived from these religions through their civilizations richly reflect the teachings and tradition behind these spiritual views of the world (Sayre). The three major books, the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Bible, and the Qur’an, all contain scripture recorded by followers inspired by
He develops this hermeneutic, not by focusing on comments related to mission in the Bible, but by looking at the action and purpose of God as narrated in the biblical story. God’s purpose, as Bauckham sees it, results in the kingdom of God or “the achievement of God’s purposes for good in the whole of God’s creation.” Bauckham desires one to read the Bible, “in a way that takes seriously its missionary direction.” Therefore, we can call this hermeneutical framework missional. Missional describes something that “is related to or characterized by mission,” and Bauckham is stating that, at its core, God’s purpose or mission characterizes the whole of scripture and what we know of God. Herein lies the first critical piece of Bauckham’s hermeneutic—the mission is