Mormons themselves express their unity with the Christian faith, and argue to be Christians. The Mormon religion seems to believe that the purpose of life is to “receive a physical body, exercise agency and learn to choose between good and evil, learn and gain experience that will help you become more like your heavenly father, and to form family relationships that may become eternal.”(Mormon.org) Now that the foundation has been laid with regards to the belief system of the individuals in the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, it is important to discuss their doctrine on death and the afterlife. The beliefs of death and the aftermath of what occurs is taken from the book of Mormon. This is where theses church members receive their beliefs from and what they remain with. It is stated that at the time of death, “The spirit and body separate and "the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life.
The Nicene Creed indicates that Jesus is begotten of God and that he was there before everything else was formed. Such perception is the position of my church since we believe that Christ is the son of God as he used to refer to himself in the scripture. My church’s adherence to Nicene orthodoxy has enhanced the message of salvation since it makes people to understand that Christ who is our savior understands our human weakness since he also bears the nature of man. Moreover, it draws people closer to Jesus and the salvation of God through the understanding that despite him being God, he took the incarnate form to save us. Such alignment makes it easy to understand the relationship between God and human beings as well as the love that God had for the world to an extent of giving His only begotten son to die for us.
Only those who remained blameless and free of sin would reach God’s presence. Salvation in the Old Testament is viewed primarily as a means of going to heaven, which calls for obedience of Gods commandments to be worth before Him. Although this is similar to the New Testament, the New Testament mainly emphasizes on deliverance from sin through Jesus Christ, the son of God, who died to redeem his people from sin and its consequences. Salvation in the Old Testament was mainly based on faith in God (Kärkkäinen 63). For instance, God considered Abraham, who was faithful to him, as a man through whom he would raise a great generation that would please and obey Him.
This forces us to continually seek him with our own accord to strengthen our relationship with God, because our purpose for creation is to worship him, and sin is a reminder for which Graham articulated, “that we cannot live without a god, even if it is a god of our own making” (Graham, 2009, 29). After the fall comes redemption, redemption is the doctrine that shows how merciful God is towards his sinful creations. God, through his mercy, provides his son Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice to redeem and cleanse the sin of his worshipers. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ allows anyone that accepts Christ as the one true Lord and Savior may enter into the kingdom of God and live eternally without any pain or sorrow. Through these doctrines, Christian’s can stand firm in their beliefs and
Profoundly, the Bible states, “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham 's seed and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:29) What spiritual values Christians should learn from the spiritual life of Jacob? Like Jacob, Christians must be faithful in keeping God’s covenant, obey Jesus’ teachings (by loving God and neighbor unconditionally). Distinctively, God gave His people the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower them to overcome their weaknesses and expose the deceit of the evil spirits in their lives in order that they can live in righteousness and offer themselves as a living offering to God, which will be their spiritual worship to God (Romans 12:1) ; and finally, they should faithfully give their tithes and offerings to God as a significant aspect of worshipping God. Deuteronomy 28:7-9 declares, “LORD will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives
So within the courses seems plain that we can bring back to our local church body what we had learned. And helping others develop their faith Christ “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (I Cor. 3:11). NIV For these courses like what The Apostle Paul was inspired to tell the saints at Corinth the importance of having the right foundation. Nonetheless, we cannot build upon the wrong foundation and expect to be faithful or fruitful.
Grace is “the love of God shown to the unlovely; the peace of God given to the restless; the unmerited favor of God,” (Holcomb). It’s the belief that God grants humans salvation and the He can grant it to anyone, even the least likely candidates. Grace has innumerable definitions depending on who is asked. Some people define grace as the outward expression of the harmony of the soul. Others define grace as that which saves the worst of us.
Jesus died for our sins, was buried, was resurrected, and thereby offers salvation to all who will receive Him in faith. Unique among all other faiths, Christianity is more about a relationship than religious practices. Instead of adhering to a list of “do’s and don’ts,” the goal of a Christian is to cultivate a close walk with God. That relationship is made possible because of the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Beyond these core beliefs, there are many other items that are, or at least should be, indicative of what Christianity is and what Christianity believes.
Have ever felt relieved when you worship God in truth and in spirit? Do you feel like a heavy load just fell off your chest? Well, that’s why worship is very valuable to Christians. It is a medium where we give all our troubles to God. He takes it, makes it all good, and then tells us what to do when we meet with him in worship.
5). Christianity also upholds the belief that God was in the beginning and he was the creator of all things. Christians also believe in messengers, or disciples, who were sent to spread the word of God and to “bear witness to the light” (Doc 6.). However, the messenger and God himself was not always accepted. Similar to Islamic faith, the reason for existence for Christians is to please their God, and receive salvation through Jesus Christ so they may live eternally in