17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” The Message “This is how much God loved the world:
In (Psalm 5:15) IT states that man is born a sinner and cannot save himself. You can only achieve salivation by the grace of God through faith in our Lord, not by ones work, only thru true salvation. (Ephesians 2:840) (2:8-10) 5) QUESTION OF DESTINY: It is thought that our ultimate disunity is in our communion with God. We find this in (John 15:1-6) those who are not connected with God are cast away, thus what happens after death is dependent on the choices we make in our personal lives, and our lives with God. In (Peter 3:15) we are ask to be prepared to give answers and to help those who ask for help but to do it with gentleness and
So, Augustine emphasized the grace of God in his theological writings. For example, Augustine says in his book, Answer to the Pelagians, “ Conversion Proves the Gratuity of Grace—For, if faith comes only from free choice and is not given by God, why do we pray that those who do not want to believe may come to believe? We would surely do this to no purpose if we were not perfectly correct in believing that almighty God can convert to the faith even perverse wills which are opposed to the faith.”  Augustine's path to conversion was long. He had sought about the wisdom for the salvation but he found finally grace in the only way to be saved. He found his salvation in one miraculous moment of divine intervention.
Situation ethics is a Christian approach in dealing with ethical problems and moral choices. Joseph Fletcher, who published his theory in his book ‘Situation Ethics’ in 1966, primarily developed the theory. The theory is teleological due to its belief that actions have no intrinsic value. Instead, the theory focuses on one intrinsic good, agape, the Greek word for self-sacrificial, impersonal love. Agape is believed to love as God loves and Fletcher described it as ‘an attitude not a feeling’, therefore separating it from all other forms of love.
It is founded in God, Who did not only create the Ten Commandments, but He is the standard and the law. God allowed sin to come into the world. He did not create it, yet He created the possibility of it. God cannot sin nor even be tempted by sin. He is so holy, just, and full of grace that He had to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for these sins and humans’ depraved condition.
This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.” That verse tells us that we should act the way God would if he still walked the earth to this day, and in ‘The Crucible’, The church has been practicing a false statement of God—God is a forgiving God, But the reverend is doing the opposite and instead of giving the accused a second chance, he sentences them to
The counter argument to this though, is that animals do not fall under his jurisdiction and so the brutality that is nature is out of his control. God can only then make humans all good; which is apparent to be untrue (war, rape, murder.) In effect, Gould has showed that there could very validly be no active god. Whichever way a person’s belief systems lean, this paper by Stephen Jay Gould is a very insightful read into one way of thinking. Whether that means it solely educates those who firmly believe in god that there are other views, or it converts a person to non religious views, it is a worthwhile read.
Although my heart is broken, I know he is in heaven, and no longer has to suffer. His pain is gone, and he is at peace with the Lord. Not a day goes by, that I don’t miss my sweet, baby brother. I am only able to go on with my life, because I know that one day, when the Lord calls me home, my brother will be standing with open arms, waiting at the gates for
I then asked him if he believed in God and Jesus Christ. His answer was that he believed that there was something. A higher power was his words, but that he felt that because he lived a good life and wasn't a murderer that he was O.K. I proceeded to tell him about Galatians 2:16 “yet we know that a person is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so that we also have believed in Jesus Christ, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law nobody will be justified.” I then explained to him that a sin is a sin to God, whether it be murder, a lie or stealing a piece of bubble-gum. I then told him that there was only one that walked this earth as a perfect being and that was Christ.
“We need Jesus to justify and glorify us, so we find the true meaning to ourselves.” In (Romans 2;15), Paul says that the Gentiles didn’t have the law while, the Jews did, meaning that humanity has the law or not. Such in (Romans 2:12) Paul says whether or not people have sinned against the law or not, all are condemned regardless as the Jews began teaching a stronger condemnation because they had the law all along. Where it all wraps up in (Romans 4:15) Paul asserts that knowledge of the law brings wrath, the Gentiles conversely didn’t have the law. Meaning that the Jews are held to higher standards then the Gentiles. When you look at the views today, many people are believing today that we don’t need God, and he’s not who everyone thought he was.