9. Explain the role of the Paraclete as revealer of “truth.” The Paraclete has been called to as the spirit of truth, referring to the truth he would disclose to the disciples. The Spirit will only give guidance along the way of truth, as Jesus had already introduced them to the truth. 10. Does this mean “all truth?” Does that role pertain to the special disciples (Apostles) only, or to all believers?
The principal beliefs of Christianity are highlighted in the Ten Commandments, the Nicene Creed, the Beatitudes and the Golden Rule. The principal beliefs of Christianity are influenced by Judaism. As a monotheistic religion, adherents believe there is strictly only one God, originating from the Jewish YHWH. Christians believe that God is the Trinity, meaning one being of three co-equal persons – the Father who is the creator and sustainer of all life, the Son who is the redeemer, and the Holy Spirit which is the sanctifier. Christians believe that God created the world and all that is in it.
Christianity has organised its principal beliefs into a structured systematic theology in which it draws its sacred writings and traditions from. These principal beliefs include the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ, the death and resurrection, the Trinity, revelation and salvation. Through the ethical and moral teachings of Christianity and characteristics of religions which consist of sacred texts and writings, rituals and ceremonies, beliefs and believers and ethics; these beliefs can be expressed and connected with the life of adherent’s. The divinity and humanity beliefs identify that Jesus Christ was both fully divine and human, and that he is the second being of the trinity. This intended that he was the divine Son of God and recognised as being ‘one with the Father’.
With all of the differences in the dogmas between Christianity and Mormonism, there is strong evidence that these two faiths cannot be linked together solely on the fact that they both believe in Jesus Christ being the savior of mankind. Many Christians believe that Mormonism is not a true Christian religion, although Mormons make the claim that they are based on their faith in the Christ Jesus as the sole savior of the world. Can Mormonism, a polytheistic religion, truly be considered Christian, when Christianity
Christianity teaches that people should not work on the day of Sabbath as God himself didn’t and that it should be the day of rest. However, Jesus didn’t follow these rules and decided to do the most loving thing and heal a sick person on this day even though he wasn’t supposed to. Some could argue that situation ethics and its ideas about love fit into Christian theology perfectly because even Jesus broke rules to do the most loving thing possible. Johns part of the gospels state that “God is love” and from this we can interpret that Christians must live their lives by trying to be Omnibenevolent and doing the most loving thing in all situations no matter how extreme. Fletcher incorporated the quote from the gospels into his ethical theory and devised six propositions and four principles.
Baptism is the sacrament in which, by water and the word of God, a person is cleansed of all sin and reborn and sanctified in Christ to everlasting life (CatholicCulture.org). Salvation, eternal life after death, the purification of all sins, and the significance of the Holy Trinity are all Christian beliefs that are demonstrated throughout the sacrament of Baptism. Christians believe that baptism is the first step one must take in order to achieve salvation although many fundamental Christian denominations believe baptism is all that is necessary to achieve it. Catholics believe that baptism is the first hurdle that one takes in order to attain salvation although they accept the teaching of Romans 10:12 which states that one does not need to be baptised to receive salvation they just have to believe in Christ Jesus: "For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile - the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him”. They particularly stress that salvation is accomplished through faith in the Trinity, action and Baptism.
Religion has always been a major factor in everything involving the world since the beginning of time. Though the similarities are present, no two religions are exactly alike so there are also various differences within the beliefs of the varying religious centers. Religion affects the society, the population, and the civilization of a country in countless ways. Religion is one of the most important factors of any empire, country, or civilization. Religion also provided a strong role in the governments of different societies around the world.
Essay No.1 There’s a long list of essential elements in many different religions around the world. Many of the religions around the world have the same essential elements. Some elements of the religions are very similar and some are very different, many might even call some of the elements within different religions very weird or crazy. Place of worship, God beliefs, prayer & meditation, sacred texts and religious rituals are just a few of these elements, but in my opinion these are the most important ones. These elements are basically the building blocks for a religion.
Hindu Religious Traditions University of Phoenix Hindu Religious Traditions According to Mahatma Gandhi, “If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today” (All Great Quotes, 2008, ¶ 7). Being a Christian, this writer did not regard these words as disrespectful toward Christianity. Although the Bible is the major foundation of Christianity, multitudes of sacred elements are the basis of Hinduism. In the following paragraphs, this writer will discuss several sacred elements and religious traditions that one might consider significant when describing the Hindu belief system. Hindu and Hinduism are terms that can be difficult to define not only accurately but also universally.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and Samaria and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8) As a church we recognize that we serve the Triune God, and we stress the importance of developing our relationship with God and with Jesus, yet it seems to me that there is a lack of talk about our relationship with the Spirit. What is the Holy Spirit? I believe many of us regard the Spirit as something of an essence or wind-like force that surrounds us and leads us to be like God.