While Patricia’s faith was strong prior to her revelation, Oscar’s faith was a response to revelation. Oscar’s experience is representative of the New Awareness model of revelation. Through active participation, like his participation in the movement to defend worker’s rights, he began to see himself and the world in a new light. In this new perspective he recognizes that the world is extremely divided by racism, however, God has come to represent his own desire for a world with social justice. He finds salvation in in the image of universal reconciliation that religion offers, and reassurance that social justice can be achieved.
The life of Christ in Mark’s Gospel evidently accounts the humble and just acts of Jesus Christ on earth. Jesus was seen as an activist, a teacher and a healer. He touched the lives of many people in sickness, taught us the ways of faith and challenged the position of other people of power at the time. The ministries of Jesus teach us relevant lessons not only for the people that were living the New Testament but also for catholics to reflect on today. Mark’s Gospel has a vast number of examples portraying Jesus as a leader of new teachings.
The Amish has basic Christian beliefs and they are very spiritual. The Amish would much rather practice their faith then teach formal doctrines. In their daily life they try and seek the teachings of Jesus by loving their Jesus and trying to forgive their forgiving insults. The teachings are emphasized through the Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. The Amish have followed their lead with the Swiss Anabaptist Forbears which a lot of the ones that were forbears died in the 16th century for their faith.
Dr. Anderson displays a strong foundation of counseling through truth and having a relationship with Christ. Other web based articles were used to support the theory of Anderson’s book. Although the web based articles other different avenues of Christian counseling all of the sources used share a common root, how to show others how to overcome their problems to become healthy well adjusted individuals by using biblical concepts. Christian Counseling to the Spiritually Oppressed Discipleship is receiving instruction from a religious leader and being a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher. Discipleship in today’s world can be in the form of a Christian counseling.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (The Holy Bible John 13:34) Jesus teaches this commandment to his disciples. Jim Casy tries to live this way by preaching and showing others that God cares. In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck shows Casy as a prime example of Christ-likeness during the Great Depression. Through his commitment to save mankind and by living a life that reflected Jesus Christ; he shows others how to live like him.
Christian Education is a part of God’s purpose to put everything in Creation under the feet of Christ; it serves as part of His purpose to subdue people from all nations to the glory of God. I also think a Christian Education is a better education, because it feed the soul as well as the mind. It addresses the whole human being; it involves the body, sprit and the mind. One important goal of Christian Education is to teach the student to reason biblically. If each adult person or the parents of younger student took it upon themselves to be more Christ-like and build their foundation of education to glorify God, they would choose the Christian Education over the Public Education, which is controlled by the state.
The Holy Spirit is important in causing the change and the Word of God is the source of helping the client to become Christ -like. According to Adams (1986), this change must be toward God and must be “from the heart outward” (p. 7). If not, then the change is just superficial and it will eventually lead the client further astray. The very backbone of his counseling is 2 Timothy 3:16, which states: ," But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work"(NIV, 2010).
A famous example of this was Martin Luther Kings ‘I have a dream’ speech, his use of religion in his passionate speech for equality helped to motivate people in society to push for social change, and ultimately changed America’s legislation and outlook on integration and equality between the black and white community in America. This shows that religion is a force for social change. Furthermore the church acts as a an ‘honest broker’ between two groups, in this case the church was the middle ground between the government and the African American community, this once again means that religion is a clear force in social change, this is because the church was capable of bringing the two communities together through religion. The church did this by spreading messages such as ‘love thy neighbour’ which promoted more equality in society, this means that the influence the church
In the process of doing that I have always associated mission with the sending of believers and groups, called "missionaries", to foreign countries and to places in their homeland for the purpose of converting people to Christianity. This involves evangelism (conversion to Christianity), and humanitarian work, especially among the poor and disadvantaged in order to help them to improve their economic development, literacy, education, health care, and orphanages. Mission has a much wider concept than what I thought to be, an optional activity of the church. Such understandings is not bad because it has it value, but is inaccurate because a better conception of mission should begin with the restoration of a missionary understanding of God the author and finisher of our faith. David Bosch distinguished between mission (singular) and missions (plural) and argue that mission refers primarily to the Missio Dei (God’s mission), that is, God’s self-revelation as the One who loves the world, God’s involvement in and with the world, the nature and activity of God, which embraces both the church and the world, and in which the church is privileged to participate.
So are the Hebrew Scriptures relevant to us today? Yes, because they show us how we can live our lives, how we can be faithful to God, How we can act and most importantly they give us explanations about certain situations. The Hebrew Scriptures do play a very important role in everyday life. I believe that this is what God intended the Hebrew Scriptures