Conclusion 5 Bibliography 5 Introduction No matter what your denominational background, hell is a topic that many Christians are not comfortable with. It is because of the difficulty in fitting the concept into our limited brains that it is a topic many Christians tend to avoid. The Bible is very in its direct statements about hell. Because it is an essential doctrine, we must not avoid it in our Christian teaching and discipleship. The book, “Four Views on Hell” takes four theological stances on hell, allows the proponents of each view to voice their arguments, support their interpretations, and to respond to the views of the other author(s).
Analysis of A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards 1. What is the purpose of the book? Gene Edwards had heard several stories of corrupt leaders recently in his ministry. He also came to find out that many of those people who had corrupt and carnal leaders were reacting in a manner that does not correspond to the Bible. He saw these situations and reactions as a “huge damage to the Christian.” 2.
Shane lives in poverty, chooses to spend his days with the poor, and ultimately serves his enemies. Whether Shane preaches that the Church has become apathetic and over politicized, he serves a purpose to change the way Christians think about their religion. Shane cannot be called a sideline spectator either, he walks the talk, Claiborne preaches in the city of Chicago, Philadelphia, in conventions, and in Iraq, risking his life. He absolutely has moral authority and credibility in his ideas and opinions. While I do not completely agree with his whole book, Shane Claiborne speaks some truths on many ugly topics of our society.
Emphasis on the number seven, times of great tribulation on Earth, the “Lamb” that saves his people, and a new Earth to replace the old all combine to tell the tale of the final days on our planet. The Book was written using very intricate and unusual symbolic language which makes it very hard for people of the modern era to understand. Because of this, there are multiple outlooks on The Book that debate the philosophical meaning as compared to a more literal and religious view. There are four major schools of interpretation which all break down The Book of Revelation in different ways. The Preterist view states that John the Apostle, the author of The Book, was unveiling events of his own time, and that it was only meaningful in the past and has no relevance to us now (1).
He had many more points that just charity and consistency, and they were all very important, but I thought these two were the most interesting and most controversial within today’s society. Emerson’s view on anti-religion is also a strong subject that is viewed down upon by most people. Emerson felt the Christian religion dampened the spirit rather than bringing it up. Although Emerson was against religion in some ways, he still mentions God and a “higher power” throughout his essay, so it shows that he does believe in some form of higher power. Hitchens is very anti-religious and is a well-known atheist.
The Bible cannot be solved with simplistic answers; and if, a person question the Bible’s authority then or she will doubt the Bible’s revelation authority. 1 The Bible and Myths: Chapter One John Oswalt in his book The Bible among the Myths shares many truths about the myths that surrounds the Bible. Many of the myths that encompass the Bible are from a person’s lack of knowledge of not knowing the definitions, and the proper use of words. Understanding the Word plays an important role in the understanding of the validity of scriptures. Greek philosophers of the seventh through the third century BC have introduced that this is a universe and not a polyverse.
One man named, Jonathan Edwards, took it upon himself to preach to his congregation of sin and hell. In the hope of reviving their many other beliefs in Christianity, scholars refer to this time or even in early American history as “The Great Awakening”. One of Edwards’ sermons was called, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”. The sermon explains in detail of the wrath God has and what Hell has in store for the non-believers. It is very clear from this document religion was a very important part of people’s lives during colonial
THE CRUSADERS AND THE CHURCH The crusades represent a part of church history that many have attempted to forget and leave hidden within the history books. Some claim the crusades to be a courageous time for the Christian church as they attempted to trample out false doctrine and protect the Holy Land from the cult of Islam. Others will quickly identify the crusades as the darkest and most regretful period of time in the history of the church. Either way, there is much detail surrounding the history of the crusades and how they developed. It is not quite as easy as a black and white assumption because many of the men involved had mixed intentions and sentiments regarding what the crusades were actually about.
Crabb Vs. Ethics Crabb vs. Worldly Views Lindsey Stinnett Liberty University Christian counseling has been a topic of conversation for years. It is an idea that has been blended, misunderstood and thrown around yet so many people fail to accurately state what Christian counseling really is. Christian counseling is a combination of many different principals that include: theoretical, practical and biblical aspects of counseling along with the incorporation of psychology and theology. Christian counseling is defined as a calling in someone’s life to follow Christ and to help carry other’s burdens in order for them to find themselves through Christ.
Going through the book and realizing the way Yaconelli spanned out the different thoughts that we are going to feel and believe was incredible. The questions he addressed were words of doubt and concern that I often speak over myself. I personally feel that power of Christ in me and the way He wants to use me, but I often times I don’t think I’m good enough. I feel like I don’t pray enough, I don’t read my Bible enough, I don’t commit enough, all these concerns that make me feel like I’m not able to be used by God’s loving hand. It was comforting to know that in fact my messed up, imperfect; out-of-control life is actually the earmark of true Christianity.