Theological Method of John Wesley Faith by experience is the central theme in theological method of John Wesley. John Wesley strongly believed that without real connection with God through meditation, the word of God, prayer, etc., faith becomes just an outward appearance which in turn separates the men further away from God. Theology of John Wesley starts with Scripture. It is the strong foundation of his belief. Scripture is the Word of God revealed to men and it is necessary for his/her salvation.
For some, the word "confrontation," is taken in a negative way. For Adams the idea of confrontation involves the authority of God’s Word, and not a shouting match or belligerency. There is an authoritative element in the term confrontation that rightly conveys the idea that biblical counseling has something of importance to say. Because he counsels on the basis of the Scriptures, the counselor’s stance is not that of a mere consultant, but rather that of a servant of God acting as a prophet, speaking forth the Word of God that applies to the need at hand. The idea is that the counselor uses the Bible to instruct and guide the counselee.
To them, if there is a good side to the world and a bad side to the world, then there must be two gods to keep track of it all. Gnostic believers even present “evidence” defending their position through information found in the secret books of the gnostic gospels (29). Though this argument seems sound, orthodox Christianity is the more popular belief on this subject because the Gnostics were considered ignorantly dualistic; God clearly sent his word through the Bible stating that he is the one and only God that ever was and ever will
These teachers urged the Galatians to add to their faith in Christ by adding the law to it, particularly circumcision. Modern day Christians do not face such influence, which is the major difference between Galatians and current biblical audiences. However, modern day Christians do face some denominational differences that could be deemed similar to what the Galatians of that time were facing. Paul commands the Galatians, in Galatians 5:16, saying “But I say, walk by the Spirit” (ESV), and reveals why this theological principal is so important to Christians past, and
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.
Each type of chaplaincy has its unique characteristics but overall a chaplain’s duty is to provide for the spiritual wellbeing of those he is serving, no matter which field he chooses. In each different field chaplains are able to fill a role that full time pastors cannot. Since chaplains are out among those they are ministering too, they have a level of access that pastors do not. However just like pastors, chaplains must have a personal conviction for the work they do. “Outside of assurance of personal conversion to Christ, no other spiritual conviction will help a pastor in his journey more than a firm conviction that God has called him to preach.
Lot of persons don’t want to escape from the cage that it was created around them from the Christianity beliefs. Maybe they are using God just as an example of perfection that they can relay on, or maybe it is for them an example of supreme power that could give help and support in difficult moments. We should not forget all the way that Church made during time, and that all those proofs that gave credibility to Christianity may be all false. If god, as the father of human kind, would have existed, he wouldn’t let all those catastrophes to happen (Katrina, 2004’ Tsunami, and many others…). What kind of father would be the one that let its children to die in such terrible ways!?!
Dr. Johnson give fair treatment to each style, and he not only offers a variety of approached for Christians to consider using, but he also does not promote one style as superior to another. No one style of evangelism is better than another, it takes all of them to relate fully to the divers population that lives within our world today (Johnson, J, 2009). The Word centered continuum (like the way of the Master)/Works Continuum (like incarnation evangelism) is looked at for all the different evangelism styles by Dr. Johnson. Dr. Johnson's approach shows how people's personality’s impacts, or should impact their evangelistic approaches. The six styles that he covers in the book are: Assertive, Analytical, Storytelling, Relational,
There are some that criticize the Biblical Christian worldview because they see Christianity as being mythical. As a Christian I was taught to walk by faith and not by sight. That concept is very difficult for some to grasp because if they cannot see, touch, or taste it then it doesn't exist. I feel having science along with the God's grace leading the way you have the best case
Subsequently I have found myself asking a fundamental dilemma as to whether ethics is Christian; and if there is anything called Christian ethics – or if ethics simply is absolute and is universal. I don’t expect a YES or a NO answer; but the development and realization of a principle and mindset that seeks point others to Christ by a lifestyle of service and ethical choices – without necessarily branding those choices as Christian. It must be appreciated further that ethics it is not always about rightness or wrongness versus Goodness and badness; because right or good, and wrong or bad is not necessarily true or false. And again ethics may not be feelings, religion, the law or whatever society accepts – it can only be based on a standard or system which all goals, actions and results are qualified