Educating yourself in the knowledge and the Fear of GOD is a biblical mandate. The Christian Education goals, I think would better the students entering the pre-k school level more so than an adult entering school, by this time the adult student should already have their beliefs and Fear of GOD. Because there is only one God and One Christ, there is only one Truth. The truth is the center and Criterion of Christian Education. 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.
The material required for this class really helped me in understanding what Christianity is all about, plus it was a very good book as well! In this paper I will be talking a little about some of the things I have learned including whether or not it matters how a Christian acts in their life, what my local church could do to better communicate God’s love to my community, and why people’s personal testimonies are vital in sharing the gospel. The first thing I would like to talk about is whether or not it matters how a Christian acts in their life. As human beings we are all sinners and none of us are perfect. According to scripture “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23.
I am not trying to exclude other cultures that helped shape our nation as well but I am explain the majority of Americans and how our nation was originally formed. This is why we see “under God” on our currency and how our earlier government was explaining how all men under god are created equal. Today our government has reformed to separate church and state but before our society was heavily based in Christianity. Christianity has played a big part in shaping Western cultural and norms of today. I believe that to be a Christian is not only believing in Christ but living your life accordingly.
Critical Analysis 1: The Great Awakening By: Chris Naylor The Great Awakening was a Christian revitalization movement that swept Protestant Europe and British America, especially the American colonies in the 1730s and 1740s, leaving a permanent impact on American religion. It resulted from powerful preaching that gave listeners a sense of deep personal revelation of their need of salvation by Jesus Christ. Pulling away from ritual and ceremony, the Great Awakening made Christianity intensely personal to the average person by fostering a deep sense of spiritual conviction and redemption, and by encouraging introspection and a commitment to a new standard of personal morality. It brought Christianity to African slaves and was a monumental event in New England that challenged established authority. It incited rancor and division between old traditionalists who insisted on the continuing importance of ritual and doctrine, and the new revivalists, who encouraged emotional involvement and personal commitment.
In general, there are similar ethical beliefs amongst Christians due to Judaism being the only root of Christian ethics. In general Christian ethics is deontological and authoritarian and what is deemed right or wrong is based on belief in God. The ethics of Christianity is based on the holy bible, which is a library of books that expresses Christian faith. As the bible was written over a long period of time and includes many different teachings and morals, there is no overall biblical morality that can be chosen therefore different denominations choose different parts of the bible to support their beliefs. For instance in Genesis it says that ‘God breathed the breath of man into Adam’s nostrils’ and from this Roman Catholics can argue that as God has given life, only he can take it away so things such as abortion, euthanasia and murder are absolute wrongs.
Allegory and Exemplum in Arthurian Legend It is a rarity to read a piece of literature that does not host an underlying message. Bias in works of literature exists in many forms, but the most universal bias is religion. In Arthurian legend, the Code of Chivalry generated moral standards everyone should strive to live by. Arthurian Knights are supposed to be superior. The knights are to live by the highest standards of life, the roots of which are in Christianity.
They believe that the church, guided by the Bible, is responsible to institute guidelines for how the members act in all areas of life. The Amish believe it is very important for Christians to be separate from the world, both inwardly and outwardly. This is reflected in their dress, worship, language and the use of technology. The Amish are commonly known as the ‘Plain People.” (Nolt, S. M. Para 2 (1992) Mennonites and Amish are two totally different cultures. The biggest difference is that the Mennonites use more technology than the Amish are allowed to use.
This is hardly the personal and morally correct spiritual values that the church prides itself on? As lollards we follow the ways of Luther and his lutheranism which should be made into the religion of England, Protestantism. Part of our martyr Wyclif's beliefs were predestination. We still believe in this today, it means that only preselected people can enjoy the luxury and salvation of heaven when they die. Catholicism up to this
The United States of America was not founded on Christian principles but on the enlightened principle of human rights, that all people are created equal, and endowed with certain rights, among those are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Many of the Founding Fathers were practicing Christians but they also saw Christianity becoming increasingly associated with systems of political oppression. They believed any one religion should not be forced upon its citizens and they made religious freedom the cornerstone of faith in the new republic. Their ideals are rooted in enlightenment ideals, trust of reason over revelation and emphasis on natural rights. They were part of the Age of Enlightenment that began in Europe and later came to the American colonies.
Identify the chief factors that determined Irish educational policy in the period 1832-1970 Religion –In 1831 the national school system was set up under control of the state. Managerial positions were given to Protestant and Catholic persons of repute.The agreement was in setting these schools up however, that the child’s religious beliefs were not to be tampered with. Neither denomination agreed with this as they saw schooling as an extension of pastoral care. There was a push for the schooling of children to be based around religious beliefs and values. The state soon complied with the demands of the Church to implement this.