HOW TO SHARE EVANGELICAL WORLDVIEW WITH LIBERATION THEOLOGISTS As is often the case, new interpretations or corrections of traditional christianity morph to fill a perceived void or special interest group agenda. In modern day, we see that Liberation Theology has moved into environmental concerns and the mainstreaming of marginalized members of our society. Latin revolutionary Che Guevara has been rediscovered as a representative icon of liberation of the poor and oppressed in present day North America. An obvious candidate for personal salvation would be someone who is actually preaching the Gospel and doesn’t know it. Two such groups would be secular activists and progressive Christians of faiths that emphasize social activism, yet have abandoned the revelation of the Bible’s truth.
Christians are not meant to just follow the commandments and laws in the Bible, with a Christian Worldview Christians see the Bible “as God’s plan to reach man” (Weider and Gutierrez 70). Supporting Scripture References: John 17:20-26 and Romans 12:1-5 Part Two – Four: The Question of Morality The biblical/Christian Worldview believes that morality and ethics is based on what God has outlined for us in the Bible, the Special Revelation for Christians. Christianity believes that mankind is born sinful and is in need of redemption. The determination of right and wrong is based “upon God’s holy standard” (Weider and Gutierrez 72) rather than man’s concept of morality. Supporting Scripture References: Psalms 51:5 and Galatians 5:16-26 Part Two – Five: The Questions of Destiny The biblical/Christian Worldview believes in Heaven and Hell, these are their only two choices for eternity.
There are the three laws in Aquinas’ book which are eternal, natural and divine. Eternal law says that only God himself knows them. They were made by him but humans don’t know them. Divine law is only understood by Christians because it is effectively the bible. Which Aquinas believed reflects the Eternal Law.
â(Matthew 6:6). Last but not least, the concept of god being as omnibenevolent is that God only does things that are good. Isaiah 45:7 "I make peace and create evil. I the Lord do all these things." ââThe Judaeo-Christian idea of God is too inconsistent to be a source of moral teaching.ââ (10 marks) ...read
The two groups’ backgrounds both highly honor scripture. In the second chapter of Square Peg Robert Mulholland discloses the idea that fundamentalists believe the Bible has “comprehensive and rationally accessible inerrant divine truths or propositions.” Their idea of the Bible is that it becomes a collection of information given vocally or dictated to writers. On the contrary, Wesleyans have the belief that the Bible is the resource by which believers need to focus on the message of God. This message is most definitively given through Jesus Christ coming to earth. However, it appears that the shift in focus can drastically change the interpretations in the Bible.
Above all other areas of dogma within Christianity, monotheism tops the list. Monotheism is the belief in one God who rules over all. This one God is the creator, and stabilizer of the universe we reside in. Christianity also believes in the Bible being the only set of scripture inspired by the word of God; Virgin Birth; martyrdom; the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; the second coming of Christ; the creation of the world through the one true God; life after death; Hell; Paradise after death; and the Holy Trinity. Above all of these dogmas, the faith in a one creator God who rules the universe is the most important.
The research and testing is done to either prove or disprove the hypothesis. This research is used to make a prediction and a theory as to why something happened is developed. Dr. E. Stanley Jones states “Prior to the age of science, truth was determined philosophically, by debate. But the scientific method has brought the search for truth out of the lecture hall and into the laboratory.” (Christianity.com 2013). However, the scientific method is only a way of seeking the truth.
The poem had to appeal to Anglo-Saxons and his fellow Christians precisely because they were attempting to merge their own beliefs and at times during the poem those beliefs appear to amalgamate. Actions and events will expose both beliefs as they appear distinct from each other throughout the story. The Christian influences were combined with early folklore and the heroic legends of the German tribes. As Christianity and paganism are intertwined in the poem Beowulf reveals both Christian and pagan influences. Therefore, it would be understandable to suggest that the original pagan scop, who sang of this epic poem, was influenced by Christian beliefs but then a Christian monk finally put it on paper.
Those believing that evolution should not be taught in classrooms feel that the concept of evolution contradicts one of the concepts promoted by the Bible, known as creationism, or “Creation Science.” Creation Science is a component of Christian fundamentalism that believes Biblical views must be taught in all school subjects, particularly science. Those that believe in creationism believe that the Bible must be interpreted literally, and thus some can still be found that believe that the earth is flat, space flight is a conspiracy, the sun revolves around the earth, or that grasshoppers have four legs, since the Bible describes each of these matters and it must be taken literally (Young, Why Creation Science Must Be Kept Out Of The Classroom). Hence, creationists do not believe in evolution, since the Book of Genesis states that the earth, and all the species within it (including humans), was created by a Supernatural Hand
Romans and Christian Worldview Bible 425-B05 3/1/2015 Because of Paul, the book of Romans teaches us about so many aspects of the Christian life. Paul’s letter was not meant to be a systematic theology, but rather a letter presentation of the Gospel. The book of Romans covers a wide variety of topics that are essential for followers of Christ to live by. The topics creation, sin, salvation, eschatology, ethics, and theology are the key points found in Paul’s letter, and understanding each is key to the growth of every believer’s relationship with God. CREATION On the first topic, creation, Paul teaches in Romans 1:19-20 that the world was spoken into existence by God.