Planet Wise: A Book Review In the book “Planet Wise,” written by Dave Bookless, we see a very compelling argument in favour of creation care being more than a simple care for the environment around us; for Bookless, creation care is written into the DNA of every Christian in the world. Not only is caring for creation a reflection of God’s will for the world, but it is something all Christians should do as an act of worship. All Christians are called to meet together, read the bible, pray and share the Good News; which is a joy held by all believers, but creation care is also essential to following Jesus. Bookless lays out his work in the same manner as the biblical story, moving from creation to Jesus and everything in-between. This creative format is followed in this review.
12:20-21). The Spiritual gifts are not without purpose. They are given for the common good of man. The purpose of these gifts is to build up the body of Christ and to bring about edification. The gifts of the Spirit are simply God enabling believers to do what He has called them to do.
According to McGrath the inclusivist viewpoint became popular in the 1890’s centered on words from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount that He came to fulfill not to destroy. Inclusivist thought could be summarized as “all that there is of truth and inspiration in other religions must find its fulfillment in Jesus Christ” (McGrath, 2011,
I learned long ago as a new Christian that if I leaned on my own understanding and trusted my “gut”, I would probably arrive at the wrong decision. This is not due to a lack of intelligence on my part but rather the understanding of the fact that my carnal man, if left to making the decisions for my life, will stray to the things of this world. So I must trust in the Lord for His guidance and direction. Part II: Origin: As stated in the Bible, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). I would like to emphasize the first part of that scripture, In the beginning God… My worldview begins and ends with that fact.
Mormons also believe in visions, healing, and speaking in tongues. Mormons believe in being honest, true, and doing good for all people. They believe in having kings, presidents, and leaders of the sort. They also believe in honoring and obeying the laws of the land. They believe in worshipping God in the way that they are taught to do so, and allowing others of different religions to do the same without judging them or looking down on them (Mormon,
The Holy Spirit leaves in me and has helped me discern what is right and wrong. God is perfect; therefore, as a Christian I strive everyday to be more like God. Evil exists because the devil, which initially was an angel of light, wanted to be above God and no one can be more than God. He created me with a purpose in life and is to develop my spiritual life, serve Him, others and follow His word. I am committed to my Christian beliefs since I based my knowledge in the Bible.
The faith of Christianity is evident in the lives of its Adherents today. Christian adherents are guided by the core ethical teachings, which aid them to make the morally correct decisions. Christians throughout contemporary society are also influenced by the actions and thoughts of significant figures such as Pope John XXIII. Christians are taught ‘to love, deepen our lives and improve the world’ as learnt from Pope John and Ethical Teachings. Both of these were around foregoing this era, nonetheless they have transcended through time and are still relevant and applicable in lives of its adherents in these times which demonstrates Christianity as a living religious tradition in the lives of its adherents.
ROMANS AND THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW The goal of this assignment is to interact with the text of Romans in order to express what it teaches regarding the Biblical Worldview. Moo sketch the circumstances that we needed to know to apprehend accurately what God wants to teach us today through his inspired words in this letter to the Romans. In Romans 1 Paul teaches that there is such a thing as natural revelation. Paul seems clear; “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (v. 20). Not only has God left clear evidence of himself in the world he has made, but this evidence is actually perceived by people: It is “clearly seen” “God has made it plain to them” (v. 19).
The essence of the inner understanding we call worship is a being satisfied in God or a cherishing Christ above all things, this accounts for why Romans 12:1-2 depicts all of life as worship. What is the Christian life if God cannot be served by human hands but loves to serve us? We should get up in the morning and fix our hearts on Christ. Once we accept him; he renews our satisfaction through his word. Romans 12:1-2, joins all of life with the worship of God.
* Once we have a clear understanding of which we are and our purpose in life, we can then begin to lead the life we were designed to live since the beginning of time. Our path must begin with accepting our title as a follower and a sinner. Accept only God as your leader (Jeremiah 10:23). Hold not hate within one’s heart, but let it be filled with love for the father. Hold fast to the commandments, holding the first and second as highest priority (Mark 12:28-31; Matthew 22:35-40).