Christianity has organised its principal beliefs into a structured systematic theology in which it draws its sacred writings and traditions from. These principal beliefs include the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ, the death and resurrection, the Trinity, revelation and salvation. Through the ethical and moral teachings of Christianity and characteristics of religions which consist of sacred texts and writings, rituals and ceremonies, beliefs and believers and ethics; these beliefs can be expressed and connected with the life of adherent’s. The divinity and humanity beliefs identify that Jesus Christ was both fully divine and human, and that he is the second being of the trinity. This intended that he was the divine Son of God and recognised as being ‘one with the Father’.
® How does the rise of Christianity occur? The Rise of Christianity The rise of Christianity began when roman power spread to Judea, the home of the Jews in 63b.c. Some Jews allied with the romans and accepted their plans to change Jerusalem. For example the ruler Herod, who angered many Jews. When he died the Jews began to revolt against roman influence.
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.
Referring to their importance, examine the principal beliefs of Christianity. Christianity is a monotheistic religion whose adherents are followers of Jesus of Nazareth. Christianity reformed out of Judaism in the first century CE and originated in Palestine. Christians preached their faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Jewish Messiah, who is saviour of all peoples through his death and resurrection. The principal beliefs of Christianity are highlighted in the Ten Commandments, the Nicene Creed, the Beatitudes and the Golden Rule.
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.
AO1 Explain how the followers of Christianity make ethical decisions. What do Christians use to make ethical decisions? Different sects of Christianity use different methods to make their ethical decisions. These sources and methods vary in how intensely they are followed by the groups within the Christian Church. There are lots of different interpretations of which source of morality is the greatest for use within the contemporary world.
Contextualization of Christian Worldview: Christ and Culture: Niebuhr vs. Yoder Introduction The next two modules address key issues in attempting to be in yet not of the world in the exercise of Christian discipleship in secular societies and cultures. The context of the discussion revolves around H. Richard Niebuhr&apos;s articulation of and responses to the challenges of balancing Christ and Culture. What Niebuhr called the "enduring problem" is perhaps more pronounced than ever before in these days of great diversity and increased interactions and conflicts of postmodern global cultures. The problem is involved in relations between loyalties to Christ and culture, church and state, faith and reason...[and] how the assumptions, values, perceptions, and understandings of society penetrate us and influence our understanding of who Christ is, what it means to follow him, and what the mission of the church is. (Stassen, Yeager, & Yoder, 1996, p. 10) Module 4 consists of a clear presentation of the teleological ethical perspective of Niebuhr, as well as his classical typology (and examples from church history) of distinct responses to the enduring problem of how Christians can or should live in a fallen world.
Jehovah Witnesses Jehovah Witnesses The religion of Jehovah Witnesses dates back to the late 1800’s. A man named Charles Taze Russell created a group called International Bible Students Association in 1872. Charles Taze Russell had a hard time believing what was being taught in the traditional Christianity. He did not believe in bad people going to hell and being tormented for all eternity, nor did he believe that the Father (God), the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit are all in one. Jehovah’s witnesses are more commonly associated with being a cult.
Christianity Framework Jasmin Bradshaw 24284 Grand Canyon University October 23, 2008 Introduction Christianity is a religion that arose from the teaching of Jesus Christ. It has an ancient history from that time and has since then diverged into Catholicism and many sects of Protestantism. Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. To Christians, Jesus Christ is a teacher, the model of a virtuous life, the revealer of God and most importantly the Savior of humanity who suffered, died and was resurrected to bring about salvation from sins. What should be in the framework that is
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.