They particularly stress that salvation is accomplished through faith in the Trinity, action and Baptism. Baptism is seen as a compulsory sacrament that all Catholics must participate in although they do accept that one can be baptised just by believing in Jesus Christ: “He said, ‘John indeed baptised with water, but you shall be baptised with the Holy Spirit'” (Acts 11: 15). Anglicans believe that one must be baptised (or christened) in order to receive salvation. They believe that once a person is baptised salvation is instantly granted to them and is only strengthened through “faith alone” (Romans 2: 4-5). Baptism is also compulsory in Anglicanism and must be performed in a certain way unless the person has been baptised as Catholic or Orthodox.
From the very beginning of time, God created Adam and Eve, man and woman. God blessed the man and the woman with the words “Be fruitful and multiply” (Sacred text). From this point on it has been known that a marriage should take place between a man and a woman. Like I stated above same sex couples do not have the ability to do as God blessed, “Be fruitful and multiply.” In the church homosexual practices are known as “sins gravely contrary to chastity.” Whether or not people believe that homosexuality is a sin is, in fact, their own opinion. People who engage in these same-sex relationships will suffer consequences whether they want to or not.
Dawn. Wells wishes to make readers aware of the effects of mixing modernity and culture with religion. He makes mention that the centrality of this book focuses primarily upon the church taking a turn towards modernity and the effect the world and secular culture has placed upon this concern. Because of Wells’ observation of the church’s decline in morality, he often refers to some Christians as consumers of a marketing strategy. What is meant by this?
The Catholic Church has a magisterium - its teachings have a God-given authority that is equal to the authority of scripture. The Pope has even got the power to make infallible statements - statements that cannot be questioned. Within Protestant churches, the church has an advisory role. It can recommend one action over another, it can condemn certain actions entirely - you can even be kicked out of the church for certain actions. However, the individual is still left to decide where to stand in relation to church teaching.
Humphrey, they discuss facts and their beliefs on gay marriage. Dematteis goes more into depth about the issues in states, Politically, Presidential, Religion, and Demographics on same sex marriage, whereas Humphrey discusses more about the Religion view of same sex marriage. He strongly believes Religion depicts the view on same sex marriage, he believes we should believe what god believes, and what god believes is marriage is the love and commitment between two people of the opposite sex. Dematteis has views from all different perspectives, and he believes no one should judge anyone based on what gender he or she loves. He discusses more about what the people in America think in their States about same sex marriage.
They dont believe in divorces. They think that marriage is a lifetime union. They also believe that marriage should be between the opposite sexes. Not the same. Money- Holidays and Festivals New Year's Day; New years day is an important holiday to Catholics because it commemorates Jesus' mother, Mary.
Religion is already something that gives people rules, regulations and restrictions to live by; however, divorce is a thing which can determine who you spend the rest of your life with and is so important that everyone should have the choice to make that decision. Many religions allow divorce but even then have loop holes or certain ways of going about getting a divorce. Christianity, in general has a negative outlook on divorce, however Christian denominations vary in their tolerance of it. The Catechism of the Catholic Church strictly forbids divorce, in many cases divorcing your partner and marrying someone else is regarded as committing adultery. This opinion is often held because of the fact that you have consummated your marriage with your partner; hence you must stay with them for the rest of your life.
The pope lead the church and decided a person gets into heaven, but William Tyndale believes that if you believe in Jesus Christ as your Savoir then you’ll get into heaven, and I believe the same things as Tyndale, you shouldn’t have to prove yourself to the pope that you deserve to go to heaven and the pope shouldn’t get to decide. The Catholic Church had problems but some important people took charge and reformed the Catholic Church. Works Cited “History of Catholic Church”. “History of Catholic Church – Renaissance and Reformation”. 2010.
Charlemagne or Charles the great, Carolingian monarch. He was a very strong element in unifying Western Europe through the blessing of the church. Charlemagne Grandfather had partnership with the church during his period of time; he was the one who started the process to bring Western Europe together, in the belief that everyone should be Christian. Charlemagne father, Pepin the short contiutued this process thought the Western Europe and passed his beliefs on to Charlemagne. All three Carolingian monarchs wanted the church to reform, wanted to reorganize the church under the pope; all this would help raise their power as the Carolingian dynasty.
“[The church] should be purified of their unregenerate members…heretical clergymen…bishops and archbishops, but they were nevertheless churches and must be embraced as churches” (Morgan 31). These non-separating Puritans made it their goal to create a superlative Christian community in the New World. In doing so they hoped to serve as an example to encourage reform within the Church of England. Morgan, author of The Puritan Dilemma, describes the non-separating Puritans overall view of the Church of England to be more positive than negative. “[The church] had bought the means of salvation to many of their members and might still do so” (Morgan 31).