James speaks against these in his teaching. He exhorts them to remain true to the teachings and practices of the faith. James’ teachings are often compared to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which would be logical due to him being brought up in the same environment as Jesus. The book of James is a protest against hypocrisy. Some have criticized James in that they thought he was teaching that salvation was by works alone, but in reality he is complementing Paul’s teaching of salvation by faith.
Critique of Two Theories: Nouthetic Counseling Vs. Misbelief Therapy Sandra Hanford Liberty University Summary Dr. Adams (1986) opens his book, How To Help People Change, by stating that all counselors agree on “the aim of counseling is to change people” (p. xi). The main difference is the question is what the people are supposed to change into. Each theorist has a different answer to that question. Coming from the perspective of a Christian, Dr. Adams (1986) suggests that the central issue of change centers on the process of changing the human heart. The Holy Spirit is important in causing the change and the Word of God is the source of helping the client to become Christ -like.
Luther believed that all believers should abide by the words of ‘our Lord and Master Jesus Christ” and repent of our sins (Morris, 1998, p. 56). The problem Luther had with the Catholic Church and the priests specifically was the use of the word of God as a sacramental penance, rather than a real act of repentance from the heart intending to change the behavior of the man (Lohse, 1998, p. 4). Luther demands that the inward changes be reflected by the outward actions that the world can see (Lohse, 1998, p. 4). If one is harsh to others outwardly, their inward harshness is just as readily seen. Man must see their repulsion to sin must continue or
Situation Ethics runs on the idea of agapeistic love which is the Christian concept of unconditional love, which is how the greater good works. Joseph Fletcher during the 1960’s was being opposed to be a radical Christian ethic. He argued that Agape is the only guiding principle in morality. This was taken from the golden rule, therefore situation ethics plays a large part in the religion Christianity. This act rejects legalistic (which is where the law comes from) for example this ethical theory could be for example ‘The Divine Command Theory’, however, it also undermines the idea of antinomian ethics (where there’s no law.)
“Identify the key principles behind situation ethics” Situation ethics is a Christian ethical theory that was principally developed in the 1960’s by a priest called Joseph Fletcher and expanded by Bishop John Robinson. It is a teleological theory, but in contrast to utilitarianism; it is based on Christian principles, and primarily the promotion of agape. The moral worth of any action is judged on its consequences, not on the action itself. The judgement is made on how much love is produced by the action. In the 1960’s the traditional Christian Church was going through massive change.
He talks about our consciences, both authoritarian and humanistic. He even goes into detail about why it’s better to Garra 2 obey out of love then out of fear. Erich also states that “For centuries, obedience was insisted as a virtue, and disobedience was insisted as a vice.”(Fromm 683). This statement implies that obeying was the right thing to do, and disobeying was the wrong thing to do. He even uses religion and terms that deal with religion throughout his article for more evidence.
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. I also think a Christian Education is a better education, because it feed the soul as well as the mind. It addresses the whole human being; it involves the body, sprit and the mind. One important goal of Christian Education is to teach the student to reason biblically. If each adult person or the parents of younger student took it upon themselves to be more Christ-like and build their foundation of education to glorify God, they would choose the Christian Education over the Public Education, which is controlled by the state.
Absolute Law comes from God and has been set so that we all may follow. They are unchanging and this is what makes us the perfect Christians. Duty to God comes first then the Duty to others before duty to property. This will be the way to make decisions if there is an absolute conflict. But also Absolutism does not take other situation into consideration, things change and people change, so should the rules change as well?
It is good for us to have Agape love too –“Love your enemy”. There are other types of love for example Eros which is passionate, romantic love, Philia which is friendship love and Storge which is family love which involves no sexual attractions. The social background to Situation Ethics proves there has been a shift from divine command ethics to situational ethics for example traditionally the Christian approach to decision making was divine command ethics but this changed in 1960’s. The commands from God were revealed through scripture and the church. This proved to be an
Jesus was crucified; he died on the cross for our sins and was resurrected, enabling us to be saved from sin. This is a major part of the concept of Salvation and is demonstrated in John 3:17: “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Jesus’ death gives Catholics an opportunity to experience eternal life in Heaven with God. Salvation is a doctrine that is often mentioned throughout the Bible in both the Old and New Testament. This core belief is first revealed in the Bible in Book one, demonstrating its importance to Christian life. In the Old Testament, Genesis 49: 18 states, “I look for your deliverance, Lord,” and in the New Testament, Acts 4:12 states, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” There are 3 main sacraments that ensure Salvation.