Exclusivism also described as particularism adopts the position that there is no knowledge of God without Christ. Karl Barth agrees with this viewpoint that salvation is only possible through Christ and includes the concept of “ultimate eschatological victory of grace over unbelief” (McGrath, 2011, p. 436). The exclusivist viewpoint aligns well with the uniqueness of the Christian faith and therefor the necessary missionary response that is part of its reality. The opposing viewpoint is that of the inclusivist approach that allows space for other religions seeing the as milestones along the way towards a faith in Christ (McGrath, 2011). 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.
I believe that to be a Christian is not only believing in Christ but living your life accordingly. There are two big beliefs of what people believe to be a Christian, one is action or what people do to be a Christian and the other is values and beliefs that make up Christianity. Actions could include going to church every Sunday, reading and following the bible, following the Ten Commandments and living a Christian life. Beliefs can include the beliefs that Jesus is the Christ, believing in the Bible, and in Christian values. One cannot be a Christian without believing in the beliefs of the Bible but at the same time do what actions the Bible has deemed orthodox.
So how does this Book that was written several thousands of years ago have to say about the modern civilization? Ethics can be defined as ‘the study and evaluation of human conduct in the light of moral principles’. In the bible there are certain ethical teachings for example, The Ten Commandments, which defines what people must do in order to serve God faithfully and gives direction on how to live a life to be a good Christian person. With love being the main concept of the Bibles ethical teachings, Christians are shown how to live a happy truthful life. The Bible is a guidance for one to see how they may aspire to make moral and ethical decisions.
The goal of the doctrinal Dei Verbum is to follow the footsteps of the Council of Trent and Vatican I, in that it wishes to set forth authentic doctrine on divine revelation and how it is handed on. The document speaks upon multiple topics, among which are revelations, the relationships between Scripture and Tradition, the values of the Old Testament, the positions of the four Gospels in the life of the church, and others. However, there is one specific theological truth that cannot be overlooked. The way you interpret the Scripture should carefully investigate what meaning the authors intended and what God wanted to manifest by means of their words. The word of the Lord is the essence of our faith and our livelihood.
True Christianity, is what most of the followers of Jesus Christ want to experience on daily basis. Some say that true Christianity must be achieved by hard work, good deeds, control of body and mind; not faith alone, but good works are needed for God’s justification. Wesley in turn will say, "Why, what signifies the form of godliness?" we readily answer, Nothing, if it be alone. But the absence of the form signifies much.
He ends the section by showing how important his justice movements are and how big of an impact they have on the world. Putting these paragraphs in this order gives the reader the best understanding of the big picture King is trying to portray. 3. King’s allusion to the Bible appeals to both pathos and ethos as Paul of the Bible is known as reliable and trustworthy and it appeals to pathos as many people passionately follow the Bible. King takes advantage of this
This course suggests that by investigating various avenues and approaches of ethical analysis within the context of a Christian worldview, and Biblical absolutes; and by studying the exercise of leadership and specific cases of ethical dilemmas that require moral judgment, I would be expected to promote the understanding of the role of values and ethics as leaders– as the only way to have ultimate success and a lasting impact in the workplace (church or business). I believe that the Christian perspective to ethics premises on the assumption that ethical behaviour for the Christian is not only about issues of right and wrong, but it is also about choosing God’s best for each situation; and a personal values framework with a decisioning basis
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.
Please note that I am going by the sub heading or passage description in my Bible. In John 10:34, 35 Jesus clearly believed that scripture was inspired and I have no trouble believing God inspired it. The epistemological and biblical arguments stand out as the most convincing in the article. Mr. Andrew did a good job of changing how the epistemological argument was made by asking the likelihood instead of using circular reasoning. This argument gained ground in my thinking once he argued it inductively.
They are statements that summarize the beliefs of the religion. One of the beliefs found in those articles is the belief in God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost. They also have a belief that anyone can be saved if they believe in God and obey His laws and ordinances. Another article is the belief that both the Bible and Book of Mormon are the word of God. It is also believed that when God returns, Christ will reign on earth, and earth will be renewed and be the place of glory.