But also Absolutism does not take other situation into consideration, things change and people change, so should the rules change as well? Personally, I think that they need to be amended; this could cause even worse conflicts than they are in this day and age, although it might be necessary, Common sense isn’t that common. An example of the Absolute theory is the Divine law theory; this is all stated in the bible, it dictates what’s good and what’s bad, according to the will of God. Everything we do, has the question behind it: Does it follow the will of God? This is the question absolutes ask before making any decisions.
INTRODUCTION The book Truth and Tolerance by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger is one that captures and tackles the tensions that arise from rival claims to ‘the truth’ by different religions of the world. It is a response to the criticisms by modern society and non-Christian cultures against the (Catholic) Christian claim on the “Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church”. How can Christianity insist it is true in the face of other religions and philosophies making competing claims? Is Christianity not being religiously arrogant by imposing its teaching, and thus intolerant to other religions of the world? As such, central to this thesis is the theme of truth- truth in the Christian religion expressed in the faith and teaching of the Catholic Church which Ratzinger sets out to address together with the questions above.
This confusion has to do with the battle between Satan and God and how he deceived people while on earth. Satan’s sole purpose in life was to deceive everyone and have them come over to his side of evil. Satan wanted men to think that he was the victim from the beginning and that God was the evil one to him and to us all. He further wanted us to think that God was the one who was trying to deceive us from the beginning. However, on the day of the great controversy all was revealed that Satan was the true deceiver and God was indeed to be worshipped.
It is agreed in most religions that god is loving and caring. If this is true then why would he allow so much war and violence? In this essay I will be discussing issues of religion, violence and war. These issues include religious inspired violence down through history, scriptures endorsing the use of armed violence to holy-wars to spread or defend faiths, and God prescribing capital punishment or other severe penalties for people who commit numerous moral offenses. I will also be discussing the expelling, torture and killing of non-believer and heretics of religions.
Morality is dependent on religion. There are many theories that exist, to justify why morality is dependent on religion. The relationship between religion and morality, whether there is one at all, is a vital issue for religious and non-religious believers as it questions God’s existence, as ethical obligations are often thought of as commands with authority behind them. One way in which morality may be associated with religion is through the conscience. The conscience is thought to have been God-given, or even a representation or direct voice of God; therefore it suggests that the awareness in which we receive of what is right and wrong is derived from Him as He is the divine law giver, originator of morality that religious believers perceive Him to be.
The relationship of Christianity and violence is the subject of controversy because some of its teachings advocate peace, love and compassion, whereas other teachings have been used to justify the use of violence. Peace, compassion and forgiveness of wrongs done by others are key elements of Christian teaching. However, Christians have struggled since the days of the Church Fathers with the question of when the use of force is justified. Such debates have led to concepts such as just war theory. Throughout history, certain teachings from the Old Testament, the New Testament and Christian theology have been used to justify the use of force against heretics, sinners and external enemies.
CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW Introduction Every individual has a worldview whether they realize it or not. A person’s worldview can be Christian, secular, or a combination of both. To fully understand Christian Worldview it is important to understand what worldview means in general and to also have an idea of what secular worldview means (Christianworldview.net). The Bible states, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24 KJV).
It is difficult to challenge people who hold this view because to them their belief in the absolute truth of the Bible (or other Holy Book) is so essential to their beliefs about God that to suggest otherwise – perhaps by quoting example of scripture that are particularly unkind, such as views on women and homosexuals – would be considered unthinkable, and contradict their whole belief system. Other Christians would say that Biblical stories are often simply stories that
DB Forum Module 4 The Gospel Message 1. In our culture the gospel message is often perceived as just another path that leads to God. People often reject the gospel message because they feel like it does not include everyone. Therefore, if everyone cannot be included then the gospel message has to compromise or it may not be accepted. That thought pattern is rooted in sin and rebellion because the gospel message is centered on repentance of sin and accepting Jesus as Lord.
‘People should not have any kind of sexual relationships outside of marriage.’ The Christian Church often has very strict views on love and sex. These are based on passages from the Bible. Christians are often encouraged to love one another in a non-sexual way. This type of love is called ‘agape’. As there are different denominations, there are different views on sexual relations before marriage.