Why God Called Me to the Ministry? By Jose Elijah According to the Bible the Lord "calls" or summons people to do certain things. In a general sense God calls all men to receive the salvation and redemption that can be found only in His Son Jesus Christ. This calling is more than just an invitation, though, it is a command [Acts 17:30]. Thus God calls and commands all men everywhere to repent and receive Christ.
The Bible is the basis for many major Christian beliefs; it is used in the liturgy of Christianity; it is the basis for prayer and it provides the guidelines for the behaviour of Christians. It is particularly in the context of sacramental liturgy or worship that the Bible is viewed as as important and sacred, for it is here where Christians celebrate the Eucharist, Mass and Lordʼs Supper. The Bible teaches them about the nature of God and the ministry and teachings of Jesus. Through the Bible, the basis of Christian Belief is interpreted and accepted by the adherents. The Bible teaches and illustrates Christian key beliefs and ideas.
Why was Jesus baptized? Why did he see this as something important to do? Answer: Jesus was baptized in order to go back to God, and to fulfilled with promises of Messiah, and we can infer that we should be baptized too, in order to follow the step of son of god Jesus, Jesus saw this as something important to do because in this way he became a perfect offering to save us from our sin. 2. Who was present at his Baptism? Answer: John the Baptist and many on lookers were present at Jesus' baptism.
His very existence is for the destruction of the truly innocent. In religious terms the devil is the ruler of the underworld and can see into everyone’s thoughts and manipulate them into temptation. A Shakespearean audience would be fully aware of this due to the fact that they were considerably religious during the period the play was written and performed in. We see that Iago has devilish qualities about his character in the way he manipulates other into essentially doing his dirty work for him. The clever technique Shakespeare uses allows al the characters to perceive Iago as ‘honest’ and quite pure and heavenly like.
God faring people accept the teachings of God and the best way to live. Euthyphro dilemma was “Is conduct right because the gods command it, or do the gods command it because it is right” (Rachel’s and 50-53)? The problem with this dilemma is that God is always right and what isn’t right is wrong according to God. Which makes Euthyphro confused because he isn’t sure anymore what is right and what is wrong. The concept of morality is mysterious is saying that just because god says its right to slap a child doesn’t really make it right.
Explain the importance of Christianity in the ethical decision making of adherents. Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus the Son of God. Christians, adherents of Christianity follow the Bible and its various teachings. The Old and the New Testament give examples of the way Christians should live their life by following Prophets and Jesus himself. It guides them to make the correct ethical decisions in life fulfilling their role as Christians.
He taught us to be kind and not to judge, to treat our neighbors respectfully. He taught us to turn the other cheek and to have faith in God’s word. Jesus taught us not only to love ourselves but to love mankind as well. Jesus taught us how to walk the road to righteousness and to have faith in God our heavenly father. Jesus addressed many issues during his sermon on the mount.
This really speaks to me because I see so many people who are selfish, so it makes me want to break away from the norm. My interpretation of this verse is to treat others how I want to be treated, because in turn they will have the motive to do the same to me, whether it be good or bad. I try to live by this in everyday life. To imitate Christ exactly is considered impossible by most people, but that doesn’t mean it’s not something we shouldn’t try do. In Matthew 8:2-3 Jesus cures a man with leprosy.
In order for one to become like Jesus, one needs to learn to love, be humble, obedient, and selfless. These are the attributes that Jesus our Lord and Master exemplified. However, there are numerous Christians today who are not well armed with Gospel of Jesus Christ and thus, follow Jesus in ways that are very uncertain, shuttered, and sputtered. As a result, they are not staunch in the word to reproduce their faith let alone push forward the great commission. Because they are not so committed, they depend on their own understanding and live a life of pride, which is an attribute of the works of the flesh.
If we are talking about a Christian view of God as omnibenevolant then He always does what is good but this does not detract from the fact that the source of good is independent of Him. The other, more provocative statement that something is good because God commands it indicates that God is the ground of morality and whatever He commands is the morally good thing to do. However, this causes a number of problems, mainly that if He were to command rape or genocide, these actions would become morally good and the right thing to do. As the more debatable statement, I will discuss the latter statement in more detail. Many, if not most, Christians would argue that they believe the second statement and that morality depends entirely on God as he is omnipotent and omnibenevolant and so is the source of goodness.