Christian Studies Essay Option #2 “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”. John 3:16 With reference to the quotation above, outline how Christianity presents the central problem for human existence and explain how this problem is addressed in Christian teaching and practice. Christianity believes that the main problem that comes with human existence is the sin people accumulate throughout their daily lives. This sin, which is attained through bad deeds and the falling short of god’s standards, is the main issue in human existence as it not only creates problems in this life but can also create separation from god and eternal
The church is directly called to speak up against it and do as God calls us to do in order to stop the still growing crime. The church is the Body of Christ and if we do not stretch out the hand that God gave us then we will be like a barren vine that has heard the Word but has yet to live it. Paul also states in Philemon that he is very much a slave to Christ. A true Christian is bound to His teachings and to strive for the exemplary life that Christ lived just as a slave is bound to the chains of his master. There are many things that the church could do to prevent slavery today although the majority of those who are taking action do not know the love and bond of Christ.
Jim Casy, the Preacher is the guiding light for the Joad family. He gently guides them with his unofficial sermons from a state of singularity to unity. Casy’s belief that “a fella ain’t got a soul of his own, only a piece of a big one” leads him to finally sacrifice himself for his fellow man. Some say that Jim Casy represents Jesus Christ in the novel with his selfless acts and care for others, either way, Casy is a tribute to mankind’s concern for each other. In as much as Jim Casy represents the spiritual, Ma Joad is reality.
Others, including the man who was healed from blindness, were saying that he (Jesus) is a mighty prophet. The healed man stood for the truth and was turned out of synagogue because the truth angered its rulers. At last, the healed man was found by Jesus who told him that Jesus was the son of God. The man believed and felt to his knees to worship Christ. The author believes that the healing took place because she believes in Jesus Christ and the fact that the story was described in Bible.
In (Psalm 5:15) IT states that man is born a sinner and cannot save himself. You can only achieve salivation by the grace of God through faith in our Lord, not by ones work, only thru true salvation. (Ephesians 2:840) (2:8-10) 5) QUESTION OF DESTINY: It is thought that our ultimate disunity is in our communion with God. We find this in (John 15:1-6) those who are not connected with God are cast away, thus what happens after death is dependent on the choices we make in our personal lives, and our lives with God. In (Peter 3:15) we are ask to be prepared to give answers and to help those who ask for help but to do it with gentleness and
lix, 230. Part II: Theme of the Book The theme of the Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just is to give the body of Christ a clear and accurate definition of justice. Timothy Keller, the author, stands firm on the fact justice is caring for the vulnerable and people with least economic and social power. He portrays the image of Christ caring for each and every sinner, and he intriguingly convicts his readers by explaining that individuals walking with the Lord should do that same for the destitute and defenseless. Part III: Presuppositions * The author assumes that the readers have a preconceived idea of how to properly define justice.
Covey, he was a professor of religion-a pious soul-a member and a class-leader in the Methodist church” (884). How can someone practice these virtues of religion and still treat the slaves with pure evil as he does. He also neglects the practice by committing adultery thus making him a hypocrite. Mr. Covey has a great forte of deceiving people which makes the slaves believe he is always around keeping a watchful eye on them.
He went to work as other men, and most importantly, He was tempted. You might ask if he was in fact God's son why come to this earth as a human. Jesus came to experience humanity, so as a human He could pay the price for the crimes of humanity. Our sins have been nailed to the cross, and we bear them no more. Proclaiming He was God was not Jesus' mission.
He took advantage for naïve believers who felt bad about their sins, and believed anything they heard about God forgiving them. They did all the he could to be able to be with God in the after life. He would carry around many indulgences, and crosses filled with rocks to make people believe they were made of gold. He had many fake relics to have people pay a lot of money to see and touch. He sold animal bones, telling people they were for protection against the devil, and that they needed to be strung around their
While praying before the Blessed Sacrament, it dawned on him that the answer was prayer. He confirmed it when he came across the words of Jesus, ”The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Pray, therefore, to the Lord of the Harvest to send laborers into His harvest.” (Mt. 9:37-38) The divine command “to pray” or “rogate” became the principal source of inspiration throughout his life. While still a Deacon or a level before priesthood, he met a beggar named Zancone who was only pretending to be blind.