Many people may not be aware of these things but it is certainly something that should be looked into and not something that should be taken lightly. Many of these actions taking place are revolutionary. This is the first time something like this has taken place in over four centuries of American History. President Obama’s hostility toward Christian faith and values is unlike any other American president in the past. Obama is quoted as saying, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation” and “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.” Obama can also be quoted for saying numerous anti-Biblical statements that show disrespect to the Bible and the Christians who believe in the bible.
These teachers urged the Galatians to add to their faith in Christ by adding the law to it, particularly circumcision. Modern day Christians do not face such influence, which is the major difference between Galatians and current biblical audiences. However, modern day Christians do face some denominational differences that could be deemed similar to what the Galatians of that time were facing. Paul commands the Galatians, in Galatians 5:16, saying “But I say, walk by the Spirit” (ESV), and reveals why this theological principal is so important to Christians past, and
The King’s supporters believed that it would be an offence against God to rebel against the King. Charles I’s belief in the divine right of kings meant that many who had opposed his attempts at changing the religious face of the church had felt loathed to take up arms against him as he held his powers from God. During the civil wars freedom of the press was introduced meaning that many religious groups could have their views expressed in print. In Unit 11, Anne Laurence writes about the press increasingly being used in connection with the increase in the divisions among parliamentary supporters and the “steady trickle of defections” from parliament to the king. Many of the defections took place during 1643, the year of parliament’s greatest military failure.
There were many problems with war in biblical times, but now is when people seem to bring them up. First, we have a problem of God. In the Old Testament war was excepted because the main image people knew what God as a warrior. But when shifting into the New Testament we see God as a loving person. Today, when people talk about God they say how amazing He is, and how loving and caring He is; but what about the God that can be angry?
Christians believed that the first humans were created in the image of God, but that the bad behavior of Adam and Eve brought negative consequences to all humans to this day. During the middle ages there were many holy wars that were aimed at defeating the enemy of Christ. The main reason why Christians fought was to protect the holy land. Fighting also gained them much more power. The Christians conquered lands that would be useful for them to make profit and help with trading.
Add to that the growth of dissention based on religious differences. The older members of these societies strive to adhere to the old, traditional ways while many of the younger generations look to expand into newer theological ground. Muslim and Orthodox beliefs show to be the most prominent, and oldest of these religious beliefs, while newer beliefs are found with the younger groups in Catholicism and Protestant faith. To a lesser degree one may find Christianity; a spiritual belief that is not entirely welcome in Bosnia, especially among the members of the Muslim faithful. Although the war is over, there is still much bloodshed and hatred coupled with distrust.
Despite the fact that Christians could not follow these simple rules, they would result in punishment and they were demoralized as humans, treated like crap and persecuted for their belief in God. Little did Rome know that Christianity would change Rome, resulting in part of Rome's downfall and in the later years being known as the center of the Christian world. As time went on, the Christian thoughts would continue to spread. "Christian ideas were already in being, thanks to the Pax Romana, to the efficiently organized and well-policed trade routes, to the political unity of states within the empire, and to the growth of universal religions such as Stoicism and the Oriental cults." Once Christianity started to spread, it would start to impact more than just themselves.
This, along with some neo-Marxists ideas, such as liberation theology in Latin America support the idea that religion could be viewed as undermining integration, acting as a potential source of conflict and change. Another example can be the New Christian Right, which is a protestant fundamentalist movement that aims to bring take America ‘back to God’. They want to make homosexuality and abortion and divorce illegal. They believe strongly in traditional gender and family roles. However it has been largely unsuccessful in achieving its goal as the campaigners find it difficult to cooperate with other religious groups, it also lacks widespread support.
“God has given the people His Word, and He expects us to obey it, with our leaders first practicing and setting examples for others. But after a period of time, the Christian leaders and the people of God have divided themselves and are gradually declining and filtering in many new doctrines/religions while not realizing that many lives are being destroyed in the process. Our Lord has a covenant, and it still applies to us today through Jesus Christ. The kingdom of Judah did turn to idols, disobeyed the Lord, and continuously invited His chastening. And today, instead of being a blessing to all of the earth, we again are moving down the same pattern, but in a most modern way.
The Baptist church was frequently criticized by other churches that were supported by public taxes. Church clergy were always insulted and many were whipped and abused because of their public beliefs (Baker). The churches characteristics greatly define who they are and make it a great divider from other religious denominations. The Baptist faith believes wholly in the idea that Baptisms are only for believers and should be left as a personal decision not something that is given to an infant. However, even though Baptists believe that the idea of getting baptized is important it is only looked upon as a symbolic