If we are able to do this, God will take note of our faithfulness by rewarding us with eternal life with him in heaven. God praises those who have the courage to do what is right and knows who takes value of his love by the actions in which we show. In the movie John Q, all the Beatitudes have been shown, and most of them have been ignored. Throughout the movie John Q is made to be merciful, to try and make peace, to be pure but mostly John has to fight for justice because of the problems he faces and the life morals he values. John can be related to every single one of the Beatitudes.
The life of Christ in Mark’s Gospel evidently accounts the humble and just acts of Jesus Christ on earth. Jesus was seen as an activist, a teacher and a healer. He touched the lives of many people in sickness, taught us the ways of faith and challenged the position of other people of power at the time. The ministries of Jesus teach us relevant lessons not only for the people that were living the New Testament but also for catholics to reflect on today. Mark’s Gospel has a vast number of examples portraying Jesus as a leader of new teachings.
Well no matter how a Christian is defined, the golden rule supports every human being deserves the same manner of respect desired. This could suggest some sort of tolerance for non-believers, or the secular world. However a Christian is to remain unique in showing the world how God desires His creation to live and in what manner He desires them to commune with Him. WHAT IS CHRISTIAN PLURALISM? Christian pluralism is the belief that all other religions are all true ways to God, as well as Christianity, with the exception of Jesus Christ being the only way.
I may not know what my purpose is yet, but I am sure He will fill me in when He thinks I am ready. As a Christian, my life changing comments are, serving God, Loving God, treating others as God would treat them. When my family and I were baptized this past Aug 2012 we committed to ourselves and our family and friends that no matter what we would always put God first. Therefore, with that said God is my father and I will love and serve Him first and whatever problems we may have along the way we will ask Him for help. I believe that my pastor said it best, Everything we have, ourselves, our children our very own breath is on loan, it is not ours and we need to do with it what He
Christianity teaches that people should not work on the day of Sabbath as God himself didn’t and that it should be the day of rest. However, Jesus didn’t follow these rules and decided to do the most loving thing and heal a sick person on this day even though he wasn’t supposed to. Some could argue that situation ethics and its ideas about love fit into Christian theology perfectly because even Jesus broke rules to do the most loving thing possible. Johns part of the gospels state that “God is love” and from this we can interpret that Christians must live their lives by trying to be Omnibenevolent and doing the most loving thing in all situations no matter how extreme. Fletcher incorporated the quote from the gospels into his ethical theory and devised six propositions and four principles.
Jesus taught us a new definition for greatness, the word servant. “Anyone can be great, because anyone can serve.” He gave of Himself. Jesus showed us all by example how to be great; by giving our lives in service to God. His service to humankind was motivated by Love. Mark Twain said, “Kindness (Love) is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” That is the language that Jesus spoke.
Christians who do this are called conditional pacifists. A good example of this is that in the same way that Jesus threw out the traders in the market of the temple using force, as he believed what they were doing was wrong, Christians who are conditional pacifists believe in resisting evil and standing up for what is right. There are some Christians who are selective
I try to live up to Gods standards even though it is hard. I also try to be as perfect as I can. It’s crazy how God can put up with all your nonsense. But he does no that we were made with original sin and that we will always make mistakes. God is our savior if we didn’t have him the world would be so crazy.
Jesus never tried to hide his miracles and always performed them where they could be seen with many witnesses. Dr. Elmer Towns says in his book, Core Christianity (What is Christianity all about? ), he says, “When an individual understands the deity of Jesus––that He is God––… The miracle was His conception by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary.” Another topic that this paper will reflect on is death. In general, many people fear death, but God in the Bible says that we should not fear anything that the enemy has planned for His people, the children of God. God made us and loves us He does not want us (His children) to fear death.
IS THERE ANY SIN CLASSIFIED AS UNPARDONABLE SIN? 1 John 1:7-9 says: “… the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin … If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness… “ However, Jesus in the Gospels (Matthew 12:22-32, Luke 12:10, Mark 3:22-30) says: … the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven…he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation… Skeptics sometimes hold the above example as a contradiction in Bible, without knowing the true meaning for either verses.. This article tries to explain why this is NOT a contradiction but concurrency. WHAT IS BLASPHEMY AGAINST SPIRIT? By saying that “the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven”, Jesus did not mean that His crucifixion and resurrection paid only for a subset of Sins and certain sins are excluded from the Grace of Calvary.