Explain how Christians make moral decisions. (25 marks) Christians have different ways of making moral decisions. Some rely on pure Biblical teaching, others on the Churches leadership, and others on their own conscience and others on Thomas Aquinas’ Natural Law. People of the Catholic Church believe Jesus gave His authority to Peter, and it has been passed down ever since, currently lying with Pope Benedict. The Catholic Church has a magisterium - its teachings have a God-given authority that is equal to the authority of scripture.
Detail Worldview Outline Eibylardo M. Funes Grand Canyon University CWV-101 20131221 Dr. Jeff Jibben Christian Worldview The Christian Worldview is usually many Christians view and meaning of the teaching of the bible. I often look at Worldview as majority of opinions from many Christian denominations and how they perceive the word of GOD and the teaching of the bible should be in related in today’s world. As a new Christians my views are in between and I’m just now learning GOD, so I fall in the category of Majority I believe and have Faith that they are true. Who is GOD and what are his characteristics? God is the father and the almighty; his characteristics are actually taught in the Bible.
The Bible is the witness to the central events of the Christian faith. “It was never intended to be a short cut to the problems of Christian living, or an encyclopaedia of moral instruction, or a compendium of moral rules.” Some Christians, such as Liberal Protestants, (Church of England) believe that the Bible needs re-interpreting for a modern society, for example, many
He shows that the passage in Acts includes evangelism, teaching, service, and worship of God. However, it includes more than just those aspects of church ministry and with greater specificity to the church than do the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, which were given before the commencement of the church. It includes prayer and fellowship along with meeting together as a church (221). In addition, Hammett argues for more than just a return to teachings held centuries ago. He also contends that contemporary Christians must progress beyond mistakes of the past.
Contextualization of Christian Worldview: Christ and Culture: Niebuhr vs. Yoder Introduction The next two modules address key issues in attempting to be in yet not of the world in the exercise of Christian discipleship in secular societies and cultures. The context of the discussion revolves around H. Richard Niebuhr&apos;s articulation of and responses to the challenges of balancing Christ and Culture. What Niebuhr called the "enduring problem" is perhaps more pronounced than ever before in these days of great diversity and increased interactions and conflicts of postmodern global cultures. The problem is involved in relations between loyalties to Christ and culture, church and state, faith and reason...[and] how the assumptions, values, perceptions, and understandings of society penetrate us and influence our understanding of who Christ is, what it means to follow him, and what the mission of the church is. (Stassen, Yeager, & Yoder, 1996, p. 10) Module 4 consists of a clear presentation of the teleological ethical perspective of Niebuhr, as well as his classical typology (and examples from church history) of distinct responses to the enduring problem of how Christians can or should live in a fallen world.
It is not a reliable way. This includes reasoning and making predictions without further testing. Faith is another way that a lot of Christian believers us to seek the truth. The faith based way of seeking the truth is different from the scientific method in that it can answer a lot of questions about the most important truths. (Religious-Science.com 2008) The truths about the purpose of life and that our creator, God wants us to be happy and that he has a plan for each one of us.
The role of the chaplain has changed considerably. Today, a chaplain has many duties, but in my opinion, only one objective. For the Evangelical Christian chaplain, the objective is to obey Jesus’ words in Matthew 28:18-20—to make disciples. The chaplain is a disciple-maker in the military context. “Making disciples” has been reinterpreted these days to mean “make converts.” I do not believe any Christian is called to merely make converts.
We must further realize that some of the sermons do not speak directly of the exact pattern mentioned in the points below, however, the overall intension and conclusion of his message was the same. 1. History a) It is the foundation that tells us about the coming of Jesus
A worldview is the way you look at the world, your perception of how the world works, why things happen the way they do and what is your purpose in the world. This poses the question; is there a single Christian worldview that all Christians share in common, or are there several Christian worldviews? A worldwide view includes beliefs about life, the existence o f God and our purpose in life. To answer these complicated questions you should know how to write a Christian worldview paper. To begin with, consider that there could be several Christian worldviews at any time, but there are very few theological matters that are universal.
There was a further implication resulting from this newly elevated status; before The Great Awakening, the emphasis was on God; now the emphasis is on people’s response to God. The second result of the Great Awakening, and certainly growing out of the elevated status of people, was a changed concept of the church. Before The Great Awakening there had been the effort to make people conform to a single church. After The Great Awakening, with the down-playing of theology and the new emphasis on emotional conversion experiences, the idea grows up that the church is whatever you want it to be. Before, the church had been forming people; now people formed the church.