Christ does not give us love, joy, peace, patience, and so forth. Christ is the gift and the giver! Nee also mentions that many Christians come to the “ Christ of the Scriptures for salvation and then they are bombarded with "things!" We have all these "spiritual things" we believe and do and the sum of them is our spiritual life. Nee expresses that we don't need more "spiritual things" we need Christ.
They believe for God, everything happens at once, and this is why God cannot take the free will away from criminals (Zepf). This differs from the Catholic belief that no one is predestined for Hell, but that a turning away from God is necessary for someone to end up there (Catholic Catechism). The Catholics also believe that salvation is offered for all, but can be lost and regained. Another difference between the two is in The Holy Eucharist. Catholics believe that the Holy Eucharist is the true presence of Christ while Presbyterians believe that it's only a symbolic presence of Christ.
Jesus was crucified; he died on the cross for our sins and was resurrected, enabling us to be saved from sin. This is a major part of the concept of Salvation and is demonstrated in John 3:17: “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Jesus’ death gives Catholics an opportunity to experience eternal life in Heaven with God. Salvation is a doctrine that is often mentioned throughout the Bible in both the Old and New Testament. This core belief is first revealed in the Bible in Book one, demonstrating its importance to Christian life. In the Old Testament, Genesis 49: 18 states, “I look for your deliverance, Lord,” and in the New Testament, Acts 4:12 states, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” There are 3 main sacraments that ensure Salvation.
Celibacy is supported in Scripture and shows how the lives of some of the greatest Christian leaders were celibate. “Preaching is the ‘primary duty’ of priests,” (Sacraments 199). If a priest has a family, that can get in the way of his focus on the Church. A Priest, instead of a conventional marriage between a man and a woman, is “married” to the Church. This makes his only job to help the people of God with their problems.
Using the patriarch Abraham as a reference he shows that even Abraham was not justified by his own actions, but by faith alone. It was his faith, the yielding of his heart, and resulting justification that came before he was circumcised. Throughout the letter we see the state of man, and find that the solution is not to simply be a better person, but to submit totally to the will of God, and accept the blood of Jesus in faith, knowing that it is by faith that we are saved (Romans 5:1). The Natural World Paul teaches us that we are to worship the creator, not the created. In his description of the foolish actions of mankind, he tells of how in their folly men traded the glory of God for images of their own creation designed to look like men, birds, and animals (Romans 1:22 & 23).
Many believers do not count the cost of following Christ. One is told to accept the free gift of eternal life, repent of sins, join a church, and then learn to do the best one can concerning all the rest. One is usually not told about the cost of being a Christ-follower, nor does one have much of an idea of what God expects of them now that they are saved. Stewardship is entirely based on the first commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Holy Bible, NIV, Mat 22:37). Stewardship is the product of one’s new worldview that is brought about by one’s conversion.
Christians believe that Humanity is saved through Gods grace and the acceptance of Christ as their savior. They believe that all sins can be forgiven by asking God to forgive you and that you are accepted in heaven once your sins are forgiven. Christianity also affected it followers in many ways. First, this religion established ten basic commandments for how to live like “you shall not kill” and “you shall not steal” (Document 1). These commandments are an example for what not to do in your life.
"Limited atonement" or "Particular Redemption." "Irresistible Grace:" "Perseverance of the saints:" This is the "Once saved, always saved" Check the explanation at this website, www.religioustolerance.org/calvinism However, unlike Calvin and Luther, he found his salvation in mystical experiences and not in the Scriptures. He was willing to accept the beliefs already available so he felt no desire to develop a new creed. He had complete obedience to the Catholic Church and its faith. Loyola’s "Constitutions" did not reach its final form until 1558.
Believing that God is searching for leaders to bring about changes on the earth, he begins the book by highlighting the principle: true greatness, true leadership, is found in giving yourself in service to others, not in manipulating others to serve you, admonishing, “we must put more into life that we take out," and that history will only remember a man for "the quality of his deeds and the character of his mind and heart" (15). Somewhere in the midst of this tension a true Christian leader will develop themselves and their abilities to be in service of God’s purpose. In the end, he writes, “Spiritual leadership is not a calling we choose to pursue; it is a calling we choose to answer. We don’t decide to become leaders; we decide to respond and keep responding to God’s call in our lives. Along the way, whether we like it or not, that involves us in leadership.” Although we can learn about leadership skills or develop and refine natural talents, spiritual leadership is a gift or grace of God bestowed to us, which we can accept or reject.
Trinitarian theology is essential to the evangelic mind. We find the theme of Father, Son, and Spirit woven throughout our various Christian theologies in a masterful way. But what of the Atonement of Jesus Christ for the sins of the world? Where do we see the Trinity in God’s beautiful conclusion to his much larger redemptive story? The evangelic community seems silent when it comes to this region of theology and the Trinity.