Christianity has organised its principal beliefs into a structured systematic theology in which it draws its sacred writings and traditions from. These principal beliefs include the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ, the death and resurrection, the Trinity, revelation and salvation. Through the ethical and moral teachings of Christianity and characteristics of religions which consist of sacred texts and writings, rituals and ceremonies, beliefs and believers and ethics; these beliefs can be expressed and connected with the life of adherent’s. The divinity and humanity beliefs identify that Jesus Christ was both fully divine and human, and that he is the second being of the trinity. This intended that he was the divine Son of God and recognised as being ‘one with the Father’.
Adherents believe meaning can be found in their response to evil and suffering. A principal belief of Christianity is that God sent his only son, Jesus Christ, as a human to model how to be truly human and to reach full potential as an adherent. Adherents believe Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary through the Immaculate Conception after Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to bring her the news. It is believed Jesus Christ was sacrificed through his crucifixion to save adherents from their sins, and
In Christianity it is believed that Jesus Christ was the savior to all humanity and was sent to Earth by his father (God) to pay for the sins of all mankind. In Judaism on the other hand, Jesus was merely a prophet. Both Christianity and Judaism were established in Israel. Christianity was founded around 30 AD in contrast to Judaism which started around 1000 BC. Although a few sacred readings and the form that followers pray are similar in both religions they are also slightly different.
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.
For instance in Genesis it says that ‘God breathed the breath of man into Adam’s nostrils’ and from this Roman Catholics can argue that as God has given life, only he can take it away so things such as abortion, euthanasia and murder are absolute wrongs. As the bible, the source of authority for Christians was written by Jewish people: Christian ethics has its roots in Judaism. The Ten Commandments from the bible exist as the basis of absolute moral rules which teach Christians that acts such as stealing and adultery are absolute wrongs. Although Christian ethics comes from Judaism it
They believe he was both fully human and fully divine. They believe he was unique in all of human history and represents one of the three Persons of the Trinity. Atonement- Jesus came into the world, in part to die for the sins of the world. He knew early on that was his mission. Although conservatives may debate
Romans and Christian Worldview Bible 425-B05 3/1/2015 Because of Paul, the book of Romans teaches us about so many aspects of the Christian life. Paul’s letter was not meant to be a systematic theology, but rather a letter presentation of the Gospel. The book of Romans covers a wide variety of topics that are essential for followers of Christ to live by. The topics creation, sin, salvation, eschatology, ethics, and theology are the key points found in Paul’s letter, and understanding each is key to the growth of every believer’s relationship with God. CREATION On the first topic, creation, Paul teaches in Romans 1:19-20 that the world was spoken into existence by God.
To be more precise, Pope Innocent III in 1201 declared that the punishment for the original sin is the exclusion of the God''s beatific vision. (Sullivan, 2011, p.4) Apparently, from the thirteenth century the belief of limbo, a state of infants having died unbaptized, became widespread by the Catholic theologians. Such a belief was based on the arguments that the infants may be freed from the original sin by baptism and the exclusion of the beatific vision is a penalty itself. However, the Vatican II emphasizes the “universality of the salvific will of God”, in accordance with which, God will save every human being, including unbaptized infants. (Sullivan, 2011, p. 7).
Question: 2) How did the early Christians view martyrdom? What did they believe the martyrs were accomplishing, either for themselves or for others, through their persecution and death? Response: Martyrdom is the persecution and death of religious members due to the refusal to denounce their faith. Early Christians viewed martyrdom as bringing them closer to God by detaching from worldly values and the materialistic “evil” world. Martyrdom showed how dedicated the Christians were to their faith and their refusal to denounce Christianity for anything or anyone.
Christianity Framework Jasmin Bradshaw 24284 Grand Canyon University October 23, 2008 Introduction Christianity is a religion that arose from the teaching of Jesus Christ. It has an ancient history from that time and has since then diverged into Catholicism and many sects of Protestantism. Christianity is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. To Christians, Jesus Christ is a teacher, the model of a virtuous life, the revealer of God and most importantly the Savior of humanity who suffered, died and was resurrected to bring about salvation from sins. What should be in the framework that is