Analytical Review of the Book of James The book of James has been called the practical book of the New Testament by many. This review will cover the purpose of the book, why it was included in the Bible, what would be missing if not included, and how it applies or is relevant to today. The purpose of the book of James is to foster practical Christian living. The church people in James’ day were beginning to have undermining attitudes and practices. James speaks against these in his teaching.
If each adult person or the parents of younger student took it upon themselves to be more Christ-like and build their foundation of education to glorify God, they would choose the Christian Education over the Public Education, which is controlled by the state. Having being educated in the Public and Christian Education System, I’ve learned that the
Critique of Two Theories: Nouthetic Counseling Vs. Misbelief Therapy Sandra Hanford Liberty University Summary Dr. Adams (1986) opens his book, How To Help People Change, by stating that all counselors agree on “the aim of counseling is to change people” (p. xi). The main difference is the question is what the people are supposed to change into. Each theorist has a different answer to that question. Coming from the perspective of a Christian, Dr. Adams (1986) suggests that the central issue of change centers on the process of changing the human heart. The Holy Spirit is important in causing the change and the Word of God is the source of helping the client to become Christ -like.
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Evidentialist Apologetic Method Analysis A Paper Submitted to Dr. John Durden In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Course Introduction to Apologetics APOL 500 By Roy D. Thomas L22758923 3 June 2012 Evidentialist Apologetic Method Summary 1 Peter 3:15 states; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. According to Caner; the ultimate goal in Apologetics is to defend Christianity in the context of an unbelieving and skeptical world either by presenting evidence and arguments of the exclusive claims to Christianity or by examining the truths and claims of other religions and pointing out any errors in relation to Christianity. The following examines the Evidentialist Apologetic method by providing the reader with a summary and critique of the method; as well as introducing the readers to those important figures who have applied the evidentialist apologetic method in defense of their Christian faith. Evidentialisism is a view of epistemology with relation to the justification of beliefs; to that end an evidentialist apologetic method would rest on the evidence of the existence of God as the foundation of their argument. Evidential Apologetic also called Natural Theology emphasizes reason and rational truth and logic as the reasons why a person faith must exist in Christianity.
Backus and Chapian (2000) discuss how the fruit of a person stems from what they believe, so if a person believes an error the actions and behavior will be based off what he believe. According to Backus misbelief is the self-talk, the stinking thinking that people have. The thoughts that people tend to dwell on and relive constantly in their mind is misbelief the concept of self-talk. Dr. Adams approach to counseling is founded on the word “of God”. Adams references scripture throughout the process of his theory but he specifically references 2 Timothy 3:14-17 pertaining to change.
Background and Theme - The main theme of Chapter 2 is a call for Timothy to be faithful to Christ and the gospel to the point of suffering. Through out his letter, Paul is also instructing Timothy to prepare others for ministry. Barclay 240 Initially, this chapter reinforces Paul’s appeal to Timothy of the whole letter, to suffer for the faith. (1:8; 2:9; 4:5) The chapter then focuses on Timothy’s responsibilities in a local church setting. (Own word) 487 Paul follows on from his model of shame and courage in chapter one verse fifteen to eighteen.
The difference may seem insignificant at first. Nevertheless, our obsession with the Scripture's applicability reflects a fundamen- tal weakness. We have adopted practicality as the ultimate judge of the worth of God's Word. We bury ourselves in passages that overtly relate to daily living, and ignore those that don't. Early in my ministry, I made a conscious commitment to biblical preaching.
“The church is reconsidering and reconfiguring this vital expression of its relationship with God. As a result, we more than ever need to study worship in its biblical context. From Genesis chapter 1, through the offerings of Cain & Abel; the sacrificial worship in the tabernacle, and the themes and poetry of Psalms; the intercessory prayers of the prophets and the teachings of Jesus; right on to the charismatic worship of the book of Acts and Corinthians, and the heavenly worship in Revelation, we need to know biblical worship, because anything else will not be acceptable to God.” Chuck Smith Jr. “Depth & Breadth in our Worship” Worship Leader july/august 2003 A BASIC GIVEN “All our worship must flow from a pure___________”  Jesus in
“This book was highly critical of the Evangelical church in America for abandoning its historical and theological roots, and instead embracing the philosophies and pragmatism of the world.” In his 1994 book, God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams, Dr. David Falconer Wells presents suggestions to remedy the present problem of modernism in our churches by calling for reform in the evangelical churches. He is the author of several books in which his evangelical theology engages with the modern church and world, and presents the present failings of pastors and churches that pursue a modernistic approach to theology. This is the second of a four-series book. BRIEF SUMMARY In God in the Waste, Dr. Wells presents solutions, or suggestions to resolve the issues described in his book, No Place for Truth, Or, Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology (Eerdmans, 1993). Wells states; “This book [No Place for Truth] produced only half the picture I wanted to present, however.
In detail we will discuss the relationship between inspiration and inerrancy. And then, before concluding this paper we will discuss how the answers to these questions provide structure to how we as Christians should live our lives. To a Christian who has accepted God as their personal Lord and Savior the Bible has authority. The same should not be said for someone who hasn’t made that confession. As a Christian we have accepted that the Bible contains the true Word of God written by apostles who received divine inspiration to guide the recorded works.