Some people place debate upon the fact that the bible should not be interpreted literally and that it should be looked at and analyzed as it is a form of literature. If this is so, why would it be considered divinely inspired by the followers of Christianity? The bible is often used to justify both sides of issues of controversial disagreements, at the same time. And, it usually provides just enough if not more than sufficient evidence and support for each side to be considered correct. As we have been studying, both Frederick Douglass and Richard Furman used the Holy Bible to validate their standpoints about slavery, whether they are for it or against it.
Dr. Johnson's primary focus of the book is to explain the six different evangelism styles, look at the strengths and weaknesses of each style, and how each style relates biblically to evangelism. Evangelism, I believe was associated with something unnatural or forced, and it sometimes felt uncomfortable and threatening. Now, why it was thought of this way, I do not know, because how can sharing something so good makes so many feel so bad. After reading this book, I understand now that most people are doing evangelism in a way contrary to the way God made them. Dr. Johnson give fair treatment to each style, and he not only offers a variety of approached for Christians to consider using, but he also does not promote one style as superior to another.
He had answered many of my questions about my faith and what I believe is real. This does not mean that this book has changed my values and views of my religion, however has made me a more devote person to my religion. I agree with Paine as well that we are always contradicting ourselves. With my church group, we always say that we fit the Bible stories to fit and suit our need, but always show our true devotion. These stories are to be taken with a grain of salt and not to be take as seriously as they are being taken.
Further, the book of Romans is key in helping believers strengthen the foundation of their faith by developing a solid biblical worldview. Natural World One of the biggest challenges today in developing a biblical worldview is that of a society that constantly tries to silence the Bible in key areas. Schools teach evolution as fact instead of theory, yet dismiss the biblical account of creation as false. This type of censorship is detrimental to the development of our children as they become indoctrinated from a very early age with false teachings. However, according to Paul, even then they will not be without excuse as creation itself makes it plain that there is a Creator and His qualities are evident in the beauty and detail of what’s been created (Romans 1:20).
This, along with some neo-Marxists ideas, such as liberation theology in Latin America support the idea that religion could be viewed as undermining integration, acting as a potential source of conflict and change. Another example can be the New Christian Right, which is a protestant fundamentalist movement that aims to bring take America ‘back to God’. They want to make homosexuality and abortion and divorce illegal. They believe strongly in traditional gender and family roles. However it has been largely unsuccessful in achieving its goal as the campaigners find it difficult to cooperate with other religious groups, it also lacks widespread support.
Although many of their beliefs and rules may seem outrageous to people of a different faith the believer adheres to these practices in order to become closer to Jehovah. They believe that the restrictions and rules are necessary in order to be a true Christian and be saved. As for the challenges they face there are many. There rules are strict and punishment for breaking them is as well. As well as rules for when, how often they must worship and go into the community.
Even though he believe in God it still goes to show that there still may be some form of physical or verbal conflicts when two different types of religion people believe in a different “GOD”. In the speeches I read both individuals talked about what happened in their country as far as war. It felt like you can actual visualize that was going on in their time frame. • Why is that imagery effective or ineffective? Yes the imagery was very effective because although each individual believe in a type of “GOD” they still seem to have problems during their time frame.
|Pro |Baptists do missionary work, part of that might include studying of women’s rights in all places. |Pro |One thing Baptists believe is that our nation was found under god. |Con |Baptist would not support this issue because they believe unions are between one man and one woman, not same sexes. |Pro |Baptists strive to not be racist, so they would be accepting of this issue. | |Catholic |Pro |Catholics have schools which include prayer; this means they would support prayer in other schools.
Christians across the world battle on the issue that memes does or doesn’t exists. Religious memes and me metric may not be inherently good or bad superior or inferior but they do exist. That no matter what are cultures are we can evolve while staying true to ourselves and are roots. So whatever category one’s culture labels it’s all a meme of a belief in someone or something being the teacher, philosopher that we should follow his word and know that other cultures beliefs may seem to imitate each other. That some disagree that they believe in what another culture or religion believes to be what they believe to be Jesus and what he stands for also.
More and more, especially since this movement, churches promote equality. Whether it is equality based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or age, contemporary churches promote equality. During the Civil Rights Movement, many churches did not support the movement because it would mean they are going against their own race to support black people. This is surprising to hear because the contemporary church would support heroic fights, like the fight for civil rights. The contemporary churches promote equality and support their followers, yet during the movement the churches “remained silent” or were “outright opponents” (5).