The belief and believers are what make up any religion.l They are what keep the structure of religion in order to continue its existence. The beliefs of a religion are defined as the faith, trust and confidence in a tenet or creed. The believers are those who are empowered by faith, trust and confidence of the religion. For example, in Christianity, Christians are the believers of God and live by God’s will to spread His word. A living, dynamic religion integrated with the belief and believers is the ability to incorporate a religions beliefs into a more modern context to suit the current believers without sacrificing the principle values.
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. According to Adams (1986), this change must be toward God and must be “from the heart outward” (p. 7). If not, then the change is just superficial and it will eventually lead the client further astray. The very backbone of his counseling is 2 Timothy 3:16, which states: ," But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work"(NIV, 2010).
A Comparison between a “Religious Consumer” and” The Lakota Tribe” Young's definition of religion is “a human transformation in response to perceived ultimacy. (Young, 2010) Young uses seven questions to build a framework around his definition in order to gain an understanding of said religion. I am going to use two religions, Consumerism and Lakota in order to illustrate his phenomenological approach to religion. An "everyday consumer” will make purchases only as needed and will not use shopping or material items to gain self-worth. In modern times, consumerism has evolved into a form of religion.
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.
Many will not understand that a leader like this can be effective at remaining at level that is needed to remain competitive in the workforce. It might be looked upon as a comingling of religion in the workplace, one of the taboo topics that that are just not discussed or even brought in. Does the Steward leader need to make others around him or her aware that they are the follower of the higher being? A steward leader is someone who is given the resources to preserve, manage, and grow according to the one that has entrusted those resources. Here the manager or the one who gave of the resources is God.
Second, conduct a comprehensive recollection and healing of the past events that led to the present problem (s). Third, emphasize the spiritual dimension of life while paying little attention to rational approach to life. Fourth, attribute the cause of feelings on the problem to personal thoughts and initiate behavioral changes to the teachings of the Holy Spirit, which include prayers and total dependences on God for solutions. Other major components of CBT are focused on factors related to religion, families, culture and society ensuring that methods used are based on the truth of Scriptures, and they lead to holiness and application of result-based methods of research prior to articulating importance of CBT. Christian CBT is mainly based on clear integration, which involves direct use off divine resources.
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.
The Development of a Godly Character c. Vision d. Passion e. How we cooperate with God to fulfill his leadership plans for our live Conclusion My Theology of leadership The Christian Leader: According to Henry Blackaby, to prospective Christian leaders: “If you are a man of little integrity or questionable character, do not expect God to reveal much of himself to you or to use you significantly for his kingdom.” I believe that Leadership in healthy growing churches requires deep spiritual commitment. The first priority of a Christian leader is a close personal relationship with God. Leaders must protect their own spiritual walk with God, which is the foundation of their leadership (Acts 4:1-3). A Christian Leader can help others by sharing something of their own spiritual walk by being actively involved in pastoral ministry and personal evangelism and by setting an example in giving. Personal qualities for leadership are deeply embodied in the New Testament, e.g,( 1Timothy 3).
Religion within society has a huge impact on the structure of social control. There are two definitions of what religion is, the belief in a supernatural being (Weber), and the separation of the sacred from the profane (Durkheim), these definitions are called substantive definitions of religion; what religion is. In religions there are specific functions and rules each member must follow these are the functional definitions of religion; what religion does in society. Each of these definitions contribute to whether religion is either a conservative force or a radical force. Does religion discourage social change and maintains things the way they are?
Islamic and Buddhist Religious Worldview A complex institution of diverse teachings, beliefs, and rituals; religion provides people with a greater sense of reality. It is the basic foundation of life in various cultures around the world; and its convictions provide people with a spiritual identity and define life purpose. The practice of religion allows people to go beyond the five senses and gain a “direct experience of an inexplicable presence” (Fisher, 2005, p. 1). Religious perspectives vary according to culture, ethnicity and worldviews. Two of the three major religions Christianity and Islam both worship and God, acknowledge its presence in humanity and adhere to a list of laws or sacred scriptures.