They are statements that summarize the beliefs of the religion. One of the beliefs found in those articles is the belief in God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost. They also have a belief that anyone can be saved if they believe in God and obey His laws and ordinances. Another article is the belief that both the Bible and Book of Mormon are the word of God. It is also believed that when God returns, Christ will reign on earth, and earth will be renewed and be the place of glory.
Exclusivism also described as particularism adopts the position that there is no knowledge of God without Christ. Karl Barth agrees with this viewpoint that salvation is only possible through Christ and includes the concept of “ultimate eschatological victory of grace over unbelief” (McGrath, 2011, p. 436). The exclusivist viewpoint aligns well with the uniqueness of the Christian faith and therefor the necessary missionary response that is part of its reality. The opposing viewpoint is that of the inclusivist approach that allows space for other religions seeing the as milestones along the way towards a faith in Christ (McGrath, 2011). According to McGrath the inclusivist viewpoint became popular in the 1890’s centered on words from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount that He came to fulfill not to destroy.
The Question of Meaning/Purpose- Christian’s belief that mankind were created to worship God, to glorify him, by being obedient, praying and being thankful Psalm 95:1 We are here to serve God, to have a personal relationship with him, to accept Jesus Christ in our hearts and belief that he is our Lord and Savior, to trust that he came to this world and gave hos life for us, to forgive our sins, and to allow him to love us and give us eternal life. 4. The Question of Morality- Mankind was created good, sin entered the world through Adam and Eve when they ate from the forbidden tree. God is Holy he is separated fro Evil, being created in the image of God, humans have a conscience and can distinguish good from bad. Jesus came to this world Matthew 28:19 to tell us that we are free from sin, follow him, create other disciples and reign in the glory of God for eternity.
I believe that God sent his son to die for my sins and the sins of nonbelievers. Jesus is the bridge that connects us to the Father. My Christian belief determines my actions and therefore any consequences follow. As a Christian I believe that we are to follow His commands and be an example to others. Through the course of this class my worldview has not differed but strengthened, it has made me a stronger Christian.
The books of the Bible were written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (2Peter 1:21). However, all of the accounts tell us mankind was the creation of God. 2. The question of identity, means humans created by God, in the image of God are to have dominion over every living thing (Genesis 1:28). God blessed man, made him a “little lower than the angels,” with all things “under his feet” (Psalm 8:5-6).
Worldview Essay For this assignment I will be discussing who God is, what His purpose is and identify His characteristics. My worldview will also be discussed and how His purpose pertain to my life. Worldview is a set of assumptions about reality that affect how we think and how we live. (Cosgrove, 2006, p.19) My worldview is Christian Theism. Christian Theism is a supernaturalistic worldview that believes in a personal God who is the creator of heaven and earth and all their inhabitants.
John has given us a personal tour of the life of Jesus. We are able to see the “behind the scenes” of the life of Jesus. The book of John allows us to really have a chance to commit ourselves to the Lord by reading of His miracles. John makes it clear that Jesus is not just a man, but He is the son of God. He records the personal relationship that Jesus offers through His disciples.
The gifts of the Spirit are simply God enabling believers to do what He has called them to do. Once a Christian submits to the leading of the indwelling, The Holy Spirit puts himself under His influence or control. The gifts of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit are both bestowed by God, yet they are distinct in their purpose and presentation. The gifts of the Spirit have a specific purpose; to prove a claim and to offer evidence of the Holy Spirits’ presence. The fruits of the Spirit are not for proof, but rather are evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit of God in the believer.
This premise of redemption through Christ is thoroughly addressed throughout the Christian church through in depth study of the gospels on the life of Jesus Christ as this allows members of the religion to gain an increased grasp on what kind of person Jesus Christ was and what he accomplished. This has the effect of reaffirming the follower’s belief in Christ. The Christian faith also undergoes symbolic practises such as baptism which symbolically link its followers to Christ by participating a ritual he himself completed and stated that his followers should complete (Matthew 28:19 ). The Christian faith places significant emphasis on congregating to discuss the scriptures and the life and death of Jesus Christ which plays a significant role in a person developing an understanding how to achieve salvation through faith and live by gods
Just put your trust in Jesus. In Galatians 5:16-18 the man of faith has the Spirit, and he walks by the Spirit. He is led by the Spirit, the Spirit bears the fruit of the Christ-life in and through Him, and he conducts his life in the power and blessing of the Spirit of God. In Verse 19-24, the bible says that the character of Christ is produced by the Spirit of Christ dwelling within us! Finally brethren we need to seek the help of the Holy spirit because if we truly believed on Christ, God has sent forth His Spirit into our hearts crying "Abba, Father."