“Are we going to believe God?”, and “Are we going to obey God?” Platt causes the reader to take a critical evaluation of self and discover whether we are “settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves”. The first chapter of this book points us toward Christ as “someone worth losing everything for”. Through several testimonies about his early years in ministry, Platt illustrates how the common worldview of ministry and
Special Revelation allows us to see Christ and thus a relationship with God that is more than the knowledge of his existence. Scripture, especially New Testament Scripture confirms that God wants to reveal more of Himself than what is revealed through General Revelation. Paul wrote to the Romans that confirming Jesus as Lord brings us into right relationship with God and the salvation that is promised throughout scripture (Romans 10:9). References Braaten, C. E. (2004). The Christian Faith in an Inter-Faith Context.
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. Romans 3:23 says to follow the commandments, Mark 7:20-23 says to have good thoughts not to have immoral ones. Humans have morals built in them, they need to follow Jesus Christ and represent him. 5. The Question of Destiny- Christian’s belief that after death there is eternal Salvation through Jesus Christ or eternal damnation in hell.
The faith of Christianity is evident in the lives of its Adherents today. Christian adherents are guided by the core ethical teachings, which aid them to make the morally correct decisions. Christians throughout contemporary society are also influenced by the actions and thoughts of significant figures such as Pope John XXIII. Christians are taught ‘to love, deepen our lives and improve the world’ as learnt from Pope John and Ethical Teachings. Both of these were around foregoing this era, nonetheless they have transcended through time and are still relevant and applicable in lives of its adherents in these times which demonstrates Christianity as a living religious tradition in the lives of its adherents.
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
The Holy Spirit leaves in me and has helped me discern what is right and wrong. God is perfect; therefore, as a Christian I strive everyday to be more like God. Evil exists because the devil, which initially was an angel of light, wanted to be above God and no one can be more than God. He created me with a purpose in life and is to develop my spiritual life, serve Him, others and follow His word. I am committed to my Christian beliefs since I based my knowledge in the Bible.
He defines worldview as “a set of presuppositions, which we hold about the basic make-up of the world” (p. 56). Throughout the book, Entwistle stands by the reasoning that a Christian worldview is the key to effective integration. For most people, if they do not know where something came from, they will not be able to predict its future. In theory, this is what Entwistle was explaining in the earlier part of the book by covering the history of psychology, theology beliefs, and how the two can work together. As the reader becomes familiar with the similarities and differences between psychology and
In the USA, Fletcher maintained that this social change made it essential for religious morality to change with it. He proposed that rather than continuing to adopt the traditional morality of previous generations, Christian ethics had to be updated. He claimed the way to do this was to employ the single principle of agape – Unmotivated, Christian love exemplified in the ministry and teaching of Jesus: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). The ‘law of love’ would make it possible for
Luke shows how the empowering of the believers resulted in transformed lives and changed communities. It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that Jesus said that His disciples would become witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. With so many contending views on the Holy Spirit, I will discuss the purpose of the power the Spirit gives, as related to Acts 1:8. In my conclusion I will
ROMANS AND THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW The goal of this assignment is to interact with the text of Romans in order to express what it teaches regarding the Biblical Worldview. Moo sketch the circumstances that we needed to know to apprehend accurately what God wants to teach us today through his inspired words in this letter to the Romans. In Romans 1 Paul teaches that there is such a thing as natural revelation. Paul seems clear; “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (v. 20). Not only has God left clear evidence of himself in the world he has made, but this evidence is actually perceived by people: It is “clearly seen” “God has made it plain to them” (v. 19).