That did not turn out that good. Even though they were the main religion, they weren’t controlling anything, Constantine loved being in charge of everything, playing are religion like little puppets. I think know that church is getting way to public and God doesn’t want public Now moving into God and the bible’s perspective on things. Here is a quote directly from Exodus 20:1, NIV, and “You shall have no other gods before me”. And I interrupt this not only as just other gods, but also things that hinder our religion.
These scriptures can be found in 2King 9:30, Jeremiah 4:30, and Ezekiel 23:40. Makeup is a non-issue biblically and nothing has been said against it. God has made everything plain that he’s against so why wouldn’t he plainly make mention if makeup was a sin as well. Many religious people twist scripture to be convenient for manmade rules. There are so many other things that God is concerned with and makeup just isn’t one of them.
To the majority of the laity, this would not be desired knowledge unless one expressed a keen interest in the subject. The thesis that the author states in the book is that the act of speaking in tongues does not completely define the Pentecostal movement. Pentecostalism is almost identified by one statement; speaking in tongues. While this is an important aspect of the Pentecostal belief, it does not adequately define Pentecostalism in its entirety. Also the author stresses
That's why I preach my way through entire books of the Bible, dealing carefully with each verse and phrase--even though that occasionally means spending time in passages that don't readily lend themselves to anecdotal or motivational messages. I am grateful to the Lord for the way He has used this exposi- tory approach in our church and in the lives of our radio listeners. But now and then someone tells me frankly that my preaching needs to be less doctrinal and more practical. Practical application is vital. I don't want to minimize its importance.
Christian pluralism is the belief that all other religions are all true ways to God, as well as Christianity, with the exception of Jesus Christ being the only way. In this respect, Christ follows the role of other influential men in the search for God, not the savior who died for the sins of the world. Jesus Christ is the foundation of Christianity. If one removes Christ from Christianity, the faith fails. So what do the pluralists want from Christianity?
There are 3 main differences between Islam & Christianity: 1. Today, most Christians believe in the Trinity, meaning that God has 3 forms (Father, Son, Holy Ghost/ Spirit). The concept of trinity was not adopted by Christianity until the Council of Nicea in 325 AD. Some of the early Christians were Unitarians. Even today, there are Christian Unitarian churches that do not accept the Trinity.
E) It is important for Christians to believe in miracles discuss this statement. I believe it is important for Christians to believe in miracles because in the Bible many miracles are mentioned and by a Christian disagreeing with this they’re denying a part of their faith and so if a Christian did not agree that miracles exist how is it that they can claim they are a Christian? Christians most of the time would never disagree with the existence of miracles because for example, many people claimed that Jesus was not the Messiah or Son of God and therefore the only real proof Jesus had was that he performed miracles and by denying that miracles actually happened then you are in theory denying that Jesus was the Messiah. That is why, in my opinion it is essential for Christians to believe in Miracles otherwise they are practically denying half of there faith and the thing that separates Christianity from Judaism. Christians could argue that they believe Jesus was still the Messiah and everything he stood for is what they believe in but maybe the authenticity of miracles today can be questioned as there is no Jesus around to prove them being performed by a Deity just as the definition says there should be.
Contemporary Issues in Western Religions Lewis Vaughn Rel/134 June 6, 2013 Marilyn Flege Contemporary Issues in Western Religions In the western part of the world, there are three major types of religions. The three types are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each religion believes is only one God, which means that they are considered to be monotheistic. Although these religions all practice the same but they all have different traditions. Christianity believe that God the father, the son and the Holy Spirit.
Doubt being first, but then overcoming that obstacle and then seeking reconciliation for the previous doubt. I will tackle these topics in the order in which I believe they happen, and then discuss how this relates to myself and how this class has helped me get to this point, having gained a better understanding of the scriptures. II. Part One – Doubt a. Theological Definition People can doubt many things throughout their life; people, claims, objects, time, situations and sometimes even facts. While there are many people who do not stray or question their faith in God or Jesus Christ, there are still also many that do continue to retain doubts.
Many believers do not count the cost of following Christ. One is told to accept the free gift of eternal life, repent of sins, join a church, and then learn to do the best one can concerning all the rest. One is usually not told about the cost of being a Christ-follower, nor does one have much of an idea of what God expects of them now that they are saved. Stewardship is entirely based on the first commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Holy Bible, NIV, Mat 22:37). Stewardship is the product of one’s new worldview that is brought about by one’s conversion.