These included the inquiry room for counseling seekers, the anxious or mourners bench for those responding to the public invitation to Christ, preaching for an immediate decision, emotional prayers which addressed God in a very familiar, informal language, organized choirs and music, advertising and advanced preparation for the revival meeting. Finney believed the gospel did not just get people saved, but it was also a means of cleaning up society. He and his followers worked to make the United States a Christian nation. Finney himself was a strong abolitionist and encouraged Christians to become involved in the antislavery movement. The revivals encouraged people to return to God.
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
A prominent leader, Charles Finney, argued against the Calvinist belief that our lives were predetermined; he also argued against French deism, which was linked with the French Revolution. The movement gained popularity because people wanted to believe that they could determine their own fate. The movement marked emphasis on purifying and transforming the world into a better place for all. Personal piety was valued higher than established schooling and theology during this era. The Second Great Awakening influenced Abolitionism by motivating people to act upon their religious beliefs, and many joined the abolitionist cause.
Beliefs are not inborn; we acquire them throughout our life and experiences. God is my creator; He created the Heaven and Earth, the light to ward off darkness, good and evil. It gave us the opportunity to choose between good and evil. God created us out of love and to love, to share in His light, and His goodness. I believe that the main characteristics of God are: Love, power, justice, and wisdom.
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.
In this theory there are two forms known as the governmental and the satisfaction. The governmental contends that the work of Christ met the demands of the law and cause humans to desire a divine government making their forgiveness safe. The “satisfaction” contends it was to satisfy divine justice making forgiveness of humanity possible. The second is the remedial theory, where God, enters humanity by incarnation to eliminate sin through an ethical process of the life of Jesus and His death and making humans one with Him. Finally, the “Socinian” or moral influence, which claims that Jesus influences people to live better
The Puritans came to America to spread the word about religion and Beliefs . They came to preserve/protect themselves from corrupt government And how to worship. They wanted to teach people about there religious beliefs And to share what they know about Jesus Christ. (John Winthrop) “ God almighty in his most holy and wise providence hath so disposed Of the condition of mankind, as in all times some must be rich, some poor, some High and eminent
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.
Christian Studies Essay Option #2 “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”. John 3:16 With reference to the quotation above, outline how Christianity presents the central problem for human existence and explain how this problem is addressed in Christian teaching and practice. Christianity believes that the main problem that comes with human existence is the sin people accumulate throughout their daily lives. This sin, which is attained through bad deeds and the falling short of god’s standards, is the main issue in human existence as it not only creates problems in this life but can also create separation from god and eternal
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.