Furthermore, Christians believe in God because of the 3 things; ‘Opeth’, message from God to his people, ‘Mopeth’ when God acts on behalf of his people and ‘Pele’ God’s sovereignty. These all summarize key things such as; a natural event interpreted into a supernatural event and so Christians believe that God exists. However, some Christians have simply been brought up in a religious background and family, where
Man was created with moral and spiritual capacities, among other things, from God so that we may understand our identity as His creation. “Theists believe that the purpose of mankind is to know God” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p. 60). The Bible, according to Christians, is just one tool through which God speaks to man. In John 17:3 and Leviticus 19:37 we see just a few examples of God’s purpose for mankind. God also has standards for man regarding morality and/or ethics.
Using our lives to glorify God in all we do should motivate us to accomplish His will as we live surrendered lives to glorify Him. The life of the apostle Paul serves as one in which we witness an individual who is motivated to endure for the cause of Christ even in the worst of suffering (2 Corinthians 11:23-28, New Living Translation). Paul was not motivated by fame or money, but instead
Why do we exist? The purpose of mankind according to Christianity, is to know God. Deuteronomy 11:13 states that Man is to serve and to love God with all your heart and all your soul. Christianity is a relationship with God, not just following the tenants of a religion. Religion is seen as mans attempt to reach God.
God is rising up a new army of Kingdom ministry to fulfill His global purpose. This paper will present the biblical theology of mission, the Theology of mission and the theological approach of mission in the kingdom of God. The Biblical Theology of Mission Mission is not something that human beings decide to do for God, but God reveals His purpose to them so that they may have an active part in His mission. God’s mission is to save human beings and to redeem them from the clutches of the devil. There are times that Christians are slaves to the power of evil, not realizing that it has robbed God of his glory and human beings of salvation.
As joy is the basis of worship to worship God, to receive and give joy. Whereas, “lively” worship is in a complete different set of worship, and the definition for this rarely varies from people to people, and if I was to rephrase the question again to “Should Christian worship always be lively” than the answer would have to be a resounding no. When we gather to worship God, are main thought is not to be merely entertained or momentarily distracted from God’s greatness. Digression is not the same as worship. Our happiness is all grounded in God’s nature and acts.
Trinitarian theology is essential to the evangelic mind. We find the theme of Father, Son, and Spirit woven throughout our various Christian theologies in a masterful way. But what of the Atonement of Jesus Christ for the sins of the world? Where do we see the Trinity in God’s beautiful conclusion to his much larger redemptive story? The evangelic community seems silent when it comes to this region of theology and the Trinity.
An outward (visible) sign of an invisible grace is an "efficacious" symbol that brings about the spiritual reality to which it points. This term applies to Jesus Christ, the great sign of God's love for us; to the Church, his continuing presence in our world; and to the Seven Sacraments.Grace is a participation in the life and love of the Trinity that comes to us through the sacraments. Each sacrament brings us a different dimension of God's life and love. Sacraments are celebrated in anticipation of divine life and insures us graces necessary to enter eternal life. The church affects the inner union of people with God.
Today i will talk about two catholic belief statements, Salvation and the Blessed Trinity. starting off with Salvation. The definition of Salvation is: the deliverance from sin that we can accomplish through a relationship with God. This means that through our relationship with God in faith, worship and prayer, we can achieve Salvation. Although many people believe that Salvation is mostly about God’s judgement, the most important part of this belief is the possibility of being reunited with God.
I will explain what these elements mean exactly, how they are obtained or developed, and how they operate in the path of spiritual growth, which progresses from repentance and detachment, to establishing values, to the goal of becoming one with God. One of the most important elements of the spiritual life is humility: the act of turning to God for help, or from a dictionary standpoint, a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness. Humility is obtained by doing everything in the name of God, and not following what you want to do. Amma Syncletica explained that, “we must not seek our own will...but obey our elders in the faith” (57). In order to be humble, we must not pride ourselves in our own thoughts and opinions, but seek obedience through others and most importantly, God.