This was the first sin and is now a part of everyone thus creating the initial need for people to accept Jesus Christ and to repent for their sins. However, most people will agree that newborn infants are innocent and if they were to die at a young age they would not be cast into hell. Puritans also believed that no world ritual or prayer will ensure salvation or God’s response (limited atonement). This is different from today’s view that if you accept Jesus Christ into your heart, pray, and try to follow God’s commandments then you have a good chance of escaping the fires of hell. The last of the three basic tenets was that God has chosen his elect before they are born (predestination).
Christianity is under attack not only by those within Christianity, but also by those in cults and other faiths. C.S. Lewis, who was one of the best-known apologists of the 20th century, said, To be ignorant and simple now--not to be able to meet the enemies on their ground--would be to throw down our weapons, and to betray our uneducated brethren who have, under God, no defense but us against the intellectual attacks of the heathen. Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered (The Weight of Glory, 50). 2 EXPERIENTIAL APOLOGETICS One form of apologetics is called “Experiential Apologetics”.
One can never be free from sin. The only thing God request from his believers is “Faith” because we have fallen short of his glory. How is one transformed in Christianity? Transformation in Christianity begins through accepting Christ as your savior. Then be baptized.
Aldous Huxley wrote this novel in order to alarm the society in how technology is going to change our live as we know it. Most of the readers, after the lecture, wonder if our world is actually going to be worst or better in a future, if Huxley is going to be right. But other people with other backgrounds, cultures and knowledge, would have a different interpretation, reaction and understanding of the novel. Christianity believes in the individual who has its rights and liberty, they believe in an equal society in which God is the creator of all people, the world, the universe, and everything seen and unseen. If a Christian read Huxley’s novel, he would be horrified of people’s conditions, and of course wouldn’t even wonder that this future
The man who first rebelled against the Catholic Church was a man named Martin Luther. He did this by creating the 95 Thesis. Thesis number 32 states that “Those who believe that, through letters of pardon indulgences, they are made sure of their own salvation, will be eternally damned along with their teachers”. The 95 Thesis were reasonable and fair to all of England, unlike the Catholic Churches new rules. Henry VIII thought of the idea to challenge the church from Martin Luther.
2. ” Ananias was afraid of the authority of Paul. However, we know God can change your hearts and minds. B. Paul, teaching show evidence throughout the Bible, let us look at 2 Peter 1:20-21 (NIV), “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
In chapter 2 of “The Reason for God, Belief in an Age of Skepticism” Keller discusses one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to Christianity; how could a good loving God allow suffering? I have heard this question or a form of it many times. “Where was God” “How could God allow this to happen?” “Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people, yet let evil people go free?” Suffering and the questions that come along with it are not something new to the world. They were asked even hundreds of years ago. Job 10:8-9 states “Your hands shaped me and made me.
Religious Right author David Barton, perhaps the most outspoken of the “wall of separation” critics, devoted an entire book, The Myth of Separation, to proving his claim that church-state separation is “absurd” and was a principle completely foreign to the Founding Fathers. He states: “In Jefferson’s full letter, he said separation of church and state means the government will not run the church, but we will use Christian principles with government.” More recently, two researchers have published books that criticize the almost infamous status the metaphor has achieved, especially before the U. S. Supreme Court. Daniel Dreisbach, who wrote, Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation between Church and State, is critical of the courts for making the metaphor a practical rule of constitutional law. Dreisbach’s basic argument is that the metaphor fails to distinguish between the conception of “separation” and “non-establishment.” Dreisbach is correct in saying that metaphors can be overstated, misused, and made poor substitutes for legal
Methods of Evangelism Joshua D Brown Liberty University Online Evangelical Method 1: The Romans Road Summary of Method – The Romans Road is potentially a very effective method of leading someone to Christ. Following a selection of verses from the Book of Romans, the evangelist can take the intellectual approach towards leading the broken to their Savior. Much like any road in life, the Romans Road has a beginning and moves toward a destination in a methodical and systematic way. At the beginning, in Romans 3:23 and 3:10, we learn that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory and that none among us is righteous. This is where we (or the individual(s) you are ministering too admits they are a sinner.
• And, that those believers who will be alive when Christ comes like a thief in the night will exit the earth in mortal bodies that will instantaneously be changed into immortal, incorruptible and glorified bodies WITHOUT HAVING TO PASS THROUGH DEATH, IS DESCRIBED BY THE APOSTLE PAUL AS A MYSTERY OR PART OF DIVINE REVELATION THAT HAD NOT BEEN KNOWN BEFORE! (I Corinthians 15:51). The Controversy about the Rapture Event • As beautiful as the thought of rapture is, but the Church is divided on the exact timing of this beautiful event. • Some within the Christian circles hold the view that rapture will occur before the great tribulation. Undoubtedly, these have the best hope.