Exclusivism also described as particularism adopts the position that there is no knowledge of God without Christ. Karl Barth agrees with this viewpoint that salvation is only possible through Christ and includes the concept of “ultimate eschatological victory of grace over unbelief” (McGrath, 2011, p. 436). The exclusivist viewpoint aligns well with the uniqueness of the Christian faith and therefor the necessary missionary response that is part of its reality. The opposing viewpoint is that of the inclusivist approach that allows space for other religions seeing the as milestones along the way towards a faith in Christ (McGrath, 2011). According to McGrath the inclusivist viewpoint became popular in the 1890’s centered on words from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount that He came to fulfill not to destroy.
Throughout the entire Bible, it mentions how important it is for us to have Christ as our Lord and Savior, so that when our time comes, and we reach Heaven, God will say “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your Master”. (Matthew 25:23) Before this story, in Matthew 24:40 The Bible states “Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left”. This teaches us that when the time has come for Christ to come and claim His Church, only those that have accepted Him as their Savior, will be allowed into Heaven.
It is also believed that when God returns, Christ will reign on earth, and earth will be renewed and be the place of glory. One article says that a man can only preach the gospel if they are called by God. They believe in prophets, apostles, and pastors. They also believe in having faith in Jesus, repenting, baptism, and laying of hands. Mormons also believe in visions, healing, and speaking in tongues.
He records the personal relationship that Jesus offers through His disciples. He carefully instructed the Disciples on how to continue his belief after his death yet they could not take it in. Thomas is especially remembered as one who refuses to believe what the others saw. He was refusing to believe that Jesus was alive. (John 20:25) Thomas was remembered as “Doubting Thomas” and some may say that he deserved to be respected for his faith.
God blessed man, made him a “little lower than the angels,” with all things “under his feet” (Psalm 8:5-6). For it is for man, and the sin of man that God gave his son, to redeem man and give him eternal life, through Jesus Christ (John 3:16). 3. The meaning or purpose of a Christian’s life is to have a relationship with God. In order to have a relationship with someone, you must first, get to know them.
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.
2:14] and inwardly by the Holy Spirit [Rev. 22:17]. Those who refuse God's gracious call will be eternally held accountable for their refusal [John 12:48]. After one has answered the call to salvation and received Christ, God calls him to other callings which are moral in mature and affect a believer’s attitude and conduct. He has called believers to "fellowship with Christ,” to "holiness,” to "liberty,” to "peace,” and to "virtue".
Through God alone, shall we governed and judged. Meaning to existence can be found through worshiping God as a spirit (John 4). In John 9, Christ states that he is the light of the world. So long as we believe and walk in the light of Christ, we shall find our purpose. * Once we have a clear understanding of which we are and our purpose in life, we can then begin to lead the life we were designed to live since the beginning of time.
Points thirty-two through forty summarize to say that letters of pardon by the Church do not represent true forgiveness of God. Forgiveness is granted only by God. Luther also stated that all the blessings of Christ come from God even without letters of pardon. Points forty through fifty-one can be summarized as the purchasing pardons is no replacement of one’s moral obligations for acts of love and kindness. Being a Christian involves devout prayer and good deeds for others.
Christian's worldview on purpose is for man to know God (John 17:3) to know God is the only true God, and Jesus is his son. God has always wanted a relationship with man, Christian believe it is not enough to follow the rules of Christianity, but one's purpose should be to have a personal relationship with God, to know him intimately. (Genesis 2:3). Articulate the biblical/Christian Worldview of Morality? Christian believe one's moral should be