Research Question: Compare and contrast the Christian views of salvation versus the Islam views of salvation. With much candour and respect given to religion and the study of religion, over the years, humankind has searched for the need to belong and be a part of something big. Salvation is that which has brought the commencement of such an activity. The word salvation is one taken from the Latin word salvatio; the Greek word sōtēria and the Hebrew yeshu'ah. The significant connection in all three words is in its meaning, which the Oxford Dictionary has defined thoroughly, “preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss; deliverance from sin and its consequences.” The essence therefore is to be saved, salvaged, or redeemed.
3 INTRODUCTION The purpose of Biblical Framework counseling is to help man achieve mental soundness by theologically addressing man's basic problem, which is sin. To address the problem theologically is to address it topically from Genesis to Revelation. In Framework counseling God’s Word, the final authority, is used because it thoroughly equips for living and is sufficient to meet the needs of mankind and to achieve mental soundness. The sufficiency of the Word of God is demonstrated through its numerous promises which assure the believer that if he has a present, intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ through His Word, he will have what even human wisdom recognizes as soundness of mind. This paper presents the framework of Biblical counseling which is based on the Great Commission found in Mark 12:30-31.
Introduction In the New International Version, the book of Romans 3:24-26 says the following: And all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. The Holy Bible This Scripture verse along with the Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word redeem as “to buy back” or “win back”. Therefore, as a Christian teacher, I need to live and teach by the biblical truth that we have been saved by Christ’s redeeming sacrifice.
While Patricia’s faith was strong prior to her revelation, Oscar’s faith was a response to revelation. Oscar’s experience is representative of the New Awareness model of revelation. Through active participation, like his participation in the movement to defend worker’s rights, he began to see himself and the world in a new light. In this new perspective he recognizes that the world is extremely divided by racism, however, God has come to represent his own desire for a world with social justice. He finds salvation in in the image of universal reconciliation that religion offers, and reassurance that social justice can be achieved.
God also has standards for man regarding morality and/or ethics. He gave us the ability to choose, even knowing that we could choose to disregard His guidelines or Commandments. In Exodus 20:6 we are told how to please God. Though we may please God, in Ephesians 2:8-10, we see what we must ultimately do to atone for man’s fall from God. “How a Christian lives their life reveals their spiritual condition” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p.65).
Anderson defines the roles of the discipleship counselor and the counselee as well as God's role in therapy. He goes on to explain the steps of Freedom in Christ, which he explains is a tool that is supposed to help resolve root issues between people and God. It is based on biblical principles and truths as researched and studied by Anderson. This paper will discuss three themes taken from the book: Jesus, the wonderful counselor, the definition of mental illness according to the Bible and the Steps of Freedom in Christ. The first theme is that Jesus is used in the counseling session as the Wonderful Counselor.
Masserman at heart agrees with Freud’s argument that religion is an illusion humans hold onto, but he makes a key distinction in saying that this illusion is necessary for the well doing of human beings, “they are substitutive or compensatory beliefs, quite necessary to make human life at all livable” [Herberg 177]. Having set up Masserman’s ideas, Herberg is now able to explain with key distinction what the ideas of Masserman, which he calls the idea of ‘Natural Religion’, really are and why they are different then his ideas of true faith, of ‘Biblical Faith’. Herberg calls Masserman’s ideas one of ‘Natural Religion’. Herberg best explains this as “Sinful man…needs God and searches for him….but the God he finds is the God he constructs-if not with his hands than with his heart and mind- to suite his purposes” [Herberg 180,181]. Herberg
This doctrine was rejected by orthodox Christians. Arianism is the belief that Jesus is superior to the rest of creation but is less divine than God, this making Jesus not actually God. The death and resurrection of Jesus has key beliefs within it. These include that Jesus died for our sins, the reflections on the death of Jesus, the belief of the resurrection is a fundamental tenet of Christianity and the nature of risen Jesus. The belief that Jesus died on the cross for our sins was initiated as Jesus promoted he was sent to Earth by God to save humankind.
Through his commitment to save mankind and by living a life that reflected Jesus Christ; he shows others how to live like him. He believes in his mission so strongly that he willingly gives up his freedom and his life like Jesus Christ did. In the book, he discovers in himself a commitment to save mankind (Owens 40). He tells Tom Joad: “I figgered about the Holy Sperit and the Jesus road. I figgered, ‘Why do we got to hang it on God or Jesus?
A THEOLOGY OF MISSIONS ________________ A Paper Presented to Dr. Jeff Brawner Liberty University _____________ In partial fulfillment Of the requirements of GLST 500 __________ By Jessica A. Bode April 7, 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1 Old Testament Examples of Missions 1-2 New Testament Examples of Missions 3-4 The Nature of God and Missions 4-5 Mission Theology Relates to Ecclesiology and Pnuematology 5-7 Key Themes of Mission Theology 8-10 Missions Relationships 11-13 Bibliography 14 Introduction “Missions” is the concept that man can work in conjunction with God to accomplish the business of rescuing and freeing others from the chains of sin. In order to understand how the theology of Mission relates to global missions it is helpful to see how missions has been encountered in other areas such as the Old and New Testament as well as other theologies such as Ecclesiology and Pneumatology. In addition to exploring how “missions” theology relates to these other aspects of theology, this paper will attempt to discuss how it relates to the missionary, church leaders and others not in the full-time ministry. Old Testament Central to what is referred to in theological circles as “Missio Dei” or Mission of God is the idea that “God is one who initiates and sustains mission.” And from the beginning pages of the Bible, it is easy to see that God had a specific purpose in mind.